COVID-19 pandemic in Kentucky

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COVID-19 pandemic in Kentucky
Kentucky National Guard (49678011562).jpg
Members of the Kentucky National Guard assist in providing medical supplies
COVID-19 rolling 14day Prevalence in Kentucky by county.svg
Map of the outbreak in Kentucky by confirmed new infections per 100,000 people (14 days preceding November 23)
  500+ confirmed new cases
  200–500 confirmed new cases
  100–200 confirmed new cases
  50–100 confirmed new cases
  20–50 confirmed new cases
  10–20 confirmed new cases
  0–10 confirmed new cases
  No confirmed new cases or no data
COVID-19 Prevalence in Kentucky by county.svg
Map of the outbreak in Kentucky by confirmed total infections per 100,000 people (as of November 23)
  3,000+ confirmed infected
  1,000–3,000 confirmed infected
  300–1,000 confirmed infected
  100–300 confirmed infected
  30–100 confirmed infected
  0–30 confirmed infected
  No confirmed infected or no data
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationKentucky, U.S.
Index caseLexington
Arrival dateMarch 6, 2020
Confirmed cases49,991
Suspected cases4,494
Hospitalized cases589 (current)
4,652 (cumulative)
Critical cases138 (current)
1,396 (cumulative)
Recovered10,463
Deaths
966
Government website
govstatus.egov.com/kycovid19
Suspected cases have not been confirmed by laboratory tests as being due to this strain, although some other strains may have been ruled out.

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached the U.S. state of Kentucky on March 6, 2020, when Governor Andy Beshear's office announced the first confirmed case in Cynthiana and declared a state of emergency to ensure all entities have the necessary response resources. As of September 2, 49,991 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed, with 966 deaths.

The Kentucky government announced a series of restrictions and recommendations in order to help curb the spread of the disease. Schools, universities, and a range of businesses were broadly closed to the public. Public sporting events were closed or postponed, including the 2020 Kentucky Derby.

A range of initiatives was put into place, many by executive order, including broader leeway for pharmacists, relaxing of standards for unemployment insurance, extensions of Kentucky drivers licenses, the curtailing of non-essential police services in some areas, and moratoriums on evictions and utility shut-offs.[1]

Prevalence[edit]

COVID-19 cases in Kentucky, United States  ()
     Deaths        Recoveries        Active cases

Mar Mar Apr Apr May May Jun Jun Jul Jul Aug Aug Sep Sep Oct Oct Nov Nov Last 15 days Last 15 days

