Counties with the highest COVID-19 death rate in Mississippi

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February 17, 2022
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Counties with the highest COVID-19 death rate in Mississippi

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 Feb. 16 reached 926,680 COVID-19-related deaths and nearly 78.1 million COVID-19 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University. Currently, 64.5% of the population is fully vaccinated, and 43% have received booster doses.

Stacker compiled a list of the counties with highest cumulative COVID-19 death rates in Mississippi 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 Feb. 15, 2021.

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

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#50. Tallahatchie County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 427 (59 total deaths)
--- 8.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Mississippi
--- #808 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 29.0 (4 new deaths, +300% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,855 (3,156 total cases)
--- 13.0% less cases per 100k residents than Mississippi
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 203 (28 new cases, -80% change from previous week)
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#49. Jasper County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 427 (70 total deaths)
--- 8.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Mississippi
--- #806 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 18.3 (3 new deaths, +200% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,877 (4,731 total cases)
--- 10.0% more cases per 100k residents than Mississippi
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 403 (66 new cases, -73% change from previous week)
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#48. Newton County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 438 (92 total deaths)
--- 11.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Mississippi
--- #744 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: 27,928 (5,870 total cases)
--- 6.4% more cases per 100k residents than Mississippi
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 628 (132 new cases, -67% change from previous week)
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#47. Jefferson Davis County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 440 (49 total deaths)
--- 12.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Mississippi
--- #736 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 27.0 (3 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,341 (2,820 total cases)
--- 3.5% less cases per 100k residents than Mississippi
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 710 (79 new cases, -17% change from previous week)
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#46. Pike County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 440 (173 total deaths)
--- 12.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Mississippi
--- #731 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 12.7 (5 new deaths, -17% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,682 (9,304 total cases)
--- 9.8% less cases per 100k residents than Mississippi
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 585 (230 new cases, -71% change from previous week)
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#45. Tunica County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 446 (43 total deaths)
--- 13.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Mississippi
--- #690 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: 25,789 (2,484 total cases)
--- 1.8% less cases per 100k residents than Mississippi
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 228 (22 new cases, -72% change from previous week)
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#44. Lincoln County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 448 (153 total deaths)
--- 14.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Mississippi
--- #670 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 8.8 (3 new deaths, -57% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,878 (8,155 total cases)
--- 9.1% less cases per 100k residents than Mississippi
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 401 (137 new cases, -79% change from previous week)
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#43. Noxubee County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 451 (47 total deaths)
--- 15.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Mississippi
--- #655 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: 25,890 (2,697 total cases)
--- 1.4% less cases per 100k residents than Mississippi
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 202 (21 new cases, -77% change from previous week)
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#42. Adams County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 453 (139 total deaths)
--- 15.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Mississippi
--- #635 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 19.5 (6 new deaths, +50% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,930 (7,038 total cases)
--- 12.7% less cases per 100k residents than Mississippi
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 300 (92 new cases, -86% change from previous week)
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#41. Franklin County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 454 (35 total deaths)
--- 15.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Mississippi
--- #631 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: 24,608 (1,898 total cases)
--- 6.3% less cases per 100k residents than Mississippi
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 467 (36 new cases, -59% change from previous week)
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#40. Quitman County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 456 (31 total deaths)
--- 16.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Mississippi
--- #615 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 29.4 (2 new deaths, +100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,880 (1,554 total cases)
--- 12.9% less cases per 100k residents than Mississippi
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 177 (12 new cases, -81% change from previous week)
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#39. Panola County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 459 (157 total deaths)
--- 17.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Mississippi
--- #594 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 20.5 (7 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,104 (10,293 total cases)
--- 14.7% more cases per 100k residents than Mississippi
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 298 (102 new cases, -82% change from previous week)
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#38. Kemper County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 462 (45 total deaths)
--- 17.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Mississippi
--- #581 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 10.3 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,936 (2,137 total cases)
--- 16.5% less cases per 100k residents than Mississippi
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 298 (29 new cases, -57% change from previous week)
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#37. Sunflower County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 462 (116 total deaths)
--- 17.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Mississippi
--- #579 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 8.0 (2 new deaths, -33% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,704 (5,701 total cases)
--- 13.5% less cases per 100k residents than Mississippi
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 135 (34 new cases, -78% change from previous week)
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#36. Tippah County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 468 (103 total deaths)
--- 19.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Mississippi
--- #556 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 9.1 (2 new deaths, -75% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 32,423 (7,138 total cases)
--- 23.5% more cases per 100k residents than Mississippi
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 513 (113 new cases, -82% change from previous week)
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#35. Marshall County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 468 (165 total deaths)
--- 19.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Mississippi
--- #554 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 22.7 (8 new deaths, +167% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,730 (9,787 total cases)
--- 5.6% more cases per 100k residents than Mississippi
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 261 (92 new cases, -87% change from previous week)
