Delaware County in Top 10 of Pennsylvania Counties With Highest Vaccination Rates

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Delaware County is among the top 10 counties with the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate in Pennsylvania, according to a new report by Stacker.

Delaware County ranked in fourth place with 61.3 percent of the population (or 347,675 residents) fully vaccinated. This is 9.5 percent above the vaccination rate in Pennsylvania.

Among the population over 65, there are 86,926 fully vaccinated residents, or 91.5 percent. This is higher than Pennsylvania by 5.8 percent.

The county has recorded cumulative deaths per 100,000 people of 255 or a total of 1,443 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic. This represents 14.9 percent more deaths per 100,000 residents than in Pennsylvania.

The number of confirmed cases per 100,000 residents is at 10,015, or 56,762 total cases. This is 3.5 percent fewer cases per 100,000 residents than the state.

Neighboring Bucks, Montgomery, and Chester counties also made the top 10 in the sixth, seventh, and ninth places, respectively.

To determine the counties with the highest vaccination rate, Stacker used data from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services as of September 9.Huma

The United States as of Sept. 17 had reached 670,593 COVID-19 related deaths among 41.8 million cases, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Read more about the counties with the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate in Pennsylvania at Stacker.

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