Counties with the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate in Michigan

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October 17, 2022
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Counties with the highest COVID-19 vaccination 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.

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 Michigan 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. Lenawee County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 54.0% (53,210 fully vaccinated)
--- 31.0% lower vaccination rate than Michigan
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 350 (345 total deaths)
--- 10.9% less deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,532 (29,075 total cases)
--- 2.2% more cases per 100k residents than Michigan
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#49. Huron County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 55.1% (17,066 fully vaccinated)
--- 29.6% lower vaccination rate than Michigan
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 497 (154 total deaths)
--- 26.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,157 (9,343 total cases)
--- 4.3% more cases per 100k residents than Michigan
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#48. Wayne County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 55.2% (966,364 fully vaccinated)
--- 29.5% lower vaccination rate than Michigan
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 488 (8,539 total deaths)
--- 24.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,438 (497,474 total cases)
--- 1.6% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
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#47. Montmorency County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 55.3% (5,156 fully vaccinated)
--- 29.4% lower vaccination rate than Michigan
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 525 (49 total deaths)
--- 33.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,347 (1,898 total cases)
--- 29.6% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
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#46. Oceana County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 56.1% (14,837 fully vaccinated)
--- 28.4% lower vaccination rate than Michigan
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 378 (100 total deaths)
--- 3.8% less deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,729 (7,339 total cases)
--- 4.1% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
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#45. Muskegon County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 56.1% (97,443 fully vaccinated)
--- 28.4% lower vaccination rate than Michigan
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 391 (679 total deaths)
--- 0.5% less deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,633 (46,226 total cases)
--- 7.8% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
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#44. Otsego County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 56.3% (13,879 fully vaccinated)
--- 28.1% lower vaccination rate than Michigan
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 466 (115 total deaths)
--- 18.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,366 (6,504 total cases)
--- 8.8% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
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#43. Alpena County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 56.7% (16,092 fully vaccinated)
--- 27.6% lower vaccination rate than Michigan
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 528 (150 total deaths)
--- 34.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,883 (6,216 total cases)
--- 24.3% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
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#42. Schoolcraft County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 56.8% (4,600 fully vaccinated)
--- 27.5% lower vaccination rate than Michigan
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 222 (18 total deaths)
--- 43.5% less deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,809 (2,089 total cases)
--- 10.7% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
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#41. Iron County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 56.9% (6,301 fully vaccinated)
--- 27.3% lower vaccination rate than Michigan
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 886 (98 total deaths)
--- 125.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,210 (3,343 total cases)
--- 4.5% more cases per 100k residents than Michigan
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#40. Iosco County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 56.9% (14,295 fully vaccinated)
--- 27.3% lower vaccination rate than Michigan
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 641 (161 total deaths)
--- 63.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,825 (5,484 total cases)
--- 24.5% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
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#39. Roscommon County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 57.2% (13,739 fully vaccinated)
--- 26.9% lower vaccination rate than Michigan
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 512 (123 total deaths)
--- 30.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,187 (5,329 total cases)
--- 23.2% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
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#38. Cheboygan County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 57.3% (14,475 fully vaccinated)
--- 26.8% lower vaccination rate than Michigan
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 483 (122 total deaths)
--- 22.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,811 (5,513 total cases)
--- 24.5% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
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#37. Macomb County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 57.5% (502,921 fully vaccinated)
--- 26.6% lower vaccination rate than Michigan
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 490 (4,281 total deaths)
--- 24.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 32,153 (281,008 total cases)
--- 11.3% more cases per 100k residents than Michigan
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#36. Berrien County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 57.7% (88,511 fully vaccinated)
--- 26.3% lower vaccination rate than Michigan
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 416 (638 total deaths)
--- 5.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,963 (39,828 total cases)
--- 10.2% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
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#35. Eaton County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 58.0% (63,972 fully vaccinated)
--- 25.9% lower vaccination rate than Michigan
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 399 (440 total deaths)
--- 1.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,897 (32,967 total cases)
--- 3.4% more cases per 100k residents than Michigan
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#34. Bay County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 58.2% (59,988 fully vaccinated)