Date
# of cases
# of deaths
2020-03-07 1(n.a.)
2020-03-08
4(+3)
2020-03-09
6(+2)
2020-03-10
8(+2)
2020-03-11
8(=)
2020-03-12
11(+3)
2020-03-13
14(+3)
2020-03-14
16(+2)
2020-03-15
20(+4)
2020-03-16
22(+2) 1(n.a.)
2020-03-17
26(+4) 1(=)
2020-03-18
35(+9) 1(=)
2020-03-19
40(+5) 1(=)
2020-03-20
48(+8) 2(+1)
2020-03-21
54(+6) 3(+1)
2020-03-22
99(+45) 3(=)
2020-03-23
124(+25) 4(+1)
2020-03-24
157(+33) 4(=)
2020-03-25
198(+41) 5(+1)
2020-03-26
248(+50) 6(+1)
2020-03-27
302(+54) 8(+2)
2020-03-28
394(+92) 9(+1)
2020-03-29
439(+45) 9(=)
2020-03-30
480(+41) 11(+2)
2020-03-31
594(+114) 18(+7)
2020-04-01
670(+76) 20(+2)
2020-04-02
770(+100) 31(+11)
2020-04-03
831(+61) 37(+6)
2020-04-04
917(+86) 40(+3)
2020-04-05
955(+38) 45(+5)
2020-04-06
1,008(+53) 59(+14)
2020-04-07
1,149(+141) 65(+6)
2020-04-08
1,346(+197) 73(+8)
2020-04-09
1,452(+106) 79(+6)
2020-04-10
1,693(+241) 90(+11)
2020-04-11
1,840(+147) 94(+4)
2020-04-12
1,963(+123) 97(+3)
2020-04-13
2,048(+85) 104(+7)
2020-04-14
2,210(+162) 115(+11)
2020-04-15
2,291(+81) 122(+7)
2020-04-16
2,429(+138) 129(+7)
2020-04-17
2,522(+93) 137(+8)
2020-04-18
2,707(+185) 144(+7)
2020-04-19
2,960(+253) 148(+4)
2020-04-20
3,050(+90) 154(+6)
2020-04-21
3,192(+142) 171(+17)
2020-04-22
3,373(+181) 185(+14)
2020-04-23
3,481(+108) 191(+6)
2020-04-24
3,779(+298) 200(+9)
2020-04-25
3,905(+126) 205(+5)
2020-04-26
4,074(+169) 208(+3)
2020-04-27
4,146(+72) 213(+5)
2020-04-28
4,375(+229) 224(+11)
2020-04-29
4,539(+164) 235(+11)
2020-04-30
4,708(+169) 240(+5)
2020-05-01
4,879(+171) 248(+8)
2020-05-02
5,052(+173) 253(+5)
2020-05-03
5,130(+78) 253(=)
2020-05-04
5,245(+115) 261(+8)
2020-05-05
5,822(+577) 275(+14)
2020-05-06
5,934(+112) 283(+8)
2020-05-07
6,128(+194) 294(+11)
2020-05-08
6,288(+160) 298(+4)
2020-05-09
6,440(+152) 304(+6)
2020-05-10
6,576(+136) 307(+3)
2020-05-11
6,677(+101) 311(+4)
2020-05-12
6,853(+176) 321(+10)
2020-05-13
7,080(+227) 326(+5)
2020-05-14
7,225(+145) 328(+2)
2020-05-15
7,444(+219) 332(+4)
2020-05-16
7,688(+244) 334(+2)
2020-05-17
7,810(+122) 337(+3)
2020-05-18
7,935(+125) 346(+9)
2020-05-19
8,069(+134) 366(+20)
2020-05-20
8,167(+98) 376(+10)
2020-05-21
8,286(+119) 386(+10)
2020-05-22
8,426(+140) 391(+5)
2020-05-23
8,571(+145) 391(=)
2020-05-24
8,712(+141) 391(=)
2020-05-25
8,834(+122) 391(=)
2020-05-26
8,951(+117) 394(+3)
2020-05-27
9,077(+126) 400(+6)
2020-05-28
9,184(+107) 409(+9)
2020-05-29
9,464(+280) 418(+9)
2020-05-30
9,704(+240) 431(+13)
2020-05-31
9,875(+171) 435(+4)
2020-06-01
10,046(+171) 439(+4)
2020-06-02
10,185(+139) 442(+3)
2020-06-03
10,410(+225) 450(+8)
2020-06-04
10,705(+295) 458(+8)
2020-06-05
10,977(+272) 466(+8)
2020-06-06
11,287(+310) 470(+4)
2020-06-07
11,356(+69) 471(+1)
2020-06-08
11,476(+120) 472(+1)
2020-06-09
11,708(+232) 477(+5)
2020-06-10
11,883(+175) 484(+7)
2020-06-11
11,945(+62) 493(+9)
2020-06-12
