Counties with the highest COVID-19 death rate in West Virginia

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January 20, 2022
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Counties with the highest COVID-19 death rate in West Virginia

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. Early research suggests this strain may cause less severe illness than Delta and the original virus, however, health officials have warned an Omicron-driven surge could still increase hospitalization and death rates—especially in areas with less vaccinated populations.

The United States as of Jan. 19 reached 854,292 COVID-19-related deaths and 67.6 million COVID-19 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University. Currently, 63% of the population is fully vaccinated, and 38.7% have received booster doses.

Stacker compiled a list of the counties with highest cumulative COVID-19 death rates in West Virginia using data from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Counties are ranked by the highest death rate per 100,000 residents as of Jan. 18, 2021.

Keep reading to see whether your county ranks among the highest COVID-19 death rates in your state.

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#50. Roane County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 212 (29 total deaths)
--- 31.4% less deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
--- #2,374 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,760 (2,431 total cases)
--- 18.6% less cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,724 (236 new cases, +125% change from previous week)
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#49. Gilmer County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 217 (17 total deaths)
--- 29.8% less deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
--- #2,341 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 12.8 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,923 (1,715 total cases)
--- 0.5% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 933 (73 new cases, +143% change from previous week)
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#48. Randolph County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 227 (65 total deaths)
--- 26.5% less deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
--- #2,251 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 3.5 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,032 (6,896 total cases)
--- 10.2% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,784 (512 new cases, +57% change from previous week)
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#47. Braxton County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 229 (32 total deaths)
--- 25.9% less deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
--- #2,237 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,376 (3,123 total cases)
--- 2.6% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,318 (184 new cases, +9% change from previous week)
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#46. Pendleton County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 230 (16 total deaths)
--- 25.6% less deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
--- #2,230 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,141 (1,543 total cases)
--- 1.5% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,779 (124 new cases, +85% change from previous week)
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#45. Wayne County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 244 (96 total deaths)
--- 21.0% less deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
--- #2,120 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,220 (7,573 total cases)
--- 11.9% less cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,535 (605 new cases, +104% change from previous week)
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#44. Monroe County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 249 (33 total deaths)
--- 19.4% less deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
--- #2,091 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 7.5 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,885 (3,038 total cases)
--- 4.9% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,695 (225 new cases, +94% change from previous week)
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#43. Marion County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 255 (143 total deaths)
--- 17.5% less deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
--- #2,035 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 5.4 (3 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,848 (11,690 total cases)
--- 4.4% less cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,733 (972 new cases, +59% change from previous week)
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#42. Putnam County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 262 (148 total deaths)
--- 15.2% less deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
--- #1,970 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 1.8 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,829 (12,887 total cases)
--- 4.7% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,071 (1,169 new cases, +57% change from previous week)
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#41. Hampshire County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 268 (62 total deaths)
--- 13.3% less deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
--- #1,925 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 8.6 (2 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,613 (4,777 total cases)
--- 5.5% less cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,230 (285 new cases, +3% change from previous week)
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#40. Ritchie County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 272 (26 total deaths)
--- 12.0% less deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
--- #1,887 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,939 (1,905 total cases)
--- 8.6% less cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,162 (111 new cases, +61% change from previous week)
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#39. Mason County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 279 (74 total deaths)
--- 9.7% less deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
--- #1,812 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 3.8 (1 new deaths, -67% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,351 (4,866 total cases)
--- 15.8% less cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,003 (266 new cases, +51% change from previous week)
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#38. Lincoln County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 284 (58 total deaths)
--- 8.1% less deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
--- #1,766 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,967 (4,075 total cases)
--- 8.4% less cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,490 (304 new cases, +54% change from previous week)
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#37. Boone County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 289 (62 total deaths)
--- 6.5% less deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
--- #1,715 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,107 (4,958 total cases)
--- 6.0% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,743 (374 new cases, +78% change from previous week)
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#36. Pocahontas County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 291 (24 total deaths)
--- 5.8% less deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
--- #1,701 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 12.1 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,746 (1,546 total cases)
--- 14.0% less cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 994 (82 new cases, +22% change from previous week)