--- 25.7% lower vaccination rate than Michigan
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 619 (638 total deaths)
--- 57.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,709 (30,638 total cases)
--- 2.8% more cases per 100k residents than Michigan
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#33. Ingham County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 58.2% (170,210 fully vaccinated)
--- 25.7% lower vaccination rate than Michigan
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 290 (848 total deaths)
--- 26.2% less deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,255 (79,695 total cases)
--- 5.7% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
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#32. Van Buren County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 58.5% (44,299 fully vaccinated)
--- 25.3% lower vaccination rate than Michigan
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 400 (303 total deaths)
--- 1.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,309 (19,910 total cases)
--- 9.0% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
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#31. Monroe County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 58.8% (88,462 fully vaccinated)
--- 24.9% lower vaccination rate than Michigan
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 339 (510 total deaths)
--- 13.7% less deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,296 (45,595 total cases)
--- 4.8% more cases per 100k residents than Michigan
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#30. Ottawa County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 58.9% (171,961 fully vaccinated)
--- 24.8% lower vaccination rate than Michigan
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 291 (850 total deaths)
--- 26.0% less deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,033 (84,728 total cases)
--- 0.5% more cases per 100k residents than Michigan
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#29. Clinton County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 59.1% (47,017 fully vaccinated)
--- 24.5% lower vaccination rate than Michigan
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 279 (222 total deaths)
--- 29.0% less deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 33,163 (26,396 total cases)
--- 14.8% more cases per 100k residents than Michigan
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#28. Alcona County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 59.2% (6,159 fully vaccinated)
--- 24.4% lower vaccination rate than Michigan
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 721 (75 total deaths)
--- 83.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,011 (1,874 total cases)
--- 37.7% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
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#27. Antrim County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 59.2% (13,798 fully vaccinated)
--- 24.4% lower vaccination rate than Michigan
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 313 (73 total deaths)
--- 20.4% less deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,784 (5,081 total cases)
--- 24.6% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
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#26. Menominee County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 59.4% (13,527 fully vaccinated)
--- 24.1% lower vaccination rate than Michigan
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 342 (78 total deaths)
--- 13.0% less deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,938 (6,592 total cases)
--- 0.1% more cases per 100k residents than Michigan
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#25. Keweenaw County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 59.9% (1,268 fully vaccinated)
--- 23.5% lower vaccination rate than Michigan
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 709 (15 total deaths)
--- 80.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,009 (635 total cases)
--- 3.8% more cases per 100k residents than Michigan
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#24. Midland County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 60.2% (50,042 fully vaccinated)
--- 23.1% lower vaccination rate than Michigan
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 292 (243 total deaths)
--- 25.7% less deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,999 (22,451 total cases)
--- 6.6% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
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#23. Presque Isle County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 61.0% (7,675 fully vaccinated)
--- 22.1% lower vaccination rate than Michigan
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 508 (64 total deaths)
--- 29.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,329 (2,308 total cases)
--- 36.6% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
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#22. Livingston County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 61.1% (117,224 fully vaccinated)
--- 22.0% lower vaccination rate than Michigan
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 260 (500 total deaths)
--- 33.8% less deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,482 (54,684 total cases)
--- 1.4% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
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#21. Manistee County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 61.2% (15,020 fully vaccinated)
--- 21.8% lower vaccination rate than Michigan
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 415 (102 total deaths)
--- 5.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,986 (4,417 total cases)
--- 37.8% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
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#20. Mason County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 61.9% (18,047 fully vaccinated)
--- 20.9% lower vaccination rate than Michigan
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 357 (104 total deaths)
--- 9.2% less deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,265 (7,946 total cases)
--- 5.7% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
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#19. Baraga County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 62.5% (5,132 fully vaccinated)
--- 20.2% lower vaccination rate than Michigan
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 707 (58 total deaths)
--- 79.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,468 (2,419 total cases)
--- 2.0% more cases per 100k residents than Michigan
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#18. Kent County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 62.9% (413,287 fully vaccinated)
--- 19.7% lower vaccination rate than Michigan
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 258 (1,693 total deaths)
--- 34.4% less deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,421 (193,281 total cases)
--- 1.8% more cases per 100k residents than Michigan
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#17. Kalamazoo County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 63.1% (167,157 fully vaccinated)
