Counties with highest COVID-19 infection rates in Kentucky

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January 19, 2022
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Counties with highest COVID-19 infection rates 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 Jan. 18 reached 852,339 COVID-19-related deaths and 66.7 million COVID-19 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University. Currently, 62.9% of the population is fully vaccinated, and 38.1% have received booster doses.

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 and vaccination data from Covid Act Now. Counties are ranked by the highest infection rate per 100,000 residents within the week leading up to Jan. 14, 2021. Cumulative cases per 100,000 served as a tiebreaker.

Keep reading to see whether your county ranks among the highest COVID-19 infection rates in your state.

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#50. Carter County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,008 (270 new cases, +4% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,439 (6,013 total cases)
--- 4.2% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 321 (86 total deaths)
--- 15.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 47.2% (12,651 fully vaccinated)
--- 14.0% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#49. Lewis County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,017 (135 new cases, +21% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,296 (3,358 total cases)
--- 17.5% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 535 (71 total deaths)
--- 91.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 37.1% (4,931 fully vaccinated)
--- 32.4% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#48. Whitley County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,018 (369 new cases, +60% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,634 (10,384 total cases)
--- 33.0% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 392 (142 total deaths)
--- 40.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 42.8% (15,509 fully vaccinated)
--- 22.0% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#47. McCracken County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,043 (682 new cases, +38% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,834 (12,975 total cases)
--- 7.9% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 312 (204 total deaths)
--- 11.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 53.5% (35,028 fully vaccinated)
--- 2.6% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#46. Caldwell County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,043 (133 new cases, +64% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,868 (2,915 total cases)
--- 6.2% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 424 (54 total deaths)
--- 52.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 49.4% (6,299 fully vaccinated)
--- 10.0% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#45. Monroe County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,052 (112 new cases, +17% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,826 (2,857 total cases)
--- 24.6% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 648 (69 total deaths)
--- 132.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 44.5% (4,739 fully vaccinated)
--- 18.9% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#44. McLean County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,064 (98 new cases, +26% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,006 (1,934 total cases)
--- 2.4% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 478 (44 total deaths)
--- 71.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 49.3% (4,538 fully vaccinated)
--- 10.2% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#43. Webster County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,066 (138 new cases, +89% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,307 (2,887 total cases)
--- 3.6% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 355 (46 total deaths)
--- 27.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 44.6% (5,774 fully vaccinated)
--- 18.8% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#42. Washington County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,067 (129 new cases, +13% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,407 (2,952 total cases)
--- 13.3% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 438 (53 total deaths)
--- 57.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 49.1% (5,935 fully vaccinated)
--- 10.6% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#41. Mercer County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,085 (238 new cases, +21% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,470 (5,367 total cases)
--- 13.6% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 433 (95 total deaths)
--- 55.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 52.6% (11,539 fully vaccinated)
--- 4.2% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#40. Hopkins County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,097 (490 new cases, +46% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,119 (10,331 total cases)
--- 7.4% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 499 (223 total deaths)
--- 78.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 49.7% (22,210 fully vaccinated)
--- 9.5% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#39. Clark County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,103 (400 new cases, +6% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,521 (7,079 total cases)
--- 9.3% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 135 (49 total deaths)
--- 51.6% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 52.3% (18,957 fully vaccinated)
--- 4.7% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#38. Mason County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,113 (190 new cases, +19% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,889 (3,395 total cases)
--- 7.6% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 498 (85 total deaths)
--- 78.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 49.2% (8,404 fully vaccinated)
--- 10.4% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#37. Ohio County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,117 (268 new cases, +49% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,735 (5,455 total cases)
--- 5.6% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 379 (91 total deaths)
--- 35.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 38.4% (9,205 fully vaccinated)
--- 30.1% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#36. Bourbon County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,147 (227 new cases, +21% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,442 (4,243 total cases)
--- 0.4% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 227 (45 total deaths)
--- 18.6% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 55.0% (10,875 fully vaccinated)
--- 0.2% higher vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#35. Union County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,147 (165 new cases, +27% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,523 (3,239 total cases)