12,166(+221) 497(+4)
2020-06-13
12,445(+279) 499(+2)
2020-06-14
12,529(+84) 500(+1)
2020-06-15
12,647(+118) 505(+5)
2020-06-16
12,829(+182) 512(+7)
2020-06-17
12,995(+166) 518(+6)
2020-06-18
13,197(+202) 521(+3)
2020-06-19
13,454(+257) 522(+1)
2020-06-20
13,630(+176) 524(+2)
2020-06-21
13,750(+120) 526(+2)
2020-06-22
13,839(+89) 526(=)
2020-06-23
14,141(+302) 537(+11)
2020-06-24
14,363(+222) 538(+1)
2020-06-25
14,617(+254) 546(+8)
2020-06-26
14,859(+242) 553(+7)
2020-06-27
15,167(+308) 554(+1)
2020-06-28
15,232(+65) 558(+4)
2020-06-29
15,347(+115) 560(+2)
2020-06-30
15,624(+277) 565(+5)
2020-07-01
15,842(+218) 572(+7)
2020-07-02
16,079(+237) 581(+9)
2020-07-03
16,376(+297) 585(+4)
2020-07-04
16,376(=) 585(=)
2020-07-05
16,884(+508) 585(=)
2020-07-06
17,152(+268) 593(+8)
2020-07-07
17,519(+367) 602(+9)
2020-07-08
17,919(+400) 608(+6)
2020-07-09
18,245(+326) 612(+4)
2020-07-10
18,670(+425) 620(+8)
2020-07-11
19,121(+451) 622(+2)
2020-07-12
19,389(+268) 625(+3)
2020-07-13
19,653(+264) 629(+4)
2020-07-14
20,223(+570) 635(+6)
2020-07-15
20,677(+454) 645(+10)
2020-07-16
21,083(+406) 650(+5)
2020-07-17
21,605(+522) 658(+8)
2020-07-18
22,184(+579) 667(+9)
2020-07-19
23,161(+977) 670(+3)
2020-07-20
23,414(+253) 671(+1)
2020-07-21
24,060(+646) 674(+3)
2020-07-22
24,540(+480) 677(+3)
2020-07-23
25,147(+607) 684(+7)
2020-07-24
25,931(+784) 691(+7)
2020-07-25
26,764(+833) 696(+5)
2020-07-26
27,079(+315) 700(+4)
2020-07-27
27,601(+522) 709(+9)
2020-07-28
28,126(+525) 719(+10)
2020-07-29
28,727(+601) 724(+5)
2020-07-30
29,386(+659) 731(+7)
2020-07-31
30,151(+765) 735(+4)
2020-08-01
30,723(+572) 740(+5)
2020-08-02
31,185(+462) 742(+2)
2020-08-03
31,508(+323) 744(+2)
2020-08-04
32,197(+689) 751(+7)
2020-08-05
32,741(+544) 752(+1)
2020-08-06
33,254(+513) 760(+8)
2020-08-07
33,796(+542) 764(+4)
2020-08-08
34,578(+782) 772(+8)
2020-08-09
34,982(+404) 773(+1)
2020-08-10
35,254(+272) 775(+2)
2020-08-11
35,793(+539) 783(+8)
2020-08-12
36,945(+1,152) 790(+7)
2020-08-13
37,686(+741) 796(+6)
2020-08-14
38,298(+612) 804(+8)
2020-08-15
38,930(+632) 810(+6)
2020-08-16
39,315(+385) 813(+3)
2020-08-17
39,691(+376) 818(+5)
2020-08-18
40,299(+608) 830(+12)
2020-08-19
40,926(+627) 842(+12)
2020-08-20
41,626(+700) 856(+14)
2020-08-21
42,265(+639) 864(+8)
2020-08-22
43,066(+801) 872(+8)
2020-08-23
43,529(+463) 881(+9)
2020-08-24
43,899(+370) 885(+4)
2020-08-25
44,568(+669) 895(+10)
2020-08-26
45,230(+662) 902(+7)
2020-08-27
45,978(+748) 910(+8)
2020-08-28
46,757(+779) 918(+8)
2020-08-29
47,577(+820) 921(+3)
2020-08-30
48,032(+455) 930(+9)
2020-08-31
48,396(+364) 933(+3)
2020-09-01
49,185(+789) 948(+15)
2020-09-02
49,991(+806) 966(+18)
2020-09-03
50,885(+894) 976(+10)
2020-09-04
51,677(+792) 987(+11)
2020-09-05
52,464(+787) 993(+6)
2020-09-06
52,774(+310) 996(+3)
2020-09-07
53,064(+290) 996(=)
2020-09-08
