Counties with the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate in Georgia

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January 22, 2022
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Counties with the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate 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. 21 reached 861,392 COVID-19-related deaths and 69.5 million COVID-19 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University. Currently, 63.2% of the population is fully vaccinated, and 39.3% have received booster doses.

Stacker compiled a list of the counties with highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in Georgia using data from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and Covid Act Now. Counties are ranked by the highest vaccination rate as of Jan. 20, 2022. Due to inconsistencies in reporting, some counties do not have vaccination data available. Keep reading to see whether your county ranks among the highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in your state.

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#50. Morgan County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 45.5% (8,780 fully vaccinated)
--- 13.2% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 270 (52 total deaths)
--- 10.6% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,213 (4,089 total cases)
--- 2.9% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#49. Webster County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 45.6% (1,189 fully vaccinated)
--- 13.0% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 269 (7 total deaths)
--- 10.9% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 14,308 (373 total cases)
--- 30.6% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#48. Hall County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 45.6% (93,282 fully vaccinated)
--- 13.0% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 349 (714 total deaths)
--- 15.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,649 (48,348 total cases)
--- 14.7% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#47. Upson County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 45.8% (12,047 fully vaccinated)
--- 12.6% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 741 (195 total deaths)
--- 145.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,353 (6,936 total cases)
--- 27.9% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#46. Brooks County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 45.9% (7,101 fully vaccinated)
--- 12.4% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 492 (76 total deaths)
--- 62.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,749 (2,898 total cases)
--- 9.0% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#45. Taylor County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 46.0% (3,690 fully vaccinated)
--- 12.2% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 536 (43 total deaths)
--- 77.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,122 (1,694 total cases)
--- 2.5% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#44. Douglas County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 46.1% (67,537 fully vaccinated)
--- 12.0% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 225 (330 total deaths)
--- 25.5% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,804 (31,908 total cases)
--- 5.8% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#43. Lincoln County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 46.4% (3,675 fully vaccinated)
--- 11.5% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 417 (33 total deaths)
--- 38.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,255 (1,446 total cases)
--- 11.4% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#42. Seminole County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 46.8% (3,784 fully vaccinated)
--- 10.7% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 334 (27 total deaths)
--- 10.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,954 (1,857 total cases)
--- 11.4% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#41. Wilkes County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 46.9% (4,583 fully vaccinated)
--- 10.5% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 409 (40 total deaths)
--- 35.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,658 (1,922 total cases)
--- 4.6% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#40. Union County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 47.1% (11,554 fully vaccinated)
--- 10.1% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 543 (133 total deaths)
--- 79.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,147 (4,203 total cases)
--- 16.8% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#39. Clarke County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 47.1% (60,396 fully vaccinated)
--- 10.1% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 150 (192 total deaths)
--- 50.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,704 (26,570 total cases)
--- 0.5% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#38. Baker County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 47.2% (1,433 fully vaccinated)
--- 9.9% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 461 (14 total deaths)
--- 52.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 15,471 (470 total cases)
--- 24.9% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#37. Rabun County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 47.2% (8,087 fully vaccinated)
--- 9.9% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 484 (83 total deaths)
--- 60.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,784 (3,219 total cases)
--- 8.9% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#36. Decatur County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 47.8% (12,625 fully vaccinated)
--- 8.8% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 424 (112 total deaths)
--- 40.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,194 (5,596 total cases)
--- 2.8% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#35. Randolph County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 47.9% (3,245 fully vaccinated)
--- 8.6% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 664 (45 total deaths)
--- 119.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,398 (1,247 total cases)
--- 10.7% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#34. Mitchell County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 48.1% (10,511 fully vaccinated)
--- 8.2% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 467 (102 total deaths)
--- 54.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,933 (4,358 total cases)
--- 3.3% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#33. Bryan County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 48.2% (19,087 fully vaccinated)
--- 8.0% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 197 (78 total deaths)
--- 34.8% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,424 (7,697 total cases)
--- 5.8% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#32. Screven County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 48.5% (6,770 fully vaccinated)
--- 7.4% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 444 (62 total deaths)
--- 47.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,168 (2,258 total cases)
--- 21.6% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#31. Warren County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 48.6% (2,553 fully vaccinated)
--- 7.3% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 495 (26 total deaths)
--- 63.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,291 (961 total cases)
--- 11.3% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#30. Dougherty County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 48.6% (42,705 fully vaccinated)
--- 7.3% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 497 (437 total deaths)
--- 64.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,577 (16,340 total cases)
--- 9.9% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#29. Taliaferro County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 48.9% (751 fully vaccinated)
--- 6.7% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 195 (3 total deaths)
--- 35.4% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 13,988 (215 total cases)
--- 32.1% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#28. Talbot County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 49.2% (3,045 fully vaccinated)
--- 6.1% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 484 (30 total deaths)
--- 60.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,868 (1,045 total cases)
--- 18.2% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#27. Hancock County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 49.3% (4,169 fully vaccinated)
--- 5.9% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 981 (83 total deaths)
