Counties with highest COVID-19 infection rates in Vermont

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November 17, 2022
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Counties with highest COVID-19 infection rates in Vermont

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 Nov. 16 reached over 1 million COVID-19-related deaths and 98.1 million COVID-19 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University. Currently, 68.6% of the population is fully vaccinated, and 10.1% of vaccinated people have received the most recently available bivalent booster doses.

Stacker compiled a list of the counties with highest COVID-19 infection rates in Vermont 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 Nov. 10, 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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#14. Orleans County, VT

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 7 (2 new cases, -60% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,138 (7,067 total cases)
--- 11.8% more cases per 100k residents than Vermont
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 155 (42 total deaths)
--- 27.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Vermont
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#13. Essex County, VT

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 16 (1 new cases, -75% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,235 (1,432 total cases)
--- 0.6% less cases per 100k residents than Vermont
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 65 (4 total deaths)
--- 46.7% less deaths per 100k residents than Vermont
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#12. Lamoille County, VT

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 20 (5 new cases, -50% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,675 (4,229 total cases)
--- 28.7% less cases per 100k residents than Vermont
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 83 (21 total deaths)
--- 32.0% less deaths per 100k residents than Vermont
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#11. Caledonia County, VT

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 27 (8 new cases, +14% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,345 (6,402 total cases)
--- 8.7% less cases per 100k residents than Vermont
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 117 (35 total deaths)
--- 4.1% less deaths per 100k residents than Vermont
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#10. Grand Isle County, VT

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 41 (3 new cases, +200% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,291 (1,251 total cases)
--- 26.0% less cases per 100k residents than Vermont
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 83 (6 total deaths)
--- 32.0% less deaths per 100k residents than Vermont
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#9. Chittenden County, VT

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 48 (79 new cases, -13% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,440 (38,389 total cases)
--- 0.3% more cases per 100k residents than Vermont
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 120 (196 total deaths)
--- 1.6% less deaths per 100k residents than Vermont
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#8. Washington County, VT

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 48 (28 new cases, -33% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,705 (13,846 total cases)
--- 1.4% more cases per 100k residents than Vermont
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 111 (65 total deaths)
--- 9.0% less deaths per 100k residents than Vermont
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#7. Addison County, VT

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 54 (20 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,131 (6,668 total cases)
--- 22.4% less cases per 100k residents than Vermont
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 68 (25 total deaths)
--- 44.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Vermont
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#6. Orange County, VT

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 59 (17 new cases, -23% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,115 (4,945 total cases)
--- 26.8% less cases per 100k residents than Vermont
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 48 (14 total deaths)
--- 60.7% less deaths per 100k residents than Vermont
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#5. Franklin County, VT

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 59 (29 new cases, -24% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,651 (11,190 total cases)
--- 3.1% less cases per 100k residents than Vermont
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 144 (71 total deaths)
--- 18.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Vermont
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#4. Windsor County, VT

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 104 (57 new cases, +16% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,502 (11,289 total cases)
--- 12.3% less cases per 100k residents than Vermont
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 114 (63 total deaths)
--- 6.6% less deaths per 100k residents than Vermont
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#3. Bennington County, VT

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 107 (38 new cases, -3% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 33,225 (11,785 total cases)
--- 42.2% more cases per 100k residents than Vermont
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 228 (81 total deaths)
--- 86.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Vermont
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#2. Rutland County, VT

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 108 (63 new cases, -24% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,671 (16,102 total cases)
--- 18.4% more cases per 100k residents than Vermont
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 146 (85 total deaths)
--- 19.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Vermont
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#1. Windham County, VT

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 111 (47 new cases, -37% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,030 (8,457 total cases)
--- 14.3% less cases per 100k residents than Vermont
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 107 (45 total deaths)
--- 12.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Vermont
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

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