Counties with highest COVID-19 infection rates in West Virginia

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January 19, 2022
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Counties with highest COVID-19 infection rates 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. 25 reached 870,916 COVID-19-related deaths and 72 million COVID-19 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University. Currently, 63.4% of the population is fully vaccinated, and 40.1% have received booster doses.

Stacker compiled a list of the counties with highest COVID-19 infection rates in West Virginia 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 Jan. 24, 2021. 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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#50. Upshur County, WV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,278 (309 new cases, +11% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,263 (5,624 total cases)
--- 0.5% less cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 318 (77 total deaths)
--- 1.6% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 45.7% (11,060 fully vaccinated)
--- 18.2% lower vaccination rate than West Virginia
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#49. Braxton County, WV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,304 (182 new cases, -3% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,558 (3,288 total cases)
--- 0.8% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 236 (33 total deaths)
--- 24.6% less deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 45.5% (6,353 fully vaccinated)
--- 18.6% lower vaccination rate than West Virginia
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#48. Mason County, WV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,320 (350 new cases, +41% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,581 (5,192 total cases)
--- 16.2% less cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 287 (76 total deaths)
--- 8.3% less deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 37.5% (9,934 fully vaccinated)
--- 32.9% lower vaccination rate than West Virginia
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#47. Doddridge County, WV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,373 (116 new cases, +66% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,129 (1,785 total cases)
--- 9.6% less cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 189 (16 total deaths)
--- 39.6% less deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 54.7% (4,618 fully vaccinated)
--- 2.1% lower vaccination rate than West Virginia
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#46. Webster County, WV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,380 (112 new cases, +26% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,011 (1,786 total cases)
--- 5.8% less cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 333 (27 total deaths)
--- 6.4% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 46.2% (3,750 fully vaccinated)
--- 17.4% lower vaccination rate than West Virginia
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#45. Jefferson County, WV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,386 (792 new cases, -36% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,750 (13,001 total cases)
--- 2.7% less cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 192 (110 total deaths)
--- 38.7% less deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 50.2% (28,699 fully vaccinated)
--- 10.2% lower vaccination rate than West Virginia
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#44. Gilmer County, WV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,393 (109 new cases, +60% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,239 (1,818 total cases)
--- 0.6% less cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 217 (17 total deaths)
--- 30.7% less deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 35.7% (2,792 fully vaccinated)
--- 36.1% lower vaccination rate than West Virginia
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#43. Wood County, WV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,407 (1,175 new cases, -15% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,049 (19,250 total cases)
--- 1.4% less cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 348 (291 total deaths)
--- 11.2% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 47.1% (39,328 fully vaccinated)
--- 15.7% lower vaccination rate than West Virginia
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#42. Taylor County, WV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,420 (237 new cases, +14% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,611 (3,608 total cases)
--- 7.5% less cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 335 (56 total deaths)
--- 7.0% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 44.5% (7,425 fully vaccinated)
--- 20.4% lower vaccination rate than West Virginia
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#41. Hampshire County, WV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,441 (334 new cases, +21% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,864 (5,067 total cases)
--- 6.5% less cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 268 (62 total deaths)
--- 14.4% less deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 36.7% (8,503 fully vaccinated)
--- 34.3% lower vaccination rate than West Virginia
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#40. Calhoun County, WV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,477 (105 new cases, +13% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,959 (1,490 total cases)
--- 10.3% less cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 141 (10 total deaths)
--- 55.0% less deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 38.2% (2,716 fully vaccinated)
--- 31.7% lower vaccination rate than West Virginia
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#39. Morgan County, WV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,499 (268 new cases, -25% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,617 (3,866 total cases)
--- 7.5% less cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 319 (57 total deaths)
--- 1.9% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 32.1% (5,748 fully vaccinated)
--- 42.6% lower vaccination rate than West Virginia
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#38. Monongalia County, WV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,500 (1,584 new cases, -10% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,003 (21,126 total cases)
--- 14.4% less cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 158 (167 total deaths)
--- 49.5% less deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 55.0% (58,122 fully vaccinated)
--- 1.6% lower vaccination rate than West Virginia
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#37. Mineral County, WV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,504 (404 new cases, -15% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,655 (6,893 total cases)
--- 9.8% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 521 (140 total deaths)
--- 66.5% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 39.3% (10,554 fully vaccinated)
--- 29.7% lower vaccination rate than West Virginia
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#36. Preston County, WV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,505 (503 new cases, +23% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,379 (7,816 total cases)
--- 0.0% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 338 (113 total deaths)
--- 8.0% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 42.3% (14,132 fully vaccinated)
--- 24.3% lower vaccination rate than West Virginia
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#35. Summers County, WV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,519 (191 new cases, +32% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,299 (2,175 total cases)
