No current cases in Clinton; Case count is up across district

Posted May 12, 2020 at 1:52 pm

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clinton County, and the surrounding Lake Cumberland District Health Departments’ 10 county area, continued to be lower than in other areas in Kentucky, according to the latest case figures available this week.

However, with the addition of three active cases on Monday afternoon in the 10 county region, according to stats released to the NEWS by LCDHD, the number of active cases were up slightly, at 32.

None of the cases in the Lake Cumberland 10 county region were in Clinton County.

Throughout the time that LCDHD has been releasing statistics related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Clinton County has had three active cases. All three of those cases have recovered.

Those new cases on Monday included two new cases in Pulaski County and one in Russell County, bringing the current totals for those counties four in Russell and two in Pulaski.

As of press-time Tuesday, all of the cases in those counties were listed as self-isolated.

Across the district as of Monday afternoon, seven of the 32 cases involved hospitalized patients, while 25 were self-isolated.

Even considering the three new cases announced in the district on Monday, the district-wide total was still at 30 percent of the total the district had just two weeks ago, when the total number of cases had reached 89 on Monday, April 26.

It was pointed out in the most recent release of statistics by LCDHD, that the number of deaths in the area was high, compared to the state and world rates, with a 10 county mortality rate of 9.9 percent.

Of the total 192 cases that have been confirmed in the Lake Cumberland district, there have been 19 deaths, with Adair county suffering the largest number of deaths with 13.

Russell County has seen four deaths and Pulaski County two deaths.