Boyd County COVID-19 deaths rise to 97

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BOYD COUNTY, KY (WOWK) – The Boyd County Emergency Operations Center says two more Boyd County residents have died due to COVID-19 between Sept. 28 and Oct. 1, bringing the county to 97 deaths throughout the pandemic.

Health officials confirmed the deaths of a 91-year-old female, a 49-year-old male and an 80-year-old female.

The BCEOC says 134 new positive COVID-19 cases were reported since Sept. 28. According to health officials, Boyd County has had a total of 7,672 COVID-19 cases reported since the pandemic began.

Of the new cases in today’s report, two people have been hospitalized. Those with newly confirmed cases range in age from 1 year old to 89 years old. Health officials say 30 of the residents with new cases are under the age of 18, and 15 of those residents are under the age of 12 and too young to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

Health officials say 4,755 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 63.6. The CDC says the county has had 648.57 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, 56.1% of those eligible in Boyd County, or 22,586 people 12 years and older, have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 45%, or 18,141 people, have been fully vaccinated.

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