Special Report

Counties With the Highest Number of COVID-19 Cases

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45. Essex County, New Jersey
> COVID-19 cases in Essex County as of May 19, 2020: 2,102.7 per 100,000 residents (total cases: 16,686)
> COVID-19 cases in New Jersey as of May 19, 2020: 1,672.7 per 100,000 residents — 2nd most (total cases: 149,013)
> COVID-19 deaths in Essex County as of May 19, 2020: 197.2 per 100,000 residents (total deaths: 1,565)
> COVID-19 deaths in New Jersey as of May 19, 2020: 118.8 per 100,000 residents — the most (total deaths: 10,586)
> Essex County population: 793,555 (8.9% of New Jersey population)
> Largest place in county: Newark

44. Tama County, Iowa
> COVID-19 cases in Tama County as of May 19, 2020: 2,112.5 per 100,000 residents (total cases: 362)
> COVID-19 cases in Iowa as of May 19, 2020: 484.6 per 100,000 residents — 13th most (total cases: 15,296)
> COVID-19 deaths in Tama County as of May 19, 2020: 105.0 per 100,000 residents (total deaths: 18)
> COVID-19 deaths in Iowa as of May 19, 2020: 11.6 per 100,000 residents — 23rd most (total deaths: 367)
> Tama County population: 17,136 (0.5% of Iowa population)
> Largest place in county: Tama

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43. Suffolk County, Massachusetts
> COVID-19 cases in Suffolk County as of May 19, 2020: 2,125.0 per 100,000 residents (total cases: 16,825)
> COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts as of May 19, 2020: 1,273.9 per 100,000 residents — 3rd most (total cases: 87,925)
> COVID-19 deaths in Suffolk County as of May 19, 2020: 100.7 per 100,000 residents (total deaths: 797)
> COVID-19 deaths in Massachusetts as of May 19, 2020: 86.0 per 100,000 residents — 4th most (total deaths: 5,938)
> Suffolk County population: 791,766 (11.5% of Massachusetts population)
> Largest place in county: Boston

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42. Accomack County, Virginia
> COVID-19 cases in Accomack County as of May 19, 2020: 2,141.0 per 100,000 residents (total cases: 701)
> COVID-19 cases in Virginia as of May 19, 2020: 358.5 per 100,000 residents — 19th most (total cases: 30,539)
> COVID-19 deaths in Accomack County as of May 19, 2020: 27.5 per 100,000 residents (Total deaths: 9)
> COVID-19 deaths in Virginia as of May 19, 2020: 11.8 per 100,000 residents — 22nd most (total deaths: 1,007)
> Accomack County population: 32,742 (0.4% of Virginia population)
> Largest place in county: Chincoteague

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41. Terrell County, Georgia
> COVID-19 cases in Terrell County as of May 19, 2020: 2,246.3 per 100,000 residents (total cases: 199)
> COVID-19 cases in Georgia as of May 19, 2020: 369.4 per 100,000 residents — 18th most (total cases: 38,858)
> COVID-19 deaths in Terrell County as of May 19, 2020: 270.9 per 100,000 residents (total deaths: 24)
> COVID-19 deaths in Georgia as of May 19, 2020: 16.0 per 100,000 residents — 15th most (total deaths: 1,680)
> Terrell County population: 8,859 (0.1% of Georgia population)
> Largest place in county: Dawson

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