Counties with the highest COVID-19 death rate in Michigan

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January 27, 2022
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Counties with the highest COVID-19 death rate in Michigan

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. 26 reached 874,510 COVID-19-related deaths and nearly 72.5 million COVID-19 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University. Currently, 63.5% of the population is fully vaccinated, and 40.3% have received booster doses.

Stacker compiled a list of the counties with highest cumulative COVID-19 death rates in Michigan using data from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Counties are ranked by the highest death rate per 100,000 residents as of Jan. 25, 2021.

Keep reading to see whether your county ranks among the highest COVID-19 death rates in your state.

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#50. Lenawee County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 278 (274 total deaths)
--- 12.0% less deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
--- #1,873 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 9.1 (9 new deaths, +200% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,633 (22,282 total cases)
--- 4.2% more cases per 100k residents than Michigan
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,189 (2,155 new cases, +189% change from previous week)
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#49. Menominee County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 281 (64 total deaths)
--- 11.1% less deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
--- #1,843 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,068 (5,027 total cases)
--- 1.6% more cases per 100k residents than Michigan
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,817 (414 new cases, +178% change from previous week)
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#48. Newaygo County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 282 (138 total deaths)
--- 10.8% less deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
--- #1,832 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 10.2 (5 new deaths, +150% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,790 (10,183 total cases)
--- 4.2% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,437 (704 new cases, +337% change from previous week)
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#47. Montcalm County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 285 (182 total deaths)
--- 9.8% less deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
--- #1,801 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 7.8 (5 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,879 (13,339 total cases)
--- 3.8% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,352 (864 new cases, +187% change from previous week)
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#46. Osceola County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 286 (67 total deaths)
--- 9.5% less deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
--- #1,794 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,271 (4,521 total cases)
--- 11.2% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,509 (354 new cases, +225% change from previous week)
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#45. Berrien County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 291 (447 total deaths)
--- 7.9% less deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
--- #1,744 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 9.8 (15 new deaths, +7% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,592 (31,588 total cases)
--- 5.2% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,590 (2,439 new cases, +108% change from previous week)
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#44. Manistee County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 293 (72 total deaths)
--- 7.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
--- #1,728 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 24.4 (6 new deaths, +100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 12,578 (3,089 total cases)
--- 42.1% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,140 (280 new cases, +155% change from previous week)
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#43. St. Joseph County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 294 (179 total deaths)
--- 7.0% less deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
--- #1,716 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 11.5 (7 new deaths, +75% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,560 (12,534 total cases)
--- 5.3% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,486 (906 new cases, +231% change from previous week)
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#42. Jackson County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 298 (472 total deaths)
--- 5.7% less deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
--- #1,679 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 6.3 (10 new deaths, -9% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,809 (36,155 total cases)
--- 5.1% more cases per 100k residents than Michigan
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,138 (3,389 new cases, +141% change from previous week)
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#41. Shiawassee County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 299 (204 total deaths)
--- 5.4% less deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
--- #1,674 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 7.3 (5 new deaths, -29% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,545 (16,039 total cases)
--- 8.4% more cases per 100k residents than Michigan
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,337 (1,592 new cases, +138% change from previous week)
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#40. Eaton County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 310 (342 total deaths)
--- 1.9% less deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
--- #1,565 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 5.4 (6 new deaths, +20% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,733 (23,964 total cases)
--- 0.1% more cases per 100k residents than Michigan
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,442 (2,693 new cases, +199% change from previous week)
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#39. Van Buren County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 312 (236 total deaths)
--- 1.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
--- #1,545 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 7.9 (6 new deaths, -33% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,508 (15,520 total cases)
--- 5.5% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,668 (1,262 new cases, +170% change from previous week)
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#38. Muskegon County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 321 (557 total deaths)
--- 1.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
--- #1,455 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 12.1 (21 new deaths, +250% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,906 (36,286 total cases)
--- 3.7% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,658 (2,877 new cases, +132% change from previous week)
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#37. Oceana County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 325 (86 total deaths)
--- 2.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
--- #1,421 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 7.6 (2 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,192 (5,609 total cases)
--- 2.4% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,292 (342 new cases, +174% change from previous week)
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#36. Benzie County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 326 (58 total deaths)
--- 3.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
--- #1,415 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 5.6 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,280 (3,070 total cases)
--- 20.4% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,976 (351 new cases, +211% change from previous week)
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#35. Cheboygan County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 344 (87 total deaths)
