Counties with the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate in Kentucky

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July 3, 2022
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Counties with the highest COVID-19 vaccination 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.

The United States as of Jul. 1 reached over 1 million COVID-19-related deaths and nearly 87.6 million COVID-19 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University. Currently, 66.9% of the population is fully vaccinated, and 47.8% of vaccinated people have received booster doses.

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 and Covid Act Now. Counties are ranked by the highest vaccination rate as of Jun. 30, 2022. Due to inconsistencies in reporting, some counties do not have vaccination data available. Keep reading to see whether your county ranks among the highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in your state.

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#50. Simpson County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 51.1% (9,492 fully vaccinated)
--- 11.6% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 512 (95 total deaths)
--- 41.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,865 (5,918 total cases)
--- 1.7% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
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#49. Logan County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 51.3% (13,904 fully vaccinated)
--- 11.2% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 472 (128 total deaths)
--- 30.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,721 (8,597 total cases)
--- 1.2% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
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#48. McLean County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 51.4% (4,733 fully vaccinated)
--- 11.1% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 587 (54 total deaths)
--- 62.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,369 (2,704 total cases)
--- 6.3% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
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#47. Mason County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 51.4% (8,771 fully vaccinated)
--- 11.1% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 633 (108 total deaths)
--- 74.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,767 (5,252 total cases)
--- 1.8% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
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#46. Magoffin County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 51.5% (6,261 fully vaccinated)
--- 10.9% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 428 (52 total deaths)
--- 18.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 33,542 (4,079 total cases)
--- 7.1% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
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#45. Muhlenberg County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 51.5% (15,771 fully vaccinated)
--- 10.9% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 402 (123 total deaths)
--- 11.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 34,527 (10,573 total cases)
--- 10.2% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
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#44. Washington County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 51.6% (6,235 fully vaccinated)
--- 10.7% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 513 (62 total deaths)
--- 41.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 33,857 (4,095 total cases)
--- 8.1% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
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#43. Grayson County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 51.8% (13,700 fully vaccinated)
--- 10.4% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 511 (135 total deaths)
--- 41.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,233 (8,254 total cases)
--- 0.3% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
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#42. Henderson County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 51.9% (23,480 fully vaccinated)
--- 10.2% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 383 (173 total deaths)
--- 5.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,712 (14,337 total cases)
--- 1.2% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
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#41. Fleming County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 52.1% (7,603 fully vaccinated)
--- 9.9% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 425 (62 total deaths)
--- 17.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,283 (4,124 total cases)
--- 9.7% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
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#40. Hopkins County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 52.2% (23,337 fully vaccinated)
--- 9.7% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 575 (257 total deaths)
--- 58.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 34,319 (15,336 total cases)
--- 9.5% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
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#39. Estill County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 52.3% (7,373 fully vaccinated)
--- 9.5% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 369 (52 total deaths)
--- 1.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,718 (4,192 total cases)
--- 5.2% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
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#38. Rowan County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 52.6% (12,878 fully vaccinated)
--- 9.0% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 286 (70 total deaths)
--- 21.0% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,868 (7,061 total cases)
--- 7.9% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
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#37. Leslie County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 52.7% (5,209 fully vaccinated)
--- 8.8% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 496 (49 total deaths)
--- 37.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 39,000 (3,852 total cases)
--- 24.5% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
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#36. Caldwell County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 52.7% (6,714 fully vaccinated)
--- 8.8% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 486 (62 total deaths)
--- 34.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 33,663 (4,291 total cases)
--- 7.4% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
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#35. Nelson County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 52.7% (24,370 fully vaccinated)
--- 8.8% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 340 (157 total deaths)
--- 6.1% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 32,639 (15,090 total cases)
--- 4.2% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
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#34. Breathitt County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 53.0% (6,688 fully vaccinated)
--- 8.3% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 428 (54 total deaths)
--- 18.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,694 (4,003 total cases)
--- 1.2% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
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#33. Greenup County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 53.0% (18,588 fully vaccinated)
--- 8.3% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 425 (149 total deaths)
--- 17.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 36,182 (12,699 total cases)
--- 15.5% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
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#32. Powell County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 53.2% (6,577 fully vaccinated)
--- 8.0% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 364 (45 total deaths)
--- 0.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 39,631 (4,898 total cases)
--- 26.5% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
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#31. Pike County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 53.2% (30,766 fully vaccinated)
--- 8.0% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 548 (317 total deaths)
--- 51.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 34,441 (19,933 total cases)
--- 9.9% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
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#30. Nicholas County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 53.3% (3,878 fully vaccinated)
--- 7.8% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 440 (32 total deaths)
--- 21.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,830 (2,241 total cases)
--- 1.6% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
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#29. Letcher County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 53.5% (11,531 fully vaccinated)
--- 7.4% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 552 (119 total deaths)
--- 52.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 34,097 (7,349 total cases)
--- 8.8% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
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#28. Marshall County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 54.1% (16,814 fully vaccinated)
--- 6.4% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 370 (115 total deaths)
--- 2.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,823 (8,653 total cases)
--- 11.2% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
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#27. Wolfe County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 54.2% (3,881 fully vaccinated)
--- 6.2% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 405 (29 total deaths)
--- 11.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 37,069 (2,653 total cases)
--- 18.3% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
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#26. Henry County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 54.2% (8,736 fully vaccinated)
