Clinton stays in the red zone although case numbers, incident rate drops

Posted October 27, 2020 at 3:16 pm

Clinton stays in the red zone although case numbers, incident rate drops

Clinton County, like the rest of the nation, continued to see COVID-19 cases added to its rolls in a spike rate, although for the past one week span, there was some improvements in our case numbers.

As of Tuesday morning, Clinton County was listed by the Lake Cumberland District Health Department as having 40 active cases of COVID-19, three of which were hospitalized cases, a category that did increase by two in the past few days.

Still, Clinton County remained in the worst level of seven day incidence rate, listed as being in the red class for 25 straight days.

The LCDHD on Tuesday morning was showing seven of the 10 counties in its district as being in the red zone, which includes counties that have experienced a seven day average incidence rate above 25 cases per 100,000 people.

Clinton County’s red zone case number was the third highest in the district, with 48.93 cases per 100,000 people, behind Taylor County at 55.99 and the highest red zone county in the district, Cumberland County with 60.48 cases per 100,000.

With case numbers on the rise for the past couple of weeks in Clinton County, there was at least some welcome news over the past seven days beginning last Tuesday with new case numbers actually dropping slightly during that time span.

At the same time, the number of cases here that were released as no longer being active, actually increased over the past week compared to the previous seven days.

According to the LCDHD, 35 new active cases of COVID-19 were added to the Clinton County numbers this week, compared to 40 new cases during the previous week.

As for cases that were released this past week, the agency noted that 40 cases were dropped from the active category this past week, compared with 33 cases during the previous week.

As a result, the total number of active cases as of Tuesday morning in Clinton County was at 40, a drop from the 46 cases that were being listed here the prior Tuesday, October 20.

Clinton County did have a day this past week, on Friday, October 23, when the highest number of cases ever at one time was shown, when there were 50 active cases involving patients from here.

In addition to Clinton County’s current COVID-19 cases, other counties in the LCDHD region’s case counts, and the number of hospitalized patients in parentheses; Adair 75 (4); Casey 20 (4); Cumberland 28 (4); Green 31 (4); McCreary 29 (0); Pulaski 68 (2); Russell 55 (4); Taylor 106 (3); Wayne 48 (1).