Counties with the highest COVID-19 death rate in New Jersey

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August 21, 2022
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Counties with the highest COVID-19 death rate in New Jersey

Stacker compiled a list of the counties with highest COVID-19 death rates in New Jersey using data from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Counties are ranked by the highest cumulative death rate per 100k residents as of August 18, 2022. Keep reading to see whether your county ranks among the highest COVID-19 death rates in your state.

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#21. Hunterdon County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 228 (284 total deaths)
--- 41.2% less deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.8 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,018 (29,871 total cases)
--- 19.4% less cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 155 (193 new cases, -12% change from previous week)
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#20. Burlington County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 287 (1,277 total deaths)
--- 26.0% less deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.4 (2 new deaths, -71% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,552 (122,704 total cases)
--- 7.5% less cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 206 (917 new cases, -10% change from previous week)
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#19. Somerset County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 302 (993 total deaths)
--- 22.2% less deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.3 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,661 (84,407 total cases)
--- 13.9% less cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 188 (620 new cases, -13% change from previous week)
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#18. Morris County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 325 (1,600 total deaths)
--- 16.2% less deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.6 (3 new deaths, -50% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,465 (144,920 total cases)
--- 1.1% less cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 170 (838 new cases, -17% change from previous week)
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#17. Warren County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 332 (349 total deaths)
--- 14.4% less deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.9 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,369 (27,758 total cases)
--- 11.5% less cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 151 (159 new cases, -8% change from previous week)
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#16. Gloucester County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 341 (995 total deaths)
--- 12.1% less deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,691 (80,756 total cases)
--- 7.0% less cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 190 (555 new cases, -12% change from previous week)
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#15. Cape May County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 346 (318 total deaths)
--- 10.8% less deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,581 (26,306 total cases)
--- 4.0% less cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 264 (243 new cases, -3% change from previous week)
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#14. Mercer County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 352 (1,294 total deaths)
--- 9.3% less deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.5 (2 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,864 (95,031 total cases)
--- 13.2% less cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 239 (878 new cases, -11% change from previous week)
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#13. Middlesex County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 354 (2,922 total deaths)
--- 8.8% less deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.2 (2 new deaths, -60% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,811 (237,708 total cases)
--- 3.3% less cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 213 (1,755 new cases, -19% change from previous week)
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#12. Sussex County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 361 (507 total deaths)
--- 7.0% less deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,186 (39,598 total cases)
--- 5.4% less cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 168 (236 new cases, -13% change from previous week)
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#11. Monmouth County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 366 (2,264 total deaths)
--- 5.7% less deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.6 (4 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,598 (195,527 total cases)
--- 6.1% more cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 200 (1,239 new cases, -14% change from previous week)
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#10. Camden County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 370 (1,875 total deaths)
--- 4.6% less deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.4 (2 new deaths, -67% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,172 (147,747 total cases)
--- 2.1% less cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 207 (1,048 new cases, -20% change from previous week)
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#9. Bergen County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 379 (3,534 total deaths)
--- 2.3% less deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.2 (2 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,853 (278,290 total cases)
--- 0.2% more cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 201 (1,878 new cases, -12% change from previous week)
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#8. Atlantic County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 394 (1,038 total deaths)
--- 1.5% more deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 2.7 (7 new deaths, +250% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,404 (80,167 total cases)
--- 2.1% more cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 253 (666 new cases, +3% change from previous week)
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#7. Salem County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 407 (254 total deaths)
--- 4.9% more deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,995 (16,217 total cases)
--- 12.7% less cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 191 (119 new cases, -6% change from previous week)
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#6. Hudson County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 411 (2,761 total deaths)
--- 5.9% more deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.6 (4 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,902 (207,781 total cases)
--- 3.7% more cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 182 (1,226 new cases, -35% change from previous week)
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#5. Cumberland County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 419 (626 total deaths)
--- 8.0% more deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 1.3 (2 new deaths, +100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,352 (45,385 total cases)
--- 1.9% more cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 234 (350 new cases, -24% change from previous week)
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#4. Union County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 434 (2,417 total deaths)
--- 11.9% more deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.5 (3 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,796 (171,330 total cases)
--- 3.4% more cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 194 (1,080 new cases, -13% change from previous week)
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#3. Essex County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 458 (3,660 total deaths)
--- 18.0% more deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.3 (2 new deaths, -33% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,872 (254,647 total cases)
--- 7.0% more cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 226 (1,805 new cases, -22% change from previous week)
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#2. Passaic County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 473 (2,374 total deaths)
--- 21.9% more deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.8 (4 new deaths, +300% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 33,564 (168,431 total cases)
--- 12.7% more cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 210 (1,055 new cases, -14% change from previous week)
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#1. Ocean County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 508 (3,083 total deaths)
--- 30.9% more deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 1.3 (8 new deaths, -27% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,979 (188,102 total cases)
--- 4.0% more cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 190 (1,155 new cases, -15% change from previous week)

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