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September 28, 2022

Counties with the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate in Kentucky

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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 Aug. 5 reached over 1 million COVID-19-related deaths and 91.9 million COVID-19 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University. Currently, 67.2% of the population is fully vaccinated, and 48.2% 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 Aug. 4, 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: 51.4% (9,551 fully vaccinated)
— 11.5% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 517 (96 total deaths)
— 40.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 33,890 (6,294 total cases)
— 2.3% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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#49. McLean County

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 51.6% (4,754 fully vaccinated)
— 11.2% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 587 (54 total deaths)
— 59.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,291 (2,881 total cases)
— 5.5% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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#48. Magoffin County

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 51.6% (6,275 fully vaccinated)
— 11.2% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 444 (54 total deaths)
— 20.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 35,976 (4,375 total cases)
— 8.6% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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#47. Logan County

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 51.6% (13,987 fully vaccinated)
— 11.2% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 476 (129 total deaths)
— 29.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 33,359 (9,041 total cases)
— 0.7% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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#46. Mason County

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 51.7% (8,820 fully vaccinated)
— 11.0% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 639 (109 total deaths)
— 73.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 32,062 (5,473 total cases)
— 3.2% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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#45. Washington County

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 51.8% (6,260 fully vaccinated)
— 10.8% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 513 (62 total deaths)
— 39.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 36,056 (4,361 total cases)
— 8.9% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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#44. Muhlenberg County

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 51.8% (15,850 fully vaccinated)
— 10.8% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 408 (125 total deaths)
— 10.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 36,928 (11,308 total cases)
— 11.5% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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#43. Grayson County

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 52.2% (13,783 fully vaccinated)
— 10.2% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 522 (138 total deaths)
— 41.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 32,981 (8,716 total cases)
— 0.4% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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#42. Fleming County

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 52.3% (7,632 fully vaccinated)
— 10.0% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 439 (64 total deaths)
— 19.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,861 (4,354 total cases)
— 9.8% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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#41. Hopkins County

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 52.5% (23,454 fully vaccinated)
— 9.6% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 580 (259 total deaths)
— 57.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 36,873 (16,477 total cases)
— 11.3% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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#40. Henderson County

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 52.5% (23,720 fully vaccinated)
— 9.6% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 385 (174 total deaths)
— 4.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 33,933 (15,341 total cases)
— 2.5% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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#39. Caldwell County

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 52.8% (6,728 fully vaccinated)
— 9.1% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 494 (63 total deaths)
— 34.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 35,373 (4,509 total cases)
— 6.8% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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#38. Leslie County

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 52.9% (5,226 fully vaccinated)
— 9.0% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 496 (49 total deaths)
— 34.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 42,310 (4,179 total cases)
— 27.7% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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#37. Estill County

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 52.9% (7,461 fully vaccinated)
— 9.0% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 369 (52 total deaths)
— 0.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,192 (4,400 total cases)
— 5.8% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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#36. Rowan County

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 52.9% (12,949 fully vaccinated)
— 9.0% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 303 (74 total deaths)
— 17.7% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,415 (7,684 total cases)
— 5.1% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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#35. Nelson County

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 53.0% (24,498 fully vaccinated)
— 8.8% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 342 (158 total deaths)
— 7.1% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 34,925 (16,147 total cases)
— 5.4% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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#34. Greenup County

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 53.2% (18,686 fully vaccinated)
— 8.4% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 430 (151 total deaths)
— 16.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 39,458 (13,849 total cases)
— 19.1% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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#33. Breathitt County

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 53.3% (6,732 fully vaccinated)
— 8.3% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 443 (56 total deaths)
— 20.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 34,347 (4,338 total cases)
— 3.7% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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#32. Pike County

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 53.4% (30,889 fully vaccinated)
— 8.1% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 562 (325 total deaths)
— 52.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 36,810 (21,304 total cases)
— 11.1% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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#31. Nicholas County

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 53.5% (3,890 fully vaccinated)
— 7.9% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 440 (32 total deaths)
— 19.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,999 (2,326 total cases)
— 3.4% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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#30. Powell County

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 53.5% (6,607 fully vaccinated)
— 7.9% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 364 (45 total deaths)
— 1.1% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 42,414 (5,242 total cases)
— 28.1% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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#29. Letcher County

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 53.7% (11,580 fully vaccinated)
— 7.6% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 571 (123 total deaths)
— 55.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 37,197 (8,017 total cases)
— 12.3% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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#28. Henry County

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 54.3% (8,756 fully vaccinated)
— 6.5% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 329 (53 total deaths)
— 10.6% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 34,218 (5,518 total cases)
— 3.3% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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#27. Marshall County

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 54.3% (16,883 fully vaccinated)
— 6.5% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 376 (117 total deaths)
— 2.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,141 (9,063 total cases)
— 12.0% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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#26. Wolfe County

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 54.5% (3,898 fully vaccinated)
— 6.2% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 405 (29 total deaths)
— 10.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 39,667 (2,839 total cases)
— 19.8% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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#25. Bath County

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 54.5% (6,810 fully vaccinated)
— 6.2% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 392 (49 total deaths)
— 6.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,112 (3,639 total cases)
— 12.1% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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#24. Jessamine County

