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

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

Stacker compiled a list of the counties with highest COVID-19 death rates in New York 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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#50. Ontario County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 174 (191 total deaths)
--- 51.7% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.9 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,201 (23,274 total cases)
--- 30.3% less cases per 100k residents than New York
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 111 (122 new cases, +13% change from previous week)
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#49. Rensselaer County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 175 (277 total deaths)
--- 51.4% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,647 (37,531 total cases)
--- 22.2% less cases per 100k residents than New York
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 125 (198 new cases, -21% change from previous week)
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#48. Essex County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 176 (65 total deaths)
--- 51.1% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,438 (6,801 total cases)
--- 39.3% less cases per 100k residents than New York
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 100 (37 new cases, +6% change from previous week)
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#47. Sullivan County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 178 (134 total deaths)
--- 50.6% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 1.3 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,388 (21,414 total cases)
--- 6.6% less cases per 100k residents than New York
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 199 (150 new cases, -21% change from previous week)
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#46. Albany County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 181 (553 total deaths)
--- 49.7% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.7 (2 new deaths, -33% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,059 (70,447 total cases)
--- 24.1% less cases per 100k residents than New York
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 131 (401 new cases, -11% change from previous week)
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#45. Tioga County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 183 (88 total deaths)
--- 49.2% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,961 (12,514 total cases)
--- 14.6% less cases per 100k residents than New York
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 108 (52 new cases, -9% change from previous week)
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#44. Madison County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 186 (132 total deaths)
--- 48.3% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 1.4 (1 new deaths, -50% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,367 (15,158 total cases)
--- 29.7% less cases per 100k residents than New York
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 106 (75 new cases, +6% change from previous week)
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#43. Delaware County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 186 (82 total deaths)
--- 48.3% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,562 (9,075 total cases)
--- 32.4% less cases per 100k residents than New York
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 95 (42 new cases, -16% change from previous week)
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#42. St. Lawrence County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 188 (203 total deaths)
--- 47.8% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 1.9 (2 new deaths, +100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,189 (23,906 total cases)
--- 27.0% less cases per 100k residents than New York
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 129 (139 new cases, +5% change from previous week)
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#41. Lewis County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 194 (51 total deaths)
--- 46.1% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,544 (6,717 total cases)
--- 16.0% less cases per 100k residents than New York
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 133 (35 new cases, +35% change from previous week)
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#40. Livingston County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 197 (124 total deaths)
--- 45.3% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 1.6 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,800 (13,086 total cases)
--- 31.6% less cases per 100k residents than New York
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 79 (50 new cases, +11% change from previous week)
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#39. Washington County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 204 (125 total deaths)
--- 43.3% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,935 (14,037 total cases)
--- 24.6% less cases per 100k residents than New York
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 134 (82 new cases, +12% change from previous week)
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#38. Schenectady County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 210 (326 total deaths)
--- 41.7% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 1.3 (2 new deaths, +100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,220 (39,166 total cases)
--- 17.0% less cases per 100k residents than New York
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 130 (202 new cases, -1% change from previous week)
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#37. Warren County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 210 (134 total deaths)
--- 41.7% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,938 (16,586 total cases)
--- 14.7% less cases per 100k residents than New York
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 172 (110 new cases, -7% change from previous week)
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#36. Wayne County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 211 (190 total deaths)
--- 41.4% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,875 (19,670 total cases)
--- 28.0% less cases per 100k residents than New York
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 72 (65 new cases, -36% change from previous week)
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#35. Cayuga County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 213 (163 total deaths)
--- 40.8% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 1.3 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,878 (18,285 total cases)
--- 21.5% less cases per 100k residents than New York
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 90 (69 new cases, +5% change from previous week)
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#34. Ulster County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 215 (381 total deaths)
--- 40.3% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,213 (37,668 total cases)
--- 30.2% less cases per 100k residents than New York
