Counties with highest COVID-19 infection rates in Georgia

Written by:
August 4, 2022
Canva

Counties with highest COVID-19 infection rates in Georgia

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 August 2, 2022. 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.

1 / 50
John Trainor // Wikimedia Commons

#50. Coweta County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 296 (439 new cases, +15% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,578 (36,501 total cases)
--- 5.1% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 337 (500 total deaths)
--- 8.4% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 45.2% (67,161 fully vaccinated)
2 / 50
Bubba73 (Jud McCranie) // Wikimedia Commons

#49. Ware County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 297 (106 new cases, +26% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,454 (10,525 total cases)
--- 13.7% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 798 (285 total deaths)
--- 116.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 39.0% (13,935 fully vaccinated)
3 / 50
Thomson200 // Wikimedia Commons

#48. Pickens County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 298 (97 new cases, +17% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,532 (8,973 total cases)
--- 6.3% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 528 (172 total deaths)
--- 43.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 42.0% (13,699 fully vaccinated)
4 / 50
Ebyabe // Wikimedia Commons

#47. Brooks County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 298 (46 new cases, +7% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,620 (3,651 total cases)
--- 8.8% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 563 (87 total deaths)
--- 53.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 48.7% (7,535 fully vaccinated)
5 / 50
Canva

#46. Bibb County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 298 (457 new cases, -1% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,760 (40,986 total cases)
--- 3.3% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 524 (802 total deaths)
--- 42.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 46.6% (71,379 fully vaccinated)
6 / 50
csmith/dbb1 // Wikimedia Commons

#45. Henry County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 299 (702 new cases, +7% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,198 (63,795 total cases)
--- 5.0% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 299 (701 total deaths)
--- 18.8% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 45.0% (105,497 fully vaccinated)
7 / 50
Ireana Medlin // Wikimedia Commons

#44. Dougherty County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 302 (266 new cases, -37% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,616 (21,651 total cases)
--- 5.0% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 582 (512 total deaths)
--- 58.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 49.9% (43,860 fully vaccinated)
8 / 50
Michael Rivera // Wikimedia Commons

#43. Berrien County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 304 (59 new cases, +26% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,932 (5,224 total cases)
--- 3.9% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 438 (85 total deaths)
--- 19.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 34.1% (6,611 fully vaccinated)
9 / 50
Rivers Langley; SaveRivers // Wikimedia Commons

#42. Webster County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 307 (8 new cases, -11% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,028 (470 total cases)
--- 30.4% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 307 (8 total deaths)
--- 16.6% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 44.3% (1,155 fully vaccinated)
10 / 50
Canva

#41. Lumpkin County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 309 (104 new cases, +28% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,109 (7,767 total cases)
--- 10.8% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 396 (133 total deaths)
--- 7.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 34.8% (11,707 fully vaccinated)
11 / 50
Mjrmtg // Wikimedia Commons

#40. Coffee County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 310 (134 new cases, +127% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,586 (11,072 total cases)
--- 1.2% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 654 (283 total deaths)
--- 77.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 37.7% (16,303 fully vaccinated)
12 / 50
Rivers Langley; SaveRivers // Wikimedia Commons

#39. Marion County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 311 (26 new cases, -26% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,751 (1,651 total cases)
--- 23.8% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 610 (51 total deaths)
--- 65.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 41.8% (3,496 fully vaccinated)
13 / 50
Tim Ross // Wikimedia Commons

#38. Colquitt County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 314 (143 new cases, -21% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,991 (11,852 total cases)
--- 0.3% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 548 (250 total deaths)
--- 48.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 40.6% (18,505 fully vaccinated)
14 / 50
Canva

#37. Heard County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 319 (38 new cases, +58% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,408 (2,314 total cases)
--- 25.1% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 478 (57 total deaths)
--- 29.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 28.8% (3,433 fully vaccinated)
15 / 50
SaveRivers // Wikimedia Commons

#36. Meriwether County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 326 (69 new cases, +3% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,026 (4,874 total cases)
--- 11.1% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 699 (148 total deaths)
--- 89.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 42.1% (8,912 fully vaccinated)
16 / 50
Canva

#35. Wilkes County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 327 (32 new cases, +357% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,097 (2,356 total cases)
--- 7.0% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 573 (56 total deaths)
--- 55.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 48.6% (4,756 fully vaccinated)
17 / 50
Thomson200 // Wikimedia Commons