--- 26.0% less cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 342 (43 total deaths)
--- 9.3% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 42.9% (5,391 fully vaccinated)
--- 23.3% lower vaccination rate than West Virginia
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#34. McDowell County, WV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,538 (271 new cases, +35% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,604 (4,160 total cases)
--- 1.0% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 323 (57 total deaths)
--- 3.2% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 38.7% (6,813 fully vaccinated)
--- 30.8% lower vaccination rate than West Virginia
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#33. Greenbrier County, WV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,541 (534 new cases, -9% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,447 (7,434 total cases)
--- 8.2% less cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 358 (124 total deaths)
--- 14.4% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 49.5% (17,167 fully vaccinated)
--- 11.4% lower vaccination rate than West Virginia
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#32. Berkeley County, WV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,542 (1,838 new cases, -23% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,534 (32,812 total cases)
--- 17.8% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 192 (229 total deaths)
--- 38.7% less deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 41.3% (49,200 fully vaccinated)
--- 26.1% lower vaccination rate than West Virginia
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#31. Harrison County, WV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,582 (1,064 new cases, +8% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,349 (16,376 total cases)
--- 4.2% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 314 (211 total deaths)
--- 0.3% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 47.2% (31,727 fully vaccinated)
--- 15.6% lower vaccination rate than West Virginia
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#30. Marion County, WV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,598 (896 new cases, -3% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,241 (12,471 total cases)
--- 4.8% less cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 259 (145 total deaths)
--- 17.3% less deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 52.5% (29,416 fully vaccinated)
--- 6.1% lower vaccination rate than West Virginia
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#29. Ohio County, WV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,652 (684 new cases, -12% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,786 (9,850 total cases)
--- 1.8% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 326 (135 total deaths)
--- 4.2% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 59.2% (24,522 fully vaccinated)
--- 5.9% higher vaccination rate than West Virginia
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#28. Wetzel County, WV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,673 (252 new cases, +19% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,248 (3,653 total cases)
--- 3.7% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 451 (68 total deaths)
--- 44.1% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 50.3% (7,578 fully vaccinated)
--- 10.0% lower vaccination rate than West Virginia
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#27. Lincoln County, WV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,676 (342 new cases, +21% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,481 (4,384 total cases)
--- 8.1% less cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 284 (58 total deaths)
--- 9.3% less deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 47.5% (9,700 fully vaccinated)
--- 15.0% lower vaccination rate than West Virginia
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#26. Tucker County, WV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,682 (115 new cases, +12% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,805 (1,628 total cases)
--- 1.8% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 483 (33 total deaths)
--- 54.3% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 54.8% (3,748 fully vaccinated)
--- 2.0% lower vaccination rate than West Virginia
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#25. Lewis County, WV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,710 (272 new cases, +31% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,265 (4,337 total cases)
--- 16.7% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 440 (70 total deaths)
--- 40.6% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 53.7% (8,547 fully vaccinated)
--- 3.9% lower vaccination rate than West Virginia
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#24. Grant County, WV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,712 (198 new cases, +26% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,250 (3,268 total cases)
--- 20.9% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 432 (50 total deaths)
--- 38.0% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 39.4% (4,554 fully vaccinated)
--- 29.5% lower vaccination rate than West Virginia
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#23. Mercer County, WV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,724 (1,013 new cases, +40% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,933 (13,475 total cases)
--- 1.9% less cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 369 (217 total deaths)
--- 17.9% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 45.4% (26,650 fully vaccinated)
--- 18.8% lower vaccination rate than West Virginia
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#22. Barbour County, WV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,733 (285 new cases, +31% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,746 (3,904 total cases)
--- 1.6% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 353 (58 total deaths)
--- 12.8% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 44.7% (7,349 fully vaccinated)
--- 20.0% lower vaccination rate than West Virginia
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#21. Clay County, WV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,763 (150 new cases, +25% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,590 (2,007 total cases)
--- 0.9% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 353 (30 total deaths)
--- 12.8% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 44.4% (3,778 fully vaccinated)
--- 20.6% lower vaccination rate than West Virginia
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#20. Roane County, WV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,812 (248 new cases, +14% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,302 (2,642 total cases)
--- 17.4% less cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 219 (30 total deaths)
--- 30.0% less deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 44.6% (6,099 fully vaccinated)
--- 20.2% lower vaccination rate than West Virginia
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#19. Jackson County, WV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,827 (522 new cases, +30% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,454 (5,845 total cases)
--- 12.5% less cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 395 (113 total deaths)
--- 26.2% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 48.7% (13,912 fully vaccinated)
--- 12.9% lower vaccination rate than West Virginia
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#18. Wayne County, WV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,855 (731 new cases, +36% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,849 (8,215 total cases)
--- 10.8% less cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 244 (96 total deaths)
--- 22.0% less deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 45.2% (17,809 fully vaccinated)
