LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — The COVID-19 pandemic has taken the equivalent of whole communities from Kentucky.

According to Kentucky’s COVID-19 report, deaths are currently greater than most community populations. Only 34 towns and cities in Kentucky could afford the complete toll of Kentucky’s losses.

There were 39 new deaths reported Thursday, bringing the state’s death toll up to 12,856.

The current population report from the Kentucky League of Cities for 2020 lists most Kentucky communities well under the current death toll. For example, Bardstown’s population of 13, 567 would be reduced to 711 people.

The other 383 communities listed have populations smaller than Kentucky’s death toll including cities like Somerset, Versailles, Middlesborough, and Cynthiana.

Looking at the United States Census Bureau’s numbers for the Commonwealth, it shows 34 of the 120 counties including places like Bath, Caldwell, and Butler counties have fewer people than Kentucky has COVID deaths.

The FDA shared how to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

  • Get a COVID-19 vaccine
  • Wash your hands often with plain soap and water
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others
  • Avoid crowds and practice social distancing (stay at least 6 feet apart from others)

The CDC recommends anyone with any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 to get tested, regardless of vaccination status or prior infection. Kentuckians can find a test near them by visiting govstatus.egov.com/ky-get-COVID-tested.

The CDC also recommends moderately to severely immunocompromised people receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. Those seeking a booster or vaccine can visit vaccines.gov/search to find a location.

