Counties with highest COVID-19 infection rates in Georgia

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

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. 18 reached 852,339 COVID-19-related deaths and 66.7 million COVID-19 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University. Currently, 62.9% of the population is fully vaccinated, and 38.1% have received booster doses.

Stacker compiled a list of the counties with highest COVID-19 infection rates in Georgia 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. 14, 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. Upson County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,531 (403 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,410 (6,688 total cases)
--- 28.9% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 737 (194 total deaths)
--- 145.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 45.7% (12,027 fully vaccinated)
--- 11.8% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
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#49. Forsyth County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,541 (3,765 new cases, +42% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,327 (44,764 total cases)
--- 7.0% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 127 (310 total deaths)
--- 57.7% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 53.8% (131,361 fully vaccinated)
--- 3.9% higher vaccination rate than Georgia
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#48. Colquitt County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,544 (704 new cases, +73% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,568 (8,923 total cases)
--- 0.8% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 452 (206 total deaths)
--- 50.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 41.1% (18,719 fully vaccinated)
--- 20.7% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
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#47. Randolph County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,549 (105 new cases, +176% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,557 (1,190 total cases)
--- 11.0% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 649 (44 total deaths)
--- 116.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 47.8% (3,242 fully vaccinated)
--- 7.7% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
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#46. Oglethorpe County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,553 (237 new cases, +101% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,891 (2,730 total cases)
--- 9.3% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 295 (45 total deaths)
--- 1.7% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 42.9% (6,550 fully vaccinated)
--- 17.2% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
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#45. Bibb County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,555 (2,381 new cases, +35% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,706 (31,713 total cases)
--- 5.0% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 441 (676 total deaths)
--- 47.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 45.3% (69,354 fully vaccinated)
--- 12.5% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
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#44. Harris County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,558 (549 new cases, +117% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 13,852 (4,881 total cases)
--- 29.7% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 272 (96 total deaths)
--- 9.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 42.8% (15,064 fully vaccinated)
--- 17.4% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
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#43. Dougherty County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,561 (1,373 new cases, +120% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,026 (14,975 total cases)
--- 13.6% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 493 (434 total deaths)
--- 64.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 48.4% (42,599 fully vaccinated)
--- 6.6% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
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#42. Richmond County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,575 (3,189 new cases, +58% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,086 (42,703 total cases)
--- 6.9% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 381 (771 total deaths)
--- 27.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 41.2% (83,442 fully vaccinated)
--- 20.5% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
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#41. Wilcox County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,587 (137 new cases, +191% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,568 (1,517 total cases)
--- 10.9% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 706 (61 total deaths)
--- 135.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 37.7% (3,254 fully vaccinated)
--- 27.2% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
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#40. Worth County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,590 (322 new cases, +122% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,230 (3,691 total cases)
--- 7.5% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 479 (97 total deaths)
--- 59.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 42.5% (8,602 fully vaccinated)
--- 18.0% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
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#39. Pike County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,593 (302 new cases, +56% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,175 (4,584 total cases)
--- 22.6% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 390 (74 total deaths)
--- 30.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 33.3% (6,316 fully vaccinated)
--- 35.7% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
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#38. Oconee County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,594 (642 new cases, +132% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,036 (7,265 total cases)
--- 8.5% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 209 (84 total deaths)
--- 30.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 58.7% (23,629 fully vaccinated)
--- 13.3% higher vaccination rate than Georgia
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#37. Lowndes County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,614 (1,895 new cases, +81% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,492 (25,233 total cases)
--- 9.0% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 281 (330 total deaths)
--- 6.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 36.6% (42,931 fully vaccinated)
--- 29.3% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
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#36. Lamar County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,635 (312 new cases, +30% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,310 (4,256 total cases)
--- 13.2% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 535 (102 total deaths)
--- 78.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 35.5% (6,772 fully vaccinated)
--- 31.5% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
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#35. Marion County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,639 (137 new cases, +234% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 14,200 (1,187 total cases)
--- 28.0% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 514 (43 total deaths)
--- 71.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 41.5% (3,466 fully vaccinated)
--- 19.9% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