--- 224.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,838 (1,424 total cases)
--- 18.3% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#26. Thomas County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 49.5% (22,001 fully vaccinated)
--- 5.5% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 418 (186 total deaths)
--- 38.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,035 (9,795 total cases)
--- 6.9% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#25. Calhoun County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 49.8% (3,082 fully vaccinated)
--- 5.0% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 355 (22 total deaths)
--- 17.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,174 (1,001 total cases)
--- 21.5% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#24. Burke County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 49.9% (11,179 fully vaccinated)
--- 4.8% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 393 (88 total deaths)
--- 30.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,918 (4,682 total cases)
--- 1.5% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#23. Cherokee County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 50.1% (129,689 fully vaccinated)
--- 4.4% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 194 (502 total deaths)
--- 35.8% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,973 (56,861 total cases)
--- 6.6% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#22. Early County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 50.3% (5,128 fully vaccinated)
--- 4.0% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 569 (58 total deaths)
--- 88.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,199 (2,364 total cases)
--- 12.6% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#21. Towns County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 50.6% (6,089 fully vaccinated)
--- 3.4% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 748 (90 total deaths)
--- 147.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,164 (2,066 total cases)
--- 16.7% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#20. Turner County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 50.7% (4,051 fully vaccinated)
--- 3.2% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 626 (50 total deaths)
--- 107.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,802 (2,220 total cases)
--- 34.9% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#19. Lee County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 50.7% (15,191 fully vaccinated)
--- 3.2% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 297 (89 total deaths)
--- 1.7% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,669 (5,899 total cases)
--- 4.6% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#18. Glynn County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 50.7% (43,222 fully vaccinated)
--- 3.2% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 416 (355 total deaths)
--- 37.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,702 (19,363 total cases)
--- 10.1% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#17. Rockdale County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 51.0% (46,383 fully vaccinated)
--- 2.7% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 301 (274 total deaths)
--- 0.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,293 (16,628 total cases)
--- 11.2% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#16. Wilkinson County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 51.1% (4,576 fully vaccinated)
--- 2.5% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 547 (49 total deaths)
--- 81.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,733 (1,946 total cases)
--- 5.4% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#15. Sumter County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 52.3% (15,436 fully vaccinated)
--- 0.2% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 491 (145 total deaths)
--- 62.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,686 (5,812 total cases)
--- 4.5% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#14. Chatham County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 53.3% (154,373 fully vaccinated)
--- 1.7% higher vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 258 (747 total deaths)
--- 14.6% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,405 (53,270 total cases)
--- 10.7% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#13. Forsyth County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 53.9% (131,632 fully vaccinated)
--- 2.9% higher vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 128 (312 total deaths)
--- 57.6% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,178 (46,843 total cases)
--- 7.0% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#12. Greene County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 54.6% (10,010 fully vaccinated)
--- 4.2% higher vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 404 (74 total deaths)
--- 33.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,286 (3,534 total cases)
--- 6.4% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#11. Jefferson County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 54.7% (8,404 fully vaccinated)
--- 4.4% higher vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 631 (97 total deaths)
--- 108.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,345 (3,279 total cases)
--- 3.6% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#10. Gwinnett County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 55.4% (518,734 fully vaccinated)
--- 5.7% higher vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 171 (1,603 total deaths)
--- 43.4% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,594 (183,453 total cases)
--- 4.9% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#9. Miller County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 55.6% (3,177 fully vaccinated)
--- 6.1% higher vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 437 (25 total deaths)
--- 44.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,971 (1,485 total cases)
--- 26.0% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#8. DeKalb County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 55.8% (423,530 fully vaccinated)
--- 6.5% higher vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 189 (1,438 total deaths)
--- 37.4% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,758 (127,241 total cases)
--- 18.7% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#7. Twiggs County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 56.2% (4,566 fully vaccinated)
--- 7.3% higher vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 764 (62 total deaths)
--- 153.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,946 (1,376 total cases)
--- 17.8% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#6. Fulton County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 56.6% (602,551 fully vaccinated)
--- 8.0% higher vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 181 (1,928 total deaths)
--- 40.1% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,943 (190,907 total cases)
--- 12.9% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#5. Cobb County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 58.1% (441,949 fully vaccinated)
--- 10.9% higher vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 198 (1,507 total deaths)
--- 34.4% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,049 (152,404 total cases)
--- 2.7% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#4. Oconee County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 58.7% (23,660 fully vaccinated)
--- 12.0% higher vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 209 (84 total deaths)
--- 30.8% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,119 (7,701 total cases)
--- 7.2% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#3. Terrell County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 59.5% (5,076 fully vaccinated)
--- 13.5% higher vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 680 (58 total deaths)
--- 125.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,552 (1,668 total cases)
--- 5.1% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#2. Fayette County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 62.2% (71,195 fully vaccinated)
--- 18.7% higher vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 230 (263 total deaths)
--- 23.8% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,951 (19,396 total cases)
--- 17.8% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#1. Clay County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 71.2% (2,018 fully vaccinated)
--- 35.9% higher vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 141 (4 total deaths)
--- 53.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 15,984 (453 total cases)
--- 22.4% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia

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