CityCounty2010 Census Population2020 Census Population# Change% Change
LouisvilleJefferson597,337633,04535,7085.98%
LexingtonFayette295,803322,57026,7679.05%
Bowling GreenWarren58,06772,29414,22724.50%
OwensboroDaviess57,26560,1832,9185.10%
CovingtonKenton40,64040,9613210.79%
GeorgetownScott29,09837,0867,98827.45%
RichmondMadison31,36434,5853,22110.27%
FlorenceBoone29,95131,9461,9956.66%
ElizabethtownHardin28,53131,3942,86310.03%
HopkinsvilleChristian31,57731,180(397)-1.26%
NicholasvilleJessamine28,01531,0933,07810.99%
IndependenceKenton24,75728,6763,91915.83%
FrankfortFranklin25,52728,6023,07512.05%
JeffersontownJefferson26,59528,4741,8797.07%
HendersonHenderson28,75727,981(776)-2.70%
PaducahMcCracken25,02427,1372,1138.44%
RadcliffHardin21,68823,0421,3546.24%
AshlandBoyd21,68421,625(59)-0.27%
ErlangerKenton18,08219,6111,5298.46%
MadisonvilleHopkins19,59119,542(49)-0.25%
WinchesterClark18,36819,1347664.17%
Mount WashingtonBullitt9,11718,0908,97398.42%
Saint MatthewsJefferson17,47217,534620.35%
Fort ThomasCampbell16,32517,4381,1136.82%
MurrayCalloway17,74117,307(434)-2.45%
ShelbyvilleShelby14,04517,2823,23723.05%
DanvilleBoyle16,21817,2341,0166.26%
ShivelyJefferson15,26415,6363722.44%
BereaMadison13,56115,5391,97814.59%
GlasgowBarren14,02815,0149867.03%
ShepherdsvilleBullitt11,22214,2012,97926.55%
NewportCampbell15,27314,150(1,123)-7.35%
BardstownNelson11,70013,5671,86715.96%
SomersetPulaski11,19611,9247286.50%
LawrenceburgAnderson10,50511,7281,22311.64%
CampbellsvilleTaylor9,10811,4262,31825.45%
LyndonJefferson11,00211,00860.05%
VersaillesWoodford8,56810,3471,77920.76%
AlexandriaCampbell8,47710,3411,86421.99%
FranklinSimpson8,40810,1761,76821.03%
ParisBourbon8,55310,1711,61818.92%
La GrangeOldham8,08210,0671,98524.56%
MayfieldGraves10,02410,017(7)-0.07%
MiddletownJefferson7,2189,7062,48834.47%
MiddlesboroughBell10,3349,405(929)-8.99%
ElsmereKenton8,4519,1597088.38%
HarrodsburgMercer8,3409,0647248.68%
MaysvilleMason9,0118,873(138)-1.53%
Fort MitchellKenton8,2078,7024956.03%
HillviewBullitt8,1728,6224505.51%
EdgewoodKenton8,5758,435(140)-1.63%
Oak GroveChristian7,4897,9314425.90%
CorbinKnox/Whitley7,3047,8565527.56%
PikevillePike6,9037,75485112.33%
LondonLaurel7,9937,572(421)-5.27%
Mount SterlingMontgomery6,8957,5586639.62%
UnionBoone5,3797,4162,03737.87%
FlatwoodsGreenup7,4237,325(98)-1.32%
Villa HillsKenton7,4897,310(179)-2.39%
RussellvilleLogan6,9607,1642042.93%
MoreheadRowan6,8457,1513064.47%
Taylor MillKenton6,6046,8732694.07%
Highland HeightsCampbell6,9236,662(261)-3.77%
Vine GroveHardin4,5206,5592,03945.11%
LeitchfieldGrayson6,6996,404(295)-4.40%
CynthianaHarrison6,4026,333(69)-1.08%
LebanonMarion5,5396,27473513.27%
PrincetonCaldwell6,3296,270(59)-0.93%
Cold SpringCampbell5,9126,2163045.14%
CrestwoodOldham4,5316,1831,65236.46%
WilmoreJessamine3,6865,9992,31362.75%
Fort WrightKenton5,7235,8511282.24%
Central CityMuhlenberg5,9785,819(159)-2.66%
MonticelloWayne6,1885,753(435)-7.03%
DaytonCampbell5,3385,6663286.14%
BellevueCampbell5,9555,548(407)-6.83%
WaltonBoone/Kenton3,6355,4601,82550.21%
Douglass HillsJefferson5,4845,456(28)-0.51%
WilliamsburgWhitley5,2455,326811.54%
HazardPerry4,4565,26380718.11%
ColumbiaAdair4,4524,8453938.83%
BentonMarshall4,3494,7564079.36%
HurstbourneJefferson4,2164,68346711.08%
ProspectJefferson/Oldham4,6984,592(106)-2.26%
GreenvilleMuhlenberg4,3124,4921804.17%
LudlowKenton4,4074,385(22)-0.50%
Crescent SpringsKenton3,8014,31951813.63%
PaintsvilleJohnson3,4594,31285324.66%
ScottsvilleAllen4,2264,299731.73%
CrittendenGrant3,8154,0232085.45%
LancasterGarrard3,4423,89945713.28%
WilliamstownGrant/Pendleton3,9253,894(31)-0.79%
CarrolltonCarroll3,9383,890(48)-1.22%
GraysonCarter4,2173,834(383)-9.08%
RussellGreenup3,3803,74436410.77%