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 164 (292 new cases, +14% change from previous week)
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#33. Wyoming County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 216 (86 total deaths)
--- 40.0% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,127 (9,218 total cases)
--- 23.9% less cases per 100k residents than New York
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 70 (28 new cases, -28% change from previous week)
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#32. Monroe County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 227 (1,684 total deaths)
--- 36.9% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.5 (4 new deaths, -33% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,558 (174,743 total cases)
--- 22.5% less cases per 100k residents than New York
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 87 (647 new cases, -7% change from previous week)
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#31. Dutchess County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 233 (685 total deaths)
--- 35.3% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 1.0 (3 new deaths, -25% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,396 (74,721 total cases)
--- 16.5% less cases per 100k residents than New York
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 156 (460 new cases, -11% change from previous week)
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#30. Onondaga County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 241 (1,109 total deaths)
--- 33.1% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.4 (2 new deaths, -33% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,074 (129,288 total cases)
--- 7.7% less cases per 100k residents than New York
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 119 (550 new cases, -19% change from previous week)
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#29. Chautauqua County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 244 (310 total deaths)
--- 32.2% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,001 (26,651 total cases)
--- 30.9% less cases per 100k residents than New York
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 117 (149 new cases, +10% change from previous week)
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#28. Columbia County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 257 (153 total deaths)
--- 28.6% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 1.7 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,328 (12,087 total cases)
--- 33.1% less cases per 100k residents than New York
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 143 (85 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
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#27. Chenango County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 265 (125 total deaths)
--- 26.4% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,327 (10,540 total cases)
--- 26.6% less cases per 100k residents than New York
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 97 (46 new cases, -6% change from previous week)
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#26. Cortland County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 267 (127 total deaths)
--- 25.8% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,178 (11,980 total cases)
--- 17.2% less cases per 100k residents than New York
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 90 (43 new cases, -34% change from previous week)
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#25. Steuben County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 272 (259 total deaths)
--- 24.4% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,928 (22,822 total cases)
--- 21.3% less cases per 100k residents than New York
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 113 (108 new cases, -5% change from previous week)
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#24. Seneca County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 276 (94 total deaths)
--- 23.3% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,938 (6,782 total cases)
--- 34.4% less cases per 100k residents than New York
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 56 (19 new cases, -46% change from previous week)
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#23. Rockland County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 282 (920 total deaths)
--- 21.7% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 32,484 (105,829 total cases)
--- 6.9% more cases per 100k residents than New York
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 177 (576 new cases, -18% change from previous week)
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#22. Broome County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 283 (539 total deaths)
--- 21.4% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 1.0 (2 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,506 (52,396 total cases)
--- 9.5% less cases per 100k residents than New York
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 112 (213 new cases, +15% change from previous week)
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#21. Niagara County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 286 (599 total deaths)
--- 20.6% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,111 (54,646 total cases)
--- 14.1% less cases per 100k residents than New York
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 92 (193 new cases, -13% change from previous week)
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#20. Greene County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 286 (135 total deaths)
--- 20.6% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,904 (9,864 total cases)
--- 31.2% less cases per 100k residents than New York
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 153 (72 new cases, +71% change from previous week)
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#19. Westchester County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 288 (2,789 total deaths)
--- 20.0% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.5 (5 new deaths, -29% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,731 (297,323 total cases)
--- 1.1% more cases per 100k residents than New York
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 160 (1,548 new cases, -17% change from previous week)
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#18. Chemung County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 288 (240 total deaths)
--- 20.0% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,729 (23,976 total cases)
--- 5.5% less cases per 100k residents than New York
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 123 (103 new cases, +13% change from previous week)
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#17. Nassau County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 294 (3,985 total deaths)
--- 18.3% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.7 (9 new deaths, -18% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 35,561 (482,533 total cases)
--- 17.0% more cases per 100k residents than New York
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 227 (3,082 new cases, -9% change from previous week)