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#34. Mitchell County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,642 (359 new cases, +71% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,790 (4,108 total cases)
--- 4.7% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 467 (102 total deaths)
--- 55.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 47.9% (10,470 fully vaccinated)
--- 7.5% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
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#33. Henry County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,643 (3,855 new cases, +12% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,947 (51,478 total cases)
--- 11.3% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 235 (551 total deaths)
--- 21.7% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 44.2% (103,722 fully vaccinated)
--- 14.7% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
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#32. Dawson County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,662 (434 new cases, +22% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,491 (5,872 total cases)
--- 14.1% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 314 (82 total deaths)
--- 4.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 39.6% (10,335 fully vaccinated)
--- 23.6% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
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#31. Hall County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,666 (3,406 new cases, +70% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,787 (46,586 total cases)
--- 15.6% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 346 (707 total deaths)
--- 15.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 45.5% (93,096 fully vaccinated)
--- 12.2% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
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#30. Webster County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,688 (44 new cases, +110% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 13,617 (355 total cases)
--- 30.9% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 269 (7 total deaths)
--- 10.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 45.4% (1,183 fully vaccinated)
--- 12.4% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
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#29. Muscogee County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,692 (3,313 new cases, +87% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,013 (31,348 total cases)
--- 18.8% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 349 (683 total deaths)
--- 16.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 41.3% (80,904 fully vaccinated)
--- 20.3% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
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#28. Clarke County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,698 (2,179 new cases, +85% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,736 (25,327 total cases)
--- 0.1% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 149 (191 total deaths)
--- 50.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 47.0% (60,321 fully vaccinated)
--- 9.3% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
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#27. Sumter County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,700 (502 new cases, +65% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,277 (5,396 total cases)
--- 7.3% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 491 (145 total deaths)
--- 63.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 52.1% (15,388 fully vaccinated)
--- 0.6% higher vaccination rate than Georgia
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#26. Talbot County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,743 (108 new cases, +80% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 15,674 (971 total cases)
--- 20.5% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 484 (30 total deaths)
--- 61.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 49.0% (3,034 fully vaccinated)
--- 5.4% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
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#25. Grady County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,746 (430 new cases, +150% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,826 (4,391 total cases)
--- 9.6% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 382 (94 total deaths)
--- 27.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 43.7% (10,759 fully vaccinated)
--- 15.6% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
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#24. Tift County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,786 (726 new cases, +96% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,981 (9,747 total cases)
--- 21.6% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 465 (189 total deaths)
--- 55.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 41.1% (16,722 fully vaccinated)
--- 20.7% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
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#23. Bleckley County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,802 (232 new cases, +95% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,487 (2,766 total cases)
--- 9.0% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 668 (86 total deaths)
--- 122.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 36.1% (4,643 fully vaccinated)
--- 30.3% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
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#22. Murray County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,811 (726 new cases, +157% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,583 (9,055 total cases)
--- 14.5% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 382 (153 total deaths)
--- 27.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 36.8% (14,773 fully vaccinated)
--- 29.0% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
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#21. Douglas County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,820 (2,663 new cases, +19% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,117 (30,903 total cases)
--- 7.1% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 223 (327 total deaths)
--- 25.7% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 46.1% (67,392 fully vaccinated)
--- 11.0% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
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#20. Spalding County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,822 (1,215 new cases, +29% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,932 (13,962 total cases)
--- 6.2% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 520 (347 total deaths)
--- 73.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 41.0% (27,346 fully vaccinated)
--- 20.8% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
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#19. Thomas County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,833 (815 new cases, +148% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,416 (9,075 total cases)
--- 3.6% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 416 (185 total deaths)
--- 38.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 49.4% (21,969 fully vaccinated)
--- 4.6% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
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#18. Glynn County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,850 (1,578 new cases, +133% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,301 (18,168 total cases)
--- 8.0% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 408 (348 total deaths)
--- 36.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 50.6% (43,176 fully vaccinated)
--- 2.3% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
