Counties with highest COVID-19 infection rates in Utah

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September 14, 2022
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Counties with highest COVID-19 infection rates in Utah

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 Sep. 28 reached over 1 million COVID-19-related deaths and 96.2 million COVID-19 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University. Currently, 67.8% of the population is fully vaccinated, and 48.7% of vaccinated people have received booster doses.

Stacker compiled a list of the counties with highest COVID-19 infection rates in Utah 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 Sep. 22, 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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#29. Rich County, UT

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 0 (0 new cases, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 14,740 (366 total cases)
--- 54.3% less cases per 100k residents than Utah
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 121 (3 total deaths)
--- 22.4% less deaths per 100k residents than Utah
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 53.5% (1,328 fully vaccinated)
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#28. Daggett County, UT

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 0 (0 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,368 (165 total cases)
--- 46.2% less cases per 100k residents than Utah
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 0 (0 total deaths)
--- 100.0% less deaths per 100k residents than Utah
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 67.6% (642 fully vaccinated)
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#27. Wayne County, UT

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 0 (0 new cases, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,480 (501 total cases)
--- 42.7% less cases per 100k residents than Utah
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 0 (0 total deaths)
--- 100.0% less deaths per 100k residents than Utah
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 55.0% (1,492 fully vaccinated)
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#26. Garfield County, UT

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 0 (0 new cases, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,115 (1,016 total cases)
--- 37.7% less cases per 100k residents than Utah
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 198 (10 total deaths)
--- 26.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Utah
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 58.0% (2,929 fully vaccinated)
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#25. Piute County, UT

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 0 (0 new cases, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,177 (328 total cases)
--- 31.3% less cases per 100k residents than Utah
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 541 (8 total deaths)
--- 246.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Utah
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 39.2% (580 fully vaccinated)
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#24. Emery County, UT

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 10 (1 new cases, -92% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,727 (2,776 total cases)
--- 14.1% less cases per 100k residents than Utah
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 280 (28 total deaths)
--- 79.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Utah
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 46.7% (4,678 fully vaccinated)
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#23. Sevier County, UT

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 28 (6 new cases, -25% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,517 (5,733 total cases)
--- 17.8% less cases per 100k residents than Utah
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 162 (35 total deaths)
--- 3.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Utah
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 44.9% (9,707 fully vaccinated)
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#22. Iron County, UT

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 29 (16 new cases, -58% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,901 (15,849 total cases)
--- 10.4% less cases per 100k residents than Utah
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 58 (32 total deaths)
--- 62.8% less deaths per 100k residents than Utah
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 46.9% (25,736 fully vaccinated)
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#21. Wasatch County, UT

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 32 (11 new cases, -31% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 34,305 (11,695 total cases)
--- 6.3% more cases per 100k residents than Utah
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 109 (37 total deaths)
--- 30.1% less deaths per 100k residents than Utah
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 61.8% (21,073 fully vaccinated)
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#20. Morgan County, UT

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 33 (4 new cases, +33% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,643 (3,109 total cases)
--- 20.5% less cases per 100k residents than Utah
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 124 (15 total deaths)
--- 20.5% less deaths per 100k residents than Utah
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 54.9% (6,658 fully vaccinated)
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#19. Washington County, UT

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 35 (62 new cases, -33% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,461 (48,759 total cases)
--- 14.9% less cases per 100k residents than Utah
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 115 (204 total deaths)
--- 26.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Utah
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 53.3% (94,608 fully vaccinated)
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#18. Uintah County, UT

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 42 (15 new cases, -38% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,466 (9,100 total cases)
--- 21.1% less cases per 100k residents than Utah
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 48 (17 total deaths)
--- 69.2% less deaths per 100k residents than Utah
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 44.3% (15,824 fully vaccinated)
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#17. Utah County, UT

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 43 (272 new cases, -19% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 33,986 (216,232 total cases)
--- 5.3% more cases per 100k residents than Utah
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 132 (839 total deaths)
--- 15.4% less deaths per 100k residents than Utah
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 59.2% (376,913 fully vaccinated)
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#16. Duchesne County, UT

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 45 (9 new cases, -47% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,265 (4,838 total cases)
--- 24.8% less cases per 100k residents than Utah
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 45 (9 total deaths)
--- 71.2% less deaths per 100k residents than Utah
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 45.8% (9,134 fully vaccinated)
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#15. Grand County, UT

