Counties with the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate in Georgia

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October 17, 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.

The United States as of Oct. 28 reached over 1 million COVID-19-related deaths and 97.4 million COVID-19 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University. Currently, 68.4% of the population is fully vaccinated, and 7.3% of people have received the most recent bivalent booster dose.

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 Oct. 27, 2022. Due to inconsistencies in reporting, some counties do not have vaccination data available. Case count data based on Oct. 13 numbers reported by the Department of Health and Human Services. Keep reading to see whether your county ranks among the highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in your state.

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#50. Rabun County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 47.4% (8,116 fully vaccinated)
--- 41.3% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 601 (103 total deaths)
--- 56.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,213 (3,978 total cases)
--- 15.6% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#49. Lee County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 47.5% (14,232 fully vaccinated)
--- 41.1% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 367 (110 total deaths)
--- 4.2% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,697 (8,307 total cases)
--- 0.7% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#48. Douglas County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 47.6% (69,695 fully vaccinated)
--- 41.0% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 301 (441 total deaths)
--- 21.4% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,112 (41,140 total cases)
--- 2.2% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#47. Laurens County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 47.8% (22,717 fully vaccinated)
--- 40.8% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 677 (322 total deaths)
--- 76.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 32,707 (15,551 total cases)
--- 18.9% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#46. Randolph County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 47.9% (3,246 fully vaccinated)
--- 40.6% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 723 (49 total deaths)
--- 88.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,184 (1,707 total cases)
--- 8.4% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#45. Clarke County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 48.0% (61,620 fully vaccinated)
--- 40.5% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 194 (249 total deaths)
--- 49.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,369 (33,840 total cases)
--- 4.1% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#44. Dade County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 48.1% (7,746 fully vaccinated)
--- 40.4% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 223 (36 total deaths)
--- 41.8% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,716 (3,822 total cases)
--- 13.8% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#43. Mitchell County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 49.1% (10,738 fully vaccinated)
--- 39.2% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 567 (124 total deaths)
--- 48.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,466 (6,005 total cases)
--- 0.2% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#42. Warren County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 49.3% (2,588 fully vaccinated)
--- 38.9% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 609 (32 total deaths)
--- 59.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,335 (1,226 total cases)
--- 15.2% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#41. Wilkes County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 49.3% (4,822 fully vaccinated)
--- 38.9% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 563 (55 total deaths)
--- 47.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,174 (2,559 total cases)
--- 4.8% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#40. Screven County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 49.3% (6,885 fully vaccinated)
--- 38.9% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 530 (74 total deaths)
--- 38.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,624 (3,020 total cases)
--- 21.4% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#39. Brooks County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 49.4% (7,630 fully vaccinated)
--- 38.8% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 615 (95 total deaths)
--- 60.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,173 (3,891 total cases)
--- 8.5% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#38. Talbot County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 49.5% (3,067 fully vaccinated)
--- 38.7% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 549 (34 total deaths)
--- 43.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,082 (1,306 total cases)
--- 23.4% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#37. Hancock County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 49.6% (4,191 fully vaccinated)
--- 38.5% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 1,076 (91 total deaths)
--- 180.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,041 (1,864 total cases)
--- 19.9% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#36. Calhoun County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 49.7% (3,076 fully vaccinated)
--- 38.4% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 404 (25 total deaths)
--- 5.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,414 (1,511 total cases)
--- 11.2% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#35. Harris County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 49.8% (17,546 fully vaccinated)
--- 38.3% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 335 (118 total deaths)
--- 12.5% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,403 (6,837 total cases)
--- 29.5% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#34. Early County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 49.9% (5,086 fully vaccinated)
--- 38.2% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 638 (65 total deaths)
--- 66.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,686 (3,025 total cases)
--- 7.9% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#33. Towns County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 50.1% (6,027 fully vaccinated)
--- 37.9% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 980 (118 total deaths)
--- 155.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,647 (2,726 total cases)
--- 17.7% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#32. Thomas County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 50.1% (22,260 fully vaccinated)
--- 37.9% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 513 (228 total deaths)
--- 33.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,860 (13,273 total cases)
--- 8.6% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#31. Decatur County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 50.2% (13,261 fully vaccinated)
--- 37.8% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 519 (137 total deaths)
--- 35.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,927 (8,166 total cases)
--- 12.4% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#30. Dougherty County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 50.6% (44,532 fully vaccinated)
--- 37.3% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 605 (532 total deaths)
--- 58.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,122 (22,976 total cases)
--- 5.0% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#29. Cherokee County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 50.9% (131,795 fully vaccinated)
--- 36.9% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 259 (669 total deaths)
--- 32.4% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,005 (72,470 total cases)
--- 1.8% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#28. Turner County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 51.1% (4,084 fully vaccinated)
--- 36.7% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 814 (65 total deaths)
--- 112.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 37,746 (3,014 total cases)
--- 37.2% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#27. Richmond County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 51.2% (103,692 fully vaccinated)
--- 36.6% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 463 (938 total deaths)
--- 20.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,538 (57,795 total cases)
