Two new COVID-19 deaths, 59 new cases in Boyd County

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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 Oct. 16 and Oct. 18, bringing the county to 103 deaths throughout the pandemic.

Health officials confirmed the deaths of a 75-year-old male and a 50-year-old female.

The BCEOC says 59 new positive COVID-19 cases were reported since Oct. 16. According to health officials, Boyd County has had a total of 8,097 COVID-19 cases reported since the pandemic began. Of those, 456 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 1 year old to 88 years old. Health officials say nine of the residents with new cases are ages 18 or younger, and four of those residents are under the age of 12 and too young to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

Health officials say 5,070 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 50.5. The CDC says the county has had 389.57 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, 56.9% of those eligible in Boyd County, or 22,934 people 12 years and older, have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 46.1%, or 18,577 people, have been fully vaccinated.

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