First Covid-19 death in County
Voice Staff Report
McCreary County reported the first Coronavirus death for the County last week. The County is still in the Red/Critical level of transmission with 36 reported active cases and 3 hospitalized. Five new cases were reported Monday with 13 cases released from isolation and 5 new cases were reported Tuesday evening with 2 released.
McCreary schools may be in jeopardy of opening for in person classes if the County’s level of transmission remains in the Red/Critical level. The LCDHD ties much of the recent increases in McCreary County back to a recent church revival. The most common areas the Lake Cumberland District Health Department is seeing cases tied to are businesses, schools, family and places of worship.
McCreary County has reported a total of 216 cases since the start of the pandemic. Pulaski County’s numbers remain high but have come down to 47 active cases with 5 hospitalized and a cumulative total of 858 cases with 11 deaths. Clinton County has experienced a sharp rise in cases with 27 active and 2 hospitalized. The number of active cases spiked in Adair County, now reporting 41 active cases with 1 hospitalized. McCreary, Clinton and Adair counties are in the Red/Critical range of community spread.
On the state and local level, we are experiencing a sharp increase in new cases. The ten county area that makes up the Lake Cumberland District is still experiencing a high number of new cases. The health department is asking all area citizens to do their part in slowing the spread of Covid-19 by keeping a space bubble and wearing a mask or face covering, avoid crowds (especially in confined spaces), social distancing when around others, increase hand washing, practice good hygiene, increase general cleaning and sanitizing and most importantly avoid touching your face.
As of Tuesday evening the Lake Cumberland area is reporting 284 active cases and 17 hospitalized. The LCDHD ten county area has experienced a total of 3,082 confirmed cases with 71 deaths. Statewide, across all 120 counties, a total of 74,277 cases have been reported with 1218 deaths.
Scott County Tennessee is reporting 37 active cases, a cumulative total number of cases of 249 and 3 deaths.
Visit the Lake Cumberland District Health web site to keep up with the Lake Cumberland area and state Covid-19 reported cases at www.lcdhd.org or visit The Voice’s Facebook.