PrestonsburgFloyd3,2553,68142613.09%
SouthgateCampbell3,8033,648(155)-4.08%
StanfordLincoln3,4873,6401534.39%
Beaver DamOhio3,4093,5311223.58%
MorganfieldUnion3,2853,256(29)-0.88%
StantonPowell2,7333,25151818.95%
Crestview HillsKenton3,1483,246983.11%
HodgenvilleLarue3,2063,235290.90%
BarbourvilleKnox3,1653,222571.80%
West LibertyMorgan3,4353,215(220)-6.40%
WilderCampbell3,0353,1761414.65%
Park HillsKenton2,9703,1621926.46%
SimpsonvilleShelby2,4842,99050620.37%
FlemingsburgFleming2,6582,95329511.10%
MarionCrittenden3,0392,916(123)-4.05%
BrandenburgMeade2,6432,8942519.50%
ProvidenceWebster3,1932,892(301)-9.43%
Indian HillsJefferson2,8682,860(8)-0.28%
Graymoor-DevondaleJefferson2,8702,853(17)-0.59%
SpringfieldWashington2,5192,84632712.98%
Lakeside ParkKenton2,6682,8411736.48%
Russell SpringsRussell2,4412,71527411.22%
EminenceHenry2,4982,7052078.29%
LouisaLawrence2,4672,6792128.59%
Pioneer VillageBullitt2,0302,67164131.58%
HartfordOhio2,6722,668(4)-0.15%
CadizTrigg2,5582,540(18)-0.70%
Calvert CityMarshall2,5662,514(52)-2.03%
MorgantownButler2,3942,5051114.64%
AnchorageJefferson2,3482,5001526.47%
Mount VernonRockcastle2,4772,453(24)-0.97%
Dawson SpringsHopkins/Caldwell2,7642,452(312)-11.29%
Windy HillsJefferson2,3852,427421.76%
HardinsburgBreckinridge2,3432,385421.79%
EddyvilleLyon2,5542,375(179)-7.01%
HickmanFulton2,3952,365(30)-1.25%
IrvineEstill2,7152,360(355)-13.08%
FultonFulton2,4452,357(88)-3.60%
Cave CityBarren2,2402,3561165.18%
RacelandGreenup2,4242,343(81)-3.34%
TompkinsvilleMonroe2,4022,309(93)-3.87%
Junction CityBoyle/Lincoln2,2412,268271.20%
JacksonBreathitt2,2312,23760.27%
FalmouthPendleton2,1692,216472.17%
Horse CaveHart2,3112,212(99)-4.28%
GreensburgGreen2,1632,179160.74%
BeattyvilleLee1,3072,17686966.49%
Dry RidgeGrant2,1912,102(89)-4.06%
CarlisleNicholas2,0102,093834.13%
ElktonTodd2,0622,056(6)-0.29%
LibertyCasey2,1682,028(140)-6.46%
Hurstbourne AcresJefferson1,8111,9571468.06%
CumberlandHarlan2,2371,947(290)-12.96%
JenkinsLetcher2,2031,902(301)-13.66%
JamestownRussell1,7941,867734.07%
CatlettsburgBoyd1,8561,780(76)-4.09%
HarlanHarlan1,7451,776311.78%
WhitesburgLetcher2,1391,773(366)-17.11%
LewisportHancock1,6701,767975.81%
WarsawGallatin1,6151,7611469.04%
AlbanyClinton2,0331,760(273)-13.43%
Lebanon JunctionBullitt1,8131,746(67)-3.70%
SturgisUnion1,8981,735(163)-8.59%
MidwayWoodford1,6411,718774.69%
JeffersonvilleMontgomery1,5061,70820213.41%
MunfordvilleHart1,6151,686714.40%
OwentonOwen1,3271,68235526.75%
PinevilleBell1,7321,678(54)-3.12%
EdmontonMetcalfe1,5951,671764.76%
Coal Run VillagePike1,7061,669(37)-2.17%
OwingsvilleBath1,5301,593634.12%
SalyersvilleMagoffin1,8831,591(292)-15.51%
AuburnLogan1,3401,58924918.58%
Pewee ValleyOldham1,4561,5881329.07%
Olive HillCarter1,5991,580(19)-1.19%
SebreeWebster1,6031,574(29)-1.81%
Worthington HillsJefferson1,4461,5631178.09%
Orchard Grass HillsOldham1,5951,536(59)-3.70%
ManchesterClay1,2551,51225720.48%
WorthingtonGreenup1,6091,501(108)-6.71%
Saint Regis ParkJefferson1,4541,438(16)-1.10%
Audubon ParkJefferson1,4731,433(40)-2.72%
VanceburgLewis1,5181,428(90)-5.93%
BurkesvilleCumberland1,5211,388(133)-8.74%
West BuechelJefferson1,2301,37014011.38%
GuthrieTodd1,4191,330(89)-6.27%
ColdstreamJefferson1,1001,29519517.73%
Beechwood VillageJefferson1,3241,280(44)-3.32%
EarlingtonHopkins1,4131,257(156)-11.04%
TaylorsvilleSpencer7631,25649364.61%
IrvingtonBreckinridge1,1811,231504.23%
LivermoreMcLean1,3651,230(135)-9.89%
ClintonHickman1,3881,222(166)-11.96%
BarbourmeadeJefferson1,2181,216(2)-0.16%
Heritage CreekJefferson1,0761,20913312.36%
Clay CityPowell1,0771,19311610.77%
Silver GroveCampbell1,1021,154524.72%
CloverportBreckinridge1,1521,119(33)-2.86%
BrodheadRockcastle1,2111,117(94)-7.76%
