Kentucky reported 3,174 new cases of coronavirus in the week ending Sunday, a 3.1% drop from the previous week. The previous week had 3,277 new cases of the virus causing COVID-19.
Kentucky ranked number 19 among the states where coronavirus spread fastest per capita. person, shows a USA TODAY Network analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University. In the past week, coronavirus cases in the United States fell by 10% compared to the week before, with 225,931 reported cases. With 1.34% of the country’s population, Kentucky had 1.4% of the country’s cases in the last week. Across the country, 31 states had more cases in the past week than they had in the week before.
Henderson County reported 40 cases and two deaths in the past week. One week earlier, it had reported 20 cases and two deaths. During the entire pandemic, it has reported 13,852 cases and 161 deaths.
Union County reported two cases and one death in the past week. One week earlier, it had reported four cases and zero deaths. During the entire pandemic, it has reported 4,334 cases and 57 deaths.
Webster County reported four cases and zero deaths in the past week. A week earlier, it had reported one case and zero deaths. During the entire pandemic, it has reported 3,908 cases and 48 deaths.
Across Kentucky, cases dropped in 67 counties, with the best drop in Taylor County, with 10 cases from 205 a week earlier; in Pulaski County, with 27 cases out of 203; and in Montgomery County, with 136 cases out of 232.
Kentucky ranked 38th among states in the proportion of people who received at least one shot, with 66% of the population at least partially vaccinated. The national rate is 77.3%, shows a US TODAY analysis of CDC data. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which are the most widely used in the United States, require two doses to be administered every few weeks.
In the week ending Sunday, Kentucky reported having administered an additional 39,229 vaccine doses, including 4,403 first doses. In the previous week, the state administered 24,608 vaccine doses, including 3,471 first doses. In total, Kentucky reported administering 6,474,268 total doses.
Within Kentucky, the worst weekly outbreaks were per. person in Laurel County with 605 cases per 100,000 pr. week; Montgomery County with 483; and Morgan County with 473. Centers for Disease Control says high levels of community transmission begin at 100 cases per year. 100,000 a week.
Adding the most new cases overall was Laurel County, with 368 cases; Scott County, with 253 cases; and Jefferson County, by 217. The weekly number of cases increased in 48 counties from the previous week. The worst increases from the previous week’s pace were in Calloway, Bullitt and Fayette counties.
In Kentucky, 113 people were reported dead of COVID-19 in the week ending Sunday. In the week before that, 173 people were reported dead.
A total of 1,322,124 people in Kentucky have been tested positive for coronavirus since the pandemic began, and 15,274 people have died from the disease, data from Johns Hopkins University shows. In the United States, 80,632,301 people tested positive and 988,618 people died.
Kentucky’s COVID-19 hospital admissions remain flat
USA TODAY analyzed federal hospital data from Sunday, April 17th.
Likely COVID patients admitted to the state:
- Last week: 651
- The week before: 657
- Four weeks ago: 841
Likely COVID patients admitted to the country:
- Last week: 38,545
- The week before: 37,371
- Four weeks ago: 41,914
Hospitals in 22 states reported more COVID-19 patients than a week earlier, while hospitals in 15 states had more COVID-19 patients in intensive care units. Hospitals in 32 states admitted more COVID-19 patients in the past week than a week before, the U.S. TODAY analysis of U.S. Health and Human Services data shows.
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