Counties with the highest COVID-19 death rate in Kentucky

Published 12:09 pm Sunday, June 20, 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 19 had reached 601,741 COVID-19-related deaths and more than 33.5 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 15, 2021. Keep reading to see whether your county ranks among the highest COVID-19 death rates in your state.

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#50. Marion County

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

— 22.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,457 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 12,323 (2,375 total cases)

— 19.0% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 36 (7 new cases, -46% change from previous week)

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#49. Floyd County

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

— 22.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,455 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 9,804 (3,489 total cases)

— 5.3% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 17 (6 new cases, -68% change from previous week)

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#48. McCreary County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 197 (34 total deaths)

— 22.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,452 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: 11,833 (2,039 total cases)

— 14.3% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 6 (1 new cases, -92% change from previous week)

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#47. Carroll County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 198 (21 total deaths)

— 23.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,439 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: 9,726 (1,034 total cases)

— 6.1% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 9 (1 new cases, -67% change from previous week)

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#46. McCracken County

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

— 24.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,416 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,551 (6,902 total cases)

— 1.9% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 29 (19 new cases, -58% change from previous week)

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#45. Taylor County

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

— 25.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,401 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 12,565 (3,238 total cases)

— 21.3% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 81 (21 new cases, +62% change from previous week)

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#44. Garrard County

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

— 26.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,376 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 8,785 (1,552 total cases)

— 15.2% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 6 (1 new cases, -50% change from previous week)

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#43. Edmonson County

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

— 28.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,348 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 7,572 (920 total cases)

— 26.9% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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

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#42. Letcher County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 213 (46 total deaths)

— 32.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,270 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 9,052 (1,951 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: 217 (28 total deaths)

— 34.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,226 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 11,484 (1,479 total cases)

— 10.9% 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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#40. Muhlenberg County

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

— 36.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,201 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,016 (3,067 total cases)

— 3.3% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 36 (11 new cases, -69% change from previous week)

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#39. Grayson County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 219 (58 total deaths)

— 36.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,199 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 8,472 (2,239 total cases)

— 18.2% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 34 (9 new cases, +29% change from previous week)

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#38. Bell County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 223 (58 total deaths)

— 38.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,154 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 7.7 (2 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 12,131 (3,158 total cases)

— 17.1% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 15 (4 new cases, -69% change from previous week)

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#37. Simpson County

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

— 40.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,126 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 11,501 (2,136 total cases)

— 11.0% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 27 (5 new cases, +67% change from previous week)

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#36. Todd County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 228 (28 total deaths)

— 41.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,093 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: 9,655 (1,187 total cases)

— 6.8% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 8 (1 new cases, -93% change from previous week)

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#35. Ohio County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 229 (55 total deaths)

— 42.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,081 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,411 (2,498 total cases)

— 0.5% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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

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#34. Barren County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 231 (102 total deaths)

— 43.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,058 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 4.5 (2 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,147 (4,490 total cases)

— 2.0% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 7 (3 new cases, -73% change from previous week)

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#33. Clay County

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

— 43.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,056 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 13,552 (2,697 total cases)

— 30.8% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 5 (1 new cases, -90% change from previous week)

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#32. Mason County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 234 (40 total deaths)

— 45.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,028 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,269 (1,753 total cases)

— 0.8% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 82 (14 new cases, 0% change from previous week)

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#31. Casey County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 235 (38 total deaths)

— 46.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,018 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 6.2 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 9,332 (1,508 total cases)

— 9.9% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 56 (9 new cases, -31% change from previous week)

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#30. Wayne County

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

— 46.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #1,010 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,967 (2,230 total cases)

— 5.9% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 25 (5 new cases, +150% change from previous week)

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#29. Lincoln County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 240 (59 total deaths)

— 49.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #969 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 4.1 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 9,752 (2,394 total cases)

— 5.8% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 29 (7 new cases, -53% change from previous week)

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#28. Jackson County

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

— 49.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #966 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 9,941 (1,325 total cases)

— 4.0% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 8 (1 new cases, 0% change from previous week)

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#27. Lyon County

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

— 51.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #939 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,916 (1,553 total cases)

— 82.6% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 61 (5 new cases, +150% change from previous week)

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#26. Mercer County

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

— 52.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #927 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 12,005 (2,633 total cases)

