Counties with highest COVID-19 infection rates in Kentucky

Published 5:14 am Thursday, July 1, 2021

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Counties with highest COVID-19 infection rates in Kentucky

The United States by June 29 had reached 604,457 deaths due to COVID-19 and more than 33.7 million 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 infection rates in Kentucky using data from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Counties are ranked by the highest cumulative infection rate per 100k residents as of 6/28/2021.

As has been true throughout America’s COVID-19 history, every state—and even every county—has its own COVID-19 story, driven by local policies and behaviors. Keep reading to see where infection rates are highest in your home state.

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#50. Madison County

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,281 (9,560 total cases)

— 1.1% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 25 (23 new cases, +53% change from previous week)
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 120 (112 total deaths)

— 25.5% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 37.1% (34,496 fully vaccinated)

— 14.3% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky

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#49. Hancock County

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,284 (897 total cases)

— 1.1% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 0 (0 new cases, -100% change from previous week)
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 172 (15 total deaths)

— 6.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 43.4% (3,783 fully vaccinated)

— 0.2% higher vaccination rate than Kentucky

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#48. Mason County

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,293 (1,757 total cases)

— 1.0% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 23 (4 new cases, -43% change from previous week)
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 234 (40 total deaths)

— 45.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 38.1% (6,498 fully vaccinated)

— 12.0% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky

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#47. Ohio County

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,457 (2,509 total cases)

— 0.6% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 42 (10 new cases, +900% change from previous week)
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 229 (55 total deaths)

— 42.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 27.8% (6,681 fully vaccinated)

— 35.8% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky

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#46. Cumberland County

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,508 (695 total cases)

— 1.1% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 30 (2 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 181 (12 total deaths)

— 12.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 30.1% (1,992 fully vaccinated)

— 30.5% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky

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#45. Hopkins County

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,518 (4,700 total cases)

— 1.2% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 134 (60 new cases, +58% change from previous week)
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 331 (148 total deaths)

— 105.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 36.5% (16,292 fully vaccinated)

— 15.7% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky

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#44. Russell County

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,534 (1,888 total cases)

— 1.3% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 6 (1 new cases, -50% change from previous week)
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 251 (45 total deaths)

— 55.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 33.1% (5,930 fully vaccinated)

— 23.6% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky

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#43. Greenup County

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,570 (3,710 total cases)

— 1.7% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 57 (20 new cases, +33% change from previous week)
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 179 (63 total deaths)

— 11.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 31.6% (11,104 fully vaccinated)

— 27.0% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky

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#42. McCracken County

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,601 (6,935 total cases)

— 2.0% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 24 (16 new cases, -30% change from previous week)
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 202 (132 total deaths)

— 25.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 39.9% (26,104 fully vaccinated)

— 7.9% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky

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#41. Hart County

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,612 (2,020 total cases)

— 2.1% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 26 (5 new cases, +150% change from previous week)
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 278 (53 total deaths)

— 72.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 24.7% (4,708 fully vaccinated)

— 43.0% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky

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#40. Metcalfe County

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,615 (1,069 total cases)

— 2.1% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 20 (2 new cases, -33% change from previous week)
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 298 (30 total deaths)

— 85.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 27.4% (2,758 fully vaccinated)

— 36.7% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky

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#39. Perry County

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,781 (2,777 total cases)

— 3.7% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 54 (14 new cases, -53% change from previous week)
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 256 (66 total deaths)

— 59.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 42.1% (10,850 fully vaccinated)

— 2.8% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky

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#38. Logan County

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,781 (2,922 total cases)

— 3.7% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 37 (10 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 269 (73 total deaths)

— 67.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 35.9% (9,735 fully vaccinated)

— 17.1% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky

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#37. Boone County

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,793 (14,417 total cases)

— 3.8% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 24 (32 new cases, +7% change from previous week)
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 110 (147 total deaths)

— 31.7% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 48.9% (65,372 fully vaccinated)

— 12.9% higher vaccination rate than Kentucky

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#36. Jefferson County

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,830 (83,039 total cases)

— 4.2% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 24 (183 new cases, +11% change from previous week)
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 174 (1,333 total deaths)

— 8.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 49.9% (382,335 fully vaccinated)

