The Counties In Oregon With The Highest Covid-19 Infection Rates

A turning point in the COVID-19 pandemic was marked by the vaccine rollout in December 2020. 40% of Americans would have received all of their vaccinations by the end of May 2021. However, as immunization rates slowed over the summer, new COVID-19 outbreaks appeared, notably the Delta version in the summer of 2021 and the current Omicron form, which accounts for the bulk of cases in the United States.

Omicron is more contagious than Delta, increasing the likelihood of breakthrough and recurrent infections, according to researchers worldwide.

According to Johns Hopkins University, there were 89.9 million COVID-19 cases and over 1 million COVID-19-related deaths in the United States as of July 20. Currently, 48.1% of those who have been immunized have gotten booster shots, making 67.1% of the population fully protected.

Stacker used information from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and immunization data from Covid Act Now to create a list of the counties in Oregon with the highest rates of COVID-19 infection. According to the highest infection rate per 100,000 people for the week before July 19, 2022, counties are rated. The tiebreaker was cumulative cases per 100,000.

See if your county has one of your state’s top COVID-19 infection rates by reading on.

The Counties In Oregon With The Highest Covid-19 Infection Rates

36. Gilliam County, Oregon

  • 52 new cases per 100k over the previous week. (1) new instances; (0) different from the prior week
  • There were 23.5% fewer instances per 100k residents than in Oregon (cumulative cases per 100k: 15,167; 290 total cases).
  • Deaths per 100k cumulatively: 314 (6 total deaths), which is 67.0% larger than Oregon’s rate.
  • 45.6% of the population is fully immunized (872 fully vaccinated)

35. Wheeler County, Oregon

  • 75 (1 new case, 0% change from the previous week) new cases per 100k in the most recent week.
  • 19.144 cases per 100,000 people, or 255 cases in total, or 3.5% fewer cases per 100,000 people than in Oregon.
  • Fatalities per 100k cumulatively: 225 (3 total deaths), which is 19.7% larger than Oregon’s mortality rate per 100k people.
  • 54.7% of the population is completely immunized. (728 completely immunized)

34. Lake County, Oregon

  • In the preceding week, there were 114 (9 new cases, an increase of 200 percent) new cases per 100k.
  • 1,488 total instances, or 18,910 cumulative cases per 100k people, which is 4.6% fewer cases per 100k people than in Oregon.
  • Deaths per 100k cumulatively: 369 (29 total deaths), which is 96.3% greater than Oregon’s rate.
  • 39.9% of the population is fully immunized. (3,137 total immunizations)

33. Hood River County, Oregon

  • In the prior week, there were 115 new cases per 100k (27 new cases, a -31% change from the week before).
  • 10,3% fewer instances per 100k residents than Oregon (cumulative cases per 100k: 17,783 (4,158 total cases)
  • Cumulative deaths per 100k: 192 (45 total deaths), 2.1% more than Oregon’s cumulative deaths per 100k.
  • 86.1% of the population is fully immunized (20,140 people).

32. Union County, Oregon

  • Over the preceding week, there were 119 new instances per 100k (32 new cases, a change of -18% from the week before).
  • 5,339 overall instances, or 19,896 cumulative cases per 100k people, or 0.3% more cases per 100k people than Oregon.
  • Deaths per 100k cumulatively: 313 (84 total deaths), which is 66.5% higher than Oregon’s rate.
  • The total vaccination rate in the population: is 49.9% (13.384 fully immunized)

31. Yamhill County, Oregon

  • In the prior week, there were 136 new cases per 100k (146 new cases, a 35% increase from the week before).
  • There were 5.6% fewer instances per 100k population than in Oregon (cumulative cases per 100k: 18,723, total cases: 20,052)
  • Cumulative deaths per 100k: 214 (229 total fatalities), which is 13.8% more than Oregon’s cumulative deaths per 100k people.
  • 64.0% of the population is fully immunized. (68,509 fully immunized)

30. Morrow County, Oregon

  • In the previous week, there were 138 (16 new cases, a -47% change from the week before) new cases per 100k.
  • 3,126 overall instances, or 26,941 cumulative cases per 100k people, which is 35.9% more cases per 100k people than Oregon.
  • Cumulative deaths per 100k: 293 (34 total deaths), which is 55.9% higher than Oregon’s rate.
  • 56.4% of the population is fully immunized (6,543 fully vaccinated)