— 15.9% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 41 (9 new cases, -57% change from previous week)

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#25. Russell County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 251 (45 total deaths)

— 55.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #893 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,606 (1,901 total cases)

— 2.4% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 33 (6 new cases, +20% change from previous week)

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#24. Caldwell County

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

— 55.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #892 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 11,516 (1,468 total cases)

— 11.2% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 39 (5 new cases, 0% change from previous week)

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#23. Perry County

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

— 59.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #854 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,665 (2,747 total cases)

— 3.0% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 136 (35 new cases, +133% change from previous week)

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#22. Graves County

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

— 60.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #838 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 11,614 (4,328 total cases)

— 12.1% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 81 (30 new cases, +7% change from previous week)

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#21. Boyle County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 259 (78 total deaths)

— 60.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #827 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 6.7 (2 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 11,577 (3,480 total cases)

— 11.8% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 20 (6 new cases, -60% change from previous week)

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#20. Livingston County

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

— 62.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #810 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 9,615 (884 total cases)

— 7.2% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 163 (15 new cases, +400% change from previous week)

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#19. Crittenden County

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

— 62.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #807 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 7,745 (682 total cases)

— 25.2% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 57 (5 new cases, +67% change from previous week)

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#18. Menifee County

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

— 62.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #789 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 7,520 (488 total cases)

— 27.4% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 62 (4 new cases, 0% change from previous week)

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#17. Fulton County

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

— 66.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #739 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 9,080 (542 total cases)

— 12.3% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 50 (3 new cases, -25% change from previous week)

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#16. Logan County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 269 (73 total deaths)

— 67.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #733 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 7.4 (2 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,719 (2,905 total cases)

— 3.5% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 48 (13 new cases, +18% change from previous week)

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#15. Hart County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 273 (52 total deaths)

— 69.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #695 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,581 (2,014 total cases)

— 2.2% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 21 (4 new cases, -20% change from previous week)

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#14. Adair County

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

— 74.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #636 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,150 (1,949 total cases)

— 2.0% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 26 (5 new cases, -29% change from previous week)

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#13. McLean County

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

— 82.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #570 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 9,797 (902 total cases)

— 5.4% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 11 (1 new cases, -75% change from previous week)

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#12. Metcalfe County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 298 (30 total deaths)

— 85.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #540 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,565 (1,064 total cases)

— 2.0% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 40 (4 new cases, -56% change from previous week)

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#11. Lewis County

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

— 87.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #518 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,207 (1,355 total cases)

— 1.4% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 30 (4 new cases, 0% change from previous week)

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#10. Clinton County

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

— 88.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #509 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 14,161 (1,447 total cases)

— 36.7% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 29 (3 new cases, 0% change from previous week)

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#9. Hopkins County

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

— 103.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #386 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,319 (4,611 total cases)

— 0.4% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 51 (23 new cases, -21% change from previous week)

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#8. Harlan County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 338 (88 total deaths)

— 109.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #336 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 11.5 (3 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 11,242 (2,924 total cases)

— 8.5% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 38 (10 new cases, -23% change from previous week)

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#7. Washington County

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

— 110.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #330 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 12,046 (1,457 total cases)

— 16.3% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 25 (3 new cases, 0% change from previous week)

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#6. Hickman County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 342 (15 total deaths)

— 112.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #321 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 45.7 (2 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 9,178 (402 total cases)

— 11.4% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 68 (3 new cases, -40% change from previous week)

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#5. Lee County

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

— 118.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #300 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,439 (1,291 total cases)

— 68.4% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 14 (1 new cases, 0% change from previous week)

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#4. Owsley County

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

— 124.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #265 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 11,484 (507 total cases)

— 10.9% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 23 (1 new cases, -67% change from previous week)

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#3. Gallatin County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 372 (33 total deaths)

— 131.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #234 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: 8,265 (733 total cases)

— 20.2% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 101 (9 new cases, +80% change from previous week)

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#2. Monroe County

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

— 156.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #152 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 12,601 (1,342 total cases)

— 21.7% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 9 (1 new cases, 0% change from previous week)

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#1. Robertson County

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

— 312.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

— #14 highest rate among all counties nationwide

– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 11,148 (235 total cases)

— 7.6% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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