Counties with highest COVID-19 infection rates in Oregon

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

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 Oregon 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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#36. Sherman County, OR

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 0 (0 new cases, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,652 (332 total cases)
--- 2.4% less cases per 100k residents than Oregon
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 337 (6 total deaths)
--- 82.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 58.4% (1,039 fully vaccinated)
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#35. Wheeler County, OR

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 0 (0 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,069 (254 total cases)
--- 0.2% less cases per 100k residents than Oregon
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 225 (3 total deaths)
--- 21.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 54.7% (728 fully vaccinated)
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#34. Grant County, OR

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 42 (3 new cases, -62% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,753 (1,782 total cases)
--- 29.5% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 306 (22 total deaths)
--- 65.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 45.6% (3,282 fully vaccinated)
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#33. Lake County, OR

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 51 (4 new cases, -60% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,681 (1,470 total cases)
--- 2.2% less cases per 100k residents than Oregon
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 369 (29 total deaths)
--- 99.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 39.8% (3,133 fully vaccinated)
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#32. Harney County, OR

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 54 (4 new cases, -73% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,643 (1,674 total cases)
--- 18.5% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 555 (41 total deaths)
--- 200.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 46.4% (3,432 fully vaccinated)
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#31. Wallowa County, OR

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 55 (4 new cases, -20% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,105 (1,305 total cases)
--- 5.3% less cases per 100k residents than Oregon
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 222 (16 total deaths)
--- 20.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 59.8% (4,310 fully vaccinated)
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#30. Gilliam County, OR

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 105 (2 new cases, +100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 15,167 (290 total cases)
--- 20.6% less cases per 100k residents than Oregon
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 314 (6 total deaths)
--- 69.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 45.5% (870 fully vaccinated)
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#29. Union County, OR

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 138 (37 new cases, +76% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,512 (5,236 total cases)
--- 2.1% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 309 (83 total deaths)
--- 67.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 49.7% (13,350 fully vaccinated)
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#28. Malheur County, OR

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 190 (58 new cases, +115% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,552 (8,423 total cases)
--- 44.2% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 353 (108 total deaths)
--- 90.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 48.6% (14,866 fully vaccinated)
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#27. Douglas County, OR

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 195 (216 new cases, -8% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,228 (21,339 total cases)
--- 0.6% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 369 (409 total deaths)
--- 99.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 53.3% (59,133 fully vaccinated)
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#26. Baker County, OR

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 205 (33 new cases, +57% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,733 (3,343 total cases)
--- 8.5% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 310 (50 total deaths)
--- 67.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 70.7% (11,398 fully vaccinated)
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#25. Columbia County, OR

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 222 (116 new cases, +63% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,663 (8,724 total cases)
--- 12.8% less cases per 100k residents than Oregon
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 183 (96 total deaths)
--- 1.1% less deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 61.6% (32,240 fully vaccinated)
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#24. Josephine County, OR

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 235 (206 new cases, +89% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,994 (17,492 total cases)
--- 4.6% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 397 (347 total deaths)
--- 114.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 50.5% (44,169 fully vaccinated)
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#23. Wasco County, OR

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 240 (64 new cases, +36% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,093 (5,628 total cases)
--- 10.4% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 236 (63 total deaths)
--- 27.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 66.5% (17,747 fully vaccinated)
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#22. Lincoln County, OR

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 248 (124 new cases, +130% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 15,628 (7,808 total cases)
--- 18.2% less cases per 100k residents than Oregon
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 178 (89 total deaths)
--- 3.8% less deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 71.8% (35,887 fully vaccinated)
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#21. Yamhill County, OR

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 261 (280 new cases, +169% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,235 (19,530 total cases)
--- 4.6% less cases per 100k residents than Oregon
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 212 (227 total deaths)
--- 14.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 63.8% (68,381 fully vaccinated)
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#20. Umatilla County, OR

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 280 (218 new cases, +199% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,738 (23,181 total cases)
--- 55.6% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 291 (227 total deaths)
--- 57.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 56.3% (43,878 fully vaccinated)
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#19. Jefferson County, OR

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 280 (69 new cases, +3% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,024 (7,650 total cases)
--- 62.4% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 385 (95 total deaths)
--- 108.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 64.1% (15,795 fully vaccinated)
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#18. Hood River County, OR

