Counties with the highest COVID-19 death rate in Kentucky

Published 12:17 pm Friday, June 4, 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 June 3 had reached 596,022 COVID-19-related deaths and more than 33.3 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 June 2, 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: 192 (33 total deaths)

— 21.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,491 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 5.8 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 11,752 (2,025 total cases)

— 14.5% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 35 (6 new cases, -25% change from previous week)

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#49. Marion County

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

— 24.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,438 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: 12,219 (2,355 total cases)

— 19.0% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 62 (12 new cases, +20% change from previous week)

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#48. Floyd County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 197 (70 total deaths)

— 24.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,437 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 2.8 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 9,733 (3,464 total cases)

— 5.2% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 25 (9 new cases, -65% change from previous week)

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#47. Allen County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 197 (42 total deaths)

— 24.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,432 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 9.4 (2 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 9,838 (2,097 total cases)

— 4.2% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 14 (3 new cases, -67% change from previous week)

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#46. McCracken County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 200 (131 total deaths)

— 26.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,400 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 6.1 (4 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,453 (6,838 total cases)

— 1.8% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 50 (33 new cases, -57% change from previous week)

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#45. Taylor County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 202 (52 total deaths)

— 27.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,382 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 15.5 (4 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 12,434 (3,204 total cases)

— 21.1% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 50 (13 new cases, -43% change from previous week)

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#44. Garrard County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 204 (36 total deaths)

— 29.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,362 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 5.7 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 8,768 (1,549 total cases)

— 14.6% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 40 (7 new cases, -12% change from previous week)

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#43. Edmonson County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 206 (25 total deaths)

— 30.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,322 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 8.2 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 7,556 (918 total cases)

— 26.4% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 8 (1 new cases, -67% change from previous week)

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#42. Letcher County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 209 (45 total deaths)

— 32.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,286 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: 8,978 (1,935 total cases)

— 12.6% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 37 (8 new cases, 0% change from previous week)

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#41. Butler County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 210 (27 total deaths)

— 32.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,272 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 23.3 (3 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 11,414 (1,470 total cases)

— 11.2% more 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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#40. Bell County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 215 (56 total deaths)

— 36.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,219 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: 12,066 (3,141 total cases)

— 17.5% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 73 (19 new cases, +90% change from previous week)

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#39. Grayson County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 216 (57 total deaths)

— 36.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,205 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 7.6 (2 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 8,412 (2,223 total cases)

— 18.1% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 49 (13 new cases, -57% change from previous week)

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#38. Muhlenberg County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 219 (67 total deaths)

— 38.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,178 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 3.3 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 9,862 (3,020 total cases)

— 3.9% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 59 (18 new cases, -38% change from previous week)

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#37. Todd County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 220 (27 total deaths)

— 39.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,161 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 8.1 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 9,533 (1,172 total cases)

— 7.1% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 98 (12 new cases, 0% change from previous week)

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#36. Barren County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 221 (98 total deaths)

— 39.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,150 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 13.6 (6 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,115 (4,476 total cases)

— 1.5% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 9 (4 new cases, -60% change from previous week)

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#35. Casey County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 223 (36 total deaths)

— 41.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,135 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 12.4 (2 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 9,196 (1,486 total cases)

— 10.4% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 111 (18 new cases, -53% change from previous week)

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#34. Ohio County

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

— 42.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,109 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: 10,390 (2,493 total cases)

— 1.2% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 8 (2 new cases, -75% change from previous week)

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#33. Simpson County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 226 (42 total deaths)

— 43.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,092 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 21.5 (4 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 11,458 (2,128 total cases)

— 11.6% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 16 (3 new cases, -40% change from previous week)

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#32. Mason County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 228 (39 total deaths)

— 44.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,068 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 17.6 (3 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,105 (1,725 total cases)

— 1.6% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 41 (7 new cases, -61% change from previous week)

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#31. Clay County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 231 (46 total deaths)

— 46.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,035 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 10.0 (2 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 13,497 (2,686 total cases)

— 31.5% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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

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#30. Lincoln County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 232 (57 total deaths)

— 46.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,031 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 16.3 (4 new deaths, +300% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 9,662 (2,372 total cases)

— 5.9% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 73 (18 new cases, +157% change from previous week)

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#29. Wayne County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 236 (48 total deaths)

— 49.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #987 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: 10,933 (2,223 total cases)

— 6.5% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 5 (1 new cases, -80% change from previous week)

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#28. Jackson County

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

— 51.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #953 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: 9,941 (1,325 total cases)

— 3.2% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 30 (4 new cases, +100% change from previous week)

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#27. Lyon County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 244 (20 total deaths)

— 54.4% 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, -100% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,831 (1,546 total cases)

— 83.4% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 37 (3 new cases, -25% change from previous week)

