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Data Deep Dive: Hotspots in Kentucky

The FOCUS team breaks down which counties in the Commonwealth saw the largest COVID-19 case increases from June to July.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — In Kentucky, daily case increases rose in the month of June. By July, all 120 counties in the Commonwealth had at least one case of the coronavirus. FOCUS has been crunching the data to find out where hotspots developed in June.

This map shows the top 10 counties with the largest percentage of increase when it comes to cases. Testing availability can impact this.

Credit: FOCUS Investigates

Also, worth note,  if a county had a low number of cases in June, statistically, it was easier for that county to see double, triple, or even greater increases by July. 

For example, Clay County had seven recorded cases in June but jumped up to 62 cases by July 1; that's a 786% increase. 

For perspective, Jefferson County had 2,519 cases at the start of June, but by July first 3,942 cases were recorded but that was only a 56% increase in cases. 

Credit: FOCUS Investigates

Out of 120 counties, 44 of them saw cases jump more than 100% in just one month.

While Jefferson County currently has 25% of the total cases in Kentucky this shows just how fast the virus can spread.

DATA SOURCE: KYDPH & Governor's Office
DATA COMPILED BY: The FOCUS Investigative Team

To check out where your home county stands, here is the full list:

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