--- 4.6% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 334 (48 total deaths)
--- 19.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 40.1% (5,767 fully vaccinated)
--- 27.0% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#34. Logan County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,155 (313 new cases, +7% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,024 (6,240 total cases)
--- 6.9% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 365 (99 total deaths)
--- 30.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 48.9% (13,243 fully vaccinated)
--- 10.9% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#33. Anderson County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,178 (268 new cases, +66% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,064 (4,564 total cases)
--- 6.8% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 251 (57 total deaths)
--- 10.0% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 52.8% (12,021 fully vaccinated)
--- 3.8% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#32. Powell County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,181 (146 new cases, +16% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,535 (3,403 total cases)
--- 27.9% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 243 (30 total deaths)
--- 12.9% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 50.5% (6,245 fully vaccinated)
--- 8.0% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#31. Allen County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,192 (254 new cases, +24% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,449 (4,785 total cases)
--- 4.3% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 399 (85 total deaths)
--- 43.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 37.9% (8,078 fully vaccinated)
--- 31.0% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#30. Madison County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,231 (1,145 new cases, +36% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,135 (20,583 total cases)
--- 2.8% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 238 (221 total deaths)
--- 14.7% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 46.2% (42,932 fully vaccinated)
--- 15.8% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#29. Scott County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,244 (709 new cases, +31% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,746 (11,256 total cases)
--- 8.3% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 135 (77 total deaths)
--- 51.6% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 53.7% (30,638 fully vaccinated)
--- 2.2% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#28. Henderson County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,252 (566 new cases, +74% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,803 (9,857 total cases)
--- 1.3% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 299 (135 total deaths)
--- 7.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 49.1% (22,219 fully vaccinated)
--- 10.6% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#27. Bracken County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,277 (106 new cases, +47% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,619 (1,629 total cases)
--- 8.9% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 265 (22 total deaths)
--- 5.0% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 45.4% (3,767 fully vaccinated)
--- 17.3% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#26. Marion County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,308 (252 new cases, +47% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,326 (4,881 total cases)
--- 17.6% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 332 (64 total deaths)
--- 19.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 48.2% (9,297 fully vaccinated)
--- 12.2% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#25. Nelson County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,335 (617 new cases, +14% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,343 (10,792 total cases)
--- 8.4% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 257 (119 total deaths)
--- 7.9% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 49.8% (23,042 fully vaccinated)
--- 9.3% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#24. Franklin County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,347 (687 new cases, +24% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,897 (9,636 total cases)
--- 12.2% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 233 (119 total deaths)
--- 16.5% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 59.3% (30,246 fully vaccinated)
--- 8.0% higher vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#23. Bullitt County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,358 (1,109 new cases, +36% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,388 (15,835 total cases)
--- 10.0% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 203 (166 total deaths)
--- 27.2% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 43.3% (35,385 fully vaccinated)
--- 21.1% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#22. Harrison County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,366 (258 new cases, +34% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,483 (4,435 total cases)
--- 9.1% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 302 (57 total deaths)
--- 8.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 48.6% (9,170 fully vaccinated)
--- 11.5% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#21. Woodford County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,377 (368 new cases, +22% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,981 (4,807 total cases)
--- 16.5% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 142 (38 total deaths)
--- 49.1% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 64.0% (17,118 fully vaccinated)
--- 16.6% higher vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#20. Pendleton County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,378 (201 new cases, +52% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,609 (2,715 total cases)
--- 13.6% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 212 (31 total deaths)
--- 24.0% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 42.4% (6,180 fully vaccinated)
--- 22.8% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#19. Spencer County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,385 (268 new cases, +75% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,823 (3,836 total cases)
--- 7.9% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 227 (44 total deaths)
--- 18.6% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 28.5% (5,516 fully vaccinated)
--- 48.1% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#18. Henry County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,420 (229 new cases, +31% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,971 (3,543 total cases)
--- 2.0% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 242 (39 total deaths)
--- 13.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 51.7% (8,343 fully vaccinated)
