Counties with highest COVID-19 infection rates in Kentucky

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September 22, 2021
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Counties with highest COVID-19 infection rates 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 Sep. 21 had reached678,353 COVID-19-related deaths and 42.4 million COVID-19 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University. As of Feb. 2, more Americans had been vaccinated for COVID-19 than had been infected. But as vaccination rates lagged over the summer, new surges of COVID-19 came. More than 80% of these cases by late July were caused by the Delta variant, which is more contagious than the original virus. This has resulted in growing rates of community transmission and—especially in counties with lower vaccination rates—increasing rates of hospitalization and death.

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 infection rate per 100k residents within the past week as of Sep. 20, 2021. Cumulative cases per 100k 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: 787 (211 new cases, -14% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 14,942 (4,004 total cases)
--- 2.8% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 175 (47 total deaths)
--- 5.4% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 37.7% (10,115 fully vaccinated)
--- 25.8% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#49. Clay County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 789 (157 new cases, -46% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,954 (4,767 total cases)
--- 64.7% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 261 (52 total deaths)
--- 41.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 35.2% (7,005 fully vaccinated)
--- 30.7% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#48. Simpson County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 797 (148 new cases, +47% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 15,200 (2,823 total cases)
--- 4.5% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 253 (47 total deaths)
--- 36.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 44.8% (8,321 fully vaccinated)
--- 11.8% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#47. Boyd County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 803 (375 new cases, +11% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 15,624 (7,299 total cases)
--- 7.4% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 186 (87 total deaths)
--- 0.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 37.9% (17,716 fully vaccinated)
--- 25.4% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#46. Grant County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 810 (203 new cases, +80% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 13,834 (3,468 total cases)
--- 4.9% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 104 (26 total deaths)
--- 43.8% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 43.8% (10,982 fully vaccinated)
--- 13.8% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#45. Menifee County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 817 (53 new cases, +71% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 11,743 (762 total cases)
--- 19.2% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 293 (19 total deaths)
--- 58.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 37.9% (2,459 fully vaccinated)
--- 25.4% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#44. Pike County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 817 (473 new cases, -10% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,150 (9,347 total cases)
--- 11.1% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 240 (139 total deaths)
--- 29.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 43.2% (25,004 fully vaccinated)
--- 15.0% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#43. Mercer County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 825 (181 new cases, -2% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,576 (3,855 total cases)
--- 20.9% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 269 (59 total deaths)
--- 45.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 48.6% (10,654 fully vaccinated)
--- 4.3% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#42. Estill County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 837 (118 new cases, +44% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 12,980 (1,831 total cases)
--- 10.7% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 85 (12 total deaths)
--- 54.1% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 42.0% (5,931 fully vaccinated)
--- 17.3% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#41. Ohio County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 846 (203 new cases, +20% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 15,721 (3,772 total cases)
--- 8.1% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 271 (65 total deaths)
--- 46.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 33.1% (7,951 fully vaccinated)
--- 34.8% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#40. Bourbon County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 849 (168 new cases, -2% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 13,741 (2,719 total cases)
--- 5.5% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 111 (22 total deaths)
--- 40.0% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 48.8% (9,647 fully vaccinated)
--- 3.9% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#39. Allen County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 849 (181 new cases, -11% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 15,707 (3,348 total cases)
--- 8.0% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 277 (59 total deaths)
--- 49.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 35.5% (7,572 fully vaccinated)
--- 30.1% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#38. Laurel County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 863 (525 new cases, -8% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,831 (12,060 total cases)
--- 36.4% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 143 (87 total deaths)
--- 22.7% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 34.3% (20,830 fully vaccinated)
--- 32.5% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#37. Butler County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 870 (112 new cases, -12% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,189 (2,085 total cases)
--- 11.3% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 225 (29 total deaths)
--- 21.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 39.1% (5,036 fully vaccinated)
--- 23.0% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#36. Warren County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 888 (1,180 new cases, +22% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,396 (23,118 total cases)
--- 19.6% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 163 (217 total deaths)
--- 11.9% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 40.3% (53,503 fully vaccinated)