53,319(+255) 997(+1)
2020-09-09
53,977(+658) 1,013(+16)
2020-09-10
54,772(+795) 1,035(+22)
2020-09-11
55,704(+932) 1,044(+9)
2020-09-12
56,415(+711) 1,057(+13)
2020-09-13
56,945(+530) 1,060(+3)
2020-09-14
57,282(+337) 1,065(+5)
2020-09-15
58,000(+718) 1,074(+9)
2020-09-16
58,764(+764) 1,082(+8)
2020-09-17
59,370(+606) 1,093(+11)
2020-09-18
60,128(+758) 1,101(+8)
2020-09-19
61,106(+978) 1,108(+7)
2020-09-20
61,542(+436) 1,111(+3)
2020-09-21
61,917(+375) 1,112(+1)
2020-09-22
62,731(+814) 1,119(+7)
2020-09-23
63,517(+786) 1,124(+5)
2020-09-24
64,148(+631) 1,137(+13)
2020-09-25
65,066(+918) 1,149(+12)
2020-09-26
66,036(+970) 1,154(+5)
2020-09-27
66,491(+455) 1,157(+3)
2020-09-28
66,939(+448) 1,162(+5)
2020-09-29
67,856(+917) 1,170(+8)
2020-09-30
68,840(+984) 1,174(+4)
2020-10-01
69,728(+888) 1,191(+17)
2020-10-02
70,727(+999) 1,197(+6)
2020-10-03
72,001(+1,274) 1,205(+8)
2020-10-04
72,617(+616) 1,209(+4)
2020-10-05
73,158(+541) 1,214(+5)
2020-10-06
74,194(+1,036) 1,218(+4)
2020-10-07
76,587(+2,393) 1,223(+5)
2020-10-08
77,455(+868) 1,234(+11)
2020-10-09
78,456(+1,001) 1,242(+8)
2020-10-10
79,445(+989) 1,249(+7)
2020-10-11
80,292(+847) 1,252(+3)
2020-10-12
80,930(+638) 1,255(+3)
2020-10-13
81,691(+761) 1,269(+14)
2020-10-14
83,013(+1,322) 1,276(+7)
2020-10-15
84,195(+1,182) 1,296(+20)
2020-10-16
85,506(+1,311) 1,300(+4)
2020-10-17
86,797(+1,291) 1,312(+12)
2020-10-18
87,607(+810) 1,317(+5)
2020-10-19
88,247(+640) 1,326(+9)
2020-10-20
89,544(+1,297) 1,342(+16)
2020-10-21
90,996(+1,452) 1,363(+21)
2020-10-22
92,299(+1,303) 1,380(+17)
2020-10-23
93,748(+1,449) 1,396(+16)
2020-10-24
95,480(+1,732) 1,404(+8)
2020-10-25
96,942(+1,462) 1,407(+3)
2020-10-26
97,866(+924) 1,410(+3)
2020-10-27
99,637(+1,771) 1,428(+18)
2020-10-28
101,494(+1,857) 1,442(+14)
2020-10-29
103,305(+1,811) 1,461(+19)
2020-10-30
105,242(+1,937) 1,476(+15)
2020-10-31
107,219(+1,977) 1,485(+9)
2020-11-01
108,642(+1,423) 1,489(+4)
2020-11-02
109,670(+1,028) 1,492(+3)
2020-11-03
111,379(+1,709) 1,503(+11)
2020-11-04
113,009(+1,630) 1,514(+11)
2020-11-05
115,277(+2,268) 1,534(+20)
2020-11-06
117,505(+2,228) 1,544(+10)
2020-11-07
119,661(+2,156) 1,561(+17)
2020-11-08
120,838(+1,177) 1,565(+4)
2020-11-09
122,567(+1,729) 1,576(+11)
2020-11-10
124,646(+2,079) 1,590(+14)
2020-11-11
127,344(+2,698) 1,604(+14)
2020-11-12
129,680(+2,336) 1,622(+18)
2020-11-13
132,844(+3,164) 1,647(+25)
2020-11-14
136,137(+3,293) 1,658(+11)
2020-11-15
137,586(+1,449) 1,661(+3)
2020-11-16
139,097(+1,511) 1,664(+3)
2020-11-17
142,008(+2,911) 1,697(+33)
2020-11-18
144,753(+2,745) 1,712(+15)
2020-11-19
148,390(+3,637) 1,742(+30)
2020-11-20
152,206(+3,816) 1,762(+20)
2020-11-21
155,908(+3,702) 1,783(+21)
2020-11-22
158,100(+2,192) 1,787(+4)
2020-11-23
160,232(+2,132) 1,792(+5)
Cases: The number of cases confirmed in Kentucky.
Sources: kycovid19.ky.gov.

