Counties with the highest COVID-19 death rate in Kentucky

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February 17, 2022
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Counties with the highest COVID-19 death rate in Kentucky

The vaccine deployment in December 2020 signaled a turning point in the COVID-19 pandemic. By the end of May 2021, 40% of the U.S. population was fully vaccinated. But as vaccination rates lagged over the summer, new surges of COVID-19 came, including Delta in the summer of 2021, and now the Omicron variant, which comprises the majority of cases in the U.S.

Researchers around the world have reported that Omicron is more transmissible than Delta, making breakthrough and repeat infections more likely. Early research suggests this strain may cause less severe illness than Delta and the original virus, however, health officials have warned an Omicron-driven surge could still increase hospitalization and death rates—especially in areas with less vaccinated populations.

The United States as of Feb. 16 reached 926,680 COVID-19-related deaths and nearly 78.1 million COVID-19 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University. Currently, 64.5% of the population is fully vaccinated, and 43% have received booster doses.

Stacker compiled a list of the counties with highest cumulative 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 100,000 residents as of Feb. 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. Knox County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 389 (121 total deaths)
--- 29.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #1,076 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 19.3 (6 new deaths, +200% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 35,030 (10,910 total cases)
--- 26.2% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,400 (436 new cases, -22% change from previous week)
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#49. Lyon County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 390 (32 total deaths)
--- 30.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #1,074 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: 33,155 (2,722 total cases)
--- 19.4% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,194 (98 new cases, +40% change from previous week)
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#48. Ohio County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 392 (94 total deaths)
--- 30.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #1,049 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 12.5 (3 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,849 (7,162 total cases)
--- 7.5% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 825 (198 new cases, -24% change from previous week)
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#47. Martin County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 393 (44 total deaths)
--- 31.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #1,045 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: 27,021 (3,025 total cases)
--- 2.7% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,456 (163 new cases, +8% change from previous week)
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#46. Leslie County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 395 (39 total deaths)
--- 31.7% 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 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 33,816 (3,340 total cases)
--- 21.8% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,853 (183 new cases, +25% change from previous week)
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#45. Breathitt County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 396 (50 total deaths)
--- 32.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #1,018 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: 25,899 (3,271 total cases)
--- 6.7% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,338 (169 new cases, +4% change from previous week)
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#44. Nicholas County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 399 (29 total deaths)
--- 33.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #992 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: 24,831 (1,805 total cases)
--- 10.5% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 605 (44 new cases, -24% change from previous week)
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#43. Boyle County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 399 (120 total deaths)
--- 33.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #988 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: 27,036 (8,127 total cases)
--- 2.6% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,374 (413 new cases, +71% change from previous week)
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#42. Clinton County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 401 (41 total deaths)
--- 33.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #978 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: 31,660 (3,235 total cases)
--- 14.1% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 920 (94 new cases, +3% change from previous week)
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#41. Casey County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 402 (65 total deaths)
--- 34.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #970 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: 23,021 (3,720 total cases)
--- 17.1% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 873 (141 new cases, +18% change from previous week)
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#40. Graves County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 405 (151 total deaths)
--- 35.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #953 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 18.8 (7 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,060 (11,202 total cases)
--- 8.3% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 920 (343 new cases, -1% change from previous week)
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#39. Logan County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 406 (110 total deaths)
--- 35.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #945 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: 29,802 (8,077 total cases)
--- 7.4% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,041 (282 new cases, -11% change from previous week)
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#38. Whitley County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 411 (149 total deaths)
--- 37.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #917 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 5.5 (2 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 36,554 (13,256 total cases)
--- 31.7% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,371 (497 new cases, +2% change from previous week)
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#37. Trimble County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 413 (35 total deaths)
--- 37.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #910 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: 24,838 (2,104 total cases)
--- 10.5% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 590 (50 new cases, -17% change from previous week)
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#36. Letcher County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 418 (90 total deaths)
--- 39.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #876 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: 29,550 (6,369 total cases)
--- 6.5% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,420 (306 new cases, -21% change from previous week)
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#35. Pike County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 418 (242 total deaths)
--- 39.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #872 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 1.7 (1 new deaths, -83% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,755 (16,642 total cases)
--- 3.6% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,282 (742 new cases, +19% change from previous week)
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#34. Wayne County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 423 (86 total deaths)
--- 41.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #836 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 14.8 (3 new deaths, -40% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,076 (4,692 total cases)
--- 16.9% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 979 (199 new cases, +26% change from previous week)
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#33. Taylor County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 423 (109 total deaths)
--- 41.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #835 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 3.9 (1 new deaths, -50% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 32,368 (8,341 total cases)
--- 16.6% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,793 (462 new cases, +130% change from previous week)
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#32. McCreary County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 424 (73 total deaths)
--- 41.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #824 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 17.4 (3 new deaths, +200% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,642 (4,763 total cases)
--- 0.4% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 714 (123 new cases, -22% change from previous week)
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#31. Simpson County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 425 (79 total deaths)
--- 41.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #816 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: 29,421 (5,464 total cases)
--- 6.0% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 619 (115 new cases, -16% change from previous week)
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#30. Russell County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 430 (77 total deaths)
--- 43.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #792 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 16.7 (3 new deaths, +200% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 32,740 (5,868 total cases)
--- 17.9% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,216 (218 new cases, -8% change from previous week)
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#29. Allen County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 432 (92 total deaths)
--- 44.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #784 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: 30,007 (6,396 total cases)
--- 8.1% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,159 (247 new cases, +28% change from previous week)
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#28. Floyd County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 441 (157 total deaths)
--- 47.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #725 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 14.0 (5 new deaths, +400% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 32,389 (11,527 total cases)
--- 16.7% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,048 (729 new cases, +2% change from previous week)
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#27. Grayson County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 443 (117 total deaths)
--- 47.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #711 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 11.4 (3 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,027 (7,671 total cases)