--- 20.7% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#35. Breathitt County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 895 (113 new cases, -18% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 13,800 (1,743 total cases)
--- 5.1% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 127 (16 total deaths)
--- 31.4% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 39.8% (5,028 fully vaccinated)
--- 21.7% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#34. Logan County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 908 (246 new cases, +24% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,748 (4,539 total cases)
--- 15.2% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 284 (77 total deaths)
--- 53.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 43.5% (11,799 fully vaccinated)
--- 14.4% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#33. Grayson County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 916 (242 new cases, -29% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 14,587 (3,855 total cases)
--- 0.3% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 261 (69 total deaths)
--- 41.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 41.3% (10,907 fully vaccinated)
--- 18.7% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#32. Lee County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 919 (68 new cases, -8% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,018 (1,630 total cases)
--- 51.4% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 392 (29 total deaths)
--- 111.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 40.4% (2,988 fully vaccinated)
--- 20.5% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#31. McCreary County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 934 (161 new cases, +24% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,163 (2,785 total cases)
--- 11.1% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 215 (37 total deaths)
--- 16.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 34.8% (5,993 fully vaccinated)
--- 31.5% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#30. Green County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 941 (103 new cases, +41% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,046 (1,865 total cases)
--- 17.2% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 174 (19 total deaths)
--- 5.9% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 35.9% (3,928 fully vaccinated)
--- 29.3% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#29. Marion County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 944 (182 new cases, -7% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,119 (3,492 total cases)
--- 24.6% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 208 (40 total deaths)
--- 12.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 45.3% (8,735 fully vaccinated)
--- 10.8% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#28. Owsley County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 951 (42 new cases, -2% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,301 (808 total cases)
--- 25.8% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 362 (16 total deaths)
--- 95.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 36.7% (1,620 fully vaccinated)
--- 27.8% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#27. Edmonson County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 955 (116 new cases, +68% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 11,128 (1,352 total cases)
--- 23.5% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 214 (26 total deaths)
--- 15.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 32.3% (3,927 fully vaccinated)
--- 36.4% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#26. Jessamine County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 965 (522 new cases, +60% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 12,919 (6,991 total cases)
--- 11.2% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 152 (82 total deaths)
--- 17.8% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 48.5% (26,270 fully vaccinated)
--- 4.5% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#25. Letcher County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 970 (209 new cases, +27% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 14,689 (3,166 total cases)
--- 1.0% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 251 (54 total deaths)
--- 35.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 43.9% (9,463 fully vaccinated)
--- 13.6% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#24. Bell County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 980 (255 new cases, -18% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,925 (5,187 total cases)
--- 37.0% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 277 (72 total deaths)
--- 49.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 38.3% (9,974 fully vaccinated)
--- 24.6% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#23. Hart County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 988 (188 new cases, +13% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,249 (3,093 total cases)
--- 11.7% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 305 (58 total deaths)
--- 64.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 29.3% (5,580 fully vaccinated)
--- 42.3% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#22. Metcalfe County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 993 (100 new cases, -13% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,294 (1,641 total cases)
--- 12.0% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 357 (36 total deaths)
--- 93.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 32.1% (3,237 fully vaccinated)
--- 36.8% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#21. Greenup County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,000 (351 new cases, +31% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 15,636 (5,488 total cases)
--- 7.5% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 194 (68 total deaths)
--- 4.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 41.6% (14,595 fully vaccinated)
--- 18.1% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#20. Magoffin County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,003 (122 new cases, +21% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 14,949 (1,818 total cases)
--- 2.8% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 148 (18 total deaths)
--- 20.0% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 40.1% (4,873 fully vaccinated)
--- 21.1% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#19. Jackson County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,005 (134 new cases, +7% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,858 (2,247 total cases)
--- 15.9% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 323 (43 total deaths)
--- 74.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 28.1% (3,749 fully vaccinated)
--- 44.7% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#18. Garrard County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,013 (179 new cases, +21% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 13,195 (2,331 total cases)
--- 9.3% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 221 (39 total deaths)
