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.

The United States as of Jun. 7 reached over 1 million COVID-19-related deaths and 85 million COVID-19 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University. Currently, 66.7% of the population is fully vaccinated, and 46.9% of vaccinated people have received booster doses.

Stacker compiled a list of the counties with highest COVID-19 infection rates in Oregon 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 Jun. 7, 2022. 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.

#36. Gilliam County, OR

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 52 (1 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 15,010 (287 total cases)
— 18.3% less cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 314 (6 total deaths)
— 72.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 45.4% (868 fully vaccinated)

#35. Wallowa County, OR

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 55 (4 new cases, -50% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,800 (1,283 total cases)
— 3.1% less cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 222 (16 total deaths)
— 22.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 59.6% (4,293 fully vaccinated)

#34. Malheur County, OR

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 75 (23 new cases, +64% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,160 (8,303 total cases)
— 47.9% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 353 (108 total deaths)
— 94.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 48.5% (14,830 fully vaccinated)

#33. Morrow County, OR

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 86 (10 new cases, +233% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,830 (2,997 total cases)
— 40.7% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 293 (34 total deaths)
— 61.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 56.1% (6,512 fully vaccinated)

#32. Lake County, OR

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 89 (7 new cases, +17% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,389 (1,447 total cases)
— 0.2% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 369 (29 total deaths)
— 102.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 39.7% (3,127 fully vaccinated)

#31. Union County, OR

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 108 (29 new cases, +45% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,176 (5,146 total cases)
— 4.4% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 306 (82 total deaths)
— 68.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 49.7% (13,328 fully vaccinated)

#30. Sherman County, OR

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 112 (2 new cases, +100% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,315 (326 total cases)
— 0.3% less cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 337 (6 total deaths)
— 85.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 58.2% (1,036 fully vaccinated)

#29. Baker County, OR

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 112 (18 new cases, +50% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,311 (3,275 total cases)
— 10.6% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 304 (49 total deaths)
— 67.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 70.6% (11,382 fully vaccinated)

#28. Umatilla County, OR

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 144 (112 new cases, +180% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,214 (22,772 total cases)
— 59.1% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 290 (226 total deaths)
— 59.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 56.2% (43,788 fully vaccinated)

#27. Wheeler County, OR

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 150 (2 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,619 (248 total cases)
— 1.4% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 225 (3 total deaths)
— 23.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 54.6% (727 fully vaccinated)

#26. Jefferson County, OR

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 158 (39 new cases, -22% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,311 (7,474 total cases)
— 65.1% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 385 (95 total deaths)
— 111.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 64.0% (15,770 fully vaccinated)

#25. Harney County, OR

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 162 (12 new cases, +100% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,291 (1,648 total cases)
— 21.4% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 541 (40 total deaths)
— 197.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 46.3% (3,423 fully vaccinated)

#24. Josephine County, OR

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 169 (148 new cases, +56% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,444 (17,011 total cases)
— 5.9% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 390 (341 total deaths)
— 114.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 50.4% (44,097 fully vaccinated)

#23. Klamath County, OR

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 179 (122 new cases, +239% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,284 (14,524 total cases)
— 15.9% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 325 (222 total deaths)
— 78.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 51.0% (34,828 fully vaccinated)

#22. Lincoln County, OR

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 200 (100 new cases, +52% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 15,077 (7,533 total cases)
— 17.9% less cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 174 (87 total deaths)
— 4.4% less deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 71.7% (35,823 fully vaccinated)

#21. Clatsop County, OR

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 216 (87 new cases, +89% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 12,490 (5,024 total cases)
— 32.0% less cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 124 (50 total deaths)
— 31.9% less deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 67.2% (27,011 fully vaccinated)

#20. Tillamook County, OR

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 218 (59 new cases, +69% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 14,799 (4,001 total cases)
— 19.4% less cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 237 (64 total deaths)
— 30.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 65.1% (17,605 fully vaccinated)

