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October 18, 2021

Counties with highest COVID-19 infection rates in Alabama

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Counties with highest COVID-19 infection rates in Alabama

As has been true throughout America’s COVID-19 history, every state—and every county therein—has its own COVID-19 story, driven by local policies and behaviors. The United States as of Oct. 12 had reached 715,078 COVID-19-related deaths and 44.5 million COVID-19 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University. As of Feb. 2, more Americans had been vaccinated for COVID-19 than had been infected. But as vaccination rates lagged over the summer, new surges of COVID-19 came. More than 80% of these cases by late July were caused by the Delta variant, which is more contagious than the original virus. This has resulted in growing rates of community transmission and—especially in areas with lower vaccination rates—increasing rates of hospitalization and death.

Stacker compiled a list of the counties with highest COVID-19 infection rates in Alabama using data from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Counties are ranked by the highest infection rate per 100k residents within the past week as of Oct. 8, 2021. Cumulative cases per 100k 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. Autauga County, AL

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 147 (82 new cases, -38% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,588 (9,826 total cases)
— 6.9% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 258 (144 total deaths)
— 14.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 34.5% (19,265 fully vaccinated)
— 20.5% lower vaccination rate than Alabama

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#49. Baldwin County, AL

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 149 (333 new cases, -15% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,476 (36,780 total cases)
— 0.2% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 237 (528 total deaths)
— 21.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 43.2% (96,457 fully vaccinated)
— 0.5% lower vaccination rate than Alabama

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#48. Jefferson County, AL

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 149 (980 new cases, -32% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,217 (113,387 total cases)
— 4.7% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 281 (1,850 total deaths)
— 6.6% less deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 49.7% (327,266 fully vaccinated)
— 14.5% higher vaccination rate than Alabama

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#47. Colbert County, AL

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 152 (84 new cases, -48% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 15,735 (8,692 total cases)
— 4.3% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 351 (194 total deaths)
— 16.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 42.3% (23,384 fully vaccinated)
— 2.5% lower vaccination rate than Alabama

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#46. Tuscaloosa County, AL

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 154 (323 new cases, -56% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,522 (34,589 total cases)
— 0.4% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 275 (576 total deaths)
— 8.6% less deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 37.9% (79,433 fully vaccinated)
— 12.7% lower vaccination rate than Alabama

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#45. Lowndes County, AL

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 154 (15 new cases, +400% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,736 (1,725 total cases)
— 7.8% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 617 (60 total deaths)
— 105.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 41.3% (4,014 fully vaccinated)
— 4.8% lower vaccination rate than Alabama

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#44. Macon County, AL

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 155 (28 new cases, -45% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 12,503 (2,259 total cases)
— 24.0% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 332 (60 total deaths)
— 10.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 40.5% (7,319 fully vaccinated)
— 6.7% lower vaccination rate than Alabama

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#43. Chambers County, AL

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 159 (53 new cases, -55% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,600 (5,520 total cases)
— 0.9% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 415 (138 total deaths)
— 37.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 27.2% (9,029 fully vaccinated)
— 37.3% lower vaccination rate than Alabama

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#42. Coffee County, AL

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 160 (84 new cases, -68% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,412 (9,114 total cases)
— 5.8% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 352 (184 total deaths)
— 16.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 33.5% (17,541 fully vaccinated)
— 22.8% lower vaccination rate than Alabama

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#41. Pickens County, AL

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 161 (32 new cases, -59% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 15,635 (3,116 total cases)
— 5.0% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 386 (77 total deaths)
— 28.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 41.9% (8,355 fully vaccinated)
— 3.5% lower vaccination rate than Alabama

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#40. Shelby County, AL

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 164 (358 new cases, -47% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,981 (36,967 total cases)
— 3.2% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 151 (328 total deaths)
— 49.8% less deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 31.3% (68,070 fully vaccinated)
— 27.9% lower vaccination rate than Alabama

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#39. Marion County, AL

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 168 (50 new cases, -52% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,503 (4,903 total cases)
— 0.3% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 424 (126 total deaths)
— 40.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 31.7% (9,413 fully vaccinated)
— 27.0% lower vaccination rate than Alabama

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#38. Chilton County, AL

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 173 (77 new cases, -41% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 14,680 (6,522 total cases)
— 10.8% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 340 (151 total deaths)
— 13.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 30.4% (13,524 fully vaccinated)
— 30.0% lower vaccination rate than Alabama

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#37. Greene County, AL

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 173 (14 new cases, -26% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 15,263 (1,238 total cases)
— 7.2% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 542 (44 total deaths)
— 80.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 41.9% (3,399 fully vaccinated)
— 3.5% lower vaccination rate than Alabama