--- 19.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 41.5% (7,338 fully vaccinated)
--- 18.3% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#17. Harrison County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,017 (192 new cases, +8% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 14,407 (2,721 total cases)
--- 0.9% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 154 (29 total deaths)
--- 16.8% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 41.2% (7,775 fully vaccinated)
--- 18.9% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#16. Johnson County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,028 (228 new cases, +9% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 14,913 (3,309 total cases)
--- 2.6% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 180 (40 total deaths)
--- 2.7% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 39.6% (8,791 fully vaccinated)
--- 22.0% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#15. Barren County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,035 (458 new cases, +3% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 15,731 (6,961 total cases)
--- 8.2% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 262 (116 total deaths)
--- 41.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 38.6% (17,099 fully vaccinated)
--- 24.0% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#14. Madison County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,045 (972 new cases, +59% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 14,739 (13,705 total cases)
--- 1.4% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 134 (125 total deaths)
--- 27.6% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 43.2% (40,137 fully vaccinated)
--- 15.0% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#13. Russell County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,082 (194 new cases, -7% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,359 (2,932 total cases)
--- 12.5% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 285 (51 total deaths)
--- 54.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 39.4% (7,053 fully vaccinated)
--- 22.4% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#12. Harlan County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,153 (300 new cases, -2% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,955 (4,410 total cases)
--- 16.6% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 388 (101 total deaths)
--- 109.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 36.5% (9,502 fully vaccinated)
--- 28.1% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#11. Knott County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,168 (173 new cases, +20% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 13,609 (2,015 total cases)
--- 6.4% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 196 (29 total deaths)
--- 5.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 39.4% (5,828 fully vaccinated)
--- 22.4% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#10. Monroe County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,230 (131 new cases, +5% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,582 (1,979 total cases)
--- 27.8% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 460 (49 total deaths)
--- 148.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 37.7% (4,020 fully vaccinated)
--- 25.8% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#9. Martin County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,233 (138 new cases, +41% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 14,462 (1,619 total cases)
--- 0.6% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 232 (26 total deaths)
--- 25.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 43.2% (4,835 fully vaccinated)
--- 15.0% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#8. Floyd County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,236 (440 new cases, +29% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,278 (6,149 total cases)
--- 18.8% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 244 (87 total deaths)
--- 31.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 46.4% (16,531 fully vaccinated)
--- 8.7% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#7. Wolfe County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,244 (89 new cases, +16% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 14,126 (1,011 total cases)
--- 2.9% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 112 (8 total deaths)
--- 39.5% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 43.1% (3,085 fully vaccinated)
--- 15.2% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#6. Whitley County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,368 (496 new cases, +3% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,642 (7,123 total cases)
--- 35.1% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 185 (67 total deaths)
--- 0.0% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 36.5% (13,230 fully vaccinated)
--- 28.1% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#5. Leslie County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,377 (136 new cases, -9% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,224 (1,800 total cases)
--- 25.3% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 121 (12 total deaths)
--- 34.6% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 40.9% (4,036 fully vaccinated)
--- 19.5% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#4. Perry County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,440 (371 new cases, -18% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,885 (5,122 total cases)
--- 36.7% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 295 (76 total deaths)
--- 59.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 50.2% (12,932 fully vaccinated)
--- 1.2% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#3. Powell County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,521 (188 new cases, +32% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,291 (2,137 total cases)
--- 18.9% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 121 (15 total deaths)
--- 34.6% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 44.6% (5,517 fully vaccinated)
--- 12.2% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#2. Rockcastle County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,575 (263 new cases, +23% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,214 (2,707 total cases)
--- 11.5% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 150 (25 total deaths)
--- 18.9% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 30.9% (5,160 fully vaccinated)
--- 39.2% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
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#1. Knox County, KY

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,715 (534 new cases, +35% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,019 (6,235 total cases)
--- 37.7% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 157 (49 total deaths)
--- 15.1% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 29.7% (9,236 fully vaccinated)
--- 41.5% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky

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