Counties with the highest COVID-19 death rate in Kentucky

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September 23, 2021
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Counties with the highest COVID-19 death rate in Kentucky

As has been true throughout America’s COVID-19 history, every state—and every county therein—has its own COVID-19 story, driven by local policies and behaviors. The United States as of Sep. 22 had reached 681,222 COVID-19-related deaths and 42.5 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, and though breakthrough infections are continuing to be studied by the CDC and other health organizations, vaccines have reduced the rate of hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19.

Stacker compiled a list of the counties with highest 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 100k residents as of Sep. 20, 2021. Keep reading to see whether your county ranks among the highest COVID-19 death rates in your state.

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#50. Daviess County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 227 (230 total deaths)
--- 22.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #1,433 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 7.9 (8 new deaths, +60% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 14,941 (15,167 total cases)
--- 2.7% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 503 (511 new cases, -9% change from previous week)
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#49. Martin County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 232 (26 total deaths)
--- 25.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #1,398 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 35.7 (4 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 14,462 (1,619 total cases)
--- 0.6% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,233 (138 new cases, +41% change from previous week)
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#48. McCracken County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 235 (154 total deaths)
--- 27.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #1,360 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 16.8 (11 new deaths, +267% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 14,077 (9,209 total cases)
--- 3.2% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 459 (300 new cases, +19% change from previous week)
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#47. Todd County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 236 (29 total deaths)
--- 27.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #1,357 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 8.1 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 12,364 (1,520 total cases)
--- 15.0% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 415 (51 new cases, +9% change from previous week)
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#46. Webster County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 240 (31 total deaths)
--- 29.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #1,307 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 15.5 (2 new deaths, +100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,022 (2,203 total cases)
--- 17.1% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 726 (94 new cases, -4% change from previous week)
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#45. Pike County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 240 (139 total deaths)
--- 29.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #1,303 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 15.6 (9 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,150 (9,347 total cases)
--- 11.1% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 817 (473 new cases, -10% change from previous week)
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#44. Marshall County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 241 (75 total deaths)
--- 30.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #1,293 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 12.9 (4 new deaths, +100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 14,804 (4,604 total cases)
--- 1.8% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 611 (190 new cases, -4% change from previous week)
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#43. Floyd County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 244 (87 total deaths)
--- 31.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #1,268 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 2.8 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,278 (6,149 total cases)
--- 18.8% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,236 (440 new cases, +29% change from previous week)
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#42. Taylor County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 248 (64 total deaths)
--- 34.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #1,225 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 11.6 (3 new deaths, +50% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,766 (4,578 total cases)
--- 22.2% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 605 (156 new cases, -35% change from previous week)
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#41. Letcher County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 251 (54 total deaths)
--- 35.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #1,194 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 9.3 (2 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 14,689 (3,166 total cases)
--- 1.0% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 970 (209 new cases, +27% change from previous week)
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#40. Simpson County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 253 (47 total deaths)
--- 36.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #1,178 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: 15,200 (2,823 total cases)
--- 4.5% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 797 (148 new cases, +47% change from previous week)
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#39. Clay County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 261 (52 total deaths)
--- 41.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #1,104 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 5.0 (1 new deaths, -67% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,954 (4,767 total cases)
--- 64.7% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 789 (157 new cases, -46% change from previous week)
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#38. Wayne County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 261 (53 total deaths)
--- 41.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #1,103 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 9.8 (2 new deaths, +100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 13,087 (2,661 total cases)
--- 10.0% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 423 (86 new cases, +4% change from previous week)
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#37. Grayson County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 261 (69 total deaths)
--- 41.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #1,102 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 22.7 (6 new deaths, +200% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 14,587 (3,855 total cases)
--- 0.3% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 916 (242 new cases, -29% change from previous week)
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#36. Barren County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 262 (116 total deaths)
--- 41.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #1,092 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 11.3 (5 new deaths, +150% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 15,731 (6,961 total cases)
--- 8.2% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,035 (458 new cases, +3% change from previous week)
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#35. Muhlenberg County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 265 (81 total deaths)
--- 43.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #1,067 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 3.3 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 15,848 (4,853 total cases)
--- 9.0% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 761 (233 new cases, +10% change from previous week)
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#34. Boyle County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 266 (80 total deaths)
--- 43.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #1,060 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: 16,088 (4,836 total cases)
--- 10.6% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 735 (221 new cases, +1% change from previous week)
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#33. Fulton County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 268 (16 total deaths)
--- 44.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #1,043 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: 11,191 (668 total cases)
--- 23.0% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 369 (22 new cases, +10% change from previous week)
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#32. Mercer County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 269 (59 total deaths)
--- 45.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #1,030 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 9.1 (2 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,576 (3,855 total cases)
--- 20.9% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 825 (181 new cases, -2% change from previous week)
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#31. Ohio County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 271 (65 total deaths)
--- 46.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #1,012 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 16.7 (4 new deaths, +100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 15,721 (3,772 total cases)
--- 8.1% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 846 (203 new cases, +20% change from previous week)
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#30. Mason County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 275 (47 total deaths)
--- 48.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #985 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 5.9 (1 new deaths, -50% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 13,327 (2,275 total cases)
--- 8.4% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 574 (98 new cases, +118% change from previous week)
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#29. Allen County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 277 (59 total deaths)
--- 49.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #966 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 14.1 (3 new deaths, -62% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 15,707 (3,348 total cases)
--- 8.0% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 849 (181 new cases, -11% change from previous week)
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#28. Bell County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 277 (72 total deaths)
--- 49.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #963 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 11.5 (3 new deaths, +50% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,925 (5,187 total cases)
--- 37.0% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 980 (255 new cases, -18% change from previous week)
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#27. Logan County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 284 (77 total deaths)
--- 53.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #906 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: 16,748 (4,539 total cases)