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#36. Monroe County, AL

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 174 (36 new cases, -32% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 15,700 (3,255 total cases)
— 4.6% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 280 (58 total deaths)
— 7.0% less deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 37.8% (7,840 fully vaccinated)
— 12.9% lower vaccination rate than Alabama

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#35. Henry County, AL

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 174 (30 new cases, -43% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,896 (3,079 total cases)
— 8.8% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 355 (61 total deaths)
— 17.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 38.8% (6,677 fully vaccinated)
— 10.6% lower vaccination rate than Alabama

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#34. Lawrence County, AL

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 179 (59 new cases, +37% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 12,760 (4,201 total cases)
— 22.4% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 334 (110 total deaths)
— 11.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 41.1% (13,540 fully vaccinated)
— 5.3% lower vaccination rate than Alabama

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#33. Franklin County, AL

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 182 (57 new cases, -40% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,800 (5,896 total cases)
— 14.3% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 328 (103 total deaths)
— 9.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 38.1% (11,947 fully vaccinated)
— 12.2% lower vaccination rate than Alabama

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#32. Barbour County, AL

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 186 (46 new cases, -25% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 14,324 (3,536 total cases)
— 12.9% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 292 (72 total deaths)
— 3.0% less deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 36.1% (8,900 fully vaccinated)
— 16.8% lower vaccination rate than Alabama

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#31. DeKalb County, AL

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 189 (135 new cases, -30% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,380 (12,429 total cases)
— 5.7% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 351 (251 total deaths)
— 16.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 28.4% (20,308 fully vaccinated)
— 34.6% lower vaccination rate than Alabama

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#30. Fayette County, AL

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 190 (31 new cases, -45% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,489 (2,851 total cases)
— 6.3% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 460 (75 total deaths)
— 52.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 30.1% (4,899 fully vaccinated)
— 30.6% lower vaccination rate than Alabama

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#29. Marshall County, AL

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 191 (185 new cases, -51% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,741 (18,136 total cases)
— 13.9% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 292 (283 total deaths)
— 3.0% less deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 39.0% (37,736 fully vaccinated)
— 10.1% lower vaccination rate than Alabama

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#28. Bibb County, AL

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 201 (45 new cases, -40% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,648 (4,176 total cases)
— 13.4% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 380 (85 total deaths)
— 26.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 30.0% (6,715 fully vaccinated)
— 30.9% lower vaccination rate than Alabama

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#27. Geneva County, AL

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 206 (54 new cases, -64% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,262 (4,535 total cases)
— 4.9% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 468 (123 total deaths)
— 55.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 33.3% (8,757 fully vaccinated)
— 23.3% lower vaccination rate than Alabama

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#26. Dale County, AL

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 209 (103 new cases, -50% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,888 (8,796 total cases)
— 8.7% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 362 (178 total deaths)
— 20.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 45.3% (22,280 fully vaccinated)
— 4.4% higher vaccination rate than Alabama

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#25. Lauderdale County, AL

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 212 (197 new cases, -36% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 14,988 (13,898 total cases)
— 8.9% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 310 (287 total deaths)
— 3.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 40.6% (37,613 fully vaccinated)
— 6.5% lower vaccination rate than Alabama

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#24. St. Clair County, AL

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 212 (190 new cases, -36% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,623 (15,775 total cases)
— 7.1% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 368 (329 total deaths)
— 22.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 34.0% (30,463 fully vaccinated)
— 21.7% lower vaccination rate than Alabama

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#23. Coosa County, AL

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 216 (23 new cases, -57% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,431 (1,752 total cases)
— 0.1% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 338 (36 total deaths)
— 12.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 35.2% (3,757 fully vaccinated)
— 18.9% lower vaccination rate than Alabama

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#22. Clarke County, AL

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 216 (51 new cases, -20% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,922 (4,706 total cases)
— 21.1% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 339 (80 total deaths)
— 12.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 44.8% (10,582 fully vaccinated)
— 3.2% higher vaccination rate than Alabama

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#21. Elmore County, AL

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 218 (177 new cases, -45% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,221 (14,797 total cases)
— 10.8% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 339 (275 total deaths)
— 12.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 37.5% (30,429 fully vaccinated)
— 13.6% lower vaccination rate than Alabama

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#20. Covington County, AL

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 227 (84 new cases, -23% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,820 (6,602 total cases)
— 8.3% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 467 (173 total deaths)
— 55.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 33.3% (12,345 fully vaccinated)
— 23.3% lower vaccination rate than Alabama

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#19. Blount County, AL

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 240 (139 new cases, -38% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,219 (9,957 total cases)
— 4.7% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 289 (167 total deaths)
— 4.0% less deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 26.7% (15,458 fully vaccinated)
— 38.5% lower vaccination rate than Alabama

