Counties with the lowest hospital bed capacity in Georgia

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Stacker compiled a list of the counties with the lowest in-patient bed capacity in Georgia using data from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Counties are ranked by the percent of in-patient hospital beds filled as of Sep. 20, with ICU availability serving as a tiebreaker. Hospitalization data was available for about 77% of counties in the U.S. Keep reading to see what hospital capacity looks like in your county.

#50. Decatur County, GA

– Inpatient beds occupied: 81.0% (34.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 3.6% more availability than Georgia overall
– ICU beds occupied: 71.0% (40.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 22.0% more availability than Georgia overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 481 (127 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 35.0% (9,252 fully vaccinated)
— 21.2% lower vaccination rate than Georgia

#49. Ware County, GA

– Inpatient beds occupied: 81.0% (26.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 3.6% more availability than Georgia overall
– ICU beds occupied: 100.0% (94.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 9.9% more full than Georgia overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 249 (89 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 21.2% (7,582 fully vaccinated)
— 52.3% lower vaccination rate than Georgia

#48. Colquitt County, GA

– Inpatient beds occupied: 82.0% (20.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 2.4% more availability than Georgia overall
– ICU beds occupied: 98.0% (59.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 7.7% more full than Georgia overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 252 (115 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 18.2% (8,301 fully vaccinated)
— 59.0% lower vaccination rate than Georgia

#47. Effingham County, GA

– Inpatient beds occupied: 82.0% (32.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 2.4% more availability than Georgia overall
– ICU beds occupied: data not available
— 91% full in Georgia overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 299 (192 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 19.9% (12,790 fully vaccinated)
— 55.2% lower vaccination rate than Georgia

#46. Fulton County, GA

– Inpatient beds occupied: 83.0% (15.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 1.2% more availability than Georgia overall
– ICU beds occupied: 86.0% (31.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 5.5% more availability than Georgia overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 277 (2,943 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 27.6% (294,024 fully vaccinated)
— 37.8% lower vaccination rate than Georgia

#45. Richmond County, GA

– Inpatient beds occupied: 83.0% (21.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 1.2% more availability than Georgia overall
– ICU beds occupied: 94.0% (39.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 3.3% more full than Georgia overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 399 (809 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 30.8% (62,388 fully vaccinated)
— 30.6% lower vaccination rate than Georgia

#44. Clarke County, GA

– Inpatient beds occupied: 83.0% (27.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 1.2% more availability than Georgia overall
– ICU beds occupied: 98.0% (59.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 7.7% more full than Georgia overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 264 (339 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 21.4% (27,485 fully vaccinated)
— 51.8% lower vaccination rate than Georgia

#43. Thomas County, GA

– Inpatient beds occupied: 83.0% (20.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 1.2% more availability than Georgia overall
– ICU beds occupied: 104.0% (27.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 14.3% more full than Georgia overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 475 (211 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 21.4% (9,525 fully vaccinated)
— 51.8% lower vaccination rate than Georgia

#42. Screven County, GA

– Inpatient beds occupied: 83.0% (49.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 1.2% more availability than Georgia overall
– ICU beds occupied: data not available
— 91% full in Georgia overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 272 (38 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 32.2% (4,504 fully vaccinated)
— 27.5% lower vaccination rate than Georgia

#41. Grady County, GA

– Inpatient beds occupied: 85.0% (2.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 1.2% more full than Georgia overall
– ICU beds occupied: 79.0% (61.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 13.2% more availability than Georgia overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 430 (106 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 16.3% (4,015 fully vaccinated)
— 63.3% lower vaccination rate than Georgia

#40. Whitfield County, GA

– Inpatient beds occupied: 85.0% (29.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 1.2% more full than Georgia overall
– ICU beds occupied: 83.0% (64.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 8.8% more availability than Georgia overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 398 (416 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 19.8% (20,749 fully vaccinated)
— 55.4% lower vaccination rate than Georgia

#39. Forsyth County, GA

– Inpatient beds occupied: 85.0% (34.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 1.2% more full than Georgia overall
– ICU beds occupied: 88.0% (59.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 3.3% more availability than Georgia overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 466 (1,138 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 21.0% (51,265 fully vaccinated)
— 52.7% lower vaccination rate than Georgia

#38. DeKalb County, GA

– Inpatient beds occupied: 86.0% (11.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 2.4% more full than Georgia overall
– ICU beds occupied: 86.0% (19.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 5.5% more availability than Georgia overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 253 (1,918 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 29.6% (224,678 fully vaccinated)
— 33.3% lower vaccination rate than Georgia

#37. Wayne County, GA

– Inpatient beds occupied: 86.0% (48.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 2.4% more full than Georgia overall
– ICU beds occupied: 93.0% (89.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 2.2% more full than Georgia overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 264 (79 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 27.3% (8,156 fully vaccinated)
— 38.5% lower vaccination rate than Georgia

#36. Walton County, GA

– Inpatient beds occupied: 86.0% (48.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 2.4% more full than Georgia overall
– ICU beds occupied: 102.0% (87.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 12.1% more full than Georgia overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 357 (338 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 20.7% (19,571 fully vaccinated)
— 53.4% lower vaccination rate than Georgia