The Kentucky government announced on March 6, 2020 that the state had seen its first confirmed case of the virus, in the city of Lexington. The individual had been placed in isolation in an unidentified medical facility.[2] On the same day a state of emergency was declared.[2]

One resident of Nelson County was forced into isolation when they refused to self-isolate after testing positive for the virus.[3]

In a press conference on March 17, Governor Andy Beshear advised that the first case in Western Kentucky had been confirmed in Lyon County, and one woman had been removed from the list, after it was discovered that she had used a Kentucky address, but was actually a resident of New York.[4] By the same day, around 380 test had been administered in the state in total, with five counties having administrated 15 tests or more.[5] The highest rates of both testing and confined cases were in areas around the urban centers of Louisville and Lexington.[5]

As of March 18, one of the first two patients to test positive for the virus, a 56-year-old man from Montgomery County, had fully recovered and was released from isolation.[6] A total of 35 cases were confirmed, and 489 test had been administered statewide.[5] Among these were an eight-month-old from Jefferson County, reported in good condition and being treated at home.[7]

Students arriving for in-person classes at the University of Kentucky were tested, with 254 positive results. As of September 2, there were 760 coronavirus cases among University of Kentucky students.[8]

Impact[edit]

As of March 16, Governor Beshear announced that all bars and restaurants would close to dining.[9] The same day Beshear also announced amendments to the state's unemployment insurance requirements, waiving the seven-day waiting period and requirement for workers to actively seek employment.[10] Plans were announced to implement state laws against price gouging via executive order.[2]

Schools and child care facilities were closed statewide.[11] The University of Kentucky suspended in-person classes for the entirety of the spring semester.[12]

The electricity providers Kentucky Utilities and Louisville Gas & Electric announced it would suspend shut-offs and waive late fees until May 1, 2020.[11][13]

All public facing businesses that encourage public congregation and which cannot comply with the CDC's social distancing guidelines were ordered closed as of March 17.[4] Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer ordered the closure of playgrounds, basketball courts and soccer fields in Louisville's 120 parks on March 24.[14]

Government[edit]

The government announced on March 16 it has applied to the U.S. Small Business Administration for assistance related to the impacts to small businesses. A three-month extension for state drivers licenses was enacted.[11] The state's primary elections were suspended until June 23, 2020.[11]

As of March 11, Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. suspended most state court hearings for one month. Federal court hearings had elsewhere been suspended by Danny C. Reeves, Chief U.S. District Judge.[15] Leaders from the Kentucky General Assembly announced that the 2020 session would continue despite warnings about gathering in large groups. In-person meetings with legislators would be restricted only to essential contacts.[11]

A spokesperson for the Louisville Metro Housing Authority advised that they would suspend evictions and set outs.[11] The Louisville Metro Police Department announced they would no longer be responding to certain calls, including hit-and-run, public intoxication, and disorderly conduct.[16] The Lexington Fire Department enacted a number of steps, including restricting public access to stations, but were still responding to all emergency calls.[17] State Child Protective Services workers were ordered to limit contact with families except in cases of "imminent risk or high risk-only circumstances".[18]

Due to the large number of people filing new claims, the state's system for registering workers for unemployment insurance crashed as of March 17 and remained down as of March 18.[4]

As of March 18, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet closed all Real ID stations in addition to "all circuit court clerk offices, Kentucky licensing regional field offices, cabinet one-stop shop and cabinet district highway, administrative, maintenance and equipment offices."[19]

As of March 22, there were 103 confirmed cases. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul announced he had tested positive for the virus.[20]

Mayor Greg Fischer of Louisville ordered the closure of playgrounds, basketball courts and soccer fields in the city's parks on March 24.[14]

Due to a surge of cases in Alabama the Kentucky State Government is advising all travelers from the state to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.[21]

Healthcare[edit]