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#18. Madison County, AL

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 244 (911 new cases, -18% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 13,778 (51,380 total cases)
— 16.2% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 177 (659 total deaths)
— 41.2% less deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 52.2% (194,796 fully vaccinated)
— 20.3% higher vaccination rate than Alabama

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#17. Limestone County, AL

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 251 (248 new cases, -18% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 15,157 (14,993 total cases)
— 7.9% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 195 (193 total deaths)
— 35.2% less deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 31.9% (31,585 fully vaccinated)
— 26.5% lower vaccination rate than Alabama

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#16. Washington County, AL

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 257 (42 new cases, +320% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 15,325 (2,502 total cases)
— 6.8% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 300 (49 total deaths)
— 0.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 41.1% (6,713 fully vaccinated)
— 5.3% lower vaccination rate than Alabama

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#15. Calhoun County, AL

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 276 (313 new cases, -51% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,265 (21,886 total cases)
— 17.1% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 387 (440 total deaths)
— 28.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 40.0% (45,478 fully vaccinated)
— 7.8% lower vaccination rate than Alabama

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#14. Cullman County, AL

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 278 (233 new cases, -43% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,003 (15,081 total cases)
— 9.4% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 334 (280 total deaths)
— 11.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 34.0% (28,493 fully vaccinated)
— 21.7% lower vaccination rate than Alabama

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#13. Cleburne County, AL

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 295 (44 new cases, -69% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,392 (2,444 total cases)
— 0.4% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 362 (54 total deaths)
— 20.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 27.0% (4,025 fully vaccinated)
— 37.8% lower vaccination rate than Alabama

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#12. Winston County, AL

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 296 (70 new cases, -40% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,575 (4,389 total cases)
— 12.9% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 419 (99 total deaths)
— 39.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 19.3% (4,551 fully vaccinated)
— 55.5% lower vaccination rate than Alabama

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#11. Morgan County, AL

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 307 (368 new cases, +5% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,033 (20,385 total cases)
— 3.5% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 294 (352 total deaths)
— 2.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 37.8% (45,209 fully vaccinated)
— 12.9% lower vaccination rate than Alabama

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#10. Walker County, AL

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 309 (196 new cases, -14% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,190 (10,919 total cases)
— 4.5% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 546 (347 total deaths)
— 81.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 41.1% (26,086 fully vaccinated)
— 5.3% lower vaccination rate than Alabama

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#9. Sumter County, AL

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 314 (39 new cases, +333% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,373 (1,289 total cases)
— 36.9% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 306 (38 total deaths)
— 1.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 43.0% (5,339 fully vaccinated)
— 0.9% lower vaccination rate than Alabama

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#8. Jackson County, AL

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 314 (162 new cases, -13% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,675 (9,641 total cases)
— 13.5% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 325 (168 total deaths)
— 8.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 41.8% (21,577 fully vaccinated)
— 3.7% lower vaccination rate than Alabama

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#7. Wilcox County, AL

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 337 (35 new cases, +75% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 15,916 (1,651 total cases)
— 3.2% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 357 (37 total deaths)
— 18.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 45.4% (4,709 fully vaccinated)
— 4.6% higher vaccination rate than Alabama

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#6. Tallapoosa County, AL

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 342 (138 new cases, -38% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,133 (6,916 total cases)
— 4.2% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 476 (192 total deaths)
— 58.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 34.2% (13,791 fully vaccinated)
— 21.2% lower vaccination rate than Alabama

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#5. Randolph County, AL

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 348 (79 new cases, -32% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 14,184 (3,223 total cases)
— 13.8% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 260 (59 total deaths)
— 13.6% less deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 29.0% (6,580 fully vaccinated)
— 33.2% lower vaccination rate than Alabama

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#4. Talladega County, AL

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 359 (287 new cases, -30% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,852 (13,478 total cases)
— 2.4% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 324 (259 total deaths)
— 7.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 32.0% (25,558 fully vaccinated)
— 26.3% lower vaccination rate than Alabama

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#3. Clay County, AL

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 393 (52 new cases, +4% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,862 (2,364 total cases)
— 8.6% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 499 (66 total deaths)
— 65.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 36.5% (4,827 fully vaccinated)
— 15.9% lower vaccination rate than Alabama

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#2. Lamar County, AL

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 572 (79 new cases, -14% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 15,183 (2,096 total cases)
— 7.7% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 326 (45 total deaths)
— 8.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 38.0% (5,248 fully vaccinated)
— 12.4% lower vaccination rate than Alabama

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#1. Choctaw County, AL

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 707 (89 new cases, +187% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 6,776 (853 total cases)
— 58.8% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 214 (27 total deaths)
— 28.9% less deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 56.2% (7,077 fully vaccinated)
— 29.5% higher vaccination rate than Alabama

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