Kentucky Coronavirus Map and Case Count

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Total reported On Feb. 28 14-day change
Cases 408,392 647 –37%
Deaths 4,786 10 –18%
Hospitalized 732 –26%

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Hospitalization data from the Covid Tracking Project; 14-day change trends use 7-day averages.

At least 10 new coronavirus deaths and 647 new cases were reported in Kentucky on Feb. 28. Over the past week, there has been an average of 1,063 cases per day, a decrease of 37 percent from the average two weeks earlier.

Average daily cases per 100,000 people in past week
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Sources: State and local health agencies. Population and demographic data from Census Bureau.
About this data For total cases and deaths: The map shows the known locations of coronavirus cases by county. Circles are sized by the number of people there who have tested positive or have a probable case of the virus, which may differ from where they contracted the illness. For hot spots: The hot spots map shows the share of population with a new reported case over the last week.

As of Monday morning, there have been at least 408,392 cases and 4,786 deaths in Kentucky since the beginning of the pandemic, according to a New York Times database.

Reported cases and deaths by county

This table is sorted by places with the most cases per 100,000 residents in the last seven days. Charts are colored to reveal when outbreaks emerged.

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Kentucky 408,392 9,141 4,786 107 1,063 24 26.0 0.58
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Kentucky heatmap
Caldwell › 1,543 12,105 23 180 31 240
Caldwell heatmap
Robertson › 190 9,013 13 617 2 71 0.1 6.78
Robertson heatmap
Perry › 2,325 9,026 35 136 16 60 0.3 1.11
Perry heatmap
Lyon › 507 6,175 13 158 5 59
Lyon heatmap
Owsley › 425 9,626 10 227 3 58
Owsley heatmap
Whitley › 4,232 11,670 18 50 21 57 0.3 0.79
Whitley heatmap
Taylor › 2,782 10,796 32 124 14 55 0.1 0.55
Taylor heatmap
Lawrence › 1,255 8,194 20 131 8 50 0.3 1.87
Lawrence heatmap
Clay › 2,414 12,130 26 131 9 47
Clay heatmap
Knox › 2,899 9,308 11 35 14 44
Knox heatmap
About this data Weekly cases per capita shows the share of population with a new reported case for each week. Weeks without a reported case are shaded gray. The daily average is calculated with cases and deaths that were reported in the last seven days.

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Daily reported new cases

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These are days with a reporting anomaly. Read more here. Note: The seven-day average is the average of a day and the previous six days of data.

Daily case and death reports show the severity of the pandemic over time. The picture can be put into further context by considering the number of tests performed and people hospitalized.

Daily reported specimens tested

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Source: Testing and hospitalization data from the Covid Tracking Project.
About this data Currently hospitalized is the number of patients with Covid-19 reported by the state to be in a hospital on that day. Dips and spikes could be due to inconsistent reporting by hospitals. Tests represent the number of individual P.C.R. viral test specimens reported tested that day.

If the previous level of testing was low, and hospitalizations are not increasing, a rise in daily cases could be explained as a result of increased testing. If daily tests have been increased and cases and hospitalizations have fallen or stayed low, that is a sign that the situation is improving or under control. Hospitalizations and deaths usually lag behind new cases, as it takes time for symptoms to develop and worsen.

Because the definitions used for testing and hospitalization data vary between states, it is not always possible to compare that data in one state to the figures reported in another.

We’re tracking restrictions in Kentucky »

Since March, The Times has paid special attention to cases in nursing homes, food processing plants, correctional facilities and now at colleges and universities. Information on cases linked to these places comes from official releases by governments, companies and institutions directly. The Times is publishing lists of groupings of 50 or more cases related to a specific site, workplace, school or event.

Cases connected to Cases Location
+ Nursing homes 19,424 cases at 175 facilities
+ Prisons and jails 12,785 cases at 29 prisons
+ Colleges and universities 9,749 cases at 54 schools
+ Food processing facilities 693 cases at 5 facilities
+ Other 471 cases at 6 clusters

The counts in this table of coronavirus cases at individual nursing homes were last updated as recently as Jan. 12, 2021. Since then, we have continued to update state-level totals for cases and deaths in long-term care facilities.

About the data

In data for Kentucky, the Times primarily relies on reports from the state, as well as health districts or county governments that often report ahead of the state. Kentucky typically releases new data each day. Weekend counts may be lower because fewer sources report to the state. The state reports cases and deaths based on a person’s permanent or usual residence.

The Times has identified the following reporting anomalies or methodology changes in the data:

Nov. 27: Kentucky reported data for Nov. 26 and 27 after reporting no data on Thanksgiving.

Jan. 2: Kentucky reported many cases and deaths after the New Year's Day holiday.

The tallies on this page include probable and confirmed cases and deaths.

Confirmed cases and deaths, which are widely considered to be an undercount of the true toll, are counts of individuals whose coronavirus infections were confirmed by a molecular laboratory test. Probable cases and deaths count individuals who meet criteria for other types of testing, symptoms and exposure, as developed by national and local governments.

Governments often revise data or report a single-day large increase in cases or deaths from unspecified days without historical revisions, which can cause an irregular pattern in the daily reported figures. The Times is excluding these anomalies from seven-day averages when possible.

Read more about the methodology and download county-level data for coronavirus cases in the United States from The New York Times on GitHub.