Logan about average on vaccination percentages
By Jim Turner


Posted on March 29, 2021 7:42 PM





At the close of the final full week of March 2021, Logan County is close to average with its neighboring counties on percentage of residents who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus which reached pandemic stage in the United States about a year ago.

The county trails the vaccination rates of Kentucky and the United States by one and a half to two percentage points, however, but is ahead of Tennessee in all categories.

The Washington Post published vaccination rates for almost every county in the United States in its Sunday edition, using statistics supplied by the Centers for Disease Control.

Logan County’s percentages of fully vaccinated residents as of this weekend were 13.1 overall, 17.1 of those 18 or older, and 42.0 for ages 65 and over. Those rates are consistently higher than neighboring counties Todd in Kentucky and Robertson in Tennessee, and far below Muhlenberg County, whose rates are higher that the state and national marks in two of the three categories.

Warren, Simpson and Butler counties had rates similar to Logan’s.

In early winter, Logan County was averaging 20 or more confirmed COVID-19 cases a day, but in recent weeks that rate has fallen consistently into the 6-7 daily range.

As of Friday, March 26, Logan County had dealt with 2,598 confirmed cases since tracking began on the virus. A total of 53 of them had resulted in deaths with 2,337 people having recovered. That computes to 208 active cases as compared to 273 in January.

The Logan County Health Department is accepting names of adults who have not yet taken their shots but want to do so now. Those vaccinations are expected to be administered in April.

These are the percentages of vaccination as reported by The Post:

Overall:

16.0       Muhlenberg

15.3       KY

14.7       U.S.

14.2       Butler

13.8       Warren

13.1       Logan

12.9       Simpson

12.3       TN

11.0       Robertson

8.5         Todd

Age 18+

20.1       Muhlenberg

19.7       KY

18.8       U.S.

18.4       Butler

17.9       Warren

17.1       Logan

17.0       Simpson

15.7       TN

14.3       Robertson

11.6       Todd

Age 65+

45.9       U.S.

45.5       Warren

44.8       Muhlenberg

43.2       Simpson

42.8       KY

42.0       Logan

41.8       Robertson

41.5       TN

37.5       Butler

29.7       Todd




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