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#17. Seminole County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,854 (150 new cases, +249% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,644 (1,751 total cases)
--- 9.8% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 321 (26 total deaths)
--- 7.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 46.8% (3,783 fully vaccinated)
--- 9.7% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
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#16. Stewart County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,858 (123 new cases, +112% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,473 (1,819 total cases)
--- 39.3% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 453 (30 total deaths)
--- 51.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 32.1% (2,123 fully vaccinated)
--- 38.0% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
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#15. Liberty County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,874 (1,151 new cases, +239% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 15,175 (9,323 total cases)
--- 23.0% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 223 (137 total deaths)
--- 25.7% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 29.9% (18,357 fully vaccinated)
--- 42.3% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
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#14. Chatham County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,877 (5,434 new cases, +122% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,866 (48,814 total cases)
--- 14.5% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 257 (745 total deaths)
--- 14.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 53.2% (154,053 fully vaccinated)
--- 2.7% higher vaccination rate than Georgia
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#13. Floyd County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,880 (1,852 new cases, +75% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,182 (22,834 total cases)
--- 17.6% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 422 (416 total deaths)
--- 40.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 43.3% (42,604 fully vaccinated)
--- 16.4% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
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#12. Houston County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,893 (2,989 new cases, +73% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,253 (31,972 total cases)
--- 2.7% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 273 (431 total deaths)
--- 9.0% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 43.8% (69,175 fully vaccinated)
--- 15.4% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
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#11. Taylor County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,895 (152 new cases, +79% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,075 (1,610 total cases)
--- 1.8% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 524 (42 total deaths)
--- 74.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 45.9% (3,682 fully vaccinated)
--- 11.4% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
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#10. Polk County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,913 (815 new cases, +104% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,094 (10,267 total cases)
--- 22.2% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 394 (168 total deaths)
--- 31.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 39.3% (16,756 fully vaccinated)
--- 24.1% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
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#9. Jackson County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,960 (1,430 new cases, +72% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,875 (18,153 total cases)
--- 26.2% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 333 (243 total deaths)
--- 11.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 42.9% (31,319 fully vaccinated)
--- 17.2% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
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#8. Barrow County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,995 (1,661 new cases, +52% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,693 (18,890 total cases)
--- 15.1% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 251 (209 total deaths)
--- 16.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 40.3% (33,511 fully vaccinated)
--- 22.2% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
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#7. Clay County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,117 (60 new cases, +30% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 15,032 (426 total cases)
--- 23.8% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 141 (4 total deaths)
--- 53.0% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 71.0% (2,012 fully vaccinated)
--- 37.1% higher vaccination rate than Georgia
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#6. Terrell County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,169 (185 new cases, +320% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,087 (1,543 total cases)
--- 8.3% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 680 (58 total deaths)
--- 126.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 59.4% (5,066 fully vaccinated)
--- 14.7% higher vaccination rate than Georgia
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#5. Whitfield County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,203 (2,305 new cases, +133% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,078 (27,285 total cases)
--- 32.3% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 349 (365 total deaths)
--- 16.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 42.8% (44,826 fully vaccinated)
--- 17.4% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
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#4. Laurens County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,217 (1,054 new cases, +138% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,762 (11,298 total cases)
--- 20.5% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 551 (262 total deaths)
--- 83.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 44.1% (20,984 fully vaccinated)
--- 14.9% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
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#3. Schley County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,264 (119 new cases, +417% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,854 (886 total cases)
--- 14.5% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 152 (8 total deaths)
--- 49.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 35.3% (1,856 fully vaccinated)
--- 31.9% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
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#2. Turner County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,367 (189 new cases, +105% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,374 (2,106 total cases)
--- 33.8% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 626 (50 total deaths)
--- 108.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 50.6% (4,042 fully vaccinated)
--- 2.3% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
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#1. Quitman County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,479 (57 new cases, +375% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 14,485 (333 total cases)
--- 26.5% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 174 (4 total deaths)
--- 42.0% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 35.0% (805 fully vaccinated)
--- 32.4% lower vaccination rate than Georgia

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