Counties with the highest COVID-19 death rate in Florida

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

Stacker compiled a list of the counties with highest COVID-19 death rates in Florida 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. Liberty County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 359 (30 total deaths)
--- 2.4% less deaths per 100k residents than Florida
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 33,170 (2,771 total cases)
--- 2.6% more cases per 100k residents than Florida
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 287 (24 new cases, -37% change from previous week)
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#49. Palm Beach County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 362 (5,414 total deaths)
--- 1.6% less deaths per 100k residents than Florida
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 2.7 (40 new deaths, +60% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,323 (438,905 total cases)
--- 9.3% less cases per 100k residents than Florida
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 188 (2,817 new cases, -38% change from previous week)
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#48. Pasco County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 369 (2,042 total deaths)
--- 0.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Florida
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 3.1 (17 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,357 (146,005 total cases)
--- 18.5% less cases per 100k residents than Florida
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 215 (1,192 new cases, -40% change from previous week)
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#47. Pinellas County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 371 (3,613 total deaths)
--- 0.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Florida
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 2.5 (24 new deaths, -11% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,934 (252,856 total cases)
--- 19.8% less cases per 100k residents than Florida
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 186 (1,813 new cases, -36% change from previous week)
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#46. Duval County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 372 (3,563 total deaths)
--- 1.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Florida
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 1.6 (15 new deaths, -35% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,645 (293,508 total cases)
--- 5.2% less cases per 100k residents than Florida
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 227 (2,172 new cases, -32% change from previous week)
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#45. Brevard County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 378 (2,274 total deaths)
--- 2.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Florida
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 2.3 (14 new deaths, -44% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,668 (160,524 total cases)
--- 17.5% less cases per 100k residents than Florida
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 181 (1,087 new cases, -39% change from previous week)
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#44. Volusia County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 382 (2,112 total deaths)
--- 3.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Florida
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 2.5 (14 new deaths, -12% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,025 (138,461 total cases)
--- 22.6% less cases per 100k residents than Florida
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 163 (901 new cases, -45% change from previous week)
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#43. Manatee County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 383 (1,545 total deaths)
--- 4.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Florida
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 2.0 (8 new deaths, -11% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,168 (113,590 total cases)
--- 12.9% less cases per 100k residents than Florida
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 203 (817 new cases, -44% change from previous week)
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#42. Hendry County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 383 (161 total deaths)
--- 4.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Florida
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,784 (12,936 total cases)
--- 4.8% less cases per 100k residents than Florida
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 200 (84 new cases, -31% change from previous week)
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#41. Hamilton County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 388 (56 total deaths)
--- 5.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Florida
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,540 (4,262 total cases)
--- 8.7% less cases per 100k residents than Florida
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 277 (40 new cases, -38% change from previous week)
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#40. Wakulla County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 391 (132 total deaths)
--- 6.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Florida
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 3.0 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 33,211 (11,205 total cases)
--- 2.7% more cases per 100k residents than Florida
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 151 (51 new cases, -55% change from previous week)
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#39. St. Lucie County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 394 (1,295 total deaths)
--- 7.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Florida
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 2.4 (8 new deaths, -11% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,698 (87,648 total cases)
--- 17.4% less cases per 100k residents than Florida
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 203 (667 new cases, -35% change from previous week)
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#38. Sarasota County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 406 (1,762 total deaths)
--- 10.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Florida
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 2.1 (9 new deaths, -44% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,529 (110,729 total cases)
--- 21.1% less cases per 100k residents than Florida
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 186 (808 new cases, -41% change from previous week)
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#37. Clay County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 409 (896 total deaths)
--- 11.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Florida
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 3.2 (7 new deaths, +75% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,076 (61,557 total cases)
--- 13.2% less cases per 100k residents than Florida
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 221 (484 new cases, -30% change from previous week)
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#36. Martin County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 412 (663 total deaths)
--- 12.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Florida
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 3.1 (5 new deaths, -17% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,598 (36,382 total cases)
--- 30.1% less cases per 100k residents than Florida
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 179 (288 new cases, -28% change from previous week)
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#35. DeSoto County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 413 (157 total deaths)
--- 12.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Florida
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 2.6 (1 new deaths, -50% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,715 (10,532 total cases)
--- 14.3% less cases per 100k residents than Florida
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 161 (61 new cases, -46% change from previous week)
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#34. Levy County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 422 (175 total deaths)
