Counties with highest COVID-19 infection rates in Alabama

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January 19, 2022
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Counties with highest COVID-19 infection rates in Alabama

The vaccine deployment in December 2020 signaled a turning point in the COVID-19 pandemic. By the end of May 2021, 40% of the U.S. population was fully vaccinated. But as vaccination rates lagged over the summer, new surges of COVID-19 came, including Delta in the summer of 2021, and now the Omicron variant, which comprises the majority of cases in the U.S.

Researchers around the world have reported that Omicron is more transmissible than Delta, making breakthrough and repeat infections more likely. Early research suggests this strain may cause less severe illness than Delta and the original virus, however, health officials have warned an Omicron-driven surge could still increase hospitalization and death rates—especially in areas with less vaccinated populations.

The United States as of Jan. 25 reached 870,916 COVID-19-related deaths and 72 million COVID-19 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University. Currently, 63.4% of the population is fully vaccinated, and 40.1% have received booster doses.

Stacker compiled a list of the counties with highest COVID-19 infection rates in Alabama using data from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and vaccination data from Covid Act Now. Counties are ranked by the highest infection rate per 100,000 residents within the week leading up to Jan. 24, 2021. Cumulative cases per 100,000 served as a tiebreaker.

Keep reading to see whether your county ranks among the highest COVID-19 infection rates in your state.

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#50. Geneva County, AL

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,450 (381 new cases, +93% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,943 (5,502 total cases)
--- 10.9% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 537 (141 total deaths)
--- 56.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 39.2% (10,303 fully vaccinated)
--- 20.3% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
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#49. Blount County, AL

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,456 (842 new cases, +22% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,107 (13,362 total cases)
--- 1.7% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 353 (204 total deaths)
--- 2.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 30.7% (17,751 fully vaccinated)
--- 37.6% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
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#48. Lee County, AL

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,463 (2,407 new cases, +4% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,953 (34,476 total cases)
--- 10.9% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 167 (275 total deaths)
--- 51.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 38.7% (63,690 fully vaccinated)
--- 21.3% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
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#47. Randolph County, AL

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,470 (334 new cases, +12% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,337 (4,621 total cases)
--- 13.5% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 304 (69 total deaths)
--- 11.4% less deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 31.8% (7,224 fully vaccinated)
--- 35.4% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
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#46. Henry County, AL

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,505 (259 new cases, +3% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,220 (3,995 total cases)
--- 1.3% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 389 (67 total deaths)
--- 13.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 44.1% (7,588 fully vaccinated)
--- 10.4% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
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#45. Baldwin County, AL

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,557 (3,475 new cases, +7% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,399 (50,003 total cases)
--- 4.8% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 272 (608 total deaths)
--- 20.7% less deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 49.2% (109,889 fully vaccinated)
--- 0.0% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
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#44. Covington County, AL

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,563 (579 new cases, +21% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,010 (8,525 total cases)
--- 2.2% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 548 (203 total deaths)
--- 59.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 37.1% (13,729 fully vaccinated)
--- 24.6% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
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#43. Escambia County, AL

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,567 (574 new cases, -9% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,972 (9,148 total cases)
--- 6.2% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 412 (151 total deaths)
--- 20.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 35.2% (12,912 fully vaccinated)
--- 28.5% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
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#42. Coffee County, AL

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,584 (829 new cases, +10% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,027 (12,053 total cases)
--- 2.1% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 384 (201 total deaths)
--- 12.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 45.5% (23,805 fully vaccinated)
--- 7.5% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
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#41. Chilton County, AL

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,589 (706 new cases, +4% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,039 (9,347 total cases)
--- 10.5% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 403 (179 total deaths)
--- 17.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 35.2% (15,618 fully vaccinated)
--- 28.5% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
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#40. Elmore County, AL

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,611 (1,308 new cases, +22% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,042 (20,336 total cases)
--- 6.5% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 372 (302 total deaths)
--- 8.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 44.4% (36,080 fully vaccinated)
--- 9.8% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
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#39. Mobile County, AL

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,624 (6,712 new cases, -14% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,815 (102,537 total cases)
--- 5.5% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 346 (1,428 total deaths)
--- 0.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 47.9% (197,880 fully vaccinated)
--- 2.6% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
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#38. Marengo County, AL

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,643 (310 new cases, +3% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,013 (4,341 total cases)
--- 2.1% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 493 (93 total deaths)
--- 43.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 52.7% (9,940 fully vaccinated)
--- 7.1% higher vaccination rate than Alabama
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#37. Calhoun County, AL

