Counties with the highest COVID-19 death rate in Arkansas

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August 21, 2022
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Counties with the highest COVID-19 death rate in Arkansas

Stacker compiled a list of the counties with highest COVID-19 death rates in Arkansas using data from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Counties are ranked by the highest cumulative death rate per 100k residents as of August 18, 2022. Keep reading to see whether your county ranks among the highest COVID-19 death rates in your state.

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#50. Howard County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 401 (53 total deaths)
--- 2.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 32,071 (4,234 total cases)
--- 5.2% more cases per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 235 (31 new cases, -37% change from previous week)
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#49. Greene County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 404 (183 total deaths)
--- 3.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 38,795 (17,584 total cases)
--- 27.3% more cases per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 320 (145 new cases, -6% change from previous week)
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#48. Crawford County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 408 (258 total deaths)
--- 4.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 1.6 (1 new deaths, -50% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,376 (17,317 total cases)
--- 10.2% less cases per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 171 (108 new cases, -15% change from previous week)
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#47. Pike County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 411 (44 total deaths)
--- 4.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,723 (2,757 total cases)
--- 15.6% less cases per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 103 (11 new cases, -31% change from previous week)
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#46. Franklin County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 418 (74 total deaths)
--- 6.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,263 (4,121 total cases)
--- 23.7% less cases per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 113 (20 new cases, +18% change from previous week)
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#45. Columbia County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 422 (99 total deaths)
--- 7.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,655 (6,018 total cases)
--- 15.8% less cases per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 269 (63 new cases, +19% change from previous week)
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#44. Hot Spring County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 423 (143 total deaths)
--- 7.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 3.0 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 35,998 (12,157 total cases)
--- 18.1% more cases per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 281 (95 new cases, -19% change from previous week)
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#43. Sebastian County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 428 (547 total deaths)
--- 9.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,334 (36,218 total cases)
--- 7.0% less cases per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 181 (231 new cases, -6% change from previous week)
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#42. Miller County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 428 (185 total deaths)
--- 9.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,590 (10,637 total cases)
--- 19.3% less cases per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 227 (98 new cases, -28% change from previous week)
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#41. Jefferson County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 428 (286 total deaths)
--- 9.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 4.5 (3 new deaths, +200% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,784 (20,571 total cases)
--- 1.0% more cases per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 141 (94 new cases, -23% change from previous week)
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#40. Scott County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 438 (45 total deaths)
--- 11.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,591 (2,631 total cases)
--- 16.0% less cases per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 272 (28 new cases, +27% change from previous week)
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#39. Sevier County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 447 (76 total deaths)
--- 14.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 38,843 (6,606 total cases)
--- 27.5% more cases per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 447 (76 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
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#38. Lafayette County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 453 (30 total deaths)
--- 15.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,105 (1,398 total cases)
--- 30.7% less cases per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 181 (12 new cases, -14% change from previous week)
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#37. Arkansas County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 458 (80 total deaths)
--- 16.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 36,086 (6,310 total cases)
--- 18.4% more cases per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 315 (55 new cases, -14% change from previous week)
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#36. Ouachita County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 470 (110 total deaths)
--- 19.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 4.3 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,413 (6,176 total cases)
--- 13.3% less cases per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 244 (57 new cases, +33% change from previous week)
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#35. Union County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 476 (184 total deaths)
--- 21.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,700 (10,328 total cases)
--- 12.4% less cases per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 300 (116 new cases, +59% change from previous week)
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#34. Crittenden County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 480 (230 total deaths)
--- 22.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 32,478 (15,575 total cases)
--- 6.6% more cases per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 192 (92 new cases, -29% change from previous week)
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#33. Dallas County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 485 (34 total deaths)
--- 23.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 14.3 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,179 (1,905 total cases)
--- 10.8% less cases per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 243 (17 new cases, +89% change from previous week)
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#32. Cleveland County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 490 (39 total deaths)
--- 25.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 25.1 (2 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,807 (2,451 total cases)
--- 1.1% more cases per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 126 (10 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
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#31. Woodruff County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 491 (31 total deaths)
--- 25.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,756 (2,007 total cases)
--- 4.2% more cases per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 696 (44 new cases, -2% change from previous week)
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#30. Boone County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 492 (184 total deaths)
--- 25.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,498 (10,293 total cases)
--- 9.8% less cases per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 150 (56 new cases, -19% change from previous week)
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#29. Bradley County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 502 (54 total deaths)
--- 28.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 9.3 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,503 (3,283 total cases)
--- 0.1% more cases per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 232 (25 new cases, +39% change from previous week)
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#28. Lawrence County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 506 (83 total deaths)
--- 29.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 35,792 (5,872 total cases)
--- 17.5% more cases per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 384 (63 new cases, +21% change from previous week)
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#27. Yell County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 506 (108 total deaths)
--- 29.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 33,682 (7,188 total cases)
--- 10.5% more cases per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 169 (36 new cases, +29% change from previous week)
