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Stacker compiled a list of the counties with highest COVID-19 death rates in Oregon using data from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Counties are ranked by the highest cumulative death rate per 100k residents as of August 18, 2022. Keep reading to see whether your county ranks among the highest COVID-19 death rates in your state.

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#36. Benton County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 88 (82 total deaths)
— 55.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 4.3 (4 new deaths, +100% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,324 (19,843 total cases)
— 3.5% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 155 (144 new cases, -15% change from previous week)

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#35. Washington County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 113 (680 total deaths)
— 42.6% less deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.8 (5 new deaths, -44% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,326 (110,245 total cases)
— 11.0% less cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 122 (731 new cases, -7% change from previous week)

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#34. Clatsop County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 139 (56 total deaths)
— 29.4% less deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 2.5 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 14,355 (5,774 total cases)
— 30.3% less cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 107 (43 new cases, -20% change from previous week)

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#33. Lane County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 158 (603 total deaths)
— 19.8% less deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 1.3 (5 new deaths, +25% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,609 (71,099 total cases)
— 9.7% less cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 125 (479 new cases, -22% change from previous week)

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#32. Deschutes County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 163 (323 total deaths)
— 17.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 2.0 (4 new deaths, +100% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,533 (56,407 total cases)
— 38.5% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 207 (410 new cases, -11% change from previous week)

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#31. Multnomah County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 166 (1,351 total deaths)
— 15.7% less deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 2.1 (17 new deaths, +21% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,793 (152,761 total cases)
— 8.8% less cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 137 (1,114 new cases, -13% change from previous week)

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#30. Polk County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 168 (145 total deaths)
— 14.7% less deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 1.2 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,452 (18,467 total cases)
— 4.1% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 110 (95 new cases, -34% change from previous week)

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#29. Clackamas County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 170 (711 total deaths)
— 13.7% less deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 1.2 (5 new deaths, -58% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,106 (75,719 total cases)
— 12.1% less cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 106 (444 new cases, -23% change from previous week)

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#28. Hood River County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 197 (46 total deaths)
— 0.0% less deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,420 (4,307 total cases)
— 10.6% less cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 141 (33 new cases, +38% change from previous week)

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#27. Lincoln County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 202 (101 total deaths)
— 2.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 2.0 (1 new deaths, -75% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,863 (8,425 total cases)
— 18.1% less cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 114 (57 new cases, -5% change from previous week)

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#26. Columbia County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 202 (106 total deaths)
— 2.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 1.9 (1 new deaths, -50% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,794 (9,316 total cases)
— 13.6% less cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 107 (56 new cases, -8% change from previous week)

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#25. Yamhill County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 220 (236 total deaths)
— 11.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,305 (20,676 total cases)
— 6.3% less cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 104 (111 new cases, -24% change from previous week)

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#24. Marion County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 222 (773 total deaths)
— 12.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 1.2 (4 new deaths, +100% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,162 (80,561 total cases)
— 12.4% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 153 (532 new cases, -10% change from previous week)

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#23. Wheeler County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 225 (3 total deaths)
— 14.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,595 (261 total cases)
— 4.9% less cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 75 (1 new cases, -50% change from previous week)

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#22. Linn County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 231 (300 total deaths)
— 17.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 3.9 (5 new deaths, +67% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,517 (30,513 total cases)
— 14.2% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 158 (205 new cases, +19% change from previous week)

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#21. Wasco County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 255 (68 total deaths)
— 29.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,004 (6,138 total cases)
— 11.7% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 161 (43 new cases, -20% change from previous week)

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#20. Jackson County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 258 (570 total deaths)
— 31.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.9 (2 new deaths, -60% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,446 (49,593 total cases)
— 9.0% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 140 (309 new cases, 0% change from previous week)

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#19. Coos County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 262 (169 total deaths)
— 33.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 1.6 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,140 (12,988 total cases)
— 2.2% less cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 234 (151 new cases, -6% change from previous week)

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#18. Tillamook County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 263 (71 total deaths)
— 33.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, -100% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,885 (4,565 total cases)
— 18.0% less cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 122 (33 new cases, -15% change from previous week)

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#17. Wallowa County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 264 (19 total deaths)
— 34.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 27.7 (2 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,534 (1,408 total cases)
— 5.2% less cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 97 (7 new cases, -77% change from previous week)

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#16. Curry County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 275 (63 total deaths)
— 39.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 4.4 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,281 (4,191 total cases)
— 11.3% less cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 205 (47 new cases, +27% change from previous week)

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#15. Umatilla County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 308 (240 total deaths)
— 56.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 1.3 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,554 (24,596 total cases)
— 53.2% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 176 (137 new cases, -31% change from previous week)

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#14. Gilliam County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 314 (6 total deaths)
— 59.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,161 (309 total cases)
— 21.6% less cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 785 (15 new cases, 0% change from previous week)

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#13. Morrow County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 319 (37 total deaths)
— 61.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,562 (3,198 total cases)
— 33.8% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 215 (25 new cases, +178% change from previous week)

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#12. Grant County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 319 (23 total deaths)
— 61.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 13.9 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,101 (2,023 total cases)
— 36.4% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 56 (4 new cases, -81% change from previous week)

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#11. Union County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 324 (87 total deaths)
— 64.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 3.7 (1 new deaths, -50% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,514 (5,505 total cases)
— 0.4% less cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 63 (17 new cases, -51% change from previous week)

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#10. Baker County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 329 (53 total deaths)
— 67.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,048 (3,555 total cases)
— 7.0% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 124 (20 new cases, +11% change from previous week)

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#9. Sherman County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 337 (6 total deaths)
— 71.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,506 (365 total cases)
— 0.5% less cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 0 (0 new cases, -100% change from previous week)

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#8. Klamath County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 352 (240 total deaths)
— 78.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 1.5 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,927 (16,327 total cases)
— 16.1% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 149 (102 new cases, -8% change from previous week)

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#7. Crook County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 365 (89 total deaths)
— 85.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 12.3 (3 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,339 (7,160 total cases)
— 42.4% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 152 (37 new cases, -43% change from previous week)

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#6. Malheur County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 366 (112 total deaths)
— 85.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 3.3 (1 new deaths, -50% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,276 (8,950 total cases)
— 42.1% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 285 (87 new cases, +38% change from previous week)

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#5. Douglas County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 381 (423 total deaths)
— 93.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.9 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,101 (23,418 total cases)
— 2.4% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 144 (160 new cases, -29% change from previous week)

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#4. Lake County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 394 (31 total deaths)
— 100.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 12.7 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,672 (1,548 total cases)
— 4.5% less cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 64 (5 new cases, -29% change from previous week)

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#3. Jefferson County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 410 (101 total deaths)
— 108.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 4.1 (1 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 33,304 (8,212 total cases)
— 61.7% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 296 (73 new cases, -14% change from previous week)

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#2. Josephine County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 413 (361 total deaths)
— 109.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 4.6 (4 new deaths, +300% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,360 (18,687 total cases)
— 3.7% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 125 (109 new cases, -35% change from previous week)

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#1. Harney County

– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 555 (41 total deaths)
— 181.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Oregon
– New deaths per 100k in the past week: 0.0 (0 new deaths, 0% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,253 (1,793 total cases)
— 17.7% more cases per 100k residents than Oregon
– New cases per 100k in the past week: 311 (23 new cases, -15% change from previous week)


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