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 54.6% (29,544 fully vaccinated)
— 6.0% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 277 (150 total deaths)
— 24.7% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,062 (16,809 total cases)
— 6.2% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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#23. Martin County

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 54.8% (6,133 fully vaccinated)
— 5.7% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 438 (49 total deaths)
— 19.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 32,095 (3,593 total cases)
— 3.1% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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#22. Daviess County

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 54.8% (55,673 fully vaccinated)
— 5.7% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 391 (397 total deaths)
— 6.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 33,559 (34,066 total cases)
— 1.3% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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#21. Mercer County

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 55.3% (12,128 fully vaccinated)
— 4.8% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 492 (108 total deaths)
— 33.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 37,127 (8,143 total cases)
— 12.1% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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#20. Clark County

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 55.5% (20,115 fully vaccinated)
— 4.5% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 201 (73 total deaths)
— 45.4% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 33,591 (12,181 total cases)
— 1.4% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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#19. Anderson County

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 56.4% (12,827 fully vaccinated)
— 2.9% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 317 (72 total deaths)
— 13.9% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 32,439 (7,379 total cases)
— 2.1% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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#18. Scott County

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 56.5% (32,187 fully vaccinated)
— 2.8% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 203 (116 total deaths)
— 44.8% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 35,110 (20,014 total cases)
— 6.0% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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#17. McCracken County

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 56.6% (37,001 fully vaccinated)
— 2.6% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 434 (284 total deaths)
— 17.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 33,029 (21,607 total cases)
— 0.3% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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#16. Floyd County

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 57.7% (20,535 fully vaccinated)
— 0.7% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 635 (226 total deaths)
— 72.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 39,203 (13,952 total cases)
— 18.4% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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#15. Boyle County

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 57.8% (17,365 fully vaccinated)
— 0.5% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 469 (141 total deaths)
— 27.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 32,472 (9,761 total cases)
— 2.0% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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#14. Oldham County

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 58.1% (38,815 fully vaccinated)
— 0.0% lower vaccination rate than Kentucky
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 219 (146 total deaths)
— 40.5% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,430 (20,327 total cases)
— 8.1% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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#13. Lyon County

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 58.8% (4,831 fully vaccinated)
— 1.2% higher vaccination rate than Kentucky
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 451 (37 total deaths)
— 22.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 40,183 (3,299 total cases)
— 21.3% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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#12. Bourbon County

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 58.9% (11,646 fully vaccinated)
— 1.4% higher vaccination rate than Kentucky
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 313 (62 total deaths)
— 14.9% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 34,046 (6,737 total cases)
— 2.8% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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#11. Fulton County

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 59.9% (3,577 fully vaccinated)
— 3.1% higher vaccination rate than Kentucky
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 553 (33 total deaths)
— 50.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,181 (1,324 total cases)
— 33.0% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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#10. Hancock County

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 60.0% (5,235 fully vaccinated)
— 3.3% higher vaccination rate than Kentucky
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 298 (26 total deaths)
— 19.0% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,392 (2,738 total cases)
— 5.2% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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#9. Kenton County

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 61.6% (102,828 fully vaccinated)
— 6.0% higher vaccination rate than Kentucky
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 263 (439 total deaths)
— 28.5% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,097 (46,922 total cases)
— 15.2% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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#8. Franklin County

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 62.3% (31,748 fully vaccinated)
— 7.2% higher vaccination rate than Kentucky
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 312 (159 total deaths)
— 15.2% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,898 (15,755 total cases)
— 6.7% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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#7. Perry County

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 62.8% (16,185 fully vaccinated)
— 8.1% higher vaccination rate than Kentucky
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 722 (186 total deaths)
— 96.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 48,835 (12,579 total cases)
— 47.4% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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#6. Boone County

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 63.2% (84,405 fully vaccinated)
— 8.8% higher vaccination rate than Kentucky
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 234 (312 total deaths)
— 36.4% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,813 (41,160 total cases)
— 7.0% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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#5. Campbell County

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 64.9% (60,749 fully vaccinated)
— 11.7% higher vaccination rate than Kentucky
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 203 (190 total deaths)
— 44.8% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,624 (25,852 total cases)
— 16.6% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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#4. Jefferson County

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 65.0% (498,669 fully vaccinated)
— 11.9% higher vaccination rate than Kentucky
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 319 (2,449 total deaths)
— 13.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 33,344 (255,670 total cases)
— 0.7% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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#3. Hardin County

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 65.3% (72,446 fully vaccinated)
— 12.4% higher vaccination rate than Kentucky
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 406 (451 total deaths)
— 10.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 33,587 (37,267 total cases)
— 1.4% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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#2. Woodford County

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 67.0% (17,918 fully vaccinated)
— 15.3% higher vaccination rate than Kentucky
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 198 (53 total deaths)
— 46.2% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,966 (8,011 total cases)
— 9.5% less cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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#1. Fayette County

– Population that is fully vaccinated: 67.7% (218,639 fully vaccinated)
— 16.5% higher vaccination rate than Kentucky
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 197 (638 total deaths)
— 46.5% less deaths per 100k residents than Kentucky
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 33,324 (107,686 total cases)
— 0.6% more cases per 100k residents than Kentucky

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