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

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May 14, 2022
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Counties with the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate in New York

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.

The United States as of May 13 reached 999,298 COVID-19-related deaths and nearly 82.3 million COVID-19 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University. Currently, 66.4% of the population is fully vaccinated, and 46.3% of vaccinated people have received booster doses.

Stacker compiled a list of the counties with highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in New York using data from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and Covid Act Now. Counties are ranked by the highest vaccination rate as of May 12, 2022. Due to inconsistencies in reporting, some counties do not have vaccination data available. Keep reading to see whether your county ranks among the highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in your state.

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#50. Cayuga County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 59.4% (45,470 fully vaccinated)
--- 23.0% lower vaccination rate than New York
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 198 (152 total deaths)
--- 43.3% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,651 (17,345 total cases)
--- 16.2% less cases per 100k residents than New York
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#49. Cortland County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 59.5% (28,309 fully vaccinated)
--- 22.8% lower vaccination rate than New York
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 252 (120 total deaths)
--- 27.8% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,846 (11,346 total cases)
--- 11.8% less cases per 100k residents than New York
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#48. Chautauqua County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 59.5% (75,559 fully vaccinated)
--- 22.8% lower vaccination rate than New York
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 238 (302 total deaths)
--- 31.8% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,305 (24,499 total cases)
--- 28.6% less cases per 100k residents than New York
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#47. Oswego County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 59.6% (69,826 fully vaccinated)
--- 22.7% lower vaccination rate than New York
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 166 (194 total deaths)
--- 52.4% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,567 (28,774 total cases)
--- 9.1% less cases per 100k residents than New York
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#46. Livingston County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 59.7% (37,556 fully vaccinated)
--- 22.6% lower vaccination rate than New York
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 188 (118 total deaths)
--- 46.1% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,543 (12,295 total cases)
--- 27.7% less cases per 100k residents than New York
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#45. Genesee County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 60.1% (34,434 fully vaccinated)
--- 22.0% lower vaccination rate than New York
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 326 (187 total deaths)
--- 6.6% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,075 (14,363 total cases)
--- 7.2% less cases per 100k residents than New York
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#44. Steuben County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 60.4% (57,573 fully vaccinated)
--- 21.7% lower vaccination rate than New York
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 265 (253 total deaths)
--- 24.1% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,181 (21,156 total cases)
--- 17.9% less cases per 100k residents than New York
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#43. Chemung County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 60.7% (50,678 fully vaccinated)
--- 21.3% lower vaccination rate than New York
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 278 (232 total deaths)
--- 20.3% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,014 (22,545 total cases)
--- 0.0% less cases per 100k residents than New York
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#42. Tioga County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 60.8% (29,287 fully vaccinated)
--- 21.1% lower vaccination rate than New York
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 174 (84 total deaths)
--- 50.1% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,243 (11,686 total cases)
--- 10.3% less cases per 100k residents than New York
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#41. Sullivan County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 61.1% (46,126 fully vaccinated)
--- 20.8% lower vaccination rate than New York
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 172 (130 total deaths)
--- 50.7% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,420 (19,175 total cases)
--- 5.9% less cases per 100k residents than New York
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#40. St. Lawrence County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 61.1% (65,862 fully vaccinated)
--- 20.8% lower vaccination rate than New York
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 177 (191 total deaths)
--- 49.3% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,813 (22,424 total cases)
--- 23.0% less cases per 100k residents than New York
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#39. Madison County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 61.2% (43,417 fully vaccinated)
--- 20.6% lower vaccination rate than New York
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 179 (127 total deaths)
--- 48.7% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,143 (14,290 total cases)
--- 25.5% less cases per 100k residents than New York
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#38. Chenango County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 61.3% (28,956 fully vaccinated)
--- 20.5% lower vaccination rate than New York
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 254 (120 total deaths)
--- 27.2% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,836 (9,836 total cases)
--- 22.9% less cases per 100k residents than New York
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#37. Otsego County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 62.0% (36,869 fully vaccinated)
--- 19.6% lower vaccination rate than New York
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 148 (88 total deaths)
--- 57.6% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,878 (10,636 total cases)
--- 33.8% less cases per 100k residents than New York
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#36. Schuyler County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 62.5% (11,128 fully vaccinated)
--- 18.9% lower vaccination rate than New York
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 140 (25 total deaths)
--- 59.9% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,857 (3,714 total cases)
--- 22.8% less cases per 100k residents than New York
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#35. Greene County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 62.8% (29,646 fully vaccinated)