--- 14.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Florida
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,147 (11,682 total cases)
--- 13.0% less cases per 100k residents than Florida
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 301 (125 new cases, -10% change from previous week)
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#33. Miami-Dade County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 423 (11,500 total deaths)
--- 14.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Florida
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 2.3 (62 new deaths, +15% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 52,390 (1,423,397 total cases)
--- 62.0% more cases per 100k residents than Florida
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 300 (8,154 new cases, -40% change from previous week)
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#32. Escambia County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 434 (1,381 total deaths)
--- 17.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Florida
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 2.5 (8 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,788 (91,638 total cases)
--- 11.0% less cases per 100k residents than Florida
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 160 (510 new cases, -52% change from previous week)
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#31. Jefferson County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 435 (62 total deaths)
--- 18.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Florida
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 7.0 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 32,339 (4,607 total cases)
--- 0.0% more cases per 100k residents than Florida
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 344 (49 new cases, -25% change from previous week)
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#30. Polk County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 436 (3,157 total deaths)
--- 18.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Florida
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 4.6 (33 new deaths, +120% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 32,709 (237,065 total cases)
--- 1.1% more cases per 100k residents than Florida
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 243 (1,762 new cases, -41% change from previous week)
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#29. Lake County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 437 (1,606 total deaths)
--- 18.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Florida
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 2.2 (8 new deaths, -38% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,251 (100,045 total cases)
--- 15.7% less cases per 100k residents than Florida
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 192 (704 new cases, -35% change from previous week)
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#28. Indian River County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 440 (703 total deaths)
--- 19.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Florida
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 1.9 (3 new deaths, -67% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,419 (39,051 total cases)
--- 24.5% less cases per 100k residents than Florida
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 173 (277 new cases, -38% change from previous week)
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#27. Okeechobee County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 443 (187 total deaths)
--- 20.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Florida
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,749 (11,701 total cases)
--- 14.2% less cases per 100k residents than Florida
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 149 (63 new cases, -25% change from previous week)
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#26. Dixie County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 446 (75 total deaths)
--- 21.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Florida
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,154 (4,569 total cases)
--- 16.0% less cases per 100k residents than Florida
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 214 (36 new cases, -39% change from previous week)
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#25. Washington County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 451 (115 total deaths)
--- 22.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Florida
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,352 (7,222 total cases)
--- 12.3% less cases per 100k residents than Florida
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 106 (27 new cases, -53% change from previous week)
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#24. Franklin County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 454 (55 total deaths)
--- 23.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Florida
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,794 (3,370 total cases)
--- 14.1% less cases per 100k residents than Florida
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 107 (13 new cases, -68% change from previous week)
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#23. Charlotte County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 461 (870 total deaths)
--- 25.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Florida
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 5.8 (11 new deaths, +175% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,073 (43,588 total cases)
--- 28.7% less cases per 100k residents than Florida
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 210 (397 new cases, -48% change from previous week)
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#22. Sumter County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 470 (622 total deaths)
--- 27.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Florida
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 1.5 (2 new deaths, -60% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,131 (26,657 total cases)
--- 37.7% less cases per 100k residents than Florida
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 145 (192 new cases, -49% change from previous week)
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#21. Hardee County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 471 (127 total deaths)
--- 28.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Florida
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 35,583 (9,585 total cases)
--- 10.0% more cases per 100k residents than Florida
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 208 (56 new cases, -42% change from previous week)
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#20. Gadsden County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 475 (217 total deaths)
--- 29.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Florida
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 4.4 (2 new deaths, -33% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 34,840 (15,908 total cases)
--- 7.7% more cases per 100k residents than Florida
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 320 (146 new cases, -46% change from previous week)
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#19. Bay County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 483 (844 total deaths)
--- 31.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Florida
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 1.7 (3 new deaths, +200% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,810 (52,080 total cases)
--- 7.8% less cases per 100k residents than Florida
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 187 (326 new cases, -37% change from previous week)
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#18. Holmes County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 484 (95 total deaths)
--- 31.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Florida
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 10.2 (2 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,448 (5,973 total cases)
--- 5.8% less cases per 100k residents than Florida
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 204 (40 new cases, +18% change from previous week)