AugustaBracken1,1901,096(94)-7.90%
GreenupGreenup1,1881,095(93)-7.83%
South ShoreGreenup1,1221,066(56)-4.99%
MuldraughHardin/Meade9471,040939.82%
Elkhorn CityPike9821,035535.40%
ClayWebster1,1811,031(150)-12.70%
HawesvilleHancock9451,023788.25%
CamargoMontgomery1,0811,020(61)-5.64%
Hebron EstatesBullitt1,0871,014(73)-6.72%
Watterson ParkJefferson9761,004282.87%
NorthfieldJefferson1,020991(29)-2.84%
WurtlandGreenup995983(12)-1.21%
BurginMercer965979141.45%
NortonvilleHopkins1,204977(227)-18.85%
BloomfieldNelson83896112314.68%
West PointHardin79795215519.45%
Woodlawn ParkJefferson94294750.53%
LynnviewJefferson914945313.39%
Rolling HillsJefferson959934(25)-2.61%
DixonWebster78693314718.70%
ClarksonGrayson875933586.63%
UniontownUnion1,002929(73)-7.29%
Ryland HeightsKenton1,022922(100)-9.78%
BellefonteGreenup888920323.60%
BellemeadeJefferson865909445.09%
GoshenOldham909892(17)-1.87%
FergusonPulaski924886(38)-4.11%
New CastleHenry912884(28)-3.07%
BrownsvilleEdmonson836875394.67%
La CenterBallard1,009872(137)-13.58%
Langdon PlaceJefferson936870(66)-7.05%
PembrokeChristian869865(4)-0.46%
EvartsHarlan962859(103)-10.71%
FincastleJefferson817848313.79%
AdairvilleLogan852837(15)-1.76%
CampbellsburgHenry813836232.83%
White PlainsHopkins884829(55)-6.22%
PlantationJefferson832826(6)-0.72%
McKeeJackson80080330.38%
Hollow CreekJefferson783799162.04%
New HavenNelson855798(57)-6.67%
Blue Ridge ManorJefferson767791243.13%
PowderlyMuhlenberg745788435.77%
PerryvilleBoyle751782314.13%
Stamping GroundScott64378013721.31%
PleasurevilleHenry/Shelby834779(55)-6.59%
HansonHopkins742758162.16%
Smiths GroveWarren714752385.32%
LewisburgLogan810748(62)-7.65%
MillersburgBourbon/Nicholas792747(45)-5.68%
Crab OrchardLincoln841744(97)-11.53%
CorydonHenderson720737172.36%
Woodland HillsJefferson696736405.75%
Meadow ValeJefferson736730(6)-0.82%
Mortons GapHopkins863728(135)-15.64%
CalhounMcLean763725(38)-4.98%
BromleyKenton763724(39)-5.11%
LorettoMarion713723101.40%
SalemLivingston752722(30)-3.99%
Rolling FieldsJefferson6467207411.46%
BardwellCarlisle723714(9)-1.24%
Green SpringJefferson715711(4)-0.56%
UptonHardin/Larue683704213.07%
HindmanKnott777701(76)-9.78%
BurnsidePulaski6116948313.58%
Strathmoor VillageJefferson648684365.56%
Spring ValleyJefferson654675213.21%
Seneca GardensJefferson696674(22)-3.16%
WickliffeBallard688670(18)-2.62%
LynchHarlan747658(89)-11.91%
Science HillPulaski693657(36)-5.19%
BrooksvilleBracken642654121.87%
BarlowBallard675653(22)-3.26%
CroftonChristian749653(96)-12.82%
ButlerPendleton612646345.56%
Sandy HookElliott675641(34)-5.04%
Brownsboro FarmJefferson648640(8)-1.23%
LoyallHarlan1,461638(823)-56.33%
KuttawaLyon649629(20)-3.08%
Parkway VillageJefferson650623(27)-4.15%
Park CityBarren5376147714.34%
North MiddletownBourbon643610(33)-5.13%
FrenchburgMenifee48660111523.66%
GlenviewJefferson5315966512.24%
KevilBallard37659521958.24%
MiltonTrimble574590162.79%
WhitesvilleDaviess552580285.07%
HardinMarshall615580(35)-5.69%
WingoGraves632573(59)-9.34%
WestwoodJefferson634571(63)-9.94%
RavennaEstill605568(37)-6.12%
SonoraHardin5135655210.14%
Murray HillJefferson582565(17)-2.92%
WellingtonJefferson565564(1)-0.18%
Fleming-NeonLetcher770548(222)-28.83%
InezMartin717546(171)-23.85%
CaneyvilleGrayson608529(79)-12.99%
BedfordTrimble599526(73)-12.19%
HollyvillaJefferson537518(19)-3.54%
MartinFloyd634513(121)-19.09%
BenhamHarlan500512122.40%
WheelwrightFloyd780509(271)-34.74%
BancroftJefferson49450391.82%
Plum SpringsWarren453497449.71%
RiverwoodJefferson4464924610.31%
Houston AcresJefferson507492(15)-2.96%
DrakesboroMuhlenberg515481(34)-6.60%
Pippa PassesKnott533468(65)-12.20%
MelbourneCampbell4014585714.21%
CrestviewCampbell475452(23)-4.84%
RobardsHenderson515449(66)-12.82%
