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Data Deep Dive: Tracking COVID-19 death trends in Kentucky and Indiana

The virus is credited with claiming the lives of 126,000 Americans. The FOCUS team tracks the trends here at home.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky Kingdom and pools are reopening this week in Kentucky. Pools started reopening in Indiana a few weeks back. But at least a dozen states are pausing reopening hoping to halt spikes in Coronavirus cases.

The FOCUS team is diving into the trends we’re seeing here at home.

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First Indiana. 

You’re looking at the rollercoaster of daily new cases. That dotted line is tracking the trend over 14 days. You can see cases climbed to a high in early May and then slowly declined.

Last week we saw some increases that could drive that trend back up. You can see some of the bars on the far right reaching above the trend line.

We’ll be watching to see where this takes us.

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Let’s take a look at the daily death trend.

Sadly, 2,432 Hoosiers with the coronavirus have died. This graph is similar, but each bar shows the daily increase in daily deaths.The death toll took a sharper decline.

However, since the disease takes weeks to run its course, death trends usually trail case trends by a few weeks. As a reminder, case trends are more reflective of how the disease was spreading several days ago.

With more and more people gathering in large groups we'll have to wait to see how that impacts these trends.

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Hold on to your seats, here’s a look at Kentucky.

A bit of a bumpier ride. Follow that trend line to the far right. Again, last week we saw some spikes driving that trend up. With fewer labs reporting over the weekend, as expected there were fewer cases the past few days.

We’ll be watching to see what this week brings.

Credit: FOCUS Investigates

Let's check on the daily death trend.

Coronavirus is credited with claiming the lives of 560 people in the Commonwealth. A high in mid-May just a few weeks behind the case highs in early May. You'll see that trend is unstable. The orange bars on the far right spiking above that 14-day trend line. 

That was last week and we'll be watching to see what this week brings.

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