Caldwell reports 16 cases of COVID-19 over weekend

Shown is Monday’s state map of COVID-19 incidence rates given by county. The highest incidence rate is shown in red, the second-highest in orange, the third-highest in yellow and the lowest in green. No counties were listed at the green level on Monday.

There were 16 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Caldwell County on Monday, according to information provided by the Pennyrile District Health Department.

Those cases included those confirmed on Saturday and Sunday. None of the cases was hospitalized.

Among those cases were two school-age children (5 to 18), a 15-year-old female an 18-year-old female. Those cases pushed Caldwell County’s total number of cases to 202.

Of Caldwell’s 185 cases reported through Friday, 156 had recovered, leaving 29 active cases in the county. There have been no COVID-related deaths in Caldwell County thus far.

From Oct. 6 through Monday, there were 34 confirmed cases in Caldwell County, with seven of those being of school age, and at least one school-age person being reported in each of the weekday reports.

For the month of October, there have been 41 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Caldwell County, with eight of those being of school age.

Caldwell County has spent most of the month in the orange, or accelerated, level of COVID-19 incidence rate — the second-highest in the four-color alert system listed by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Service, indicating 10 to 25 cases per 100,000 people.

However, on Oct. 7, the county rose to the yellow, or community spread, level (1 to 10 cases per 100,000 people), with just 9 cases per 100,000 people.

Caldwell County is currently listed at the orange level, with 20.2 cases per 100,000 people. The incidence rate is measured over a seven-day period.

Caldwell County was listed at the red, or critical, level (more than 25 per 100,000 people) in September. The best level is the green, or on track, level, which indicates less than 1 case per 100,000 people.

Other county reports from the Pennyrile District Health Department include:

  • Trigg County has reported 29 cases this month — eight on Monday alone — with one of those cases being a school-age child. The county has reported 209 cases this year. Of the 201 cases reported through Friday, 177 had recovered, leaving 32 active cases. Trigg County has had no COVID-related deaths thus far.

Trigg County’s incidence rate on Monday was 16.6 per 100,000 people (orange level).

  • Crittenden County has had eight cases reported this month, with two of those reported on Monday, bringing its total to 136. It has had only one school-age child among those confirmed cases this month. Of the 134 cases reported through Friday, 123 had recovered and there have been three COVID-related deaths, leaving eight active cases in the county.

Crittenden County’s incidence rate on Monday was 9.7 per 100,000 people (yellow level).

  • Livingston County has had five confirmed cases of COVID-19 this month, with only one case reported on Monday, bringing it total to 96 cases. It has had only one confirmed case of a school-age child this month. Of the 95 cases reported through Friday, 89 have recovered and there has been one COVID-related death, leaving six active cases in the county.

Livingston County’s incidence rate on Monday was 12.4 per 100,000 people (orange level).

  • Lyon County has had seven confirmed cases of COVID-19 this month, with three of those being reported Monday, bringing its total to 87. It has had one confirmed case of a school-age child having COVID-19. Of the 84 cases reported through Friday, 69 have recovered and there have been five COVID-related deaths, leaving 10 active cases in the county.

Lyon County’s incidence rate on Monday was 7 per 100,000 people (yellow level).

For more information about regional COVID-19 cases, visit the PDHD Facebook page.