— 15.2% higher vaccination rate than Kentucky

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#35. Daviess County

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,847 (11,011 total cases)

— 4.4% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 22 (22 new cases, +47% change from previous week)
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 190 (193 total deaths)

— 18.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 39.0% (39,627 fully vaccinated)

— 9.9% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky

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#34. Nelson County

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,849 (5,016 total cases)

— 4.4% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 15 (7 new cases, -30% change from previous week)
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 132 (61 total deaths)

— 18.0% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 42.3% (19,536 fully vaccinated)

— 2.3% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky

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#33. Webster County

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,864 (1,406 total cases)

— 4.5% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 77 (10 new cases, -23% change from previous week)
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 170 (22 total deaths)

— 5.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 30.1% (3,899 fully vaccinated)

— 30.5% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky

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#32. Wayne County

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,869 (2,210 total cases)

— 4.6% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 25 (5 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 236 (48 total deaths)

— 46.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 26.8% (5,442 fully vaccinated)

— 38.1% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky

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#31. Powell County

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,899 (1,347 total cases)

— 4.9% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 8 (1 new cases, -75% change from previous week)
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 105 (13 total deaths)

— 34.8% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 37.8% (4,675 fully vaccinated)

— 12.7% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky

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#30. Boyd County

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,976 (5,128 total cases)

— 5.6% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 45 (21 new cases, +31% change from previous week)
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 163 (76 total deaths)

— 1.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 32.0% (14,951 fully vaccinated)

— 26.1% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky

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#29. Henderson County

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 11,000 (4,973 total cases)

— 5.8% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 22 (10 new cases, +100% change from previous week)
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 175 (79 total deaths)

— 8.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 33.9% (15,325 fully vaccinated)

— 21.7% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky

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#28. Whitley County

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 11,135 (4,038 total cases)

— 7.1% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 19 (7 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 168 (61 total deaths)

— 4.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 31.1% (11,286 fully vaccinated)

— 28.2% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky

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#27. Robertson County

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 11,243 (237 total cases)

— 8.2% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 47 (1 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 664 (14 total deaths)

— 312.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 29.3% (618 fully vaccinated)

— 32.3% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky

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#26. Green County

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 11,270 (1,233 total cases)

— 8.4% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 9 (1 new cases, -50% change from previous week)
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 155 (17 total deaths)

— 3.7% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 30.9% (3,384 fully vaccinated)

— 28.6% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky

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#25. Fayette County

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 11,294 (36,498 total cases)

— 8.7% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 18 (58 new cases, -11% change from previous week)
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 97 (314 total deaths)

— 39.8% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 54.2% (175,301 fully vaccinated)

— 25.2% higher vaccination rate than Kentucky

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#24. Harlan County

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 11,311 (2,942 total cases)

— 8.8% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 35 (9 new cases, -18% change from previous week)
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 342 (89 total deaths)

— 112.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 31.2% (8,106 fully vaccinated)

— 27.9% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky

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#23. Owsley County

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 11,506 (508 total cases)

— 10.7% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 23 (1 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 362 (16 total deaths)

— 124.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 30.6% (1,349 fully vaccinated)

— 29.3% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky

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#22. Butler County

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 11,507 (1,482 total cases)

— 10.7% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 16 (2 new cases, +100% change from previous week)
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 217 (28 total deaths)

— 34.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 32.9% (4,243 fully vaccinated)

— 24.0% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky

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#21. Oldham County

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 11,521 (7,696 total cases)

— 10.8% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 19 (13 new cases, +86% change from previous week)
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 126 (84 total deaths)

— 21.7% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 45.6% (30,437 fully vaccinated)

— 5.3% higher vaccination rate than Kentucky

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#20. Simpson County

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 11,571 (2,149 total cases)

— 11.3% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 54 (10 new cases, +67% change from previous week)
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 226 (42 total deaths)

— 40.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 37.6% (6,991 fully vaccinated)

— 13.2% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky

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#19. McCreary County

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 11,636 (2,005 total cases)

— 11.9% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 0 (0 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 197 (34 total deaths)

— 22.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 29.8% (5,136 fully vaccinated)

— 31.2% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky

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#18. Caldwell County

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 11,642 (1,484 total cases)

— 12.0% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 118 (15 new cases, +1,400% change from previous week)
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 251 (32 total deaths)