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,717 (1,951 new cases, +23% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,997 (28,398 total cases)
--- 6.3% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 479 (544 total deaths)
--- 39.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 45.5% (51,648 fully vaccinated)
--- 7.5% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
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#36. Conecuh County, AL

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,831 (221 new cases, +24% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,497 (2,594 total cases)
--- 8.6% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 522 (63 total deaths)
--- 52.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 42.3% (5,102 fully vaccinated)
--- 14.0% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
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#35. Cherokee County, AL

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,859 (487 new cases, +32% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,117 (4,484 total cases)
--- 27.2% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 256 (67 total deaths)
--- 25.4% less deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 29.9% (7,830 fully vaccinated)
--- 39.2% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
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#34. Jefferson County, AL

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,862 (12,265 new cases, +1% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,146 (165,605 total cases)
--- 6.9% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 310 (2,041 total deaths)
--- 9.6% less deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 55.8% (367,684 fully vaccinated)
--- 13.4% higher vaccination rate than Alabama
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#33. Madison County, AL

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,879 (7,007 new cases, +19% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,640 (76,970 total cases)
--- 12.2% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 213 (795 total deaths)
--- 37.9% less deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 59.8% (222,848 fully vaccinated)
--- 21.5% higher vaccination rate than Alabama
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#32. St. Clair County, AL

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,887 (1,689 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,476 (22,804 total cases)
--- 8.3% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 416 (372 total deaths)
--- 21.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 38.0% (33,991 fully vaccinated)
--- 22.8% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
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#31. Wilcox County, AL

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,928 (200 new cases, -31% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,072 (2,497 total cases)
--- 2.4% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 366 (38 total deaths)
--- 6.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 51.6% (5,349 fully vaccinated)
--- 4.9% higher vaccination rate than Alabama
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#30. Limestone County, AL

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,958 (1,937 new cases, +26% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,215 (21,974 total cases)
--- 5.5% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 239 (236 total deaths)
--- 30.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 37.7% (37,330 fully vaccinated)
--- 23.4% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
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#29. Talladega County, AL

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,973 (1,578 new cases, +16% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,242 (19,388 total cases)
--- 3.1% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 395 (316 total deaths)
--- 15.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 35.5% (28,417 fully vaccinated)
--- 27.8% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
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#28. Shelby County, AL

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,994 (4,340 new cases, +24% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,302 (52,906 total cases)
--- 3.3% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 181 (394 total deaths)
--- 47.2% less deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 35.1% (76,335 fully vaccinated)
--- 28.7% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
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#27. Etowah County, AL

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,006 (2,052 new cases, +30% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,999 (25,566 total cases)
--- 6.3% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 522 (534 total deaths)
--- 52.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 39.9% (40,834 fully vaccinated)
--- 18.9% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
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#26. Washington County, AL

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,027 (331 new cases, +60% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,207 (3,299 total cases)
--- 14.1% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 319 (52 total deaths)
--- 7.0% less deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 44.6% (7,286 fully vaccinated)
--- 9.3% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
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#25. DeKalb County, AL

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,103 (1,504 new cases, +61% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,295 (16,659 total cases)
--- 0.9% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 401 (287 total deaths)
--- 16.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 32.7% (23,396 fully vaccinated)
--- 33.5% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
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#24. Hale County, AL

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,116 (310 new cases, -3% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,756 (4,213 total cases)
--- 22.3% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 642 (94 total deaths)
--- 87.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 59.3% (8,695 fully vaccinated)
--- 20.5% higher vaccination rate than Alabama
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#23. Monroe County, AL

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,132 (442 new cases, +54% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,539 (4,673 total cases)
--- 4.2% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 323 (67 total deaths)
--- 5.8% less deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 42.4% (8,795 fully vaccinated)
--- 13.8% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
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#22. Choctaw County, AL

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,177 (274 new cases, +81% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 12,702 (1,599 total cases)
--- 46.0% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 246 (31 total deaths)
--- 28.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 63.9% (8,041 fully vaccinated)
--- 29.9% higher vaccination rate than Alabama
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#21. Tuscaloosa County, AL

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,190 (4,584 new cases, +21% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,554 (49,312 total cases)
--- 0.2% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 322 (674 total deaths)
--- 6.1% less deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 42.3% (88,488 fully vaccinated)
--- 14.0% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
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#20. Fayette County, AL

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,221 (362 new cases, +59% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,420 (4,144 total cases)
--- 8.1% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 528 (86 total deaths)
--- 53.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 34.1% (5,557 fully vaccinated)
--- 30.7% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
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#19. Lawrence County, AL

