Kentucky Coronavirus Map and Case Count

Tracking Coronavirus in Kentucky: Latest Map and Case Count

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New reported cases

2,000
4,000 cases
Apr. 2020
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan. 2021
Feb. 2021
Mar.
Apr.
New cases
7每day average
614

These are days with a reporting anomaly. Read more here.

Tests

Apr. 2020 Apr. 2021

Hospitalized

Apr. 2020 Apr. 2021

Deaths

Apr. 2020 Apr. 2021
Avg. on Apr. 16 14-Day Change Total Reported
cases 614 +4% 439,898
deaths 12 每42% 6,415
hospitalized 424 +3%
tests 5,648 每54%
About this data Sources: State and local health agencies (cases, deaths); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (tests, hospitalizations). Tests, hospitalizations and deaths show seven-day averages. Hospitalization data may not yet be available for yesterday. Figures shown are the most recent data available.
About this data The hot spots map shows the share of population with a new reported case over the last week.

Vaccinations

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Fully vaccinated

26%

At least one dose

38%
About this data Source: Centers for Disease Control. Percentage vaccinated is based on all residents including children, who are not currently eligible to be vaccinated.

Vaccinations

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Fully vaccinated

26%

At least one dose

38%
About this data Source: Centers for Disease Control. Percentage vaccinated is based on all residents including children, who are not currently eligible to be vaccinated.
Businesses mostly openMasks mandatoryAdvised to stay home

Gov. Andy Beshear, a Democrat, announced in April that he would remove capacity restrictions and distancing requirements for most businesses once 2.5 million Kentuckians have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. A 1 a.m. curfew currently in effect for bars and restaurants will also be lifted if the vaccination goal is met. Most businesses are currently allowed to operate at 60 percent of capacity.

  • What*s open
  • Retail
    Retail stores
  • Food and drink
    Distilleries; indoor dining; bars
  • Personal care
    Pet grooming and boarding; salons, barbershops, tattoo parlors, etc.
  • Houses of worship
  • Entertainment
    Movie theaters; bowling alleys; museums, aquariums, libraries, outdoor attractions; venues and events spaces
  • Outdoor and recreation
    Gyms; aquatic centers; campgrounds; public pools
  • Industries
    Manufacturing, construction, offices
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Businesses mostly openMasks mandatoryAdvised to stay home

Gov. Andy Beshear, a Democrat, announced in April that he would remove capacity restrictions and distancing requirements for most businesses once 2.5 million Kentuckians have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. A 1 a.m. curfew currently in effect for bars and restaurants will also be lifted if the vaccination goal is met. Most businesses are currently allowed to operate at 60 percent of capacity.

  • What*s open
  • Retail
    Retail stores
  • Food and drink
    Distilleries; indoor dining; bars
  • Personal care
    Pet grooming and boarding; salons, barbershops, tattoo parlors, etc.
  • Houses of worship
  • Entertainment
    Movie theaters; bowling alleys; museums, aquariums, libraries, outdoor attractions; venues and events spaces
  • Outdoor and recreation
    Gyms; aquatic centers; campgrounds; public pools
  • Industries
    Manufacturing, construction, offices
Thumbnail for county Covid-19 exposure risk map

Exposure risk in your area??

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How trends have changed in Kentucky

New reported cases by day
2,000
4,000 cases
Apr. 2020
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan. 2021
Feb. 2021
Mar.
Apr.
New cases
7每day average
614

These are days with a reporting anomaly. Read more here.

Tests by day
10,000
20,000
30,000 tests
Apr. 2020
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan. 2021
Feb. 2021
Mar.
Apr.
Tests
7每day average
0
Hospitalizations
500
1,000
1,500 hospitalized
Apr. 2020
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan. 2021
Feb. 2021
Mar.
Apr.
7每day average
424
New reported deaths by day
20
40
60
80 deaths
Apr. 2020
May
Jun.
Jul.
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan. 2021
Feb. 2021
Mar.
Apr.
Deaths
7每day average
12

These are days with a reporting anomaly. Read more here.

About this data Sources: State and local health agencies (cases, deaths); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (tests, hospitalizations). The seven-day average is the average of a day and the previous six days of data. Currently hospitalized is the most recent number of patients with Covid-19 reported by hospitals in the state for the four days prior. Dips and spikes could be due to inconsistent reporting by hospitals. Hospitalization numbers early in the pandemic are undercounts due to incomplete reporting by hospitals to the federal government. Tests represent the number of individual P.C.R. viral test specimens tested by laboratories and state health departments and reported to the federal government.

Outbreak clusters

Since March 2020, The Times has paid special attention to cases in the types of places with some of the worst outbreaks, like nursing homes, food processing plants and correctional facilities.

Cases Connected To Location Cases
University of Kentucky Lexington, Ky. 4,036
University of Louisville Louisville, Ky. 2,052
Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, Ky. 1,183
Eastern Kentucky University Richmond, Ky. 608
Murray State University Murray, Ky. 554
Bellarmine University Louisville, Ky. 370
Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights, Ky. 279
Morehead State University Morehead, Ky. 241
Bluegrass Community and Technical College Lexington, Ky. 222
University of Pikeville Pikeville, Ky. 218
About this data 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 or event.

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:

  • March 19, 2021: Kentucky announced more than 160 deaths from previous months after reconciling death certificates.
  • March 18, 2021: Kentucky announced more than 400 deaths from previous months after reconciling death certificates.
  • Jan. 2, 2021: Kentucky reported many cases and deaths after the New Year's Day holiday.
  • Nov. 27, 2020: Kentucky reported data for Nov. 26 and Nov. 27 after reporting no data on Thanksgiving.

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.

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Additional contributions to Covid-19 exposure risk assessments and guidance by Eleanor Peters Bergquist, Aaron Bochner, Shama Cash-Goldwasser and Sheri Kardooni of Resolve to Save Lives.

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:

  • March 19, 2021: Kentucky announced more than 160 deaths from previous months after reconciling death certificates.
  • March 18, 2021: Kentucky announced more than 400 deaths from previous months after reconciling death certificates.
  • Jan. 2, 2021: Kentucky reported many cases and deaths after the New Year's Day holiday.
  • Nov. 27, 2020: Kentucky reported data for Nov. 26 and Nov. 27 after reporting no data on Thanksgiving.

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.