Confirmed COVID Cases in Appalachia Top 1.1 Million While Deaths Top 18,000

On Friday, December 4, 2020, the cumulative number of COVID cases in Appalachia surpassed 1 million. New cases have risen considerably since Thanksgiving.

The Region set a new record high for the seven-day rolling average of daily new cases with 17,331 on Sunday, December 6. The seven-day average of daily new cases was 13,077 a week ago and 13,113 two weeks ago.

The number of deaths has also risen considerably in the past few weeks. A new record high for the seven-day rolling average of daily new deaths was also set on Sunday, December 6 at 231. The rate was 139 deaths per day a week ago and 173 two weeks ago.

As of 11:30am December 10, 2020, there were 1,118,068 cumulative cases throughout Appalachia and 18,011 cumulative deaths.

There were 65,188 new cases and 979 new deaths since 12am Monday, December 7, 2020. The total number of COVID-related deaths are 18,011 in 407 of Appalachia’s 420 counties.