--- 8.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
--- #1,267 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 7.9 (2 new deaths, +100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,783 (4,242 total cases)
--- 22.7% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 981 (248 new cases, +143% change from previous week)
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#34. Branch County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 354 (154 total deaths)
--- 12.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
--- #1,189 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 9.2 (4 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,173 (10,084 total cases)
--- 6.7% more cases per 100k residents than Michigan
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,999 (870 new cases, +295% change from previous week)
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#33. Otsego County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 365 (90 total deaths)
--- 15.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
--- #1,105 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 12.2 (3 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,395 (5,031 total cases)
--- 6.1% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,613 (398 new cases, +169% change from previous week)
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#32. Missaukee County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 370 (56 total deaths)
--- 17.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
--- #1,063 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 13.2 (2 new deaths, +100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,933 (2,560 total cases)
--- 22.0% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,217 (184 new cases, +268% change from previous week)
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#31. Genesee County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 370 (1,500 total deaths)
--- 17.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
--- #1,055 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 13.3 (54 new deaths, +10% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,840 (92,689 total cases)
--- 5.2% more cases per 100k residents than Michigan
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,011 (8,159 new cases, +135% change from previous week)
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#30. Dickinson County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 380 (96 total deaths)
--- 20.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
--- #987 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 4.0 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,087 (6,584 total cases)
--- 20.2% more cases per 100k residents than Michigan
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,936 (741 new cases, +140% change from previous week)
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#29. Calhoun County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 384 (515 total deaths)
--- 21.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
--- #956 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 14.2 (19 new deaths, +111% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,924 (30,755 total cases)
--- 5.6% more cases per 100k residents than Michigan
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,244 (3,011 new cases, +193% change from previous week)
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#28. Hillsdale County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 390 (178 total deaths)
--- 23.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
--- #911 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,362 (9,286 total cases)
--- 6.2% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,302 (594 new cases, +304% change from previous week)
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#27. Arenac County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 396 (59 total deaths)
--- 25.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
--- #873 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 20.2 (3 new deaths, +200% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,324 (2,876 total cases)
--- 11.0% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,781 (265 new cases, +194% change from previous week)
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#26. Macomb County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 398 (3,475 total deaths)
--- 25.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
--- #857 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 9.4 (82 new deaths, -7% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,917 (209,032 total cases)
--- 10.2% more cases per 100k residents than Michigan
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,778 (15,540 new cases, +144% change from previous week)
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#25. Wayne County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 399 (6,978 total deaths)
--- 26.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
--- #847 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 10.7 (187 new deaths, +55% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,768 (363,295 total cases)
--- 4.3% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,563 (27,334 new cases, +68% change from previous week)
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#24. Delta County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 400 (143 total deaths)
--- 26.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
--- #841 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 11.2 (4 new deaths, +300% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,243 (9,033 total cases)
--- 16.3% more cases per 100k residents than Michigan
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,848 (1,019 new cases, +203% change from previous week)
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#23. Gladwin County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 401 (102 total deaths)
--- 26.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
--- #834 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,091 (5,113 total cases)
--- 7.5% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,941 (494 new cases, +213% change from previous week)
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#22. Ogemaw County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 414 (87 total deaths)
--- 31.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
--- #744 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 9.5 (2 new deaths, +100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,445 (3,873 total cases)
--- 15.0% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,286 (270 new cases, +214% change from previous week)
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#21. Sanilac County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 415 (171 total deaths)
--- 31.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
--- #736 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 2.4 (1 new deaths, -50% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,417 (7,994 total cases)
--- 10.6% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,421 (585 new cases, +248% change from previous week)
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#20. Lapeer County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 418 (366 total deaths)
--- 32.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
--- #714 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 11.4 (10 new deaths, +11% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,454 (18,795 total cases)
--- 1.2% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,700 (1,489 new cases, +185% change from previous week)
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#19. Gratiot County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 420 (171 total deaths)
--- 32.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
--- #705 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 14.7 (6 new deaths, +500% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,768 (9,269 total cases)
--- 4.9% more cases per 100k residents than Michigan
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,663 (677 new cases, +251% change from previous week)
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#18. Presque Isle County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 421 (53 total deaths)
--- 33.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
