Counties with highest COVID-19 infection rates in New Jersey

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July 1, 2022
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Counties with highest COVID-19 infection rates in New Jersey

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 Jun. 29 reached over 1 million COVID-19-related deaths and 87.3 million COVID-19 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University. Currently, 66.9% of the population is fully vaccinated, and 47.3% of vaccinated people have received booster doses.

Stacker compiled a list of the counties with highest COVID-19 infection rates in New Jersey 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 Jun. 28, 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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#21. Salem County, NJ

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 104 (65 new cases, -23% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,679 (15,396 total cases)
--- 11.5% less cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 404 (252 total deaths)
--- 5.5% more deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 56.4% (35,199 fully vaccinated)
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#20. Cumberland County, NJ

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 156 (233 new cases, -14% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,366 (42,415 total cases)
--- 1.7% more cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 411 (614 total deaths)
--- 7.3% more deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 53.4% (79,911 fully vaccinated)
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#19. Warren County, NJ

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 159 (167 new cases, +28% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,010 (26,327 total cases)
--- 10.4% less cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 329 (346 total deaths)
--- 14.1% less deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 69.1% (72,732 fully vaccinated)
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#18. Sussex County, NJ

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 167 (234 new cases, +5% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,727 (37,548 total cases)
--- 4.2% less cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 357 (501 total deaths)
--- 6.8% less deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 63.5% (89,261 fully vaccinated)
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#17. Gloucester County, NJ

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 170 (496 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,233 (76,504 total cases)
--- 6.0% less cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 336 (980 total deaths)
--- 12.3% less deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 63.0% (183,749 fully vaccinated)
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#16. Ocean County, NJ

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 180 (1,095 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,333 (178,108 total cases)
--- 5.1% more cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 500 (3,034 total deaths)
--- 30.5% more deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 55.3% (335,480 fully vaccinated)
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#15. Cape May County, NJ

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 189 (174 new cases, +12% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,668 (24,545 total cases)
--- 4.4% less cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 337 (310 total deaths)
--- 12.0% less deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 75.1% (69,084 fully vaccinated)
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#14. Hunterdon County, NJ

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 193 (240 new cases, +4% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,579 (28,082 total cases)
--- 19.1% less cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 224 (279 total deaths)
--- 41.5% less deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 72.0% (89,518 fully vaccinated)
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#13. Camden County, NJ

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 197 (1,000 new cases, +13% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,427 (138,909 total cases)
--- 1.7% less cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 365 (1,849 total deaths)
--- 4.7% less deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 69.9% (354,118 fully vaccinated)
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#12. Atlantic County, NJ

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 213 (561 new cases, -3% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,478 (75,087 total cases)
--- 2.1% more cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 386 (1,018 total deaths)
--- 0.8% more deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 68.1% (179,508 fully vaccinated)
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#11. Somerset County, NJ

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 216 (709 new cases, -2% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,918 (78,676 total cases)
--- 14.3% less cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 299 (982 total deaths)
--- 21.9% less deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 77.1% (253,513 fully vaccinated)
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#10. Passaic County, NJ

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 219 (1,101 new cases, -5% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,614 (158,649 total cases)
--- 13.3% more cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 469 (2,355 total deaths)
--- 22.5% more deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 71.0% (356,370 fully vaccinated)
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#9. Union County, NJ

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 220 (1,226 new cases, +9% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,849 (160,497 total cases)
--- 3.4% more cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 430 (2,392 total deaths)
--- 12.3% more deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 72.3% (402,349 fully vaccinated)
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#8. Burlington County, NJ

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 225 (1,000 new cases, +23% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,858 (115,160 total cases)
--- 7.3% less cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 279 (1,242 total deaths)
--- 27.2% less deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 75.4% (335,754 fully vaccinated)
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#7. Essex County, NJ

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 242 (1,934 new cases, +2% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,698 (237,278 total cases)
--- 6.4% more cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 455 (3,635 total deaths)
--- 18.8% more deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 73.5% (587,399 fully vaccinated)
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#6. Monmouth County, NJ

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 244 (1,509 new cases, +13% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,838 (184,634 total cases)
--- 7.0% more cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 359 (2,223 total deaths)
--- 6.3% less deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 69.0% (426,958 fully vaccinated)
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#5. Middlesex County, NJ

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 247 (2,040 new cases, +4% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,814 (221,230 total cases)
--- 3.9% less cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 351 (2,896 total deaths)
--- 8.4% less deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 74.6% (615,172 fully vaccinated)
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#4. Mercer County, NJ

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 249 (916 new cases, +15% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,980 (88,108 total cases)
--- 14.0% less cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 348 (1,278 total deaths)
--- 9.1% less deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 72.3% (265,610 fully vaccinated)
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#3. Hudson County, NJ

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 258 (1,732 new cases, -9% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,649 (192,635 total cases)
--- 2.7% more cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 408 (2,742 total deaths)
--- 6.5% more deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 78.9% (530,311 fully vaccinated)
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#2. Morris County, NJ

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 263 (1,294 new cases, +10% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,653 (136,012 total cases)
--- 0.9% less cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 320 (1,574 total deaths)
--- 16.4% less deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 78.5% (385,915 fully vaccinated)
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#1. Bergen County, NJ

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 271 (2,528 new cases, +11% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,808 (259,225 total cases)
--- 0.3% less cases per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 376 (3,508 total deaths)
--- 1.8% less deaths per 100k residents than New Jersey
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 78.5% (732,055 fully vaccinated)

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