--- 4.6% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,192 (315 new cases, +1% change from previous week)
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#26. Larue County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 445 (64 total deaths)
--- 48.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #703 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 20.8 (3 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,038 (3,605 total cases)
--- 9.8% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 764 (110 new cases, +6% change from previous week)
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#25. Washington County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 446 (54 total deaths)
--- 48.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #689 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: 30,831 (3,729 total cases)
--- 11.1% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,017 (123 new cases, -13% change from previous week)
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#24. Mercer County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 447 (98 total deaths)
--- 49.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #680 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: 32,330 (7,091 total cases)
--- 16.5% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,199 (263 new cases, +38% change from previous week)
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#23. Barren County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 447 (198 total deaths)
--- 49.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #677 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 11.3 (5 new deaths, +400% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,818 (12,309 total cases)
--- 0.2% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 902 (399 new cases, -8% change from previous week)
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#22. Caldwell County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 455 (58 total deaths)
--- 51.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #622 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 7.8 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,140 (3,842 total cases)
--- 8.6% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,302 (166 new cases, +6% change from previous week)
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#21. Menifee County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 462 (30 total deaths)
--- 54.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #582 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: 20,404 (1,324 total cases)
--- 26.5% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 663 (43 new cases, +19% change from previous week)
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#20. Crittenden County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 466 (41 total deaths)
--- 55.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #565 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 22.7 (2 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,326 (1,966 total cases)
--- 19.6% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 784 (69 new cases, -12% change from previous week)
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#19. Hart County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 473 (90 total deaths)
--- 57.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #522 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 10.5 (2 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,455 (5,226 total cases)
--- 1.1% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 699 (133 new cases, -60% change from previous week)
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#18. Lincoln County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 481 (118 total deaths)
--- 60.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #490 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 12.2 (3 new deaths, +50% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,347 (5,977 total cases)
--- 12.3% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 758 (186 new cases, -18% change from previous week)
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#17. Bell County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 484 (126 total deaths)
--- 61.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #477 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: 32,698 (8,512 total cases)
--- 17.8% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,464 (381 new cases, +27% change from previous week)
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#16. McLean County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 489 (45 total deaths)
--- 63.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #456 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: 27,946 (2,573 total cases)
--- 0.7% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 793 (73 new cases, -9% change from previous week)
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#15. Adair County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 500 (96 total deaths)
--- 66.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #420 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 5.2 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,060 (5,196 total cases)
--- 2.5% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 927 (178 new cases, -6% change from previous week)
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#14. Hickman County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 502 (22 total deaths)
--- 67.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #415 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: 18,447 (808 total cases)
--- 33.5% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 365 (16 new cases, -47% change from previous week)
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#13. Gallatin County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 507 (45 total deaths)
--- 69.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #404 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: 24,106 (2,138 total cases)
--- 13.2% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 361 (32 new cases, -27% change from previous week)
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#12. Jackson County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 518 (69 total deaths)
--- 72.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #356 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 45.0 (6 new deaths, +200% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,137 (4,017 total cases)
--- 8.6% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,163 (155 new cases, +14% change from previous week)
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#11. Owsley County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 521 (23 total deaths)
--- 73.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #342 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: 32,707 (1,444 total cases)
--- 17.8% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,835 (81 new cases, +11% change from previous week)
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#10. Hopkins County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 526 (235 total deaths)
--- 75.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #311 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 6.7 (3 new deaths, +50% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,764 (14,194 total cases)
--- 14.4% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,224 (547 new cases, +23% change from previous week)
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#9. Mason County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 545 (93 total deaths)
--- 81.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #255 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: 25,841 (4,411 total cases)
--- 6.9% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 644 (110 new cases, -19% change from previous week)
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#8. Perry County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 555 (143 total deaths)
--- 85.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #236 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 7.8 (2 new deaths, -33% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 37,208 (9,584 total cases)
--- 34.0% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,147 (553 new cases, +6% change from previous week)
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#7. Metcalfe County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 566 (57 total deaths)
--- 88.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #212 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: 26,969 (2,716 total cases)
--- 2.8% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 804 (81 new cases, +31% change from previous week)
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#6. Lewis County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 573 (76 total deaths)
--- 91.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #202 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 15.1 (2 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 32,271 (4,284 total cases)
--- 16.3% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,273 (169 new cases, +7% change from previous week)
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#5. Livingston County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 609 (56 total deaths)
--- 103.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #146 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 54.4 (5 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,755 (2,184 total cases)
--- 14.4% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 674 (62 new cases, -19% change from previous week)
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#4. Lee County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 621 (46 total deaths)
--- 107.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #130 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 27.0 (2 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 34,121 (2,526 total cases)
--- 22.9% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,215 (164 new cases, +37% change from previous week)
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#3. Monroe County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 657 (70 total deaths)
--- 119.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #93 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: 33,061 (3,521 total cases)
--- 19.1% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 535 (57 new cases, -53% change from previous week)
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#2. Harlan County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 669 (174 total deaths)
--- 123.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #80 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 3.8 (1 new deaths, -67% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 33,449 (8,700 total cases)
--- 20.5% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,269 (330 new cases, -28% change from previous week)
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#1. Robertson County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 996 (21 total deaths)
--- 232.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #5 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: 28,083 (592 total cases)
--- 1.2% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 712 (15 new cases, -12% change from previous week)

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