--- 5.8% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#17. Daviess County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,422 (1,443 new cases, +39% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,251 (22,587 total cases)
--- 3.3% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 317 (322 total deaths)
--- 13.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 52.2% (52,968 fully vaccinated)
--- 4.9% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#16. Muhlenberg County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,427 (437 new cases, +23% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,571 (7,218 total cases)
--- 9.5% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 333 (102 total deaths)
--- 19.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 49.3% (15,100 fully vaccinated)
--- 10.2% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#15. Oldham County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,490 (995 new cases, +17% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,367 (13,605 total cases)
--- 5.4% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 171 (114 total deaths)
--- 38.7% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 55.6% (37,135 fully vaccinated)
--- 1.3% higher vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#14. Hardin County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,492 (1,655 new cases, +55% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,216 (23,541 total cases)
--- 1.5% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 324 (360 total deaths)
--- 16.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 57.9% (64,228 fully vaccinated)
--- 5.5% higher vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#13. Gallatin County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,500 (133 new cases, +45% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,360 (1,717 total cases)
--- 10.1% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 496 (44 total deaths)
--- 77.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 39.6% (3,516 fully vaccinated)
--- 27.9% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#12. Jessamine County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,512 (818 new cases, +11% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,294 (10,982 total cases)
--- 5.8% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 213 (115 total deaths)
--- 23.7% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 51.7% (27,968 fully vaccinated)
--- 5.8% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#11. Kenton County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,532 (2,558 new cases, +22% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,752 (32,985 total cases)
--- 8.3% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 194 (324 total deaths)
--- 30.5% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 58.1% (96,974 fully vaccinated)
--- 5.8% higher vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#10. Greenup County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,561 (548 new cases, +30% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,471 (8,589 total cases)
--- 13.6% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 313 (110 total deaths)
--- 12.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 50.5% (17,721 fully vaccinated)
--- 8.0% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#9. Simpson County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,572 (292 new cases, +26% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,062 (4,283 total cases)
--- 7.1% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 398 (74 total deaths)
--- 42.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 48.3% (8,978 fully vaccinated)
--- 12.0% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#8. Carroll County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,580 (168 new cases, +110% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,419 (2,596 total cases)
--- 13.4% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 357 (38 total deaths)
--- 28.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 44.7% (4,756 fully vaccinated)
--- 18.6% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#7. Shelby County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,687 (827 new cases, +57% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,268 (9,446 total cases)
--- 10.5% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 269 (132 total deaths)
--- 3.6% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 45.2% (22,141 fully vaccinated)
--- 17.7% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#6. Boyd County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,691 (790 new cases, +20% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,699 (11,539 total cases)
--- 14.7% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 289 (135 total deaths)
--- 3.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 47.5% (22,176 fully vaccinated)
--- 13.5% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#5. Boone County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,706 (2,279 new cases, +29% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,281 (28,428 total cases)
--- 1.2% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 176 (235 total deaths)
--- 36.9% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 59.6% (79,571 fully vaccinated)
--- 8.6% higher vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#4. Campbell County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,708 (1,598 new cases, +22% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,939 (17,724 total cases)
--- 12.0% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 133 (124 total deaths)
--- 52.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 60.8% (56,873 fully vaccinated)
--- 10.7% higher vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#3. Warren County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,740 (2,313 new cases, +48% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,625 (32,725 total cases)
--- 14.4% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 233 (310 total deaths)
--- 16.5% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 37.0% (49,184 fully vaccinated)
--- 32.6% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#2. Jefferson County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,778 (13,630 new cases, -3% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,668 (166,140 total cases)
--- 0.6% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 246 (1,885 total deaths)
--- 11.8% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 61.5% (471,721 fully vaccinated)
--- 12.0% higher vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#1. Fayette County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,818 (5,876 new cases, +10% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,552 (69,645 total cases)
--- 0.1% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 151 (489 total deaths)
--- 45.9% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 63.9% (206,548 fully vaccinated)
--- 16.4% higher vaccination rate than Kentucky

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