#34. Floyd County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 330 (325 new cases, +38% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,445 (29,003 total cases)
--- 13.6% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 540 (532 total deaths)
--- 46.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 42.9% (42,283 fully vaccinated)
18 / 50
Thomson200 // Wikimedia Commons

#33. Bartow County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 333 (359 new cases, +17% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,042 (31,289 total cases)
--- 12.1% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 422 (455 total deaths)
--- 14.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 37.7% (40,656 fully vaccinated)
19 / 50
SuperMmeyers // Wikimedia Commons

#32. Liberty County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 337 (207 new cases, +32% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,947 (13,483 total cases)
--- 15.3% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 249 (153 total deaths)
--- 32.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 66.4% (40,785 fully vaccinated)
20 / 50
Canva

#31. Tift County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 337 (137 new cases, +5% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,487 (12,391 total cases)
--- 17.7% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 554 (225 total deaths)
--- 50.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 40.9% (16,642 fully vaccinated)
21 / 50
Rivers Langley; SaveRivers // Wikimedia Commons

#30. Troup County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 338 (236 new cases, +6% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,904 (16,714 total cases)
--- 7.7% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 553 (387 total deaths)
--- 50.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 37.4% (26,148 fully vaccinated)
22 / 50
Calvin Beale // Wikimedia Commons

#29. Calhoun County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 339 (21 new cases, +17% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,057 (1,427 total cases)
--- 11.0% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 388 (24 total deaths)
--- 5.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 49.0% (3,031 fully vaccinated)
23 / 50
Canva

#28. Warren County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 343 (18 new cases, +12% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,907 (1,151 total cases)
--- 15.4% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 571 (30 total deaths)
--- 55.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 48.7% (2,559 fully vaccinated)
24 / 50
Rivers Langley; SaveRivers // Wikimedia Commons

#27. Quitman County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 348 (8 new cases, +33% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,226 (465 total cases)
--- 21.9% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 174 (4 total deaths)
--- 52.7% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 33.7% (775 fully vaccinated)
25 / 50
CaptainStegge // Wikimedia Commons

#26. Whitfield County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 349 (365 new cases, +26% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 34,062 (35,638 total cases)
--- 31.5% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 422 (442 total deaths)
--- 14.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 43.9% (45,968 fully vaccinated)
26 / 50
Bubba73 (Jud McCranie) // Wikimedia Commons

#25. Peach County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 352 (97 new cases, -13% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,212 (6,945 total cases)
--- 2.7% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 501 (138 total deaths)
--- 36.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 45.9% (12,656 fully vaccinated)
27 / 50
Thomson200 // Wikimedia Commons

#24. Gordon County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 354 (205 new cases, +38% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,768 (17,834 total cases)
--- 18.8% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 473 (274 total deaths)
--- 28.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 38.1% (22,084 fully vaccinated)
28 / 50
Rascal89 // Wikimedia Commons

#23. Polk County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 357 (152 new cases, +19% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,564 (12,598 total cases)
--- 14.1% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 469 (200 total deaths)
--- 27.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 39.3% (16,765 fully vaccinated)
29 / 50
Canva

#22. Union County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 359 (88 new cases, +5% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,133 (5,425 total cases)
--- 14.6% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 661 (162 total deaths)
--- 79.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 46.1% (11,293 fully vaccinated)
30 / 50
Michael Rivera // Wikimedia Commons

#21. Clinch County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 363 (24 new cases, +9% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 33,787 (2,236 total cases)
--- 30.4% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 635 (42 total deaths)
--- 72.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 40.5% (2,678 fully vaccinated)
31 / 50
Mjrmtg // Wikimedia Commons

#20. Atkinson County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 367 (30 new cases, +76% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,998 (2,286 total cases)
--- 8.1% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 637 (52 total deaths)
--- 73.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 40.1% (3,275 fully vaccinated)
32 / 50
Ebyabe // Wikicommons

#19. Lowndes County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 372 (437 new cases, +17% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,611 (33,591 total cases)
--- 10.4% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 342 (401 total deaths)
--- 7.1% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 40.5% (47,558 fully vaccinated)
33 / 50
Canva

#18. Worth County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 375 (76 new cases, +41% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,646 (4,990 total cases)
--- 4.9% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 603 (122 total deaths)
--- 63.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 42.0% (8,498 fully vaccinated)
34 / 50
Richardelainechambers // Wikimedia Commons

