Counties with the highest COVID-19 death rate in Kentucky

Published 11:50 am Wednesday, May 19, 2021

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Counties with the highest COVID-19 death rate in Kentucky

As has been true throughout America’s COVID-19 history, every state—and every county threin—has its own COVID-19 story, driven by local policies and behaviors. The United States as of May 18 had reached 587,198 COVID-19-related deaths and more than 33.0 million COVID-19 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University. Amid the grim numbers come two bright spots: As of Feb. 2, more Americans had been vaccinated for COVID-19 than had been infected; and since then, rolling averages for case counts and deaths have been on the decline.

Stacker compiled a list of the counties with highest COVID-19 death rates in Kentucky using data from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Counties are ranked by the highest death rate per 100k residents as of May 17, 2021. Keep reading to see whether your county ranks among the highest COVID-19 death rates in your state.

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#50. McCreary County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 186 (32 total deaths)

— 24.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,524 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 11.6 (2 new deaths, +100% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 11,671 (2,011 total cases)

— 15.2% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 81 (14 new cases, -42% change from previous week)

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#49. Butler County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 186 (24 total deaths)

— 24.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,523 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 11,383 (1,466 total cases)

— 12.4% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 70 (9 new cases, -31% change from previous week)

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#48. McCracken County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 188 (123 total deaths)

— 26.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,511 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 3.1 (2 new deaths, +100% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,216 (6,683 total cases)

— 0.9% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 153 (100 new cases, +35% change from previous week)

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#47. Allen County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 188 (40 total deaths)

— 26.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,501 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 9,758 (2,080 total cases)

— 3.7% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 14 (3 new cases, -87% change from previous week)

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#46. Carlisle County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 189 (9 total deaths)

— 26.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,489 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,000 (476 total cases)

— 1.3% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 63 (3 new cases, 0% change from previous week)

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#45. Edmonson County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 189 (23 total deaths)

— 26.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,488 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 16.5 (2 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 7,523 (914 total cases)

— 25.7% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 25 (3 new cases, -67% change from previous week)

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#44. Floyd County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 194 (69 total deaths)

— 30.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,417 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 2.8 (1 new deaths, -67% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 9,618 (3,423 total cases)

— 5.0% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 31 (11 new cases, -65% change from previous week)

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#43. Marion County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 197 (38 total deaths)

— 32.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,388 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 12,100 (2,332 total cases)

— 19.5% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 73 (14 new cases, -52% change from previous week)

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#42. Garrard County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 198 (35 total deaths)

— 32.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,379 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 8,678 (1,533 total cases)

— 14.3% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 57 (10 new cases, +11% change from previous week)

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#41. Lincoln County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 204 (50 total deaths)

— 36.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,314 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 9,548 (2,344 total cases)

— 5.7% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 163 (40 new cases, +186% change from previous week)

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#40. Letcher County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 204 (44 total deaths)

— 36.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,301 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 9.3 (2 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 8,899 (1,918 total cases)

— 12.1% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 19 (4 new cases, -80% change from previous week)

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#39. Simpson County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 205 (38 total deaths)

— 37.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,293 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 5.4 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 11,410 (2,119 total cases)

— 12.6% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 48 (9 new cases, -71% change from previous week)

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#38. Bell County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 207 (54 total deaths)

— 38.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,268 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 11,955 (3,112 total cases)

— 18.0% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 65 (17 new cases, +55% change from previous week)

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#37. Grayson County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 208 (55 total deaths)

— 39.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,260 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 3.8 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 8,196 (2,166 total cases)

— 19.1% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 87 (23 new cases, +130% change from previous week)

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#36. Barren County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 208 (92 total deaths)

— 39.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,257 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 2.3 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,077 (4,459 total cases)

— 0.5% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 16 (7 new cases, -61% change from previous week)

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#35. Mason County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 211 (36 total deaths)

— 41.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,228 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 9,953 (1,699 total cases)

— 1.7% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 88 (15 new cases, -35% change from previous week)

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#34. Todd County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 211 (26 total deaths)

— 41.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,227 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 9,338 (1,148 total cases)

— 7.8% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 122 (15 new cases, +36% change from previous week)

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#33. Muhlenberg County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 212 (65 total deaths)

— 42.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,215 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 9.8 (3 new deaths, +200% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 9,676 (2,963 total cases)

— 4.5% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 88 (27 new cases, +59% change from previous week)

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#32. Casey County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 217 (35 total deaths)

— 45.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,152 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 8,812 (1,424 total cases)

— 13.0% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 124 (20 new cases, -13% change from previous week)

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#31. Livingston County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 218 (20 total deaths)

— 46.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,141 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 9,278 (853 total cases)

— 8.4% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 54 (5 new cases, -17% change from previous week)

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#30. Clay County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 221 (44 total deaths)

— 48.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,110 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 13,442 (2,675 total cases)

— 32.7% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 50 (10 new cases, -9% change from previous week)

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#29. Ohio County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 225 (54 total deaths)

— 51.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,068 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,315 (2,475 total cases)

— 1.8% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 67 (16 new cases, -16% change from previous week)

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#28. Mercer County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 228 (50 total deaths)