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,242 (738 new cases, +67% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,080 (6,611 total cases)
--- 14.6% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 425 (140 total deaths)
--- 23.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 46.0% (15,140 fully vaccinated)
--- 6.5% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
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#18. Bibb County, AL

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,255 (505 new cases, +40% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,806 (5,779 total cases)
--- 9.7% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 424 (95 total deaths)
--- 23.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 33.6% (7,516 fully vaccinated)
--- 31.7% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
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#17. Marshall County, AL

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,331 (2,256 new cases, +90% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,869 (24,067 total cases)
--- 5.7% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 346 (335 total deaths)
--- 0.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 44.2% (42,776 fully vaccinated)
--- 10.2% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
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#16. Cullman County, AL

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,357 (1,974 new cases, +45% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,591 (21,437 total cases)
--- 8.8% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 381 (319 total deaths)
--- 11.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 37.3% (31,234 fully vaccinated)
--- 24.2% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
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#15. Jackson County, AL

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,369 (1,223 new cases, +78% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,243 (13,032 total cases)
--- 7.3% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 401 (207 total deaths)
--- 16.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 47.5% (24,542 fully vaccinated)
--- 3.5% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
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#14. Lauderdale County, AL

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,398 (2,224 new cases, +40% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,669 (21,021 total cases)
--- 3.6% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 355 (329 total deaths)
--- 3.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 44.8% (41,578 fully vaccinated)
--- 8.9% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
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#13. Clarke County, AL

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,426 (573 new cases, +9% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,102 (6,402 total cases)
--- 15.2% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 377 (89 total deaths)
--- 9.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 49.6% (11,722 fully vaccinated)
--- 0.8% higher vaccination rate than Alabama
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#12. Sumter County, AL

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,462 (306 new cases, +157% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,963 (2,108 total cases)
--- 27.9% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 338 (42 total deaths)
--- 1.5% less deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 48.8% (6,065 fully vaccinated)
--- 0.8% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
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#11. Tallapoosa County, AL

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,465 (995 new cases, +55% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,422 (10,262 total cases)
--- 8.1% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 518 (209 total deaths)
--- 51.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 37.6% (15,163 fully vaccinated)
--- 23.6% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
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#10. Walker County, AL

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,536 (1,611 new cases, +127% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,696 (15,687 total cases)
--- 5.0% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 617 (392 total deaths)
--- 79.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 45.9% (29,167 fully vaccinated)
--- 6.7% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
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#9. Lamar County, AL

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,543 (351 new cases, +108% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,252 (3,210 total cases)
--- 1.1% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 435 (60 total deaths)
--- 26.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 42.7% (5,891 fully vaccinated)
--- 13.2% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
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#8. Pickens County, AL

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,574 (513 new cases, +33% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,537 (4,691 total cases)
--- 0.1% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 462 (92 total deaths)
--- 34.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 47.6% (9,477 fully vaccinated)
--- 3.3% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
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#7. Coosa County, AL

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,588 (276 new cases, +74% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,290 (2,590 total cases)
--- 3.3% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 460 (49 total deaths)
--- 34.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 39.6% (4,224 fully vaccinated)
--- 19.5% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
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#6. Marion County, AL

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,615 (777 new cases, +61% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,902 (7,101 total cases)
--- 1.6% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 451 (134 total deaths)
--- 31.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 35.4% (10,524 fully vaccinated)
--- 28.0% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
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#5. Morgan County, AL

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,920 (3,495 new cases, +47% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,391 (31,585 total cases)
--- 12.2% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 366 (438 total deaths)
--- 6.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 42.4% (50,707 fully vaccinated)
--- 13.8% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
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#4. Clay County, AL

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 3,105 (411 new cases, +41% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,231 (3,604 total cases)
--- 15.8% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 536 (71 total deaths)
--- 56.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 40.7% (5,384 fully vaccinated)
--- 17.3% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
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#3. Franklin County, AL

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 3,179 (997 new cases, +53% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,195 (8,529 total cases)
--- 15.6% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 370 (116 total deaths)
--- 7.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 42.4% (13,284 fully vaccinated)
--- 13.8% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
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#2. Winston County, AL

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 3,314 (783 new cases, +152% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,633 (6,293 total cases)
--- 13.2% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 482 (114 total deaths)
--- 40.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 21.4% (5,067 fully vaccinated)
--- 56.5% lower vaccination rate than Alabama
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#1. Colbert County, AL

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 3,494 (1,930 new cases, +33% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,586 (14,134 total cases)
--- 8.8% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 393 (217 total deaths)
--- 14.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 46.6% (25,762 fully vaccinated)
--- 5.3% lower vaccination rate than Alabama

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