--- 6.2% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 329 (53 total deaths)
--- 9.1% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 32,364 (5,219 total cases)
--- 3.3% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
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#25. Jessamine County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 54.3% (29,398 fully vaccinated)
--- 6.1% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 268 (145 total deaths)
--- 26.0% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,376 (15,897 total cases)
--- 6.2% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
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#24. Bath County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 54.4% (6,795 fully vaccinated)
--- 5.9% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 392 (49 total deaths)
--- 8.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,744 (3,343 total cases)
--- 14.6% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
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#23. Martin County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 54.6% (6,111 fully vaccinated)
--- 5.5% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 438 (49 total deaths)
--- 21.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,406 (3,404 total cases)
--- 3.0% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
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#22. Daviess County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 54.6% (55,441 fully vaccinated)
--- 5.5% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 387 (393 total deaths)
--- 6.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,473 (31,949 total cases)
--- 0.4% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
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#21. Mercer County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 55.0% (12,066 fully vaccinated)
--- 4.8% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 488 (107 total deaths)
--- 34.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 34,870 (7,648 total cases)
--- 11.3% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
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#20. Clark County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 55.1% (19,995 fully vaccinated)
--- 4.7% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 199 (72 total deaths)
--- 45.0% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,244 (11,330 total cases)
--- 0.3% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
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#19. Anderson County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 55.8% (12,693 fully vaccinated)
--- 3.5% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 312 (71 total deaths)
--- 13.8% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,334 (6,900 total cases)
--- 3.2% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
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#18. Scott County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 56.2% (32,030 fully vaccinated)
--- 2.8% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 198 (113 total deaths)
--- 45.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 33,070 (18,851 total cases)
--- 5.5% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
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#17. McCracken County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 56.3% (36,829 fully vaccinated)
--- 2.6% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 420 (275 total deaths)
--- 16.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,465 (20,584 total cases)
--- 0.4% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
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#16. Boyle County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 57.5% (17,273 fully vaccinated)
--- 0.5% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 452 (136 total deaths)
--- 24.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,675 (9,221 total cases)
--- 2.1% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
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#15. Floyd County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 57.5% (20,456 fully vaccinated)
--- 0.5% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 621 (221 total deaths)
--- 71.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 36,163 (12,870 total cases)
--- 15.4% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
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#14. Oldham County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 57.8% (38,634 fully vaccinated)
--- 0.0% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 217 (145 total deaths)
--- 40.1% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,032 (19,393 total cases)
--- 7.3% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
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#13. Bourbon County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 58.4% (11,566 fully vaccinated)
--- 1.0% higher vaccination rate than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 308 (61 total deaths)
--- 14.9% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,565 (6,246 total cases)
--- 0.7% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
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#12. Lyon County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 58.6% (4,814 fully vaccinated)
--- 1.4% higher vaccination rate than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 438 (36 total deaths)
--- 21.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 36,492 (2,996 total cases)
--- 16.5% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
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#11. Fulton County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 59.5% (3,552 fully vaccinated)
--- 2.9% higher vaccination rate than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 553 (33 total deaths)
--- 52.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,891 (1,247 total cases)
--- 33.3% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
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#10. Hancock County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 59.8% (5,213 fully vaccinated)
--- 3.5% higher vaccination rate than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 287 (25 total deaths)
--- 20.7% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,408 (2,565 total cases)
--- 6.1% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
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#9. Kenton County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 61.1% (102,084 fully vaccinated)
--- 5.7% higher vaccination rate than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 259 (433 total deaths)
--- 28.5% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,695 (44,580 total cases)
--- 14.8% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
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#8. Franklin County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 62.0% (31,606 fully vaccinated)
--- 7.3% higher vaccination rate than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 312 (159 total deaths)
--- 13.8% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,717 (14,643 total cases)
--- 8.3% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
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#7. Perry County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 62.7% (16,139 fully vaccinated)
--- 8.5% higher vaccination rate than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 714 (184 total deaths)
--- 97.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 44,604 (11,489 total cases)
--- 42.4% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
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#6. Boone County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 62.8% (83,884 fully vaccinated)
--- 8.7% higher vaccination rate than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 228 (304 total deaths)
--- 37.0% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,237 (39,055 total cases)
--- 6.7% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
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#5. Hardin County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 63.5% (70,467 fully vaccinated)
--- 9.9% higher vaccination rate than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 401 (445 total deaths)
--- 10.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,955 (34,347 total cases)
--- 1.2% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
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#4. Campbell County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 64.4% (60,306 fully vaccinated)
--- 11.4% higher vaccination rate than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 199 (186 total deaths)
--- 45.0% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,223 (24,541 total cases)
--- 16.3% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
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#3. Jefferson County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 64.6% (495,708 fully vaccinated)
--- 11.8% higher vaccination rate than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 314 (2,409 total deaths)
--- 13.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,375 (240,569 total cases)
--- 0.1% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
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#2. Woodford County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 66.7% (17,829 fully vaccinated)
--- 15.4% higher vaccination rate than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 198 (53 total deaths)
--- 45.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,878 (7,453 total cases)
--- 11.0% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
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#1. Fayette County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 67.3% (217,495 fully vaccinated)
--- 16.4% higher vaccination rate than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 193 (625 total deaths)
--- 46.7% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,470 (101,697 total cases)
--- 0.4% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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