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#34. Pearl River County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 468 (260 total deaths)
--- 19.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Mississippi
--- #553 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 12.6 (7 new deaths, +75% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,706 (14,831 total cases)
--- 1.7% more cases per 100k residents than Mississippi
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 393 (218 new cases, -69% change from previous week)
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#33. Lauderdale County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 468 (347 total deaths)
--- 19.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Mississippi
--- #551 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 13.5 (10 new deaths, +11% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,830 (18,405 total cases)
--- 5.4% less cases per 100k residents than Mississippi
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 409 (303 new cases, -58% change from previous week)
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#32. Leake County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 470 (107 total deaths)
--- 19.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Mississippi
--- #543 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 8.8 (2 new deaths, -78% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,596 (6,288 total cases)
--- 5.1% more cases per 100k residents than Mississippi
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 944 (215 new cases, -48% change from previous week)
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#31. Clay County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 471 (91 total deaths)
--- 20.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Mississippi
--- #536 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 10.4 (2 new deaths, -67% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,435 (4,913 total cases)
--- 3.1% less cases per 100k residents than Mississippi
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 228 (44 new cases, -77% change from previous week)
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#30. Tate County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 480 (136 total deaths)
--- 22.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Mississippi
--- #494 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 17.7 (5 new deaths, +67% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,380 (7,188 total cases)
--- 3.3% less cases per 100k residents than Mississippi
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 318 (90 new cases, -80% change from previous week)
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#29. Carroll County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 493 (49 total deaths)
--- 25.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Mississippi
--- #440 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 10.1 (1 new deaths, -67% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,405 (2,527 total cases)
--- 3.2% less cases per 100k residents than Mississippi
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 422 (42 new cases, -45% change from previous week)
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#28. Wilkinson County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 510 (44 total deaths)
--- 30.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Mississippi
--- #388 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 11.6 (1 new deaths, -50% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,556 (1,774 total cases)
--- 21.7% less cases per 100k residents than Mississippi
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 209 (18 new cases, -40% change from previous week)
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#27. Claiborne County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 512 (46 total deaths)
--- 30.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Mississippi
--- #380 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 11.1 (1 new deaths, -67% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,609 (2,122 total cases)
--- 10.1% less cases per 100k residents than Mississippi
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 211 (19 new cases, -60% change from previous week)
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#26. Jefferson County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 515 (36 total deaths)
--- 31.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Mississippi
--- #365 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 14.3 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,959 (1,465 total cases)
--- 20.2% less cases per 100k residents than Mississippi
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 143 (10 new cases, -89% change from previous week)
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#25. Chickasaw County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 520 (89 total deaths)
--- 32.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Mississippi
--- #344 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 23.4 (4 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,989 (5,471 total cases)
--- 21.8% more cases per 100k residents than Mississippi
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 567 (97 new cases, -73% change from previous week)
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#24. Humphreys County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 521 (42 total deaths)
--- 32.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Mississippi
--- #340 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 24.8 (2 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,789 (1,999 total cases)
--- 5.6% less cases per 100k residents than Mississippi
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 310 (25 new cases, -77% change from previous week)
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#23. Simpson County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 521 (139 total deaths)
--- 32.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Mississippi
--- #337 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 18.8 (5 new deaths, -29% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,703 (6,852 total cases)
--- 2.1% less cases per 100k residents than Mississippi
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 409 (109 new cases, -77% change from previous week)
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#22. Marion County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 525 (129 total deaths)
--- 33.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Mississippi
--- #316 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 4.1 (1 new deaths, -67% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,974 (6,874 total cases)
--- 6.5% more cases per 100k residents than Mississippi
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 346 (85 new cases, -68% change from previous week)
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#21. Perry County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 526 (63 total deaths)
--- 34.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Mississippi
--- #312 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 41.8 (5 new deaths, +400% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,106 (3,006 total cases)
--- 4.4% less cases per 100k residents than Mississippi
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 393 (47 new cases, -69% change from previous week)
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#20. Amite County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 529 (65 total deaths)
--- 34.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Mississippi
--- #302 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 32.5 (4 new deaths, +300% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,811 (3,174 total cases)
--- 1.7% less cases per 100k residents than Mississippi
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 447 (55 new cases, -74% change from previous week)
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#19. Sharkey County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 532 (23 total deaths)
--- 35.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Mississippi
--- #290 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 46.3 (2 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,662 (936 total cases)
--- 17.5% less cases per 100k residents than Mississippi
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 231 (10 new cases, -80% change from previous week)
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#18. Coahoma County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 538 (119 total deaths)
--- 37.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Mississippi
--- #269 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: 28,851 (6,383 total cases)
--- 9.9% more cases per 100k residents than Mississippi
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 389 (86 new cases, -72% change from previous week)