--- 19.1% lower vaccination rate than West Virginia
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#17. Wirt County, WV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,873 (109 new cases, +40% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,388 (1,245 total cases)
--- 8.5% less cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 326 (19 total deaths)
--- 4.2% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 40.9% (2,382 fully vaccinated)
--- 26.8% lower vaccination rate than West Virginia
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#16. Marshall County, WV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,887 (576 new cases, +21% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,027 (7,641 total cases)
--- 7.1% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 465 (142 total deaths)
--- 48.6% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 43.1% (13,157 fully vaccinated)
--- 22.9% lower vaccination rate than West Virginia
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#15. Hardy County, WV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,895 (261 new cases, +17% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,352 (3,768 total cases)
--- 17.0% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 312 (43 total deaths)
--- 0.3% less deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 47.1% (6,488 fully vaccinated)
--- 15.7% lower vaccination rate than West Virginia
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#14. Pendleton County, WV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,937 (135 new cases, +22% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,848 (1,662 total cases)
--- 2.0% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 230 (16 total deaths)
--- 26.5% less deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 47.9% (3,340 fully vaccinated)
--- 14.3% lower vaccination rate than West Virginia
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#13. Cabell County, WV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,985 (1,825 new cases, +4% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,033 (23,017 total cases)
--- 7.1% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 345 (317 total deaths)
--- 10.2% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 53.4% (49,114 fully vaccinated)
--- 4.5% lower vaccination rate than West Virginia
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#12. Putnam County, WV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,018 (1,139 new cases, +1% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,661 (13,921 total cases)
--- 5.5% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 266 (150 total deaths)
--- 15.0% less deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 53.2% (30,018 fully vaccinated)
--- 4.8% lower vaccination rate than West Virginia
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#11. Mingo County, WV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,066 (484 new cases, +60% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,139 (6,357 total cases)
--- 16.1% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 440 (103 total deaths)
--- 40.6% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 29.3% (6,860 fully vaccinated)
--- 47.6% lower vaccination rate than West Virginia
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#10. Kanawha County, WV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,067 (3,682 new cases, +17% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,857 (38,933 total cases)
--- 6.5% less cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 331 (590 total deaths)
--- 5.8% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 60.2% (107,272 fully vaccinated)
--- 7.7% higher vaccination rate than West Virginia
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#9. Randolph County, WV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,133 (612 new cases, +19% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,032 (7,470 total cases)
--- 11.4% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 227 (65 total deaths)
--- 27.5% less deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 51.0% (14,621 fully vaccinated)
--- 8.8% lower vaccination rate than West Virginia
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#8. Nicholas County, WV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,192 (537 new cases, +146% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,065 (5,895 total cases)
--- 3.0% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 318 (78 total deaths)
--- 1.6% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 48.0% (11,751 fully vaccinated)
--- 14.1% lower vaccination rate than West Virginia
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#7. Tyler County, WV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,200 (189 new cases, +99% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,744 (1,868 total cases)
--- 7.0% less cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 314 (27 total deaths)
--- 0.3% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 38.2% (3,282 fully vaccinated)
--- 31.7% lower vaccination rate than West Virginia
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#6. Logan County, WV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,233 (715 new cases, +60% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,367 (7,802 total cases)
--- 4.3% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 487 (156 total deaths)
--- 55.6% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 52.8% (16,918 fully vaccinated)
--- 5.5% lower vaccination rate than West Virginia
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#5. Raleigh County, WV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,411 (1,769 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,188 (18,478 total cases)
--- 7.8% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 346 (254 total deaths)
--- 10.5% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 48.6% (35,618 fully vaccinated)
--- 13.1% lower vaccination rate than West Virginia
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#4. Fayette County, WV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,441 (1,035 new cases, +25% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,867 (10,121 total cases)
--- 2.1% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 361 (153 total deaths)
--- 15.3% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 52.4% (22,237 fully vaccinated)
--- 6.3% lower vaccination rate than West Virginia
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#3. Boone County, WV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,670 (573 new cases, +68% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,558 (5,484 total cases)
--- 9.3% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 294 (63 total deaths)
--- 6.1% less deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 47.3% (10,151 fully vaccinated)
--- 15.4% lower vaccination rate than West Virginia
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#2. Monroe County, WV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,704 (359 new cases, +72% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,318 (3,361 total cases)
--- 8.3% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 249 (33 total deaths)
--- 20.4% less deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 40.7% (5,399 fully vaccinated)
--- 27.2% lower vaccination rate than West Virginia
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#1. Wyoming County, WV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 3,501 (714 new cases, +119% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,297 (5,567 total cases)
--- 16.8% more cases per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 392 (80 total deaths)
--- 25.2% more deaths per 100k residents than West Virginia
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 49.0% (9,985 fully vaccinated)
--- 12.3% lower vaccination rate than West Virginia

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