--- 18.5% lower vaccination rate than New York
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 273 (129 total deaths)
--- 21.8% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,166 (9,044 total cases)
--- 29.1% less cases per 100k residents than New York
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#34. Wayne County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 62.9% (56,514 fully vaccinated)
--- 18.4% lower vaccination rate than New York
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 199 (179 total deaths)
--- 43.0% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,520 (18,451 total cases)
--- 24.1% less cases per 100k residents than New York
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#33. Oneida County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 63.1% (144,212 fully vaccinated)
--- 18.2% lower vaccination rate than New York
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 350 (801 total deaths)
--- 0.3% more deaths per 100k residents than New York
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,472 (58,246 total cases)
--- 5.7% less cases per 100k residents than New York
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#32. Broome County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 63.8% (121,616 fully vaccinated)
--- 17.3% lower vaccination rate than New York
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 272 (519 total deaths)
--- 22.1% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,625 (48,812 total cases)
--- 5.2% less cases per 100k residents than New York
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#31. Rockland County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 64.5% (210,205 fully vaccinated)
--- 16.3% lower vaccination rate than New York
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 275 (897 total deaths)
--- 21.2% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,449 (95,943 total cases)
--- 9.0% more cases per 100k residents than New York
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#30. Orange County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 65.2% (251,012 fully vaccinated)
--- 15.4% lower vaccination rate than New York
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 300 (1,155 total deaths)
--- 14.0% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,617 (114,009 total cases)
--- 9.6% more cases per 100k residents than New York
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#29. Niagara County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 66.6% (139,440 fully vaccinated)
--- 13.6% lower vaccination rate than New York
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 279 (583 total deaths)
--- 20.1% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,316 (50,889 total cases)
--- 10.0% less cases per 100k residents than New York
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#28. Washington County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 67.1% (41,058 fully vaccinated)
--- 13.0% lower vaccination rate than New York
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 188 (115 total deaths)
--- 46.1% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,951 (12,823 total cases)
--- 22.5% less cases per 100k residents than New York
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#27. Montgomery County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 67.2% (33,096 fully vaccinated)
--- 12.8% lower vaccination rate than New York
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 416 (205 total deaths)
--- 19.2% more deaths per 100k residents than New York
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,282 (12,444 total cases)
--- 6.4% less cases per 100k residents than New York
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#26. Ontario County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 68.5% (75,207 fully vaccinated)
--- 11.2% lower vaccination rate than New York
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 164 (180 total deaths)
--- 53.0% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,620 (21,538 total cases)
--- 27.4% less cases per 100k residents than New York
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#25. Erie County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 70.1% (644,013 fully vaccinated)
--- 9.1% lower vaccination rate than New York
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 288 (2,647 total deaths)
--- 17.5% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,617 (226,159 total cases)
--- 8.9% less cases per 100k residents than New York
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#24. Franklin County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 70.4% (35,210 fully vaccinated)
--- 8.7% lower vaccination rate than New York
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 92 (46 total deaths)
--- 73.6% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,043 (10,026 total cases)
--- 25.8% less cases per 100k residents than New York
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#23. Dutchess County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 70.5% (207,533 fully vaccinated)
--- 8.6% lower vaccination rate than New York
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 224 (659 total deaths)
--- 35.8% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,701 (66,790 total cases)
--- 16.0% less cases per 100k residents than New York
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#22. Rensselaer County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 70.8% (112,432 fully vaccinated)
--- 8.2% lower vaccination rate than New York
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 162 (257 total deaths)
--- 53.6% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,252 (33,730 total cases)
--- 21.4% less cases per 100k residents than New York
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#21. Essex County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 71.9% (26,504 fully vaccinated)
--- 6.7% lower vaccination rate than New York
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 163 (60 total deaths)
--- 53.3% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,524 (6,095 total cases)
--- 38.9% less cases per 100k residents than New York
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#20. Kings County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 72.2% (1,848,609 fully vaccinated)
--- 6.4% lower vaccination rate than New York
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 502 (12,844 total deaths)
--- 43.8% more deaths per 100k residents than New York
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,362 (726,043 total cases)
--- 5.0% more cases per 100k residents than New York
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#19. Monroe County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 72.6% (538,459 fully vaccinated)
--- 5.8% lower vaccination rate than New York
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 213 (1,583 total deaths)
--- 39.0% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,977 (163,021 total cases)
--- 18.7% less cases per 100k residents than New York
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#18. Clinton County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 72.8% (58,559 fully vaccinated)
--- 5.6% lower vaccination rate than New York
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 112 (90 total deaths)
