A dashboard from the Kentucky Department of Public Health showing the Current Incident Rate for COVID-19 in Kentucky counties has Russell County in a “Code Orange”, the second-worst color coding a county can receive.
Russell County has a Current Incident Rate of 18.3. This rate is established by averaging the daily number of cases per 100,000 population based on the past seven days.
Code Orange is defined as being between 10-25.
Russell County’s Current Incident Rate is higher than each of the surrounding counties with the exception of Clinton County, which is in a Code Red situation with a rate of 32.2.
Below is a look at the rates for surrounding counties as of Monday afternoon.
The Current Incident Report is one of multiple tools that will be utilized by education officials across the state moving forward when making decisions about in-person education.