FordsvilleOhio524446(78)-14.89%
BriarwoodJefferson435445102.30%
Forest HillsJefferson444438(6)-1.35%
Norbourne EstatesJefferson441437(4)-0.91%
River BluffOldham403436338.19%
Fox ChaseBullitt447436(11)-2.46%
MoorlandJefferson43143320.46%
IslandMcLean458429(29)-6.33%
SacramentoMcLean468429(39)-8.33%
CentertownOhio423416(7)-1.65%
RichlawnJefferson405415102.47%
KingsleyJefferson381397164.20%
GamalielMonroe376391153.99%
HazelCalloway410390(20)-4.88%
WaylandFloyd426389(37)-8.69%
HustonvilleLincoln405387(18)-4.44%
Poplar HillsJefferson362380184.97%
NorwoodJefferson37037992.43%
Glenview HillsJefferson3193775818.18%
Old Brownsboro PlaceJefferson353376236.52%
FredoniaCaldwell401372(29)-7.23%
McHenryOhio388369(19)-4.90%
SharpsburgBath3233654213.00%
GhentCarroll3233634012.38%
Strathmoor ManorJefferson337351144.15%
GlencoeGallatin360350(10)-2.78%
Mount OlivetRobertson2993474816.05%
Grand RiversLivingston382345(37)-9.69%
BellewoodJefferson321340195.92%
ViccoKnott/Perry334327(7)-2.10%
TrentonTodd384326(58)-15.10%
Hunters HollowBullitt386324(62)-16.06%
SadievilleScott303320175.61%
CamptonWolfe441316(125)-28.34%
EubankPulaski/Lincoln319313(6)-1.88%
WaverlyUnion30831130.97%
Brownsboro VillageJefferson319308(11)-3.45%
CreeksideJefferson30530500.00%
Goose CreekJefferson29430393.06%
WoodburnWarren355303(52)-14.65%
HydenLeslie365303(62)-16.99%
WillisburgWashington282300186.38%
Druid HillsJefferson308299(9)-2.92%
Spring MillJefferson28729472.44%
WildwoodJefferson261281207.66%
Lakeview HeightsRowan1852779249.73%
Saint CharlesHopkins277273(4)-1.44%
BradfordsvilleMarion294270(24)-8.16%
BonnievilleHart255269145.49%
WarfieldMartin269264(5)-1.86%
ArlingtonCarlisle324264(60)-18.52%
RockportOhio266262(4)-1.50%
BerryHarrison264250(14)-5.30%
Salt LickBath303247(56)-18.48%
Broeck PointeJefferson272245(27)-9.93%
Manor CreekJefferson14024010071.43%
SmithlandLivingston301240(61)-20.27%
SpartaGallatin/Owen23123652.16%
EwingFleming264228(36)-13.64%
CorinthGrant/Scott232226(6)-2.59%
CrossgateJefferson225221(4)-1.78%
DoverMason252221(31)-12.30%
MentorCampbell1932182512.95%
Fountain RunMonroe217216(1)-0.46%
WoodlawnCampbell229212(17)-7.42%
NeboHopkins236211(25)-10.59%
MackvilleWashington222207(15)-6.76%
Glenview ManorJefferson191206157.85%
OaklandWarren225198(27)-12.00%
SandersCarroll238197(41)-17.23%
SlaughtersWebster216190(26)-12.04%
ThornhillJefferson17818573.93%
Maryhill EstatesJefferson17918563.35%
AllenFloyd193182(11)-5.70%
WorthvilleCarroll185181(4)-2.16%
Meadowview EstatesJefferson363178(185)-50.96%
LaFayetteChristian165177127.27%
EkronMeade1351754029.63%
Mockingbird ValleyJefferson16717584.79%
BremenMuhlenberg197172(25)-12.69%
PrestonvilleCarroll161171106.21%
BoonevilleOwsley8116887107.41%
SycamoreJefferson16016663.75%
LivingstonRockcastle226166(60)-26.55%
CambridgeJefferson175162(13)-7.43%
RaywickMarion1341552115.67%
Hills and DalesJefferson14214642.82%
GermantownBracken/Mason154146(8)-5.19%
FairviewKenton14314410.70%
South CarrolltonMuhlenberg184141(43)-23.37%
ColumbusHickman170140(30)-17.65%
LincolnshireJefferson148137(11)-7.43%
SmithfieldHenry1061241816.98%
Hickory HillJefferson11411954.39%
FairfieldNelson11311854.42%
Meadowbrook FarmJefferson136117(19)-13.97%
RochesterButler152114(38)-25.00%
MontereyOwen138112(26)-18.84%
BlackeyLetcher120109(11)-9.17%
Kenton ValeKenton110105(5)-4.55%
WheatcroftWebster160105(55)-34.38%
Ten BroeckJefferson10399(4)-3.88%
BuckhornPerry16289(73)-45.06%
CaliforniaCampbell9083(7)-7.78%
WoodburyButler9080(10)-11.11%
GratzOwen7867(11)-14.10%
BlaineLawrence47661940.43%
SardisMason/Robertson10360(43)-41.75%
CarrsvilleLivingston5048(2)-4.00%
ConcordLewis3519(16)-45.71%
South Park ViewJefferson70(7)-100.00%
(Data from Kentucky League of Cities)