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Counties with highest COVID-19 infection rates in Arizona

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Published: Mar. 8, 2022 at 10:11 AM MST
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Stacker - 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 March 2 reached 954,163 COVID-19-related deaths and 79.1 million COVID-19 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University. Currently, 65% of the population is fully vaccinated, and 43.8% have received booster doses.

Stacker compiled a list of the counties with highest COVID-19 infection rates in Arizona 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 March 1, 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.

#15. Santa Cruz County, AZ

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 56 (26 new cases, -59% change from previous week)

- Cumulative cases per 100k: 35,586 (16,547 total cases)

--- 31.0% more cases per 100k residents than Arizona

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 482 (224 total deaths)

--- 25.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Arizona

#14. Yavapai County, AZ

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 80 (188 new cases, -52% change from previous week)

- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,172 (47,425 total cases)

--- 25.7% less cases per 100k residents than Arizona

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 487 (1,144 total deaths)

--- 26.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Arizona

#13. Yuma County, AZ

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 102 (218 new cases, -41% change from previous week)

- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,041 (62,086 total cases)

--- 6.9% more cases per 100k residents than Arizona

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 527 (1,126 total deaths)

--- 37.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Arizona

#12. Gila County, AZ

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 104 (56 new cases, -67% change from previous week)

- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,169 (16,837 total cases)

--- 14.8% more cases per 100k residents than Arizona

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 661 (357 total deaths)

--- 72.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Arizona

#11. Pinal County, AZ

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 117 (540 new cases, -46% change from previous week)

- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,815 (128,726 total cases)

--- 2.4% more cases per 100k residents than Arizona

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 334 (1,544 total deaths)

--- 13.0% less deaths per 100k residents than Arizona

#10. Coconino County, AZ

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 117 (168 new cases, -44% change from previous week)

- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,986 (43,023 total cases)

--- 10.4% more cases per 100k residents than Arizona

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 316 (453 total deaths)

--- 17.7% less deaths per 100k residents than Arizona

#9. Mohave County, AZ

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 119 (253 new cases, -43% change from previous week)

- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,784 (56,831 total cases)

--- 1.4% less cases per 100k residents than Arizona

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 648 (1,375 total deaths)

--- 68.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Arizona

#8. La Paz County, AZ

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 123 (26 new cases, -38% change from previous week)

- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,280 (5,125 total cases)

--- 10.6% less cases per 100k residents than Arizona

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 635 (134 total deaths)

--- 65.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Arizona

#7. Maricopa County, AZ

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 126 (5,673 new cases, -33% change from previous week)

- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,783 (1,246,178 total cases)

--- 2.3% more cases per 100k residents than Arizona

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 351 (15,761 total deaths)

--- 8.6% less deaths per 100k residents than Arizona

#6. Greenlee County, AZ

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 137 (13 new cases, -38% change from previous week)

- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,152 (2,199 total cases)

--- 14.8% less cases per 100k residents than Arizona

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 337 (32 total deaths)

--- 12.2% less deaths per 100k residents than Arizona

#5. Pima County, AZ

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 137 (1,430 new cases, -38% change from previous week)

- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,841 (249,678 total cases)

--- 12.2% less cases per 100k residents than Arizona

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 348 (3,646 total deaths)

--- 9.4% less deaths per 100k residents than Arizona

#4. Navajo County, AZ

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 148 (164 new cases, -55% change from previous week)

- Cumulative cases per 100k: 33,891 (37,593 total cases)

--- 24.8% more cases per 100k residents than Arizona

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 766 (850 total deaths)

--- 99.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Arizona

#3. Apache County, AZ

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 161 (116 new cases, -55% change from previous week)

- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,353 (21,820 total cases)

--- 11.8% more cases per 100k residents than Arizona

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 814 (585 total deaths)

--- 112.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Arizona

#2. Graham County, AZ

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 175 (68 new cases, -8% change from previous week)

- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,584 (11,878 total cases)

--- 12.6% more cases per 100k residents than Arizona

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 440 (171 total deaths)

--- 14.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Arizona

#1. Cochise County, AZ

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 188 (237 new cases, -29% change from previous week)

- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,574 (30,944 total cases)

--- 9.5% less cases per 100k residents than Arizona

- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 432 (544 total deaths)

--- 12.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Arizona

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