#35. Coffee County, GA

– Inpatient beds occupied: 86.0% (37.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 2.4% more full than Georgia overall
– ICU beds occupied: data not available
— 91% full in Georgia overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 210 (91 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 25.4% (10,986 fully vaccinated)
— 42.8% lower vaccination rate than Georgia

#34. Wilkes County, GA

– Inpatient beds occupied: 86.0% (40.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 2.4% more full than Georgia overall
– ICU beds occupied: data not available
— 91% full in Georgia overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 603 (59 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 15.5% (1,513 fully vaccinated)
— 65.1% lower vaccination rate than Georgia

#33. Lowndes County, GA

– Inpatient beds occupied: 87.0% (22.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 3.6% more full than Georgia overall
– ICU beds occupied: 94.0% (43.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 3.3% more full than Georgia overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 288 (338 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 24.4% (28,676 fully vaccinated)
— 45.0% lower vaccination rate than Georgia

#32. Haralson County, GA

– Inpatient beds occupied: 87.0% (23.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 3.6% more full than Georgia overall
– ICU beds occupied: data not available
— 91% full in Georgia overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 316 (94 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 12.4% (3,692 fully vaccinated)
— 72.1% lower vaccination rate than Georgia

#31. Coweta County, GA

– Inpatient beds occupied: 88.0% (40.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 4.8% more full than Georgia overall
– ICU beds occupied: 89.0% (63.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 2.2% more availability than Georgia overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 281 (418 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 24.7% (36,718 fully vaccinated)
— 44.4% lower vaccination rate than Georgia

#30. Camden County, GA

– Inpatient beds occupied: 89.0% (37.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 6.0% more full than Georgia overall
– ICU beds occupied: 9.0% (9.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 90.1% more availability than Georgia overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 649 (355 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 39.3% (21,472 fully vaccinated)
— 11.5% lower vaccination rate than Georgia

#29. Clayton County, GA

– Inpatient beds occupied: 89.0% (14.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 6.0% more full than Georgia overall
– ICU beds occupied: 100.0% (20.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 9.9% more full than Georgia overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 452 (1,321 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 18.1% (52,874 fully vaccinated)
— 59.2% lower vaccination rate than Georgia

#28. Habersham County, GA

– Inpatient beds occupied: 89.0% (48.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 6.0% more full than Georgia overall
– ICU beds occupied: 100.0% (79.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 9.9% more full than Georgia overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 426 (193 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 16.1% (7,315 fully vaccinated)
— 63.7% lower vaccination rate than Georgia

#27. Toombs County, GA

– Inpatient beds occupied: 89.0% (45.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 6.0% more full than Georgia overall
– ICU beds occupied: 100.0% (88.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 9.9% more full than Georgia overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 376 (101 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 17.2% (4,612 fully vaccinated)
— 61.3% lower vaccination rate than Georgia

#26. Troup County, GA

– Inpatient beds occupied: 90.0% (38.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 7.1% more full than Georgia overall
– ICU beds occupied: 93.0% (65.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 2.2% more full than Georgia overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 237 (166 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 18.4% (12,844 fully vaccinated)
— 58.6% lower vaccination rate than Georgia

#25. Floyd County, GA

– Inpatient beds occupied: 90.0% (30.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 7.1% more full than Georgia overall
– ICU beds occupied: 97.0% (58.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 6.6% more full than Georgia overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 579 (570 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 14.8% (14,532 fully vaccinated)
— 66.7% lower vaccination rate than Georgia

#24. Rockdale County, GA

– Inpatient beds occupied: 91.0% (32.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 8.3% more full than Georgia overall
– ICU beds occupied: 92.0% (60.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 1.1% more full than Georgia overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 273 (248 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 15.7% (14,281 fully vaccinated)
— 64.6% lower vaccination rate than Georgia

#23. Cobb County, GA

– Inpatient beds occupied: 92.0% (25.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 9.5% more full than Georgia overall
– ICU beds occupied: 100.0% (46.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 9.9% more full than Georgia overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 289 (2,195 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 36.7% (278,821 fully vaccinated)
— 17.3% lower vaccination rate than Georgia

#22. Butts County, GA

– Inpatient beds occupied: 92.0% (88.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 9.5% more full than Georgia overall
– ICU beds occupied: data not available
— 91% full in Georgia overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 397 (99 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 11.6% (2,904 fully vaccinated)
— 73.9% lower vaccination rate than Georgia

#21. Chatham County, GA

– Inpatient beds occupied: 93.0% (18.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 10.7% more full than Georgia overall
– ICU beds occupied: 96.0% (39.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 5.5% more full than Georgia overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 250 (725 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 41.5% (120,038 fully vaccinated)
— 6.5% lower vaccination rate than Georgia

#20. Sumter County, GA

– Inpatient beds occupied: 93.0% (39.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 10.7% more full than Georgia overall
– ICU beds occupied: 99.0% (84.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 8.8% more full than Georgia overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 352 (104 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 34.8% (10,272 fully vaccinated)
— 21.6% lower vaccination rate than Georgia

