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October 18, 2021

Counties with the highest COVID-19 death rate in Alabama

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Counties with the highest COVID-19 death rate 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. 13 had reached717,812 COVID-19-related deaths and 44.6 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, and though breakthrough infections are continuing to be studied by the CDC and other health organizations, vaccines have reduced the rate of hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19.

Stacker compiled a list of the counties with highest COVID-19 death rates in Alabama using data from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Counties are ranked by the highest death rate per 100k residents as of Oct. 12, 2021. Keep reading to see whether your county ranks among the highest COVID-19 death rates in your state.

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#50. Sumter County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 306 (38 total deaths)
— 1.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
— #918 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 8.0 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,421 (1,295 total cases)
— 36.9% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 314 (39 new cases, +333% change from previous week)

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#49. Washington County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 306 (50 total deaths)
— 1.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
— #915 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 6.1 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 15,337 (2,504 total cases)
— 7.1% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 147 (24 new cases, -4% change from previous week)

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#48. Montgomery County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 310 (703 total deaths)
— 2.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
— #877 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 4.0 (9 new deaths, -44% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 14,911 (33,771 total cases)
— 9.7% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 80 (181 new cases, -50% change from previous week)

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#47. Pike County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 314 (104 total deaths)
— 3.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
— #857 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 9.1 (3 new deaths, -25% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 14,166 (4,691 total cases)
— 14.2% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 57 (19 new cases, -52% change from previous week)

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#46. Lauderdale County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 315 (292 total deaths)
— 4.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
— #852 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 8.6 (8 new deaths, +167% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 15,066 (13,971 total cases)
— 8.7% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 189 (175 new cases, -27% change from previous week)

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#45. Mobile County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 317 (1,308 total deaths)
— 4.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
— #835 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 9.2 (38 new deaths, +15% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,388 (71,849 total cases)
— 5.3% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 94 (390 new cases, -30% change from previous week)

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#44. Lamar County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 326 (45 total deaths)
— 7.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
— #780 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: 15,357 (2,120 total cases)
— 7.0% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 681 (94 new cases, +327% change from previous week)

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#43. Jackson County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 329 (170 total deaths)
— 8.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
— #763 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 11.6 (6 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,777 (9,694 total cases)
— 13.7% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 256 (132 new cases, -19% change from previous week)

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#42. Talladega County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 329 (263 total deaths)
— 8.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
— #762 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 12.5 (10 new deaths, -41% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,925 (13,536 total cases)
— 2.5% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 266 (213 new cases, -31% change from previous week)

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#41. Franklin County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 332 (104 total deaths)
— 9.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
— #743 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 3.2 (1 new deaths, -50% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,857 (5,914 total cases)
— 14.2% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 121 (38 new cases, -46% change from previous week)

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#40. Lawrence County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 337 (111 total deaths)
— 11.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
— #713 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 6.1 (2 new deaths, +100% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 12,845 (4,229 total cases)
— 22.2% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 161 (53 new cases, +2% change from previous week)

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#39. Macon County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 338 (61 total deaths)
— 11.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
— #704 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 16.6 (3 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 12,630 (2,282 total cases)
— 23.5% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 183 (33 new cases, -23% change from previous week)

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#38. Clarke County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 339 (80 total deaths)
— 11.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
— #696 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: 19,981 (4,720 total cases)
— 21.0% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 131 (31 new cases, -37% change from previous week)

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#37. Chilton County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 340 (151 total deaths)
— 12.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
— #690 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 11.3 (5 new deaths, +150% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 14,732 (6,545 total cases)
— 10.8% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 133 (59 new cases, -35% change from previous week)

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#36. Elmore County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 341 (277 total deaths)
— 12.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
— #684 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 4.9 (4 new deaths, -56% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,321 (14,878 total cases)
— 11.0% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 176 (143 new cases, -37% change from previous week)