29. Wallowa County, Oregon

  • In the prior week, there were 166 (12 new cases, a 37% increase from the week before) new cases per 100k.
  • 18.701 cumulative instances per 100,000 people (1,348 total cases), which is 5.7% fewer cases per 100,000 people than in Oregon.
  • 18.1% more fatalities per 100k population than Oregon (cumulative deaths per 100k: 222 (16 total deaths)
  • 60.0% of the population is fully immunized (4,323 fully vaccinated)

28. Sherman County, Oregon

  • 169 new instances per 100k over the previous week. (3 new instances, a -62% improvement from the prior week)
  • 19,944 (355 total cases) cumulative cases per 100,000 people, which is 0.6% higher cases per 100,000 people than Oregon.
  • Deaths per 100k cumulatively: 337 (6 total deaths), which is 79.3% higher than Oregon’s rate.
  • Total vaccination rate for the populace: 58.5% (1,041 completely immunised)

27. Baker County, Oregon

  • There were 180 new cases per 100k over the preceding week (down 22% from the week before with 29 new cases).
  • 3,453 total instances, or 21,415 cumulative cases per 100k people, or 8.0% more cases per 100k people than Oregon.
  • Deaths per 100k cumulatively: 310 (50 total deaths), which is 64.9% higher than Oregon’s rate.
  • Total vaccination rate for the populace: 70.8% (11,416 fully vaccinated)

26. County of Clatsop, Oregon

  • In the prior week, there were 181 new cases per 100k (73 new cases, a -12% change from the week before).
  • 13,668 (5,498 total cases) cumulative cases per 100k people, which is 31.1% fewer instances per 100k people than in Oregon.
  • 54 deaths altogether, or 134 cumulative deaths per 100k people, which is 28.7% fewer than Oregon’s rate.
  • 67.5% of the populace is fully immunized (27,144 fully vaccinated)

25. County Lincoln, Oregon

  • Recent week: 182 new cases per 100k. (91 new cases, a 25% improvement over the prior week)
  • 18.4% fewer instances per 100k residents than in Oregon (cumulative cases per 100k: 16,178 (8,083 total cases)
  • 182 fatalities per 100,000 people, or 3.2% fewer than Oregon’s total population of 100,000
  • The total vaccination rate for the populace: 72.0% (35.680 fully immunized)

24. County Columbia, Oregon

  • In the prior week, there were 187 new cases per 100k (98 new cases, a 32% increase from the week before).
  • 13,2% fewer instances per 100k residents than Oregon (cumulative cases per 100k: 17,217 (9,014 total cases)
  • 1.6% fewer fatalities per 100k population than Oregon (cumulative deaths per 100k: 185, total deaths: 97)
  • Fully vaccinated population: 61.7% (32,314 fully vaccinated)

23. Linn County, Oregon

  • Recent week: 190 (247 new cases, a -21% change from the previous week) new cases per 100k.
  • Total cases per 100k: 29,637; cumulative cases per 100k: 22,842; 15.2% more cases per 100k population than Oregon.
  • 17.0% more fatalities per 100k population than Oregon, with a cumulative death rate per 100k of 220 (285 total deaths).
  • 56.1% of the population is completely immunized (72,760 fully vaccinated)

22. Josephine County, Oregon

  • 191 new cases per 100k in the prior week (167 new cases, a 32% increase from the week before)
  • 20.612 instances per 100,000 people (18,033 total cases), which is 3.9% higher cases per 100,000 people than in Oregon.
  • Cumulative deaths per 100k: 401 (351 total deaths), which is 113.3% higher than Oregon’s rate.
  • 50.6% of the population is fully immunized (44,276 fully vaccinated)

21. Tillamook County, Oregon

  • 192 new cases per 100k over the previous week. (52 new instances, a 40% decrease from the week before)
  • 18.4% fewer instances per 100k residents than Oregon (cumulative cases per 100k: 16,171; 4,372 total cases)
  • Deaths per 100k cumulatively: 240 (65 total deaths), which is 27.7% higher than Oregon’s rate.
  • 65.3% of the population is completely immunized. (17,000 668 completely immunized)

20. Jackson County, Oregon

  • Recent week: 194 new instances per 100k. (429 new cases, a -42% increase from the week before)
  • Total cases per 100k: 47,978; cumulative cases per 100k: 21,715; 9.5% more cases per 100k population than Oregon.
  • 253 (559 total deaths) were recorded as cumulative deaths per 100,000 people, which is 34.6% greater than Oregon’s rate.
  • Fully vaccinated population: 58.8% (129,945 fully vaccinated)

