Voice Staff Report
McCreary County’s active Coronavirus cases have increased to three, bringing the County’s total number of cases to 18. All the active cases are in self-isolation. The Lake Cumberland ten county district has seen active cases increase to 67, six of those cases are hospitalized. Of those active cases, 12 are asymptomatic. Lake Cumberland District has had a total of 374 cases since the Coronavirus outbreak began. The district has experienced 27 deaths. The majority of deaths have occurred in patients 60 years of age and older.
Adair County saw the sharpest increase with 17 current cases and 3 hospitalized. Pulaski County has 11 cases, Taylor County currently has 12 cases with 3 hospitalized, Casey has 9 cases, Clinton one case, Wayne has 4 cases and Russell County has 9 cases.
Contact tracing by the Lake Cumberland Health Department has become an important tool in notifying people who may have come into contact with someone who has Covid-19. This has resulted in the health department reaching out to over 2632 individuals.
Statewide Kentucky has tested 404,781 with 15,642 positive cases and 565 deaths. As of June 30th 282 new cases had been reported and 408 are currently hospitalized with 75 in ICU.
Starting last Monday the 29th, visitation can resume at assisted living and personal care homes and starting July 15 visitations can resume in nursing homes and in intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Lake Cumberland District Health Department and the Commissioner of Public Health for Kentucky are stressing the importance of wearing a face mask when out in the public, social distancing (stay 6 feet from others), frequent hand washing and stay home if you have a fever or are sick, avoiding crowds and avoid touching your face.