--- #701 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 7.9 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 15,303 (1,927 total cases)
--- 29.5% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 723 (91 new cases, +296% change from previous week)
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#17. Alpena County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 422 (120 total deaths)
--- 33.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
--- #692 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,712 (5,031 total cases)
--- 18.4% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 824 (234 new cases, +192% change from previous week)
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#16. Huron County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 433 (134 total deaths)
--- 37.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
--- #611 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 12.9 (4 new deaths, +100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,521 (7,287 total cases)
--- 8.3% more cases per 100k residents than Michigan
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,640 (508 new cases, +201% change from previous week)
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#15. Saginaw County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 440 (839 total deaths)
--- 39.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
--- #576 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 7.3 (14 new deaths, +27% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,209 (44,222 total cases)
--- 6.9% more cases per 100k residents than Michigan
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,011 (3,831 new cases, +175% change from previous week)
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#14. Roscommon County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 454 (109 total deaths)
--- 43.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
--- #509 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 4.2 (1 new deaths, -50% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,461 (4,194 total cases)
--- 19.6% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,241 (298 new cases, +224% change from previous week)
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#13. Gogebic County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 458 (64 total deaths)
--- 44.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
--- #486 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 7.2 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,288 (2,975 total cases)
--- 2.0% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,397 (335 new cases, +141% change from previous week)
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#12. St. Clair County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 465 (740 total deaths)
--- 47.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
--- #455 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 16.3 (26 new deaths, +24% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,560 (37,490 total cases)
--- 8.5% more cases per 100k residents than Michigan
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,757 (2,796 new cases, +141% change from previous week)
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#11. Clare County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 468 (145 total deaths)
--- 48.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
--- #440 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 6.5 (2 new deaths, -33% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,470 (6,026 total cases)
--- 10.3% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,586 (491 new cases, +287% change from previous week)
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#10. Montmorency County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 472 (44 total deaths)
--- 49.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
--- #428 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 10.7 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,767 (1,564 total cases)
--- 22.8% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,297 (121 new cases, +188% change from previous week)
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#9. Tuscola County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 488 (255 total deaths)
--- 54.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
--- #365 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 7.7 (4 new deaths, -33% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,982 (12,007 total cases)
--- 5.8% more cases per 100k residents than Michigan
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,006 (1,048 new cases, +183% change from previous week)
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#8. Iosco County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 490 (123 total deaths)
--- 55.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
--- #358 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 15.9 (4 new deaths, +100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,420 (4,377 total cases)
--- 19.8% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,015 (255 new cases, +325% change from previous week)
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#7. Bay County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 500 (516 total deaths)
--- 58.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
--- #320 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 5.8 (6 new deaths, -65% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,775 (24,518 total cases)
--- 9.5% more cases per 100k residents than Michigan
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,742 (2,828 new cases, +221% change from previous week)
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#6. Keweenaw County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 520 (11 total deaths)
--- 64.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
--- #265 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,834 (462 total cases)
--- 0.6% more cases per 100k residents than Michigan
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,032 (43 new cases, +258% change from previous week)
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#5. Ontonagon County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 559 (32 total deaths)
--- 76.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
--- #174 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 35.0 (2 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 15,874 (908 total cases)
--- 26.9% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 979 (56 new cases, +87% change from previous week)
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#4. Alcona County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 577 (60 total deaths)
--- 82.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
--- #155 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 15,127 (1,574 total cases)
--- 30.3% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 557 (58 new cases, +93% change from previous week)
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#3. Baraga County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 621 (51 total deaths)
--- 96.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
--- #102 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 24.4 (2 new deaths, +100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,171 (1,820 total cases)
--- 2.1% more cases per 100k residents than Michigan
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,584 (130 new cases, +37% change from previous week)
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#2. Oscoda County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 631 (52 total deaths)
--- 99.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
--- #94 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 12.1 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,224 (1,337 total cases)
--- 25.3% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,213 (100 new cases, +355% change from previous week)
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#1. Iron County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 669 (74 total deaths)
--- 111.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
--- #59 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,830 (2,305 total cases)
--- 4.1% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,196 (243 new cases, +298% change from previous week)

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