--- 19.4% lower vaccination rate than Michigan
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 280 (742 total deaths)
--- 28.8% less deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,203 (72,106 total cases)
--- 5.9% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
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#16. Delta County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 63.2% (22,620 fully vaccinated)
--- 19.3% lower vaccination rate than Michigan
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 467 (167 total deaths)
--- 18.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 32,730 (11,712 total cases)
--- 13.3% more cases per 100k residents than Michigan
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#15. Alger County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 63.7% (5,805 fully vaccinated)
--- 18.6% lower vaccination rate than Michigan
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 176 (16 total deaths)
--- 55.2% less deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,343 (2,035 total cases)
--- 22.7% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
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#14. Benzie County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 63.9% (11,355 fully vaccinated)
--- 18.4% lower vaccination rate than Michigan
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 422 (75 total deaths)
--- 7.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,397 (3,979 total cases)
--- 22.5% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
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#13. Lake County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 65.3% (7,740 fully vaccinated)
--- 16.6% lower vaccination rate than Michigan
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 346 (41 total deaths)
--- 12.0% less deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,286 (2,286 total cases)
--- 33.3% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
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#12. Charlevoix County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 65.5% (17,130 fully vaccinated)
--- 16.3% lower vaccination rate than Michigan
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 249 (65 total deaths)
--- 36.6% less deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,742 (5,684 total cases)
--- 24.8% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
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#11. Marquette County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 65.8% (43,912 fully vaccinated)
--- 16.0% lower vaccination rate than Michigan
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 235 (157 total deaths)
--- 40.2% less deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,149 (18,108 total cases)
--- 6.1% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
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#10. Gogebic County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 65.9% (9,209 fully vaccinated)
--- 15.8% lower vaccination rate than Michigan
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 530 (74 total deaths)
--- 34.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,444 (3,975 total cases)
--- 1.6% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
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#9. Oakland County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 67.4% (847,811 fully vaccinated)
--- 13.9% lower vaccination rate than Michigan
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 333 (4,192 total deaths)
--- 15.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,639 (360,159 total cases)
--- 0.9% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
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#8. Grand Traverse County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 67.7% (63,063 fully vaccinated)
--- 13.5% lower vaccination rate than Michigan
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 278 (259 total deaths)
--- 29.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,121 (20,592 total cases)
--- 23.5% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
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#7. Dickinson County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 68.7% (17,331 fully vaccinated)
--- 12.3% lower vaccination rate than Michigan
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 471 (119 total deaths)
--- 19.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 34,597 (8,732 total cases)
--- 19.7% more cases per 100k residents than Michigan
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#6. Ontonagon County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 71.0% (4,062 fully vaccinated)
--- 9.3% lower vaccination rate than Michigan
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 752 (43 total deaths)
--- 91.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,696 (1,241 total cases)
--- 24.9% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
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#5. Chippewa County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 71.3% (26,634 fully vaccinated)
--- 8.9% lower vaccination rate than Michigan
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 297 (111 total deaths)
--- 24.4% less deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,544 (9,914 total cases)
--- 8.2% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
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#4. Washtenaw County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 72.9% (268,043 fully vaccinated)
--- 6.9% lower vaccination rate than Michigan
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 161 (593 total deaths)
--- 59.0% less deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,844 (102,356 total cases)
--- 3.7% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
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#3. Emmet County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 73.7% (24,640 fully vaccinated)
--- 5.9% lower vaccination rate than Michigan
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 302 (101 total deaths)
--- 23.2% less deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,969 (7,341 total cases)
--- 24.0% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
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#2. Mackinac County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 75.9% (8,200 fully vaccinated)
--- 3.1% lower vaccination rate than Michigan
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 333 (36 total deaths)
--- 15.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,549 (2,867 total cases)
--- 8.1% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan
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#1. Leelanau County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 83.3% (18,124 fully vaccinated)
--- 6.4% higher vaccination rate than Michigan
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 290 (63 total deaths)
--- 26.2% less deaths per 100k residents than Michigan
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,434 (4,229 total cases)
--- 32.8% less cases per 100k residents than Michigan

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