Counties with the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate in Kentucky

Published 12:10 pm Saturday, July 17, 2021

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Counties with the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate in Kentucky

As has been true throughout America’s COVID-19 history, every state—and every county therein—has its own COVID-19 story, driven by local policies and behaviors. The United States as of July 15 had reached 608,432 COVID-19-related deaths and nearly 34 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 vaccination rates in Kentucky using data from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Counties are ranked by the highest vaccination rate as of July 15, 2021. In Kentucky, 44.6% of the total population has been fully vaccinated, compared to 48.3% nationwide. Keep reading to see whether your county ranks among the highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in your state.

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#50. Grant County

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 36.4% (9,131 fully vaccinated)

— 18.4% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky

– Population over 65 that is fully vaccinated: 83.6% (2,941 fully vaccinated)

— 5.7% higher vaccination rate than Kentucky

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 84 (21 total deaths)

— 48.5% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky

– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,248 (2,569 total cases)

— 2.3% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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#49. Garrard County

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 36.4% (6,431 fully vaccinated)

— 18.4% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky

– Population over 65 that is fully vaccinated: 70.9% (2,300 fully vaccinated)

— 10.4% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 209 (37 total deaths)