The number of COVID-19 cases reported in McCracken County has fluctuated this week, showing a moderate increase before returning to numbers seen in the last week of October.
For the week of Nov. 5-11, McCracken County reported 89 new cases, according to reports released by the purchasing district health department.
There were 13 new cases for the weekend of November 5-7 before the number rose to 31 for Monday and 28 for Tuesday. The total number of cases reported on Wednesday and Thursday was 17, the same number reported on November 1.
There were no reports for Wednesday’s cases because Thursday was a statutory holiday, Veterans Day.
From October 19 to November 1, McCracken County reported 140 new cases of COVID-19, an average of 10 cases per day. Since then, the county has reported 150 new cases, an average of 15 cases per day.
By age group, college students (aged 4-18) recorded 25 new cases this week, while those in their 30s reported 15 new cases and those aged 19-29 reported 12 new cases.
McCracken County has recorded a total of 10,863 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began in March 2020.
It took 15 days for the county to go from 8,000 cases to 9,000 cases (August 21 to September 4) and 20 days to go from 9,000 cases to 10,000 (September 4 to 23). In the past 50 days, the county has registered 863 new cases of COVID-19.
The Purchasing District Health Department is also reporting COVID-19 figures for Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton and Hickman counties.
Ballard County reported four new cases of COVID-19 last week. There have been 1,158 total cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.
Carlisle County reported 14 new cases of COVID-19 last week. There have been 866 cases in total since the start of the pandemic.
Fulton County reported seven cases of COVID-19 last week. He has had 700 cases since the start of the pandemic.
Hickman County has reported four new cases of COVID-19 in the past week. It has recorded 729 cases since the start of the pandemic.
The nuances on the Kentucky Department for Public Health’s color-coded COVID-19 incidence rate map continue to change as numbers rise in Jackson’s purchase.
McCracken County’s incidence rate for Friday was 15.9 per 100,000 people over the previous seven days. This shaded it orange in the second highest incidence rate, indicating 10 to 25 cases per 100,000 people.
Other regional counties at the orange level include Calloway (10.3), Carlisle (24) and Marshall (11.9).
Fulton County (28.7) and Graves County (27.2) are back in the red, the highest incidence rate, indicating more than 25 cases per 100,000 people.
Ballard County (3.6) and Hickman County (9.8) are yellow, the third highest incidence rate, indicating 1 to 10 cases per 100,000 people.
There are no counties in Kentucky with the lowest incidence rate shown in green, indicating less than 1 case per 100,000 people.
Friday’s map showed 51 of Kentucky’s 120 counties at the red level, 58 at the orange level, and 11 at the yellow level.