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 51 (5 new cases, +67% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,025 (2,636 total cases)
--- 16.3% less cases per 100k residents than Utah
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 62 (6 total deaths)
--- 60.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Utah
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 68.8% (6,708 fully vaccinated)
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#14. Millard County, UT

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 53 (7 new cases, -30% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,774 (3,531 total cases)
--- 17.0% less cases per 100k residents than Utah
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 281 (37 total deaths)
--- 80.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Utah
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 46.3% (6,104 fully vaccinated)
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#13. Cache County, UT

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 58 (75 new cases, -25% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,311 (40,168 total cases)
--- 3.0% less cases per 100k residents than Utah
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 94 (120 total deaths)
--- 39.7% less deaths per 100k residents than Utah
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 59.4% (76,156 fully vaccinated)
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#12. Tooele County, UT

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 58 (42 new cases, -45% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 32,602 (23,558 total cases)
--- 1.0% more cases per 100k residents than Utah
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 149 (108 total deaths)
--- 4.5% less deaths per 100k residents than Utah
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 60.1% (43,409 fully vaccinated)
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#11. Beaver County, UT

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 60 (4 new cases, +300% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,544 (1,714 total cases)
--- 20.8% less cases per 100k residents than Utah
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 104 (7 total deaths)
--- 33.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Utah
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 48.9% (3,284 fully vaccinated)
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#10. Weber County, UT

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 66 (173 new cases, -31% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,874 (80,338 total cases)
--- 4.3% less cases per 100k residents than Utah
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 176 (459 total deaths)
--- 12.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Utah
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 62.3% (162,180 fully vaccinated)
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#9. Carbon County, UT

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 68 (14 new cases, -22% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,222 (5,775 total cases)
--- 12.5% less cases per 100k residents than Utah
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 239 (49 total deaths)
--- 53.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Utah
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 50.6% (10,350 fully vaccinated)
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#8. Sanpete County, UT

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 71 (22 new cases, -4% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,330 (8,765 total cases)
--- 12.2% less cases per 100k residents than Utah
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 210 (65 total deaths)
--- 34.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Utah
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 42.0% (12,981 fully vaccinated)
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#7. Davis County, UT

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 71 (252 new cases, -15% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,767 (112,924 total cases)
--- 1.6% less cases per 100k residents than Utah
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 120 (426 total deaths)
--- 23.1% less deaths per 100k residents than Utah
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 68.2% (242,401 fully vaccinated)
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#6. Salt Lake County, UT

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 71 (824 new cases, -22% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 33,521 (388,987 total cases)
--- 3.9% more cases per 100k residents than Utah
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 148 (1,721 total deaths)
--- 5.1% less deaths per 100k residents than Utah
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 71.4% (828,560 fully vaccinated)
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#5. Kane County, UT

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 76 (6 new cases, +100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,122 (1,508 total cases)
--- 40.7% less cases per 100k residents than Utah
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 63 (5 total deaths)
--- 59.6% less deaths per 100k residents than Utah
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 51.1% (4,028 fully vaccinated)
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#4. San Juan County, UT

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 85 (13 new cases, -50% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,573 (4,527 total cases)
--- 8.4% less cases per 100k residents than Utah
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 327 (50 total deaths)
--- 109.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Utah
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 66.5% (10,175 fully vaccinated)
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#3. Juab County, UT

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 92 (11 new cases, +83% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,980 (3,122 total cases)
--- 19.5% less cases per 100k residents than Utah
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 233 (28 total deaths)
--- 49.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Utah
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 37.6% (4,515 fully vaccinated)
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#2. Summit County, UT

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 95 (40 new cases, +111% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 36,045 (15,191 total cases)
--- 11.7% more cases per 100k residents than Utah
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 64 (27 total deaths)
--- 59.0% less deaths per 100k residents than Utah
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 90.2% (38,008 fully vaccinated)
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#1. Box Elder County, UT

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 100 (56 new cases, +37% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,367 (15,338 total cases)
--- 15.2% less cases per 100k residents than Utah
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 239 (134 total deaths)
--- 53.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Utah
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 52.9% (29,646 fully vaccinated)

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