— 55.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 35.9% (4,574 fully vaccinated)

— 17.1% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky

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#17. Boyle County

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 11,650 (3,502 total cases)

— 12.1% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 33 (10 new cases, -29% change from previous week)
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 259 (78 total deaths)

— 60.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 45.0% (13,512 fully vaccinated)

— 3.9% higher vaccination rate than Kentucky

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#16. Graves County

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 11,718 (4,367 total cases)

— 12.7% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 56 (21 new cases, -28% change from previous week)
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 258 (96 total deaths)

— 60.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 29.9% (11,143 fully vaccinated)

— 30.9% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky

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#15. Mercer County

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

— 15.5% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 0 (0 new cases, -100% change from previous week)
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 246 (54 total deaths)

— 52.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 40.9% (8,979 fully vaccinated)

— 5.5% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky

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#14. Washington County

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 12,079 (1,461 total cases)

— 16.2% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 25 (3 new cases, +50% change from previous week)
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 339 (41 total deaths)

— 110.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 38.6% (4,665 fully vaccinated)

— 10.9% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky

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#13. Bell County

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 12,181 (3,171 total cases)

— 17.2% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 35 (9 new cases, +80% change from previous week)
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 223 (58 total deaths)

— 38.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 32.5% (8,459 fully vaccinated)

— 24.9% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky

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#12. Warren County

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 12,264 (16,298 total cases)

— 18.0% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 26 (34 new cases, +10% change from previous week)
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 138 (184 total deaths)

— 14.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 33.3% (44,279 fully vaccinated)

— 23.1% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky

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#11. Taylor County

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 12,364 (3,186 total cases)

— 19.0% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 19 (5 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 206 (53 total deaths)

— 28.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 36.0% (9,273 fully vaccinated)

— 16.9% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky

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#10. Marion County

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 12,385 (2,387 total cases)

— 19.2% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 42 (8 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 197 (38 total deaths)

— 22.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 38.8% (7,476 fully vaccinated)

— 10.4% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky

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#9. Laurel County

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 12,435 (7,562 total cases)

— 19.6% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 13 (8 new cases, -98% change from previous week)
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 133 (81 total deaths)

— 17.4% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 27.5% (16,707 fully vaccinated)

— 36.5% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky

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#8. Knox County

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 12,458 (3,880 total cases)

— 19.9% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 29 (9 new cases, -98% change from previous week)
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 148 (46 total deaths)

— 8.1% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 25.5% (7,938 fully vaccinated)

— 41.1% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky

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#7. Monroe County

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 12,620 (1,344 total cases)

— 21.4% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 9 (1 new cases, -50% change from previous week)
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 413 (44 total deaths)

— 156.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 32.6% (3,469 fully vaccinated)

— 24.7% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky

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#6. Elliott County

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 13,024 (979 total cases)

— 25.3% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 13 (1 new cases, -89% change from previous week)
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 27 (2 total deaths)

— 83.2% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 23.8% (1,791 fully vaccinated)

— 45.0% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky

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#5. Clay County

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 13,638 (2,714 total cases)

— 31.2% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 0 (0 new cases, -100% change from previous week)
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 231 (46 total deaths)

— 43.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 28.5% (5,676 fully vaccinated)

— 34.2% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky

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#4. Clinton County

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 14,210 (1,452 total cases)

— 36.7% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 39 (4 new cases, +300% change from previous week)
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 303 (31 total deaths)

— 88.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 25.7% (2,627 fully vaccinated)

— 40.6% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky

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#3. Lee County

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

— 67.8% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 0 (0 new cases, -100% change from previous week)
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 351 (26 total deaths)

— 118.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 34.5% (2,551 fully vaccinated)

— 20.3% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky

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#2. Morgan County

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,484 (2,327 total cases)

— 68.2% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 75 (10 new cases, +25% change from previous week)
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 38 (5 total deaths)

— 76.4% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 35.6% (4,732 fully vaccinated)

— 17.8% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky

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#1. Lyon County

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,904 (1,552 total cases)

— 81.9% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 0 (0 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 244 (20 total deaths)

— 51.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 45.3% (3,723 fully vaccinated)

— 4.6% higher vaccination rate than Kentucky