On March 17 an executive order was announced allowing pharmacists to issue prescriptions for 30 days if they cannot contact a patient's doctor. It also allowed pharmacists to set up and conduct business in areas not covered by the normal permitting process, to increase the ease and availability of mobile operations.[22] Blood donations were substantially impacted as scheduled blood drives were cancelled and the public took measures to avoid public spaces.[23] Adult daycare centers were ordered closed as of March 17.[4]

Religion[edit]

Initially, religious leaders were upset when Governor Beshear called for all religious services to be halted on March 11, 2020.[24] However, many followed the guideline on Sunday the 14th with even more following by the following Sunday. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington suspended public masses from March 20 until further notice.[25]

By April 4, two churches in Hopkins County had been linked to an outbreak with over 50 cases and 4 deaths.[26]

Sports[edit]

In college sports, the National Collegiate Athletic Association canceled all winter and spring tournaments, most notably the Division I men's and women's basketball tournaments, affecting colleges and universities statewide.[27] On March 16, the National Junior College Athletic Association also canceled the remainder of the winter seasons as well as the spring seasons.[28]

The running of the Kentucky Derby, normally scheduled for the first Saturday in May, was postponed until September. This was the first time in 75 years that the race was rescheduled.[29]

NASCAR held their races at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta as planned on July 9–12 the Xfinity series gained an additional race there for the first since 2017 that there would a second race at the track for the Xfinity Series, all events were closed behind doors.

Governor's Daily Address[edit]

Governor Beshear has a daily public address at 5:00 pm EDT on the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor is joined regularly by an ASL interpreter, Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing Executive Director Virginia Moore, and Dr. Steven Stack, Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Public Health. The Governor has come up with several hashtags he wants Kentuckians to use: #TeamKentucky, #TogetherKy, #HealthyatHome, and #Patriot.[30] Some of the common phrases that the Governor uses during these addresses can be purchased on various items to help raise money for Team Kentucky fund started by the Governor to help those who have been hurt financially by the pandemic.[31] The Governor also asks people to light up their house green whenever there are coronavirus deaths in the state that day to honor those that are lost. As part of this, Beshear has ordered the Governor's Mansion and the State Capitol dome illuminated in green on those nights.[32]

Public response[edit]

Compliance with the Governor's order to wear masks was reported as a "mixed bag" in Louisville.[33] One store in Kentucky denied entry to customers wearing masks.[34][35]

Protests against the Governor's restrictions began in March 2020 with opposition hanging an effigy of Andy Beshear on March 24.[36]

Statistics[edit]