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#26. Russell County

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

— 55.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #914 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: 10,545 (1,890 total cases)

— 2.7% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 17 (3 new cases, -57% change from previous week)

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#25. Mercer County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 246 (54 total deaths)

— 55.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #910 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 18.2 (4 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 11,868 (2,603 total cases)

— 15.6% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 46 (10 new cases, -23% change from previous week)

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#24. Caldwell County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 251 (32 total deaths)

— 58.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #871 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: 11,485 (1,464 total cases)

— 11.9% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 24 (3 new cases, -62% change from previous week)

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#23. Boyle County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 253 (76 total deaths)

— 60.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #857 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 13.3 (4 new deaths, +100% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 11,507 (3,459 total cases)

— 12.1% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 20 (6 new cases, -25% change from previous week)

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#22. Logan County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 255 (69 total deaths)

— 61.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #838 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 11.1 (3 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,630 (2,881 total cases)

— 3.5% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 33 (9 new cases, -10% change from previous week)

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#21. Perry County

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

— 62.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #829 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: 10,471 (2,697 total cases)

— 2.0% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 74 (19 new cases, +58% change from previous week)

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#20. Graves County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 258 (96 total deaths)

— 63.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #816 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 8.1 (3 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 11,458 (4,270 total cases)

— 11.6% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 83 (31 new cases, +19% change from previous week)

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#19. Livingston County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 261 (24 total deaths)

— 65.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #781 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 32.6 (3 new deaths, +200% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 9,419 (866 total cases)

— 8.3% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 44 (4 new cases, -50% change from previous week)

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#18. Crittenden County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 261 (23 total deaths)

— 65.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #778 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: 7,654 (674 total cases)

— 25.5% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 23 (2 new cases, -33% change from previous week)

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#17. Menifee County

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

— 65.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #765 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: 7,397 (480 total cases)

— 28.0% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 15 (1 new cases, 0% change from previous week)

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#16. Hart County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 268 (51 total deaths)

— 69.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #713 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 15.8 (3 new deaths, +200% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,533 (2,005 total cases)

— 2.6% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 11 (2 new cases, -50% change from previous week)

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#15. Fulton County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 268 (16 total deaths)

— 69.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #712 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 33.5 (2 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 8,963 (535 total cases)

— 12.7% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 17 (1 new cases, -80% change from previous week)

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#14. Adair County

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

— 77.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #624 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: 10,155 (1,950 total cases)

— 1.1% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 52 (10 new cases, -74% change from previous week)

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#13. Metcalfe County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 288 (29 total deaths)

— 82.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #581 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 29.8 (3 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,436 (1,051 total cases)

— 1.6% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 30 (3 new cases, +200% change from previous week)

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#12. McLean County

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

— 85.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #556 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: 9,743 (897 total cases)

— 5.1% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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

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#11. Hickman County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 297 (13 total deaths)

— 88.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #528 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 68.5 (3 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 8,995 (394 total cases)

— 12.4% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 46 (2 new cases, +100% change from previous week)

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#10. Lewis County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 301 (40 total deaths)

— 90.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #506 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 7.5 (1 new deaths, -50% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,200 (1,354 total cases)

— 0.7% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 15 (2 new cases, -67% change from previous week)

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#9. Clinton County

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

— 91.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #494 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: 14,191 (1,450 total cases)

— 38.2% more 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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#8. Harlan County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 327 (85 total deaths)

— 107.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #374 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: 11,153 (2,901 total cases)

— 8.6% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 85 (22 new cases, -31% change from previous week)

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#7. Hopkins County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 329 (147 total deaths)

— 108.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #367 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 2.2 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,202 (4,559 total cases)

— 0.6% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 45 (20 new cases, -38% change from previous week)

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#6. Washington County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 339 (41 total deaths)

— 114.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #329 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 33.1 (4 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 12,021 (1,454 total cases)

— 17.1% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 8 (1 new cases, -89% change from previous week)

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#5. Gallatin County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 350 (31 total deaths)

— 121.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #294 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 11.3 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 8,107 (719 total cases)

— 21.0% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 45 (4 new cases, -60% change from previous week)

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#4. Lee County

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

— 122.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #288 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: 17,412 (1,289 total cases)

— 69.6% more 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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#3. Owsley County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 362 (16 total deaths)

— 129.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #256 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: 11,416 (504 total cases)

— 11.2% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 136 (6 new cases, 0% change from previous week)

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#2. Monroe County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 413 (44 total deaths)

— 161.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #149 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 18.8 (2 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 12,582 (1,340 total cases)

— 22.5% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 38 (4 new cases, 0% change from previous week)

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#1. Robertson County

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

— 320.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #14 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: 11,101 (234 total cases)

— 8.1% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 95 (2 new cases, 0% change from previous week)