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#35. Harrison County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 311 (209 total deaths)
--- 0.6% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
--- #1,505 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 7.4 (5 new deaths, +150% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,947 (15,433 total cases)
--- 5.2% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,546 (1,040 new cases, +47% change from previous week)
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#34. Hardy County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 312 (43 total deaths)
--- 1.0% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
--- #1,502 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 14.5 (2 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,602 (3,527 total cases)
--- 17.4% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,699 (234 new cases, +1% change from previous week)
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#33. Tyler County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 314 (27 total deaths)
--- 1.6% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
--- #1,480 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 11.6 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,998 (1,718 total cases)
--- 8.3% less cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,478 (127 new cases, +149% change from previous week)
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#32. McDowell County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 318 (56 total deaths)
--- 2.9% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
--- #1,445 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,152 (3,904 total cases)
--- 1.6% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,163 (205 new cases, +53% change from previous week)
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#31. Upshur County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 318 (77 total deaths)
--- 2.9% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
--- #1,442 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 4.1 (1 new deaths, -50% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,051 (5,331 total cases)
--- 1.1% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,113 (269 new cases, +57% change from previous week)
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#30. Nicholas County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 318 (78 total deaths)
--- 2.9% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
--- #1,441 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 12.2 (3 new deaths, +200% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,053 (5,402 total cases)
--- 1.1% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 976 (239 new cases, +38% change from previous week)
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#29. Morgan County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 319 (57 total deaths)
--- 3.2% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
--- #1,426 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,247 (3,621 total cases)
--- 7.1% less cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,940 (347 new cases, +16% change from previous week)
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#28. Ohio County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 324 (134 total deaths)
--- 4.9% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
--- #1,381 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 4.8 (2 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,487 (9,312 total cases)
--- 3.1% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,086 (864 new cases, +27% change from previous week)
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#27. Wirt County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 326 (19 total deaths)
--- 5.5% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
--- #1,368 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,705 (1,147 total cases)
--- 9.6% less cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,392 (81 new cases, +102% change from previous week)
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#26. Kanawha County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 329 (586 total deaths)
--- 6.5% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
--- #1,330 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 1.7 (3 new deaths, -57% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,998 (35,622 total cases)
--- 8.3% less cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,853 (3,300 new cases, +37% change from previous week)
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#25. Webster County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 333 (27 total deaths)
--- 7.8% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
--- #1,310 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,791 (1,687 total cases)
--- 4.7% less cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,232 (100 new cases, +156% change from previous week)
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#24. Summers County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 334 (42 total deaths)
--- 8.1% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
--- #1,303 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 8.0 (1 new deaths, -67% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 15,947 (2,005 total cases)
--- 26.9% less cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,233 (155 new cases, +74% change from previous week)
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#23. Taylor County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 335 (56 total deaths)
--- 8.4% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
--- #1,294 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 18.0 (3 new deaths, +50% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,371 (3,401 total cases)
--- 6.6% less cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,324 (221 new cases, +20% change from previous week)
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#22. Preston County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 335 (112 total deaths)
--- 8.4% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
--- #1,291 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,131 (7,399 total cases)
--- 1.5% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,397 (467 new cases, +17% change from previous week)
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#21. Raleigh County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 335 (246 total deaths)
--- 8.4% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
--- #1,286 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 17.7 (13 new deaths, +117% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,105 (16,950 total cases)
--- 6.0% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,601 (1,908 new cases, +127% change from previous week)
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#20. Cabell County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 337 (310 total deaths)
--- 9.1% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
--- #1,266 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 2.2 (2 new deaths, -67% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,317 (21,439 total cases)
--- 6.9% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,074 (1,907 new cases, +36% change from previous week)
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#19. Clay County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 341 (29 total deaths)
--- 10.4% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
--- #1,243 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 11.8 (1 new deaths, -50% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,979 (1,870 total cases)
--- 0.8% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,293 (110 new cases, +34% change from previous week)
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#18. Barbour County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 341 (56 total deaths)
--- 10.4% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