— 53.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,030 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 11,727 (2,572 total cases)

— 15.8% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 105 (23 new cases, +53% change from previous week)

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#27. Hickman County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 228 (10 total deaths)

— 53.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,025 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 8,858 (388 total cases)

— 12.5% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 91 (4 new cases, -56% change from previous week)

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#26. Wayne County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 231 (47 total deaths)

— 55.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,003 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 4.9 (1 new deaths, -50% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,899 (2,216 total cases)

— 7.6% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 315 (64 new cases, +540% change from previous week)

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#25. Lyon County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 231 (19 total deaths)

— 55.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #999 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,709 (1,536 total cases)

— 84.7% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 61 (5 new cases, 0% change from previous week)

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#24. Boyle County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 233 (70 total deaths)

— 56.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #985 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 11,457 (3,444 total cases)

— 13.1% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 90 (27 new cases, +69% change from previous week)

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#23. Fulton County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 235 (14 total deaths)

— 57.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #965 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 8,795 (525 total cases)

— 13.2% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 184 (11 new cases, +267% change from previous week)

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#22. Crittenden County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 238 (21 total deaths)

— 59.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #935 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 7,552 (665 total cases)

— 25.4% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: – (- new cases, -100% change from previous week)

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#21. Jackson County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 240 (32 total deaths)

— 61.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #921 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 9,873 (1,316 total cases)

— 2.5% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 38 (5 new cases, -38% change from previous week)

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#20. Caldwell County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 243 (31 total deaths)

— 63.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #890 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 11,407 (1,454 total cases)

— 12.6% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 39 (5 new cases, +25% change from previous week)

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#19. Logan County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 244 (66 total deaths)

— 63.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #879 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,553 (2,860 total cases)

— 4.2% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 55 (15 new cases, 0% change from previous week)

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#18. Russell County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 245 (44 total deaths)

— 64.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #869 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 5.6 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,473 (1,877 total cases)

— 3.4% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 84 (15 new cases, -64% change from previous week)

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#17. Hart County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 247 (47 total deaths)

— 65.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #859 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,475 (1,994 total cases)

— 3.4% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 116 (22 new cases, +267% change from previous week)

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#16. Graves County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 250 (93 total deaths)

— 67.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #843 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 2.7 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 11,281 (4,204 total cases)

— 11.4% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 54 (20 new cases, 0% change from previous week)

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#15. Perry County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 256 (66 total deaths)

— 71.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #788 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 3.9 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,350 (2,666 total cases)

— 2.2% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 70 (18 new cases, +80% change from previous week)

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#14. Metcalfe County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 258 (26 total deaths)

— 73.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #770 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,386 (1,046 total cases)

— 2.5% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 70 (7 new cases, +133% change from previous week)

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#13. Menifee County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 262 (17 total deaths)

— 75.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #737 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 15.4 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 7,366 (478 total cases)

— 27.3% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 15 (1 new cases, -86% change from previous week)

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#12. Lewis County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 264 (35 total deaths)

— 77.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #724 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,094 (1,340 total cases)

— 0.3% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 173 (23 new cases, -12% change from previous week)

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#11. Adair County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 281 (54 total deaths)

— 88.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #603 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 9,884 (1,898 total cases)

— 2.4% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 177 (34 new cases, +100% change from previous week)

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#10. McLean County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 293 (27 total deaths)

— 96.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #533 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 9,623 (886 total cases)

— 5.0% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 43 (4 new cases, 0% change from previous week)

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#9. Clinton County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 303 (31 total deaths)

— 103.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #476 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 14,151 (1,446 total cases)

— 39.7% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 10 (1 new cases, -67% change from previous week)

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#8. Washington County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 306 (37 total deaths)

— 105.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #456 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 11,939 (1,444 total cases)

— 17.9% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 66 (8 new cases, +100% change from previous week)

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#7. Harlan County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 319 (83 total deaths)

— 114.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #393 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,919 (2,840 total cases)

— 7.8% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 73 (19 new cases, 0% change from previous week)

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#6. Hopkins County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 327 (146 total deaths)

— 119.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #360 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,077 (4,503 total cases)

— 0.5% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 76 (34 new cases, -8% change from previous week)

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#5. Gallatin County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 338 (30 total deaths)

— 126.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #314 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 22.6 (2 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 7,881 (699 total cases)

— 22.2% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 34 (3 new cases, 0% change from previous week)

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#4. Owsley County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 340 (15 total deaths)

— 128.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #309 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 22.7 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 11,234 (496 total cases)

— 10.9% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 68 (3 new cases, 0% change from previous week)

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#3. Lee County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 351 (26 total deaths)

— 135.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #273 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,331 (1,283 total cases)

— 71.1% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 81 (6 new cases, +20% change from previous week)

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#2. Monroe County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 394 (42 total deaths)

— 164.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #173 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 9.4 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 12,545 (1,336 total cases)

— 23.9% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 47 (5 new cases, +25% change from previous week)

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#1. Robertson County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 664 (14 total deaths)

— 345.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #13 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,863 (229 total cases)

— 7.2% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 47 (1 new cases, -67% change from previous week)