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 287 (67 new cases, +131% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,338 (4,054 total cases)
--- 9.3% less cases per 100k residents than Oregon
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 192 (45 total deaths)
--- 3.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 85.9% (20,090 fully vaccinated)
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#17. Jackson County, OR

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 298 (659 new cases, +80% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,026 (46,455 total cases)
--- 10.0% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 251 (554 total deaths)
--- 35.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 58.7% (129,678 fully vaccinated)
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#16. Lane County, OR

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 301 (1,151 new cases, +110% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,226 (65,816 total cases)
--- 9.9% less cases per 100k residents than Oregon
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 148 (565 total deaths)
--- 20.0% less deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 68.1% (260,077 fully vaccinated)
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#15. Linn County, OR

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 316 (410 new cases, +156% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,251 (28,871 total cases)
--- 16.4% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 213 (277 total deaths)
--- 15.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 56.0% (72,617 fully vaccinated)
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#14. Clatsop County, OR

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 328 (132 new cases, +230% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 13,146 (5,288 total cases)
--- 31.2% less cases per 100k residents than Oregon
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 127 (51 total deaths)
--- 31.4% less deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 67.3% (27,070 fully vaccinated)
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#13. Morrow County, OR

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 328 (38 new cases, +192% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,424 (3,066 total cases)
--- 38.3% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 293 (34 total deaths)
--- 58.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 56.2% (6,518 fully vaccinated)
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#12. Clackamas County, OR

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 347 (1,453 new cases, +181% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,857 (70,492 total cases)
--- 11.8% less cases per 100k residents than Oregon
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 157 (655 total deaths)
--- 15.1% less deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 69.5% (290,766 fully vaccinated)
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#11. Washington County, OR

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 359 (2,162 new cases, +162% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,977 (102,130 total cases)
--- 11.2% less cases per 100k residents than Oregon
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 103 (621 total deaths)
--- 44.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 77.0% (462,980 fully vaccinated)
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#10. Polk County, OR

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 367 (316 new cases, +100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,913 (17,142 total cases)
--- 4.2% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 159 (137 total deaths)
--- 14.1% less deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 63.9% (55,011 fully vaccinated)
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#9. Marion County, OR

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 369 (1,285 new cases, +238% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,682 (75,413 total cases)
--- 13.5% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 212 (738 total deaths)
--- 14.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 63.6% (221,271 fully vaccinated)
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#8. Tillamook County, OR

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 381 (103 new cases, +232% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 15,457 (4,179 total cases)
--- 19.1% less cases per 100k residents than Oregon
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 237 (64 total deaths)
--- 28.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 65.2% (17,638 fully vaccinated)
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#7. Coos County, OR

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 381 (246 new cases, +94% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,297 (11,799 total cases)
--- 4.2% less cases per 100k residents than Oregon
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 240 (155 total deaths)
--- 29.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 57.8% (37,267 fully vaccinated)
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#6. Curry County, OR

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 388 (89 new cases, +147% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,222 (3,719 total cases)
--- 15.1% less cases per 100k residents than Oregon
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 249 (57 total deaths)
--- 34.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 56.5% (12,954 fully vaccinated)
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#5. Multnomah County, OR

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 398 (3,232 new cases, +134% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,227 (140,027 total cases)
--- 9.8% less cases per 100k residents than Oregon
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 153 (1,246 total deaths)
--- 17.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 80.0% (650,440 fully vaccinated)
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#4. Benton County, OR

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 477 (444 new cases, +107% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,528 (18,171 total cases)
--- 2.2% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 77 (72 total deaths)
--- 58.4% less deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 75.4% (70,171 fully vaccinated)
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#3. Klamath County, OR

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 484 (330 new cases, +237% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,126 (15,098 total cases)
--- 15.8% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 327 (223 total deaths)
--- 76.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 51.2% (34,909 fully vaccinated)
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#2. Deschutes County, OR

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 512 (1,013 new cases, +156% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,398 (52,186 total cases)
--- 38.1% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 150 (297 total deaths)
--- 18.9% less deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 69.9% (138,109 fully vaccinated)
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#1. Crook County, OR

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 529 (129 new cases, +143% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,086 (6,610 total cases)
--- 41.7% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 340 (83 total deaths)
--- 83.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 51.5% (12,563 fully vaccinated)

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