--- #1,240 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,122 (3,637 total cases)
--- 1.4% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,326 (218 new cases, +72% change from previous week)
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#17. Wood County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 341 (285 total deaths)
--- 10.4% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
--- #1,232 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 8.4 (7 new deaths, +600% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,843 (18,243 total cases)
--- 0.2% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,740 (1,453 new cases, +33% change from previous week)
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#16. Greenbrier County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 355 (123 total deaths)
--- 14.9% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
--- #1,127 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,062 (6,954 total cases)
--- 8.0% less cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,737 (602 new cases, +74% change from previous week)
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#15. Fayette County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 361 (153 total deaths)
--- 16.8% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
--- #1,084 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 2.4 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,671 (9,190 total cases)
--- 0.6% less cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,054 (871 new cases, +96% change from previous week)
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#14. Mercer County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 364 (214 total deaths)
--- 17.8% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
--- #1,060 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 6.8 (4 new deaths, -50% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,435 (12,595 total cases)
--- 1.7% less cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,304 (766 new cases, +48% change from previous week)
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#13. Wyoming County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 392 (80 total deaths)
--- 26.9% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
--- #859 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 14.7 (3 new deaths, +200% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,012 (4,897 total cases)
--- 10.1% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,785 (364 new cases, +106% change from previous week)
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#12. Jackson County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 395 (113 total deaths)
--- 27.8% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
--- #836 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 7.0 (2 new deaths, +100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,890 (5,398 total cases)
--- 13.4% less cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,557 (445 new cases, +59% change from previous week)
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#11. Brooke County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 397 (87 total deaths)
--- 28.5% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
--- #827 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,413 (4,259 total cases)
--- 11.0% less cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,231 (270 new cases, +11% change from previous week)
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#10. Grant County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 424 (49 total deaths)
--- 37.2% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
--- #640 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,668 (3,085 total cases)
--- 22.3% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,435 (166 new cases, +1% change from previous week)
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#9. Pleasants County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 429 (32 total deaths)
--- 38.8% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
--- #606 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 13.4 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,981 (1,789 total cases)
--- 10.0% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,448 (108 new cases, +48% change from previous week)
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#8. Lewis County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 440 (70 total deaths)
--- 42.4% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
--- #543 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 18.9 (3 new deaths, +200% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,649 (4,080 total cases)
--- 17.6% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,251 (199 new cases, +21% change from previous week)
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#7. Mingo County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 440 (103 total deaths)
--- 42.4% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
--- #542 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 8.5 (2 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,295 (5,925 total cases)
--- 16.0% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,439 (337 new cases, +116% change from previous week)
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#6. Hancock County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 441 (127 total deaths)
--- 42.7% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
--- #535 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 3.5 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,354 (5,864 total cases)
--- 6.7% less cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,246 (359 new cases, +5% change from previous week)
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#5. Wetzel County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 451 (68 total deaths)
--- 46.0% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
--- #488 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,814 (3,437 total cases)
--- 4.6% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,467 (221 new cases, +39% change from previous week)
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#4. Marshall County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 452 (138 total deaths)
--- 46.3% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
--- #483 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 13.1 (4 new deaths, +300% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,563 (7,194 total cases)
--- 8.1% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,877 (573 new cases, +76% change from previous week)
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#3. Tucker County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 468 (32 total deaths)
--- 51.5% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
--- #422 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,196 (1,518 total cases)
--- 1.8% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,462 (100 new cases, +16% change from previous week)
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#2. Logan County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 484 (155 total deaths)
--- 56.6% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
--- #346 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,284 (7,135 total cases)
--- 2.2% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,446 (463 new cases, +64% change from previous week)
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#1. Mineral County

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 517 (139 total deaths)
--- 67.3% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
--- #256 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- New deaths per 100k in the past week: 3.7 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,267 (6,520 total cases)
--- 11.3% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,775 (477 new cases, +16% change from previous week)

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