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#35. Cullman County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 341 (286 total deaths)
— 12.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
— #683 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 9.6 (8 new deaths, -60% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,132 (15,189 total cases)
— 9.8% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 267 (224 new cases, -27% change from previous week)

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#34. Coosa County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 347 (37 total deaths)
— 14.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
— #652 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 9.4 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,487 (1,758 total cases)
— 0.1% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 150 (16 new cases, -53% change from previous week)

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#33. Escambia County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 347 (127 total deaths)
— 14.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
— #647 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 8.2 (3 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,257 (6,688 total cases)
— 10.6% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 109 (40 new cases, -18% change from previous week)

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#32. Coffee County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 353 (185 total deaths)
— 16.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
— #610 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 3.8 (2 new deaths, -75% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,474 (9,146 total cases)
— 5.8% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 134 (70 new cases, -51% change from previous week)

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#31. DeKalb County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 355 (254 total deaths)
— 17.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
— #598 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 8.4 (6 new deaths, -45% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,453 (12,481 total cases)
— 5.7% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 186 (133 new cases, -1% change from previous week)

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#30. Colbert County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 360 (199 total deaths)
— 18.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
— #577 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 21.7 (12 new deaths, +300% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 15,794 (8,725 total cases)
— 4.3% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 147 (81 new cases, -18% change from previous week)

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#29. Wilcox County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 366 (38 total deaths)
— 20.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
— #548 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 9.6 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 15,974 (1,657 total cases)
— 3.2% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 116 (12 new cases, -75% change from previous week)

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#28. Henry County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 366 (63 total deaths)
— 20.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
— #545 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 11.6 (2 new deaths, -33% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,960 (3,090 total cases)
— 8.8% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 174 (30 new cases, -12% change from previous week)

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#27. Dale County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 366 (180 total deaths)
— 20.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
— #542 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 4.1 (2 new deaths, -60% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,957 (8,830 total cases)
— 8.8% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 185 (91 new cases, -16% change from previous week)

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#26. St. Clair County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 373 (334 total deaths)
— 23.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
— #503 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 8.9 (8 new deaths, -62% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,693 (15,837 total cases)
— 7.2% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 183 (164 new cases, -15% change from previous week)

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#25. Houston County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 375 (397 total deaths)
— 23.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
— #497 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 5.7 (6 new deaths, +20% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,244 (17,199 total cases)
— 1.6% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 140 (148 new cases, -22% change from previous week)

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#24. Cleburne County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 382 (57 total deaths)
— 26.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
— #459 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 26.8 (4 new deaths, +100% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,412 (2,447 total cases)
— 0.6% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 67 (10 new cases, -86% change from previous week)

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#23. Bibb County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 384 (86 total deaths)
— 26.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
— #445 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 13.4 (3 new deaths, +50% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,728 (4,194 total cases)
— 13.4% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 138 (31 new cases, -49% change from previous week)

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#22. Pickens County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 386 (77 total deaths)
— 27.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
— #438 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: 15,675 (3,124 total cases)
— 5.1% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 105 (21 new cases, -46% change from previous week)

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#21. Calhoun County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 394 (448 total deaths)
— 30.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
— #396 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 13.2 (15 new deaths, -35% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,375 (22,011 total cases)
— 17.4% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 229 (260 new cases, -43% change from previous week)

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#20. Conecuh County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 414 (50 total deaths)
— 36.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
— #327 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 8.3 (1 new deaths, -67% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 15,256 (1,841 total cases)
— 7.6% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 41 (5 new cases, -69% change from previous week)

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#19. Chambers County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 418 (139 total deaths)
— 38.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
— #313 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 3.0 (1 new deaths, -75% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,636 (5,532 total cases)
— 0.8% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 102 (34 new cases, -53% change from previous week)

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#18. Winston County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 419 (99 total deaths)
— 38.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
— #308 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 4.2 (1 new deaths, -67% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,735 (4,427 total cases)
— 13.5% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 347 (82 new cases, +14% change from previous week)