19. Clackamas County, Oregon

  • In the previous week, there were 201 (842 new cases, a -32% change from the week before) new cases per 100k.
  • 17.489 cumulative cases per 100,000 people (73,136 total cases), which is 11.8% fewer cases per 100,000 people than in Oregon.
  • 160 (670 total deaths) were reported as cumulative deaths per 100k, which is 14.9% fewer than Oregon’s rate.
  • Total vaccination rate for the populace: 69.7% (291,344 fully vaccinated)

18. Washington County, Oregon

  • In the most recent week, there were 204 new cases per 100k people (1,230 new cases, a 36% increase from the week before).
  • Total cases per 100k: 106,171; cumulative cases per 100k: 17,648; 11.0% fewer instances per 100k people than Oregon.
  • Cumulative deaths per 100k: 107 (644 total fatalities), which is 43.1% fewer than Oregon’s rate of deaths per 100k people.
  • Total vaccination rate for the populace: 77.1% (464,044 fully vaccinated)

17. Marion County, Oregon

  • In the most recent week, there were 236 new cases per 100k people (822 new cases, a -31% change from the week before).
  • Total instances per 100k: 77,978; cumulative cases per 100k: 22,419; 13.1% more cases per 100k population than Oregon.
  • Cumulative deaths per 100k: 215 (747 total fatalities), 14.4% higher than Oregon’s rate of deaths per 100k people.
  • Total vaccination rate for the populace: 63.8% (221,837 fully vaccinated)

16. Lane County, Oregon

  • In the prior week, there were 238 new cases per 100k people (909 new cases, up +2% from the week before).
  • 10,0% fewer cases per 100k residents than Oregon (cumulative cases per 100k: 17,847; 68,186 total cases)
  • Cumulative deaths per 100,000 people: 152 (579 total fatalities), 19.1% fewer than Oregon’s deaths per 100,000 people.
  • 68.2% of the population is completely immunized (260,671 fully vaccinated)

15. Douglas County, Oregon

  • In the prior week, there were 243 new cases per 100k (270 new cases, a -8% change from the week before).
  • Total cases per 100k: 22,155; cumulative cases per 100k: 19,963; 0.7% more cases per 100k population than Oregon.
  • There were 97.3% more deaths per 100k persons than in Oregon, with a cumulative death rate of 371 (412 total deaths).
  • 53.4% of the population is completely immunized. (59,222 fully immunized)

14. Malheur County, Oregon

  • Recent week: 245 new instances per 100k. (75 new cases, an increase of 6% over the prior week)
  • 28,167 cases cumulatively per 100,000 people (8,611 total cases), 42.0% higher cases per 100,000 people than in Oregon.
  • Deaths per 100k cumulatively: 353 (108 total deaths), which is 87.8% higher than Oregon’s rate.
  • 48.8% of the population is fully immunized (14,931 fully vaccinated)

13. Umatilla County, Oregon

  • Recent week: 245 new instances per 100k. (191 new cases, a -25% increase from the week before)
  • There were 53.8% more instances per 100k residents than in Oregon (cumulative cases per 100k: 30,493; total cases: 23,769).
  • Cumulative deaths per 100k: 295 (230 total deaths), which is 56.9% higher than Oregon’s rate.
  • 56.4% of the population is completely immunized (43,961 fully vaccinated)

12. Crook County, Oregon

  • In the most recent week, there were 250 new cases per 100,000 people (61 more than the week before).
  • 28,266 cases cumulatively per 100,000 people (6,898 total cases), which is 42.5% more cases per 100,000 people than Oregon.
  • Deaths per 100k cumulatively: 344 (84 total deaths), which is 83.0% higher than Oregon’s rate.
  • 51.7% of the population is fully immunized (12,605 fully vaccinated)

11. Multnomah County, Oregon

  • 264 new cases per 100k over the previous week. (2,148 new cases, a decrease of 27% from the week before)
  • 18.018 cases per 100k people (146,460 total cases), which is 9.1% fewer cases per 100k people than in Oregon.
  • Deaths per 100k cumulatively were 157 (1,276 total deaths), which is 16.5% fewer than Oregon’s rate.
  • 80.2% of the population is completely immunized (651,879 fully vaccinated)

