Sunday’s COVID-19 Numbers: 1,509 New, 257,063 Total, 8.06% Positivity Rate

Notes from Sunday’s 12.27 Ky. COVID-19 Daily Summary

Total New Cases: 1,509
Total Cases: 257,0630 including 207,578 with 49,485 Probable cases.

Positivity Rate: 8.06% (7-day Rollover Average)*

Total Tests: 3,373,492 Total Positive Tests: 202,010 Total PCR Positive: 179,183 Total Serology Positive: 6,748, Total Antigen Positive: 16,079
Kentuckians Ever Hospitalized with COVID-19: 13,067 (5.08%)
Kentuckians now in Hospital with COVID-19: 1,504
Kentuckians Ever in ICU with COVID-19: 2,981 (1.16%)
Kentuckians now in ICU with COVID-19: 411

Kentuckians on a Ventilator with COVID-19: 217

Current Hospitalized Patients:
                              Occupied | Available | % Occupancy
Inpatient Beds:    7,492        5,765               56.5%
ICU Beds:              1,121            682               62.2%
Ventilators:            603          1,170               34.0%

Kentuckians who have Recovered:  35,952 (13.99%)

New Deaths announced today: 21
Total Deaths due to COVID-19: 2,555 Confirmed: 2,391 Probable: 164

Travel Advisory

On December 14, 2020, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH) revised its travel guidance to discourage all out-of-state leisure travel until further notice.

If persons do engage in out-of-state leisure travel, they are urged to voluntarily self-quarantine for 14 days when they return to Kentucky or follow CDC guidance for alternate options to shorten the quarantine period.

Additional CDC guidance related to domestic travel during the COVID-19 pandemic includes:

Travel can increase your chance of spreading and getting COVID-19. Postponing travel and staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

You and your travel companions (including children) may feel well and not have any symptoms, but you can still spread COVID-19 to family, friends, and the unity after travel.

If you have a known exposure to COVID-19 you should delay travelquarantine yourself from other people, get tested, and monitor your health. Check your state or local health department for information about local quarantine requirements.

Don’t travel if you are sick or test positive for COVID-19. Don’t travel with someone who is sick.

Complete CDC guidance on travel can be found here: Domestic Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic 

Is Your County RED?:
Follow these recommendations to stay safe and limit the spread of COVID-19
Allow Employees to work from home when possible.
Non-Critical Government offices to operate virtually.
Reduce in-person shopping. Order online or curbside pickup as much as possible.
Order Take-Out. Avoid dining in restaurants or bars.
Prioritize businesses that follow and enforce mask mandates and other guidelines.
Reschedule, postpone or cancel public or private events.
Do not host or attend gatherings of any size.
Avoid non-essential activities outside of your home.
Reduce overall activity and contacts, and follow existing guidance, including the 10 Steps to Defeat COVID-19.

*Based on a 7-day rolling average. Timing of reporting overall lab results versus positives, repeat testing of individuals, duplicate entries, and lack of reporting by some labs, make the data imprecise and more appropriate or useful for trending.

The data collected by the Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH) on case patients comes from a number of sources, including electronic laboratory reports, provider case
disease and COVID-19 investigation reports, local health department investigation results, hospital infection prevention clinical patient data, and KDPH investigation results. Data is often found incomplete and/or incorrect and during KDPH investigation individual patient-level data is added to, corrected, and de-duplicated so that overall case counts and aggregate data values change daily.