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#26. Garland County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 525 (522 total deaths)
--- 33.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 1.0 (1 new deaths, -50% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,269 (25,114 total cases)
--- 17.1% less cases per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 146 (145 new cases, +6% change from previous week)
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#25. Mississippi County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 529 (215 total deaths)
--- 34.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 36,344 (14,774 total cases)
--- 19.3% more cases per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 342 (139 new cases, +17% change from previous week)
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#24. Lincoln County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 530 (69 total deaths)
--- 35.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 39,504 (5,145 total cases)
--- 29.6% more cases per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 69 (9 new cases, -59% change from previous week)
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#23. Prairie County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 533 (43 total deaths)
--- 36.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,668 (2,150 total cases)
--- 12.5% less cases per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 335 (27 new cases, -4% change from previous week)
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#22. Cleburne County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 534 (133 total deaths)
--- 36.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,122 (7,257 total cases)
--- 4.4% less cases per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 241 (60 new cases, -13% change from previous week)
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#21. Randolph County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 535 (96 total deaths)
--- 36.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,763 (5,704 total cases)
--- 4.2% more cases per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 245 (44 new cases, +22% change from previous week)
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#20. Cross County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 536 (88 total deaths)
--- 36.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 32,420 (5,323 total cases)
--- 6.4% more cases per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 305 (50 new cases, -17% change from previous week)
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#19. Monroe County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 537 (36 total deaths)
--- 37.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,801 (2,131 total cases)
--- 4.4% more cases per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 179 (12 new cases, -40% change from previous week)
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#18. Marion County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 539 (90 total deaths)
--- 37.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,361 (3,733 total cases)
--- 26.6% less cases per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 252 (42 new cases, +121% change from previous week)
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#17. Nevada County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 545 (45 total deaths)
--- 39.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,678 (2,449 total cases)
--- 2.6% less cases per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 254 (21 new cases, +11% change from previous week)
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#16. Izard County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 550 (75 total deaths)
--- 40.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 22.0 (3 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,411 (4,281 total cases)
--- 3.1% more cases per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 227 (31 new cases, -31% change from previous week)
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#15. Stone County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 552 (69 total deaths)
--- 40.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,091 (3,263 total cases)
--- 14.4% less cases per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 176 (22 new cases, +83% change from previous week)
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#14. Poinsett County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 561 (132 total deaths)
--- 43.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 4.3 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 37,963 (8,932 total cases)
--- 24.6% more cases per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 429 (101 new cases, +9% change from previous week)
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#13. Phillips County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 562 (100 total deaths)
--- 43.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,642 (5,271 total cases)
--- 2.7% less cases per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 124 (22 new cases, -52% change from previous week)
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#12. Independence County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 571 (216 total deaths)
--- 45.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,723 (11,621 total cases)
--- 0.8% more cases per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 280 (106 new cases, +43% change from previous week)
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#11. Chicot County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 583 (59 total deaths)
--- 48.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,879 (2,922 total cases)
--- 5.2% less cases per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 109 (11 new cases, -15% change from previous week)
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#10. Newton County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 632 (49 total deaths)
--- 61.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,991 (1,860 total cases)
--- 21.3% less cases per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 168 (13 new cases, -7% change from previous week)
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#9. Baxter County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 634 (266 total deaths)
--- 61.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 7.2 (3 new deaths, +200% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,383 (9,805 total cases)
--- 23.3% less cases per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 129 (54 new cases, +50% change from previous week)
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#8. Montgomery County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 634 (57 total deaths)
--- 61.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,529 (1,665 total cases)
--- 39.2% less cases per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 56 (5 new cases, -17% change from previous week)
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#7. Searcy County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 647 (51 total deaths)
--- 65.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 12.7 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,349 (2,313 total cases)
--- 3.7% less cases per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 140 (11 new cases, -21% change from previous week)
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#6. Sharp County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 648 (113 total deaths)
--- 65.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,756 (5,190 total cases)
--- 2.4% less cases per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 178 (31 new cases, +29% change from previous week)
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#5. Clay County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 660 (96 total deaths)
--- 68.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,290 (4,553 total cases)
--- 2.7% more cases per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 254 (37 new cases, -12% change from previous week)
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#4. Lee County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 700 (62 total deaths)
--- 78.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 35,452 (3,140 total cases)
--- 16.3% more cases per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 576 (51 new cases, +143% change from previous week)
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#3. Polk County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 756 (151 total deaths)
--- 92.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,990 (4,390 total cases)
--- 27.8% less cases per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 170 (34 new cases, +31% change from previous week)
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#2. Fulton County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 761 (95 total deaths)
--- 94.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,090 (2,881 total cases)
--- 24.2% less cases per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 136 (17 new cases, +21% change from previous week)
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#1. Little River County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 865 (106 total deaths)
--- 120.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,032 (3,559 total cases)
--- 4.7% less cases per 100k residents than Arkansas
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 179 (22 new cases, -54% change from previous week)

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