Voice Staff Report
Kentucky is experiencing a surge in Coronavirus cases across the state. Tuesday 1,786 new cases were reported in Kentucky and in the 10 county Lake Cumberland District there were 496 active cases reported with 31 hospitalized. On October 24, 2020 the 10 county district reached a peak number of 505 active cases.
McCreary County reported 28 active cases as of Tuesday evening and is still rated in the Orange/accelerated level of community spread. Only three counties in the Lake Cumberland district are in the Orange level, McCreary, Casey and Pulaski, the remaining 7 counties are all in the Red/Critical level of community spread.
In the ten county area Taylor, with 106 cases and 3 hospitalized, and Adair, with 79 cases and 4 hospitalized, have experienced an alarming rise in active cases. Most of the cases in the district have been linked back to schools, businesses, family and places of worship.
The Lake Cumberland area is reporting a cumulative total number of cases since the pandemic started of 4,181 and 81 deaths. Statewide 99,881 confirmed cases have been reported and 1,428 deaths. The Lake Cumberland Health Department is urging everyone to do their part in slowing the spread of Covid-19 by wearing face coverings, avoiding crowds, social distancing and increasing hand hygiene, general sanitation measures and most importantly avoid touching our face.
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