--- 15.2% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 908 (246 new cases, +24% change from previous week)
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#26. Casey County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 285 (46 total deaths)
--- 54.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #897 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 18.6 (3 new deaths, +50% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 14,401 (2,327 total cases)
--- 1.0% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 644 (104 new cases, +5% change from previous week)
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#25. Russell County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 285 (51 total deaths)
--- 54.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #896 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 11.2 (2 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,359 (2,932 total cases)
--- 12.5% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,082 (194 new cases, -7% change from previous week)
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#24. Lyon County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 292 (24 total deaths)
--- 57.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #848 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 12.2 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,864 (1,795 total cases)
--- 50.4% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 195 (16 new cases, -54% change from previous week)
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#23. Menifee County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 293 (19 total deaths)
--- 58.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #840 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 30.8 (2 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 11,743 (762 total cases)
--- 19.2% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 817 (53 new cases, +71% change from previous week)
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#22. Lincoln County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 293 (72 total deaths)
--- 58.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #834 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 12.2 (3 new deaths, -40% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 14,510 (3,562 total cases)
--- 0.2% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 750 (184 new cases, +5% change from previous week)
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#21. Perry County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 295 (76 total deaths)
--- 59.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #816 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 15.5 (4 new deaths, +100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,885 (5,122 total cases)
--- 36.7% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,440 (371 new cases, -18% change from previous week)
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#20. Hart County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 305 (58 total deaths)
--- 64.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #747 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: 16,249 (3,093 total cases)
--- 11.7% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 988 (188 new cases, +13% change from previous week)
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#19. Graves County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 306 (114 total deaths)
--- 65.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #736 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 5.4 (2 new deaths, -50% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,923 (6,679 total cases)
--- 23.2% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 773 (288 new cases, -14% change from previous week)
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#18. Clinton County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 313 (32 total deaths)
--- 69.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #688 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: 17,029 (1,740 total cases)
--- 17.1% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 754 (77 new cases, +57% change from previous week)
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#17. Caldwell County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 322 (41 total deaths)
--- 74.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #637 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 47.1 (6 new deaths, +500% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 15,157 (1,932 total cases)
--- 4.2% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 596 (76 new cases, +55% change from previous week)
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#16. Jackson County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 323 (43 total deaths)
--- 74.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #631 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 7.5 (1 new deaths, -67% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,858 (2,247 total cases)
--- 15.9% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,005 (134 new cases, +7% change from previous week)
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#15. Adair County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 323 (62 total deaths)
--- 74.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #629 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 15.6 (3 new deaths, +200% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 13,993 (2,687 total cases)
--- 3.8% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 458 (88 new cases, -21% change from previous week)
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#14. Crittenden County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 341 (30 total deaths)
--- 84.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #533 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 22.7 (2 new deaths, +100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,765 (948 total cases)
--- 26.0% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 670 (59 new cases, +269% change from previous week)
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#13. Washington County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 347 (42 total deaths)
--- 87.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #508 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: 17,619 (2,131 total cases)
--- 21.2% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 595 (72 new cases, -21% change from previous week)
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#12. McLean County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 348 (32 total deaths)
--- 88.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #506 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 10.9 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 13,892 (1,279 total cases)
--- 4.5% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 597 (55 new cases, +34% change from previous week)
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#11. Metcalfe County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 357 (36 total deaths)
--- 93.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #450 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 9.9 (1 new deaths, -67% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,294 (1,641 total cases)
--- 12.0% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 993 (100 new cases, -13% change from previous week)
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#10. Livingston County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 359 (33 total deaths)
--- 94.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #444 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 43.5 (4 new deaths, +100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 12,693 (1,167 total cases)
--- 12.7% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 359 (33 new cases, +6% change from previous week)
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#9. Owsley County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 362 (16 total deaths)
--- 95.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #427 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: 18,301 (808 total cases)
--- 25.8% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 951 (42 new cases, -2% change from previous week)
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#8. Lewis County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 362 (48 total deaths)
--- 95.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #425 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: 15,699 (2,084 total cases)
--- 8.0% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 776 (103 new cases, +3% change from previous week)
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#7. Hickman County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 388 (17 total deaths)
--- 109.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #325 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 22.8 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 11,575 (507 total cases)
--- 20.4% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 434 (19 new cases, -14% change from previous week)
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#6. Harlan County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 388 (101 total deaths)
--- 109.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #320 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: 16,955 (4,410 total cases)
--- 16.6% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,153 (300 new cases, -2% change from previous week)
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#5. Lee County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 392 (29 total deaths)
--- 111.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #309 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 13.5 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,018 (1,630 total cases)
--- 51.4% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 919 (68 new cases, -8% change from previous week)
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#4. Gallatin County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 395 (35 total deaths)
--- 113.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #298 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: 12,087 (1,072 total cases)
--- 16.9% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 586 (52 new cases, -12% change from previous week)
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#3. Hopkins County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 396 (177 total deaths)
--- 114.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #296 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 26.9 (12 new deaths, +200% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 15,620 (6,980 total cases)
--- 7.4% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 678 (303 new cases, +2% change from previous week)
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#2. Monroe County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 460 (49 total deaths)
--- 148.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #142 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: 18,582 (1,979 total cases)
--- 27.8% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,230 (131 new cases, +5% change from previous week)
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#1. Robertson County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 712 (15 total deaths)
--- 284.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
--- #13 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: 14,089 (297 total cases)
--- 3.1% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 617 (13 new cases, +8% change from previous week)

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