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#17. Walthall County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 539 (77 total deaths)
--- 37.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Mississippi
--- #268 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 35.0 (5 new deaths, +400% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,766 (3,538 total cases)
--- 5.7% less cases per 100k residents than Mississippi
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 630 (90 new cases, -63% change from previous week)
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#16. Bolivar County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 542 (166 total deaths)
--- 38.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Mississippi
--- #259 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 19.6 (6 new deaths, +200% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,672 (9,088 total cases)
--- 13.0% more cases per 100k residents than Mississippi
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 640 (196 new cases, -54% change from previous week)
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#15. Covington County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 553 (103 total deaths)
--- 41.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Mississippi
--- #239 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 21.5 (4 new deaths, +300% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 37,470 (6,983 total cases)
--- 42.7% more cases per 100k residents than Mississippi
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 601 (112 new cases, -52% change from previous week)
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#14. Benton County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 557 (46 total deaths)
--- 42.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Mississippi
--- #229 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: 27,098 (2,238 total cases)
--- 3.2% more cases per 100k residents than Mississippi
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 121 (10 new cases, -94% change from previous week)
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#13. Winston County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 557 (100 total deaths)
--- 42.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Mississippi
--- #227 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 11.1 (2 new deaths, +100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,349 (5,090 total cases)
--- 8.0% more cases per 100k residents than Mississippi
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 863 (155 new cases, -19% change from previous week)
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#12. Attala County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 578 (105 total deaths)
--- 47.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Mississippi
--- #194 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 38.5 (7 new deaths, +75% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,326 (5,148 total cases)
--- 7.9% more cases per 100k residents than Mississippi
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,350 (427 new cases, +21% change from previous week)
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#11. Monroe County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 579 (204 total deaths)
--- 47.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Mississippi
--- #189 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 19.9 (7 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,651 (10,805 total cases)
--- 16.7% more cases per 100k residents than Mississippi
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 565 (199 new cases, -73% change from previous week)
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#10. Itawamba County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 581 (136 total deaths)
--- 48.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Mississippi
--- #183 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 38.5 (9 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,069 (7,267 total cases)
--- 18.3% more cases per 100k residents than Mississippi
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 415 (97 new cases, -72% change from previous week)
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#9. Leflore County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 582 (164 total deaths)
--- 48.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Mississippi
--- #182 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 24.8 (7 new deaths, -12% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,781 (7,266 total cases)
--- 1.8% less cases per 100k residents than Mississippi
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 138 (39 new cases, -80% change from previous week)
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#8. Grenada County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 593 (123 total deaths)
--- 51.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Mississippi
--- #169 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 4.8 (1 new deaths, -67% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,226 (5,444 total cases)
--- 0.1% less cases per 100k residents than Mississippi
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 332 (69 new cases, -73% change from previous week)
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#7. Tishomingo County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 604 (117 total deaths)
--- 54.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Mississippi
--- #156 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 41.3 (8 new deaths, +33% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,094 (6,027 total cases)
--- 18.4% more cases per 100k residents than Mississippi
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 743 (144 new cases, -62% change from previous week)
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#6. Holmes County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 611 (104 total deaths)
--- 55.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Mississippi
--- #140 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 35.3 (6 new deaths, +200% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,779 (4,385 total cases)
--- 1.8% less cases per 100k residents than Mississippi
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 511 (87 new cases, -35% change from previous week)
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#5. Webster County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 619 (60 total deaths)
--- 57.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Mississippi
--- #132 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 20.6 (2 new deaths, -50% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 32,408 (3,140 total cases)
--- 23.4% more cases per 100k residents than Mississippi
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,239 (120 new cases, -33% change from previous week)
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#4. Clarke County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 663 (103 total deaths)
--- 69.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Mississippi
--- #89 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 32.2 (5 new deaths, +150% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,601 (4,134 total cases)
--- 1.3% more cases per 100k residents than Mississippi
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 373 (58 new cases, -71% change from previous week)
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#3. Issaquena County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 678 (9 total deaths)
--- 73.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Mississippi
--- #75 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: 19,367 (257 total cases)
--- 26.2% less cases per 100k residents than Mississippi
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 151 (2 new cases, -87% change from previous week)
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#2. Montgomery County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 706 (69 total deaths)
--- 80.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Mississippi
--- #57 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 20.5 (2 new deaths, -50% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,708 (2,904 total cases)
--- 13.1% more cases per 100k residents than Mississippi
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 430 (42 new cases, -53% change from previous week)
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#1. Neshoba County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 776 (226 total deaths)
--- 98.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Mississippi
--- #34 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 17.2 (5 new deaths, -17% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 35,205 (10,251 total cases)
--- 34.1% more cases per 100k residents than Mississippi
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 622 (181 new cases, -59% change from previous week)

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