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Kentucky COVID-19 Case and Testing Statistics

As of Wednesday January 20 2021, Kentucky had 334,321 cases of COVID-19 and 3,243 deaths. Over the past week, Kentucky was finding 3,006 new cases per day on average and recording 36.0 deaths per day. Data for Kentucky is provided by the COVID Tracking Project and will be updated daily.

Compare Kentucky COVID-19 data to other states.

Kentucky average daily new cases

The current 7 day rolling average of new case discovery in Kentucky is 3,005.6. The 7 day rolling average of new case discovery last peaked on Friday January 08 2021 at 4,415.0 and is now 1,409.4 lower (31.92%).

Note: If testing is insufficient the above curve will underrepresent true case discovery. Nationwide daily testing per million residents is currently 5921.8. Reported Kentucky testing per million residents per day is 2697.0. Kentucky testing may be underreported or insufficient relative to the US as a whole.

Kentucky average daily deaths

At 36.0, the 7 day rolling average of reported deaths for Kentucky is at a new high as of Wednesday January 20 2021.

Statistics for positive cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky

Total Cases and Total Cases per 1M residents are cumulative counts. Daily Positive measures are rolling 7 day averages.

Date Total
Cases
Total
Cases
per 1M
Daily
Positives
(7d Avg)
Daily
Positives
per 1M
(7d Avg)
01/20/21 334,321 74,831 3,006 672.7
01/19/21 330,907 74,067 3,168 709.2
01/18/21 328,668 73,566 3,280 734.2
01/17/21 326,675 73,120 3,293 737.0
01/16/21 324,325 72,594 3,418 765.1
01/15/21 321,270 71,910 3,586 802.7
01/14/21 317,345 71,031 3,702 828.6
01/13/21 313,282 70,122 3,820 855.1
01/12/21 308,729 69,103 3,985 891.9
01/11/21 305,707 68,426 3,795 849.4
01/10/21 303,625 67,960 3,828 856.9
01/09/21 300,398 67,238 3,775 845.0
01/08/21 296,167 66,291 4,415 988.2
01/07/21 291,430 65,231 3,738 836.7
01/06/21 286,541 64,137 3,040 680.4

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Death statistics for COVID-19 in Kentucky

Total Deaths and Total Deaths per 1M residents are cumulative counts. Daily Death measures are rolling 7 day averages.

Date Total
Deaths
Total
Deaths
per 1M
Daily
Deaths
(7d Avg)
Daily
Deaths
per 1M
(7d Avg)
01/20/21 3,243 725.9 36.0 8.1
01/19/21 3,194 714.9 35.7 8.0
01/18/21 3,167 708.9 35.0 7.8
01/17/21 3,127 699.9 32.3 7.2
01/16/21 3,093 692.3 31.0 6.9
01/15/21 3,061 685.1 29.3 6.6
01/14/21 3,042 680.9 28.4 6.4
01/13/21 2,991 669.5 26.4 5.9
01/12/21 2,944 659.0 24.6 5.5
01/11/21 2,922 654.0 24.7 5.5
01/10/21 2,901 649.3 25.4 5.7
01/09/21 2,876 643.7 25.4 5.7
01/08/21 2,856 639.3 33.3 7.5
01/07/21 2,843 636.4 31.4 7.0
01/06/21 2,806 628.1 26.1 5.8

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COVID-19 testing statistics in Kentucky

All measures below are rolling 7 day averages except Total Tests and Total Tests per 1M residents which are cumulative counts of COVID-19 tests as of the date reported. Testing statistics are dependent on high quality reporting of negative test results by states. Not all states report all tests and thus some of these measures may not represent the true testing picture.

Date Total
Tests
Total
Tests
per 1M
Daily
Tests
(7d Avg)
Daily
Tests
per 1M
(7d Avg)
Daily
Positive
Rate
(7d Avg)
01/20/21 3,451,200 772,483 12,049 2,697 24.9%
01/19/21 3,440,622 770,115 13,894 3,110 22.8%
01/18/21 3,435,510 768,971 14,290 3,198 22.9%
01/17/21 3,400,741 761,188 12,849 2,876 25.6%
01/16/21 3,400,741 761,188 12,849 2,876 26.6%
01/15/21 3,392,110 759,257 13,116 2,936 27.3%
01/14/21 3,378,562 756,224 15,787 3,534 23.4%
01/13/21 3,366,855 753,604 17,069 3,821 22.4%
01/12/21 3,343,361 748,345 15,551 3,481 25.6%
01/11/21 3,335,482 746,582 15,802 3,537 24.0%
01/10/21 3,310,799 741,057 14,285 3,197 26.8%
01/09/21 3,310,799 741,057 14,285 3,197 26.4%
01/08/21 3,300,295 738,706 21,670 4,850 20.4%
01/07/21 3,268,056 731,490 17,064 3,820 21.9%
01/06/21 3,247,372 726,860 14,109 3,158 21.5%

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A final word on this analysis

Please take my calculations and amatuer epidemiological speculations with a grain of salt as I'm moving quickly to get what I hope are meaningful measures online. There may be errors in my data and my thinking! Also, this data may be revised as states revise and backfill their data.

These statistics were inspired by posts on Calculated Risk and the Bondad Blog regarding metrics to track for COVID-19.

Last but not least, thanks to the folks at COVID Tracking Project for making this data available to everyone.