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#17. Marion County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 424 (126 total deaths)
— 39.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
— #290 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 3.4 (1 new deaths, -80% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,547 (4,916 total cases)
— 0.2% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 135 (40 new cases, -31% change from previous week)

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#16. Bullock County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 436 (44 total deaths)
— 43.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
— #258 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: 14,989 (1,514 total cases)
— 9.2% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 69 (7 new cases, -42% change from previous week)

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#15. Perry County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 437 (39 total deaths)
— 44.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
— #252 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 11.2 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 15,398 (1,374 total cases)
— 6.7% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 67 (6 new cases, +100% change from previous week)

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#14. Marengo County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 472 (89 total deaths)
— 55.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
— #181 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 5.3 (1 new deaths, -67% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,569 (3,314 total cases)
— 6.4% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 117 (22 new cases, -21% change from previous week)

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#13. Geneva County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 472 (124 total deaths)
— 55.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
— #180 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 11.4 (3 new deaths, -25% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,323 (4,551 total cases)
— 4.9% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 194 (51 new cases, -24% change from previous week)

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#12. Covington County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 472 (175 total deaths)
— 55.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
— #179 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 13.5 (5 new deaths, +67% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,887 (6,627 total cases)
— 8.3% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 192 (71 new cases, -21% change from previous week)

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#11. Etowah County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 477 (488 total deaths)
— 57.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
— #169 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 13.7 (14 new deaths, +17% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,254 (19,691 total cases)
— 16.6% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 101 (103 new cases, -58% change from previous week)

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#10. Fayette County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 478 (78 total deaths)
— 57.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
— #168 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 24.5 (4 new deaths, +300% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,648 (2,877 total cases)
— 6.9% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 239 (39 new cases, +11% change from previous week)

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#9. Tallapoosa County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 481 (194 total deaths)
— 58.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
— #164 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 12.4 (5 new deaths, -38% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,267 (6,970 total cases)
— 4.6% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 327 (132 new cases, -12% change from previous week)

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#8. Butler County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 483 (94 total deaths)
— 59.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
— #161 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 15.4 (3 new deaths, +200% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,598 (3,228 total cases)
— 0.5% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 93 (18 new cases, -31% change from previous week)

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#7. Clay County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 506 (67 total deaths)
— 67.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
— #124 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 7.6 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,952 (2,376 total cases)
— 8.7% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 370 (49 new cases, +40% change from previous week)

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#6. Dallas County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 524 (195 total deaths)
— 72.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
— #103 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 13.4 (5 new deaths, +400% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 12,950 (4,817 total cases)
— 21.6% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 153 (57 new cases, +21% change from previous week)

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#5. Greene County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 542 (44 total deaths)
— 78.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
— #90 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: 15,300 (1,241 total cases)
— 7.3% less cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 123 (10 new cases, -41% change from previous week)

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#4. Crenshaw County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 545 (75 total deaths)
— 79.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
— #87 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 21.8 (3 new deaths, +50% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,579 (2,421 total cases)
— 6.5% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 80 (11 new cases, -52% change from previous week)

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#3. Walker County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 560 (356 total deaths)
— 84.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
— #69 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 23.6 (15 new deaths, +36% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,301 (10,990 total cases)
— 4.8% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 290 (184 new cases, -9% change from previous week)

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#2. Hale County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 587 (86 total deaths)
— 93.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
— #60 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: 20,231 (2,964 total cases)
— 22.5% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 109 (16 new cases, -11% change from previous week)

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#1. Lowndes County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 627 (61 total deaths)
— 106.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Alabama
— #40 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 10.3 (1 new deaths, -50% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,726 (1,724 total cases)
— 7.4% more cases per 100k residents than Alabama
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 41 (4 new cases, -67% change from previous week)

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Alabama schools struggle to get food for lunches, breakfasts

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Manhunt with multiple police helicopter in Alabama store robbery ends with arrest near Birmingham

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Two arrested after gunmen, police have ‘shootout’ on Alabama city streets during car chase