--- 3.7% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#26. Taliaferro County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 51.7% (794 fully vaccinated)
--- 35.9% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 260 (4 total deaths)
--- 32.1% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,885 (321 total cases)
--- 24.1% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#25. Houston County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 51.9% (82,005 fully vaccinated)
--- 35.7% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 334 (527 total deaths)
--- 12.8% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,806 (47,052 total cases)
--- 8.4% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#24. Wilkinson County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 52.0% (4,660 fully vaccinated)
--- 35.6% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 715 (64 total deaths)
--- 86.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,624 (2,563 total cases)
--- 4.1% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#23. Rockdale County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 52.0% (47,291 fully vaccinated)
--- 35.6% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 370 (336 total deaths)
--- 3.4% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,496 (22,266 total cases)
--- 10.9% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#22. Columbia County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 52.3% (81,907 fully vaccinated)
--- 35.2% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 262 (410 total deaths)
--- 31.6% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,374 (41,332 total cases)
--- 4.1% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#21. Baker County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 52.6% (1,597 fully vaccinated)
--- 34.8% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 494 (15 total deaths)
--- 29.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,145 (612 total cases)
--- 26.8% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#20. Glynn County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 52.6% (44,904 fully vaccinated)
--- 34.8% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 496 (423 total deaths)
--- 29.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,806 (26,275 total cases)
--- 12.0% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#19. Sumter County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 53.3% (15,747 fully vaccinated)
--- 34.0% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 610 (180 total deaths)
--- 59.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,618 (8,154 total cases)
--- 0.4% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#18. Forsyth County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 54.3% (132,691 fully vaccinated)
--- 32.7% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 181 (441 total deaths)
--- 52.7% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,062 (63,658 total cases)
--- 5.3% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#17. Twiggs County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 55.1% (4,478 fully vaccinated)
--- 31.7% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 899 (73 total deaths)
--- 134.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,773 (1,768 total cases)
--- 20.8% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#16. Jefferson County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 55.1% (8,463 fully vaccinated)
--- 31.7% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 762 (117 total deaths)
--- 99.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,390 (4,054 total cases)
--- 4.1% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#15. Bryan County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 55.4% (21,963 fully vaccinated)
--- 31.4% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 257 (102 total deaths)
--- 32.9% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,828 (10,631 total cases)
--- 2.5% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#14. Miller County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 55.5% (3,176 fully vaccinated)
--- 31.2% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 525 (30 total deaths)
--- 37.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 33,753 (1,930 total cases)
--- 22.7% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#13. Greene County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 56.0% (10,256 fully vaccinated)
--- 30.6% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 486 (89 total deaths)
--- 26.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,847 (4,553 total cases)
--- 9.7% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#12. Gwinnett County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 56.5% (529,169 fully vaccinated)
--- 30.0% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 216 (2,019 total deaths)
--- 43.6% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,974 (243,182 total cases)
--- 5.6% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#11. Camden County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 57.5% (31,456 fully vaccinated)
--- 28.7% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 249 (136 total deaths)
--- 35.0% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,233 (13,247 total cases)
--- 11.9% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#10. Chatham County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 57.9% (167,637 fully vaccinated)
--- 28.3% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 337 (974 total deaths)
--- 12.0% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,160 (75,716 total cases)
--- 4.9% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#9. Fulton County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 58.2% (619,027 fully vaccinated)
--- 27.9% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 239 (2,546 total deaths)
--- 37.6% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,644 (262,198 total cases)
--- 10.4% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#8. Oconee County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 58.4% (23,539 fully vaccinated)
--- 27.6% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 283 (114 total deaths)
--- 26.1% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,883 (10,023 total cases)
--- 9.5% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#7. DeKalb County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 58.6% (444,641 fully vaccinated)
--- 27.4% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 246 (1,870 total deaths)
--- 35.8% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,885 (181,361 total cases)
--- 13.2% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#6. Burke County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 58.7% (13,138 fully vaccinated)
--- 27.3% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 527 (118 total deaths)
--- 37.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,945 (6,031 total cases)
--- 2.0% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#5. Terrell County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 59.3% (5,059 fully vaccinated)
--- 26.5% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 821 (70 total deaths)
--- 114.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,992 (2,388 total cases)
--- 1.8% more cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#4. Cobb County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 60.0% (456,135 fully vaccinated)
--- 25.7% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 261 (1,983 total deaths)
--- 31.9% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,082 (205,865 total cases)
--- 1.5% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#3. Fayette County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 63.9% (73,104 fully vaccinated)
--- 20.8% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 317 (363 total deaths)
--- 17.2% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,150 (27,633 total cases)
--- 12.2% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#2. Liberty County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 68.4% (42,048 fully vaccinated)
--- 15.2% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 262 (161 total deaths)
--- 31.6% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,478 (15,038 total cases)
--- 11.0% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia
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#1. Clay County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 69.1% (1,957 fully vaccinated)
--- 14.4% lower vaccination rate than Georgia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 247 (7 total deaths)
--- 35.5% less deaths per 100k residents than Georgia
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,677 (586 total cases)
--- 24.8% less cases per 100k residents than Georgia

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