Counties with highest COVID-19 infection rates in New Hampshire

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November 17, 2022
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Counties with highest COVID-19 infection rates in New Hampshire

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.

The United States as of Nov. 16 reached over 1 million COVID-19-related deaths and 98.1 million COVID-19 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University. Currently, 68.6% of the population is fully vaccinated, and 10.1% of vaccinated people have received the most recently available bivalent booster doses.

Stacker compiled a list of the counties with highest COVID-19 infection rates in New Hampshire using data from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and vaccination data from Covid Act Now. Counties are ranked by the highest infection rate per 100,000 residents within the week leading up to Nov. 10, 2022. Cumulative cases per 100,000 served as a tiebreaker.

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

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#10. Coos County, NH

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 35 (11 new cases, +38% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,562 (8,068 total cases)
--- 3.1% less cases per 100k residents than New Hampshire
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 402 (127 total deaths)
--- 96.1% more deaths per 100k residents than New Hampshire
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#9. Carroll County, NH

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 41 (20 new cases, -51% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,915 (11,697 total cases)
--- 9.4% less cases per 100k residents than New Hampshire
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 141 (69 total deaths)
--- 31.2% less deaths per 100k residents than New Hampshire
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#8. Grafton County, NH

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 60 (54 new cases, -21% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,729 (22,228 total cases)
--- 6.3% less cases per 100k residents than New Hampshire
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 96 (86 total deaths)
--- 53.2% less deaths per 100k residents than New Hampshire
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#7. Cheshire County, NH

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 66 (50 new cases, -33% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,756 (18,075 total cases)
--- 10.0% less cases per 100k residents than New Hampshire
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 167 (127 total deaths)
--- 18.5% less deaths per 100k residents than New Hampshire
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#6. Rockingham County, NH

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 81 (252 new cases, -9% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,913 (80,269 total cases)
--- 1.8% less cases per 100k residents than New Hampshire
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 195 (605 total deaths)
--- 4.9% less deaths per 100k residents than New Hampshire
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#5. Strafford County, NH

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 90 (117 new cases, +24% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,998 (35,268 total cases)
--- 2.3% more cases per 100k residents than New Hampshire
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 180 (235 total deaths)
--- 12.2% less deaths per 100k residents than New Hampshire
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#4. Hillsborough County, NH

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 97 (406 new cases, +15% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,623 (115,196 total cases)
--- 4.7% more cases per 100k residents than New Hampshire
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 236 (986 total deaths)
--- 15.1% more deaths per 100k residents than New Hampshire
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#3. Belknap County, NH

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 101 (62 new cases, -23% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,907 (16,495 total cases)
--- 2.0% more cases per 100k residents than New Hampshire
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 323 (198 total deaths)
--- 57.6% more deaths per 100k residents than New Hampshire
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#2. Merrimack County, NH

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 108 (164 new cases, -5% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,223 (38,186 total cases)
--- 4.4% less cases per 100k residents than New Hampshire
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 176 (266 total deaths)
--- 14.1% less deaths per 100k residents than New Hampshire
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#1. Sullivan County, NH

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 165 (71 new cases, -5% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,079 (11,252 total cases)
--- 1.2% less cases per 100k residents than New Hampshire
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 181 (78 total deaths)
--- 11.7% less deaths per 100k residents than New Hampshire
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

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