#17. Candler County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 380 (41 new cases, +193% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,735 (2,348 total cases)
--- 16.1% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 953 (103 total deaths)
--- 159.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 42.7% (4,616 fully vaccinated)
35 / 50
Michael Rivera // Wikimedia Commons

#16. Crisp County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 384 (86 new cases, +2% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,573 (5,050 total cases)
--- 12.9% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 612 (137 total deaths)
--- 66.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 44.2% (9,889 fully vaccinated)
36 / 50
JERRYE & ROY KLOTZ MD // Wikimedia Commons

#15. Pulaski County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 386 (43 new cases, +291% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,652 (2,300 total cases)
--- 20.3% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 700 (78 total deaths)
--- 90.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 37.6% (4,191 fully vaccinated)
37 / 50
Michael Rivera // Wikimedia Commons

#14. Turner County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 388 (31 new cases, -51% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 34,790 (2,778 total cases)
--- 34.3% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 789 (63 total deaths)
--- 114.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 50.5% (4,034 fully vaccinated)
38 / 50
Michael Rivera // Wikimedia Commons

#13. Wilcox County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 394 (34 new cases, +42% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,632 (2,127 total cases)
--- 4.9% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 822 (71 total deaths)
--- 123.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 36.9% (3,188 fully vaccinated)
39 / 50
Canva

#12. Houston County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 395 (623 new cases, +10% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,780 (43,854 total cases)
--- 7.2% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 321 (507 total deaths)
--- 12.8% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 51.1% (80,629 fully vaccinated)
40 / 50
Brian Stansberry // Wikimedia Commons

#11. Chattooga County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 399 (99 new cases, +43% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,476 (7,059 total cases)
--- 9.9% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 549 (136 total deaths)
--- 49.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 38.5% (9,543 fully vaccinated)
41 / 50
Michael Rivera // Wikimedia Commons

#10. Terrell County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 399 (34 new cases, +36% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,046 (2,222 total cases)
--- 0.5% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 797 (68 total deaths)
--- 116.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 58.8% (5,015 fully vaccinated)
42 / 50
Rivers Langley; SaveRivers // Wikimedia Commons

#9. Taylor County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 399 (32 new cases, +19% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,459 (2,122 total cases)
--- 2.1% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 673 (54 total deaths)
--- 82.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 46.1% (3,700 fully vaccinated)
43 / 50
Michael Rivera // Wikimedia Commons

#8. Upson County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 403 (106 new cases, -15% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,953 (8,410 total cases)
--- 23.3% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 916 (241 total deaths)
--- 148.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 46.0% (12,105 fully vaccinated)
44 / 50
Mjrmtg // Wikimedia Commons

#7. Cook County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 411 (71 new cases, +31% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,272 (5,228 total cases)
--- 16.8% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 434 (75 total deaths)
--- 17.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 41.5% (7,164 fully vaccinated)
45 / 50
Canva

#6. Mitchell County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 425 (93 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,852 (5,652 total cases)
--- 0.2% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 544 (119 total deaths)
--- 47.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 48.3% (10,562 fully vaccinated)
46 / 50
Michael Rivera // Wikimedia Commons

#5. Grady County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 487 (120 new cases, +60% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,462 (6,272 total cases)
--- 1.7% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 463 (114 total deaths)
--- 25.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 44.4% (10,945 fully vaccinated)
47 / 50
Canva

#4. Miller County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 490 (28 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 32,249 (1,844 total cases)
--- 24.5% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 560 (32 total deaths)
--- 52.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 55.1% (3,149 fully vaccinated)
48 / 50
Michael Rivera // Wikimedia Commons

#3. Schley County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 495 (26 new cases, +189% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,101 (1,267 total cases)
--- 7.0% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 209 (11 total deaths)
--- 43.2% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 35.4% (1,862 fully vaccinated)
49 / 50
John Trainor // Wikimedia Commons

#2. Thomas County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 540 (240 new cases, +100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,326 (12,591 total cases)
--- 9.3% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 481 (214 total deaths)
--- 30.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 49.5% (22,009 fully vaccinated)
50 / 50
Canva

#1. Sumter County, GA

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 593 (175 new cases, +13% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,555 (7,545 total cases)
--- 1.4% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 579 (171 total deaths)
--- 57.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 52.7% (15,554 fully vaccinated)

Trending Now