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#16. Erie County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 297 (2,727 total deaths)
--- 17.5% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.8 (7 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,622 (244,579 total cases)
--- 12.4% less cases per 100k residents than New York
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 109 (1,003 new cases, -2% change from previous week)
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#15. Orleans County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 297 (120 total deaths)
--- 17.5% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,823 (9,613 total cases)
--- 21.6% less cases per 100k residents than New York
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 84 (34 new cases, +31% change from previous week)
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#14. Cattaraugus County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 302 (230 total deaths)
--- 16.1% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 2.6 (2 new deaths, +100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,829 (17,377 total cases)
--- 24.9% less cases per 100k residents than New York
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 130 (99 new cases, -4% change from previous week)
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#13. Suffolk County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 307 (4,540 total deaths)
--- 14.7% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.9 (13 new deaths, +160% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 33,705 (497,683 total cases)
--- 10.9% more cases per 100k residents than New York
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 206 (3,044 new cases, -9% change from previous week)
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#12. Orange County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 314 (1,207 total deaths)
--- 12.8% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 4.4 (17 new deaths, +240% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 33,598 (129,332 total cases)
--- 10.5% more cases per 100k residents than New York
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 248 (954 new cases, +11% change from previous week)
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#11. Herkimer County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 323 (198 total deaths)
--- 10.3% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,817 (15,831 total cases)
--- 15.1% less cases per 100k residents than New York
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 144 (88 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
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#10. Fulton County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 326 (174 total deaths)
--- 9.4% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,396 (14,625 total cases)
--- 9.9% less cases per 100k residents than New York
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 275 (147 new cases, +60% change from previous week)
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#9. Allegany County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 345 (159 total deaths)
--- 4.2% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,293 (9,814 total cases)
--- 30.0% less cases per 100k residents than New York
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 43 (20 new cases, -44% change from previous week)
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#8. Genesee County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 346 (198 total deaths)
--- 3.9% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,407 (15,126 total cases)
--- 13.1% less cases per 100k residents than New York
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 56 (32 new cases, -6% change from previous week)
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#7. New York County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 347 (5,645 total deaths)
--- 3.6% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.8 (13 new deaths, -48% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,710 (516,457 total cases)
--- 4.3% more cases per 100k residents than New York
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 202 (3,284 new cases, -22% change from previous week)
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#6. Oneida County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 360 (824 total deaths)
--- 0.0% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.4 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,160 (62,106 total cases)
--- 10.7% less cases per 100k residents than New York
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 138 (315 new cases, +5% change from previous week)
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#5. Montgomery County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 437 (215 total deaths)
--- 21.4% more deaths per 100k residents than New York
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,395 (13,484 total cases)
--- 9.9% less cases per 100k residents than New York
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 124 (61 new cases, -9% change from previous week)
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#4. Richmond County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 511 (2,434 total deaths)
--- 41.9% more deaths per 100k residents than New York
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 2.3 (11 new deaths, -27% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 41,245 (196,383 total cases)
--- 35.7% more cases per 100k residents than New York
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 290 (1,379 new cases, -25% change from previous week)
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#3. Kings County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 516 (13,206 total deaths)
--- 43.3% more deaths per 100k residents than New York
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 1.3 (34 new deaths, -15% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 32,468 (831,141 total cases)
--- 6.8% more cases per 100k residents than New York
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 214 (5,484 new cases, -28% change from previous week)
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#2. Queens County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 541 (12,192 total deaths)
--- 50.3% more deaths per 100k residents than New York
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 1.4 (32 new deaths, -22% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 34,152 (769,727 total cases)
--- 12.3% more cases per 100k residents than New York
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 261 (5,892 new cases, -29% change from previous week)
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#1. Bronx County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 557 (7,903 total deaths)
--- 54.7% more deaths per 100k residents than New York
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.8 (12 new deaths, -43% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 33,266 (471,780 total cases)
--- 9.4% more cases per 100k residents than New York
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 255 (3,623 new cases, -25% change from previous week)

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