--- 67.9% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,335 (17,976 total cases)
--- 17.4% less cases per 100k residents than New York
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#17. Ulster County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 73.2% (129,937 fully vaccinated)
--- 5.1% lower vaccination rate than New York
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 204 (363 total deaths)
--- 41.5% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,993 (33,727 total cases)
--- 29.7% less cases per 100k residents than New York
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#16. Schenectady County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 73.3% (113,798 fully vaccinated)
--- 4.9% lower vaccination rate than New York
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 196 (305 total deaths)
--- 43.8% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,657 (35,186 total cases)
--- 16.2% less cases per 100k residents than New York
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#15. Onondaga County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 73.7% (339,516 fully vaccinated)
--- 4.4% lower vaccination rate than New York
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 233 (1,073 total deaths)
--- 33.2% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,386 (121,517 total cases)
--- 2.4% less cases per 100k residents than New York
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#14. Jefferson County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 73.8% (81,064 fully vaccinated)
--- 4.3% lower vaccination rate than New York
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 125 (137 total deaths)
--- 64.2% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,446 (21,358 total cases)
--- 28.0% less cases per 100k residents than New York
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#13. Putnam County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 74.0% (72,763 fully vaccinated)
--- 4.0% lower vaccination rate than New York
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 127 (125 total deaths)
--- 63.6% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,225 (24,801 total cases)
--- 6.7% less cases per 100k residents than New York
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#12. Richmond County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 74.3% (353,832 fully vaccinated)
--- 3.6% lower vaccination rate than New York
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 489 (2,330 total deaths)
--- 40.1% more deaths per 100k residents than New York
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 36,099 (171,882 total cases)
--- 33.6% more cases per 100k residents than New York
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#11. Columbia County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 75.0% (44,625 fully vaccinated)
--- 2.7% lower vaccination rate than New York
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 235 (140 total deaths)
--- 32.7% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,052 (10,734 total cases)
--- 33.2% less cases per 100k residents than New York
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#10. Albany County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 75.0% (229,122 fully vaccinated)
--- 2.7% lower vaccination rate than New York
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 171 (522 total deaths)
--- 51.0% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,700 (63,241 total cases)
--- 23.4% less cases per 100k residents than New York
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#9. Bronx County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 75.2% (1,066,294 fully vaccinated)
--- 2.5% lower vaccination rate than New York
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 546 (7,743 total deaths)
--- 56.4% more deaths per 100k residents than New York
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,366 (416,473 total cases)
--- 8.7% more cases per 100k residents than New York
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#8. Suffolk County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 76.1% (1,123,450 fully vaccinated)
--- 1.3% lower vaccination rate than New York
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 298 (4,397 total deaths)
--- 14.6% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,057 (443,819 total cases)
--- 11.2% more cases per 100k residents than New York
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#7. Warren County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 77.7% (49,688 fully vaccinated)
--- 0.8% higher vaccination rate than New York
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 202 (129 total deaths)
--- 42.1% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,978 (14,693 total cases)
--- 15.0% less cases per 100k residents than New York
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#6. Tompkins County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 79.7% (81,454 fully vaccinated)
--- 3.4% higher vaccination rate than New York
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 83 (85 total deaths)
--- 76.2% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,621 (21,071 total cases)
--- 23.7% less cases per 100k residents than New York
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#5. Saratoga County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 79.7% (183,124 fully vaccinated)
--- 3.4% higher vaccination rate than New York
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 145 (333 total deaths)
--- 58.5% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,619 (49,695 total cases)
--- 20.0% less cases per 100k residents than New York
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#4. Westchester County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 81.8% (791,660 fully vaccinated)
--- 6.1% higher vaccination rate than New York
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 281 (2,719 total deaths)
--- 19.5% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,267 (263,807 total cases)
--- 0.9% more cases per 100k residents than New York
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#3. Nassau County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 82.2% (1,115,975 fully vaccinated)
--- 6.6% higher vaccination rate than New York
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 284 (3,851 total deaths)
--- 18.6% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,265 (424,236 total cases)
--- 15.7% more cases per 100k residents than New York
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#2. Hamilton County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 83.4% (3,682 fully vaccinated)
--- 8.2% higher vaccination rate than New York
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 113 (5 total deaths)
--- 67.6% less deaths per 100k residents than New York
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,811 (919 total cases)
--- 23.0% less cases per 100k residents than New York
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#1. Queens County

- Population that is fully vaccinated: 86.7% (1,954,888 fully vaccinated)
--- 12.5% higher vaccination rate than New York
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 527 (11,875 total deaths)
--- 51.0% more deaths per 100k residents than New York
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,538 (665,738 total cases)
--- 9.3% more cases per 100k residents than New York

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