Boyd County confirms 1 COVID-19 death, 72 new cases

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BOYD COUNTY, KY (WOWK) – The Boyd County Emergency Operations Center says another Boyd County resident has died due to COVID-19 between Nov. 2 and Nov. 5, bringing the county to 109 deaths throughout the pandemic.

Health officials confirmed the deaths of a 74-year-old male.

The BCEOC says 72 new positive COVID-19 cases were reported since Nov. 2. According to health officials, Boyd County has had a total of 8,362 COVID-19 cases reported since the pandemic began. Of those, 80 cases have been reported this month.

Of the new cases in today’s report, one person has been hospitalized. Those with newly confirmed cases range in age from 2 years old to 84 years old. Health officials say 15 of the residents with new cases are ages 18 or younger.

Health officials say 5,345 residents of Boyd County have recovered from the virus.

Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Kentucky Department for Public Health have Boyd County listed as red, meaning it has a high rate of community transmission for COVID-19.

The KDPH lists Boyd County’s current incidence rate of 30.9. The CDC says the county has had 209.77 new cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 people in the past seven days. The county’s estimated population, according to the CDC, is 46,718.

According to the CDC, 55.4% of those eligible in Boyd County, or 22,302 people, have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 46%, or 18,525 people, have been fully vaccinated.

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