County [a] Cases [b] Deaths Pop. Cases / 100k Ref. & Notes
120 of 120 38,930 810 4,582,040 849.6
Adair 224 19 19,556 1,145.4
Allen 234 8 21,054 1,111.4
Anderson 90 1 23,041 390.6
Ballard 37 0 8,142 454.4
Barren 429 3 44,442 965.3
Bath 41 1 12,585 325.8
Bell 338 5 29,172 1,158.6
Boone 1,149 24 132,434 867.6
Bourbon 97 1 20,592 471.1
Boyd 201 3 48,304 416.1
Boyle 168 0 30,238 555.6
Bracken 37 0 8,496 435.5
Breathitt 33 0 14,114 233.8
Breckinridge 84 2 20,983 400.3
Bullitt 440 5 82,411 533.9
Butler 303 15 13,065 2,319.2
Caldwell 55 0 12,658 434.5
Calloway 289 4 39,140 738.4
Campbell 612 13 95,768 639
Carlisle 50 1 4,930 1,014.2
Carroll 170 2 11,065 1,536.4
Carter 105 2 28,094 373.7
Casey 213 11 16,029 1,328.8
Christian 532 10 77,114 689.9
Clark 186 7 37,037 502.2
Clay 185 5 20,754 891.4
Clinton 42 1 10,371 405
Crittenden 34 1 9,114 373.1
Cumberland 66 0 6,949 949.8
Daviess 824 9 102,392 804.8
Edmonson 115 12 12,807 897.9
Elliott 15 0 8,217 182.5
Estill 27 0 14,655 184.2
Fayette 3,385 49 325,520 1,039.9 [c]
Fleming 64 0 14,368 445.4
Floyd 119 2 44,077 270
Franklin 349 9 51,531 677.3
Fulton 98 2 6,514 1,504.5
Gallatin 82 7 8,970 914.2
Garrard 91 0 17,517 519.5
Grant 127 6 25,676 494.6
Graves 580 26 36,820 1,575.2
Grayson 219 11 26,716 819.7
Green 57 2 11,282 505.2
Greenup 139 1 36,406 381.8
Hancock 52 0 8,942 581.5
Hardin 744 8 112,050 664
Harlan 253 3 31,332 807.5
Harrison 123 0 19,271 638.3
Hart 109 0 19,148 569.3
Henderson 371 3 45,698 811.9
Henry 142 2 16,387 866.5
Hickman 58 0 4,633 1,251.9
Hopkins 439 35 46,270 948.8
Jackson 155 14 13,976 1,109
Jefferson 9,350 251 778,244 1,201.4 [d]
Jessamine 372 0 54,637 680.9
Johnson 83 0 24,955 332.6
Kenton 1,507 41 168,539 894.2
Knott 75 1 16,471 455.3
Knox 268 8 32,834 816.2
LaRue 66 1 14,681 449.6
Laurel 480 5 60,891 788.3
Lawrence 38 0 15,940 238.4
Lee 5 0 7,305 68.4
Leslie 34 0 11,890 286
Letcher 65 0 25,831 251.6
Lewis 84 1 14,552 577.2
Lincoln 119 2 25,112 473.9
Livingston 36 1 9,454 380.8
Logan 354 23 27,738 1,276.2
Lyon 32 4 8,412 380.4
Madison 1,603 4 92,453 1,733.8
Magoffin 49 0 14,644 334.6
Marion 129 0 19,716 654.3
Marshall 155 2 32,557 476.1
Martin 41 0 12,151 337.4
Mason 56 1 17,620 317.8
McCracken 401 5 66,704 601.2
McCreary 52 0 19,246 270.2
McLean 44 1 9,815 448.3
Meade 103 3 29,263 352
Menifee 28 0 6,559 426.9
Mercer 91 0 22,148 410.9
Metcalfe 65 2 10,337 628.8
Monroe 104 2 10,856 958
Montgomery 139 0 28,162 493.6
Morgan 35 0 13,714 255.2
Muhlenberg 633 11 31,018 2,040.8
Nelson 253 2 46,738 541.3
Nicholas 21 1 7,258 289.3
Ohio 365 9 24,597 1,483.9
Oldham 663 16 67,892 976.6
Owen 65 0 11,178 581.5
Owsley 15 0 4,724 317.5
Pendleton 51 0 15,024 339.5
Perry 254 3 30,914 821.6
Pike 270 3 68,341 395.1
Powell 68 0 12,661 537.1
Pulaski 376 5 65,166 577
Robertson 3 0 2,230 134.5
Rockcastle 86 0 16,967 506.9
Rowan 88 0 25,007 351.9
Russell 139 5 18,323 758.6
Scott 426 0 57,532 740.5
Shelby 817 21 48,584 1,681.6
Simpson 167 7 18,443 905.5
Spencer 138 0 19,128 721.5
Taylor 153 3 25,556 598.7
Todd 35 0 12,732 274.9
Trigg 59 0 14,886 396.3
Trimble 35 0 8,637 405.2
Union 73 0 14,734 495.5
Warren 2,773 22 133,362 2,079.3
Washington 101 0 12,243 825
Wayne 77 0 20,734 371.4
Webster 92 1 13,480 682.5
Whitley 170 1 37,059 458.7
Wolfe 16 0 7,468 214.2
Woodford 177 0 27,166 651.5
Unconfirmed 0 0
Updated Aug 15, 2020
Data is publicly reported by Kentucky Department of Public Health[37][38]
  1. ^ County where individuals with a positive case diagnosed, not where they were reside. Location of original infection may vary.
  2. ^ Reported cases includes presumptive and confirmed case. Actual case numbers are probably higher.
  3. ^ Consolidated city-county; Lexington-Fayette Urban County
  4. ^ Consolidated city-county; Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government

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