#19. Yamhill County, OR

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 222 (238 new cases, +60% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,695 (18,951 total cases)
— 3.6% less cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 208 (223 total deaths)
— 14.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 63.7% (68,255 fully vaccinated)

#18. Douglas County, OR

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 222 (246 new cases, +37% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,610 (20,653 total cases)
— 1.4% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 362 (402 total deaths)
— 98.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 53.2% (59,041 fully vaccinated)

#17. Linn County, OR

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 238 (309 new cases, +103% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,599 (28,024 total cases)
— 17.6% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 211 (274 total deaths)
— 15.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 55.9% (72,490 fully vaccinated)

#16. Marion County, OR

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 256 (892 new cases, +71% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,989 (73,004 total cases)
— 14.3% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 209 (727 total deaths)
— 14.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 63.5% (220,871 fully vaccinated)

#15. Jackson County, OR

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 257 (567 new cases, +87% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,300 (44,852 total cases)
— 10.6% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 247 (545 total deaths)
— 35.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 58.6% (129,455 fully vaccinated)

#14. Polk County, OR

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 282 (243 new cases, +44% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,108 (16,449 total cases)
— 4.1% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 157 (135 total deaths)
— 13.7% less deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 63.8% (54,940 fully vaccinated)

#13. Columbia County, OR

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 300 (157 new cases, +94% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,060 (8,408 total cases)
— 12.5% less cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 183 (96 total deaths)
— 0.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 61.4% (32,160 fully vaccinated)

#12. Coos County, OR

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 312 (201 new cases, +123% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,459 (11,259 total cases)
— 4.9% less cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 240 (155 total deaths)
— 31.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 57.7% (37,204 fully vaccinated)

#11. Clackamas County, OR

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 318 (1,331 new cases, +76% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,158 (67,570 total cases)
— 12.0% less cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 154 (642 total deaths)
— 15.4% less deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 69.4% (290,220 fully vaccinated)

#10. Crook County, OR

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 324 (79 new cases, +132% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,020 (6,350 total cases)
— 41.7% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 328 (80 total deaths)
— 80.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 51.4% (12,535 fully vaccinated)

#9. Lane County, OR

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 331 (1,264 new cases, +88% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,535 (63,174 total cases)
— 9.9% less cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 144 (550 total deaths)
— 20.9% less deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 67.9% (259,611 fully vaccinated)

#8. Hood River County, OR

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 342 (80 new cases, +74% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,598 (3,881 total cases)
— 9.6% less cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 188 (44 total deaths)
— 3.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 85.7% (20,046 fully vaccinated)

#7. Curry County, OR

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 358 (82 new cases, +228% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 15,402 (3,531 total cases)
— 16.1% less cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 236 (54 total deaths)
— 29.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 56.4% (12,927 fully vaccinated)

#6. Wasco County, OR

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 382 (102 new cases, +73% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,452 (5,457 total cases)
— 11.4% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 236 (63 total deaths)
— 29.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 66.4% (17,704 fully vaccinated)

#5. Benton County, OR

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 392 (365 new cases, +95% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,481 (17,197 total cases)
— 0.7% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 77 (72 total deaths)
— 57.7% less deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 75.3% (70,080 fully vaccinated)

#4. Deschutes County, OR

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 403 (796 new cases, +80% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,367 (50,149 total cases)
— 38.2% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 146 (289 total deaths)
— 19.8% less deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 69.7% (137,831 fully vaccinated)

#3. Multnomah County, OR

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 410 (3,333 new cases, +93% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,355 (132,946 total cases)
— 10.9% less cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 151 (1,224 total deaths)
— 17.0% less deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 79.8% (648,921 fully vaccinated)

#2. Washington County, OR

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 421 (2,531 new cases, +114% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,210 (97,516 total cases)
— 11.7% less cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 100 (604 total deaths)
— 45.1% less deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 76.8% (462,097 fully vaccinated)

#1. Grant County, OR

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 431 (31 new cases, +210% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,378 (1,755 total cases)
— 32.8% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 306 (22 total deaths)
— 68.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 45.5% (3,278 fully vaccinated)


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