10. Klamath County, Oregon

  • In the prior week, there were 268 new cases per 100k (183 new cases, a 37% increase from the week before).
  • 16.3% more cases per 100k population than Oregon, with a cumulative rate of 23,055 (15,732 total cases).
  • Cumulative deaths per 100k: 333 (227 total deaths), which is 77.1% higher than Oregon’s rate.
  • 51.3% of the population is fully immunized (35,005 fully vaccinated)

9. Polk County, Oregon

  • In the prior week, there were 271 new cases per 100k (233 new cases, a -13% change from the week before).
  • 20.688 total cases per 100k people, or 4.3% more instances per 100k people than in Oregon.
  • Deaths per 100k cumulatively were 164 (141 total deaths), which is 12.8% fewer than Oregon’s rate.
  • 64.0% of the population is fully immunized. (55.135 fully immunized)

8. Coos County, Oregon

  • In the prior week, there were 274 new cases per 100k (177 new cases, a 15% change from the week before).
  • 19.063 cases per 100k people (a total of 12,293 cases), which is 3.9% fewer cases per 100k people than in Oregon.
  • Deaths per 100k cumulatively: 251 (162 total deaths), which is 33.5% larger than Oregon’s mortality rate per 100k people.
  • The total vaccination rate for the populace: 57.9% (37.354 fully immunized)

7. Benton County, Oregon

  • In the prior week, there were 279 new cases per 100k (260 new cases, a -30% change from the week before).
  • 20.437 instances per 100,000 people (19.017 total cases), which is 3.1% higher cases per 100,000 people than in Oregon.
  • Deaths per 100k cumulatively: 78 (73 total deaths), which is 58.5% fewer than Oregon’s rate.
  • Fully immunised population: 75.5% (70,295 fully vaccinated)

6. Jefferson County, Oregon

  • In the previous week, there were 284 new cases per 100k (70 new cases, a -29% change from the week before).
  • 31,973 total cases out of 100,000 total cases, or 61.2% more cases per 100,000 population than Oregon.
  • Deaths per 100k cumulatively: 393 (97 total deaths), which is 109.0% higher than Oregon’s rate.
  • 64.2% of the population is fully immunized (15,839 fully vaccinated)

5. Deschutes County, Oregon

  • In the previous week, there were 303 (599 new cases, a -38% change from the week before) new cases per 100k.
  • 54,291 overall instances, or 27,462 cumulative cases per 100k people, which is 38.5% more cases per 100k people than Oregon.
  • Cumulative deaths per 100k: 154 (304 total fatalities), 18.1% fewer than Oregon’s cumulative deaths per 100k people.
  • 70.0% of the populace is fully immunized (138,405 fully vaccinated)

4. Wasco County, Oregon

  • In the prior week, there were 322 new cases per 100k (86 new cases, a 16% increase from the week before).
  • Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,022 (5,876 total cases), which is 11.1% more cases than Oregon has per 100k population.
  • Cumulative deaths per 100k: 236 (63 total deaths), which is 25.5% more than Oregon’s cumulative deaths per 100k.
  • Total vaccination rate for the populace: 66.7% (17,793 fully vaccinated)

3. Curry County, Oregon

  • New cases per 100,000 over the previous week: 332 (76 new cases, a -43% increase from the week before)
  • 17.330 cases per 100,000 people (of 3,973 total cases), which is 12.6% fewer cases per 100,000 people than Oregon.
  • Fatalities per 100k cumulatively: 262 (60 total deaths), 39.4% greater than Oregon’s per 100k inhabitants.
  • 56.6% of the population is completely immunized. (12,981 total vaccinations)

2. Harney County, Oregon

  • In the most recent week, there were 338 new instances per 100k (25 new cases, an increase of 108% from the week before).
  • 1,717 total instances, or 23,225 cumulative cases per 100k people, or 17.1% more cases per 100k people than Oregon.
  • Cumulative deaths per 100k: 555 (41 total deaths), which is 195.2% higher than Oregon’s rate.
  • 46.5% of the population is fully immunized. (3439 fully immunized)

1. Grant County, Oregon

  • New cases per 100k over the previous week: 889 (64 new instances, an increase of +129% from the prior week)
  • 1,917 total instances, or 26,629 cumulative cases per 100k people, or 34.3% more cases per 100k people than Oregon.
  • Cumulative deaths per 100k: 306 (22 total deaths), which is 62.8% more than Oregon’s cumulative deaths per 100k.
  • 45.6% of the population is fully immunized (3,284 fully vaccinated)

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