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#17. Taylor County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 491 (106 total deaths)
--- 33.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Florida
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 9.3 (2 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 35,264 (7,606 total cases)
--- 9.0% more cases per 100k residents than Florida
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 148 (32 new cases, -14% change from previous week)
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#16. Baker County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 493 (144 total deaths)
--- 34.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Florida
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 3.4 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 32,951 (9,625 total cases)
--- 1.9% more cases per 100k residents than Florida
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 322 (94 new cases, -23% change from previous week)
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#15. Madison County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 530 (98 total deaths)
--- 44.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Florida
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 35,641 (6,591 total cases)
--- 10.2% more cases per 100k residents than Florida
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 141 (26 new cases, -63% change from previous week)
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#14. Gilchrist County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 565 (105 total deaths)
--- 53.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Florida
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 5.4 (1 new deaths, -50% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,022 (5,207 total cases)
--- 13.3% less cases per 100k residents than Florida
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 237 (44 new cases, -42% change from previous week)
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#13. Bradford County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 571 (161 total deaths)
--- 55.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Florida
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,971 (8,452 total cases)
--- 7.3% less cases per 100k residents than Florida
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 195 (55 new cases, -47% change from previous week)
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#12. Putnam County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 584 (435 total deaths)
--- 58.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Florida
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 2.7 (2 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,462 (19,720 total cases)
--- 18.2% less cases per 100k residents than Florida
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 192 (143 new cases, -21% change from previous week)
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#11. Columbia County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 589 (422 total deaths)
--- 60.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Florida
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 4.2 (3 new deaths, +200% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 32,861 (23,557 total cases)
--- 1.6% more cases per 100k residents than Florida
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 234 (168 new cases, -36% change from previous week)
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#10. Gulf County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 601 (82 total deaths)
--- 63.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Florida
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 34,717 (4,735 total cases)
--- 7.4% more cases per 100k residents than Florida
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 176 (24 new cases, -27% change from previous week)
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#9. Hernando County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 607 (1,178 total deaths)
--- 64.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Florida
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 7.7 (15 new deaths, +15% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,516 (49,481 total cases)
--- 21.1% less cases per 100k residents than Florida
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 163 (316 new cases, -56% change from previous week)
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#8. Marion County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 615 (2,248 total deaths)
--- 67.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Florida
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 7.4 (27 new deaths, +59% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,267 (96,026 total cases)
--- 18.8% less cases per 100k residents than Florida
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 199 (726 new cases, -36% change from previous week)
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#7. Jackson County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 623 (289 total deaths)
--- 69.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Florida
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 2.2 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 35,750 (16,593 total cases)
--- 10.6% more cases per 100k residents than Florida
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 250 (116 new cases, -26% change from previous week)
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#6. Highlands County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 685 (728 total deaths)
--- 86.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Florida
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 7.5 (8 new deaths, +33% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,469 (28,116 total cases)
--- 18.1% less cases per 100k residents than Florida
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 217 (230 new cases, -49% change from previous week)
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#5. Citrus County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 690 (1,033 total deaths)
--- 87.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Florida
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 4.7 (7 new deaths, +17% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,656 (35,403 total cases)
--- 26.8% less cases per 100k residents than Florida
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 201 (301 new cases, -47% change from previous week)
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#4. Calhoun County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 716 (101 total deaths)
--- 94.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Florida
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 32,208 (4,543 total cases)
--- 0.4% less cases per 100k residents than Florida
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 347 (49 new cases, -9% change from previous week)
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#3. Lafayette County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 724 (61 total deaths)
--- 96.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Florida
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 35,360 (2,978 total cases)
--- 9.3% more cases per 100k residents than Florida
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 249 (21 new cases, +31% change from previous week)
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#2. Suwannee County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 738 (328 total deaths)
--- 100.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Florida
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 2.3 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 32,483 (14,428 total cases)
--- 0.4% more cases per 100k residents than Florida
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 270 (120 new cases, -41% change from previous week)
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#1. Union County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 788 (120 total deaths)
--- 114.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Florida
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 6.6 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,964 (4,718 total cases)
--- 4.2% less cases per 100k residents than Florida
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 230 (35 new cases, -33% change from previous week)

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