#19. Putnam County, GA

– Inpatient beds occupied: 93.0% (30.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 10.7% more full than Georgia overall
– ICU beds occupied: data not available
— 91% full in Georgia overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 344 (76 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 11.1% (2,445 fully vaccinated)
— 75.0% lower vaccination rate than Georgia

#18. Newton County, GA

– Inpatient beds occupied: 94.0% (45.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 11.9% more full than Georgia overall
– ICU beds occupied: 98.0% (77.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 7.7% more full than Georgia overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 297 (332 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 15.4% (17,225 fully vaccinated)
— 65.3% lower vaccination rate than Georgia

#17. Houston County, GA

– Inpatient beds occupied: 94.0% (38.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 11.9% more full than Georgia overall
– ICU beds occupied: 112.0% (112.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 23.1% more full than Georgia overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 481 (759 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 32.0% (50,570 fully vaccinated)
— 27.9% lower vaccination rate than Georgia

#16. Spalding County, GA

– Inpatient beds occupied: 95.0% (52.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 13.1% more full than Georgia overall
– ICU beds occupied: 100.0% (73.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 9.9% more full than Georgia overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 447 (298 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 13.4% (8,909 fully vaccinated)
— 69.8% lower vaccination rate than Georgia

#15. Glynn County, GA

– Inpatient beds occupied: 96.0% (56.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 14.3% more full than Georgia overall
– ICU beds occupied: 84.0% (84.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 7.7% more availability than Georgia overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 281 (240 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 42.4% (36,129 fully vaccinated)
— 4.5% lower vaccination rate than Georgia

#14. Pickens County, GA

– Inpatient beds occupied: 96.0% (52.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 14.3% more full than Georgia overall
– ICU beds occupied: 100.0% (84.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 9.9% more full than Georgia overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 712 (232 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 12.7% (4,127 fully vaccinated)
— 71.4% lower vaccination rate than Georgia

#13. Paulding County, GA

– Inpatient beds occupied: 97.0% (52.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 15.5% more full than Georgia overall
– ICU beds occupied: 72.0% (56.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 20.9% more availability than Georgia overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 295 (498 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 17.9% (30,244 fully vaccinated)
— 59.7% lower vaccination rate than Georgia

#12. Bulloch County, GA

– Inpatient beds occupied: 97.0% (29.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 15.5% more full than Georgia overall
– ICU beds occupied: 94.0% (50.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 3.3% more full than Georgia overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 114 (91 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 24.0% (19,125 fully vaccinated)
— 45.9% lower vaccination rate than Georgia

#11. Gordon County, GA

– Inpatient beds occupied: 97.0% (45.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 15.5% more full than Georgia overall
– ICU beds occupied: data not available
— 91% full in Georgia overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 376 (218 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 13.0% (7,538 fully vaccinated)
— 70.7% lower vaccination rate than Georgia

#10. Towns County, GA

– Inpatient beds occupied: 97.0% (58.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 15.5% more full than Georgia overall
– ICU beds occupied: data not available
— 91% full in Georgia overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 216 (26 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 9.9% (1,192 fully vaccinated)
— 77.7% lower vaccination rate than Georgia

#9. Dougherty County, GA

– Inpatient beds occupied: 98.0% (31.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 16.7% more full than Georgia overall
– ICU beds occupied: 100.0% (85.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 9.9% more full than Georgia overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 373 (328 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 20.5% (18,050 fully vaccinated)
— 53.8% lower vaccination rate than Georgia

#8. Tift County, GA

– Inpatient beds occupied: 98.0% (27.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 16.7% more full than Georgia overall
– ICU beds occupied: 100.0% (61.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 9.9% more full than Georgia overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 320 (130 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 19.0% (7,730 fully vaccinated)
— 57.2% lower vaccination rate than Georgia

#7. Bartow County, GA

– Inpatient beds occupied: 99.0% (38.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 17.9% more full than Georgia overall
– ICU beds occupied: 96.0% (65.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 5.5% more full than Georgia overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 433 (466 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 13.9% (14,949 fully vaccinated)
— 68.7% lower vaccination rate than Georgia

#6. Hall County, GA

– Inpatient beds occupied: 100.0% (38.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 19.0% more full than Georgia overall
– ICU beds occupied: 85.0% (75.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 6.6% more availability than Georgia overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 481 (984 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 27.0% (55,249 fully vaccinated)
— 39.2% lower vaccination rate than Georgia

#5. Douglas County, GA

– Inpatient beds occupied: 100.0% (42.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 19.0% more full than Georgia overall
– ICU beds occupied: 100.0% (72.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 9.9% more full than Georgia overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 309 (452 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 25.8% (37,812 fully vaccinated)
— 41.9% lower vaccination rate than Georgia

#4. Evans County, GA

– Inpatient beds occupied: 100.0% (50.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 19.0% more full than Georgia overall
– ICU beds occupied: data not available
— 91% full in Georgia overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 169 (18 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 19.0% (2,026 fully vaccinated)
— 57.2% lower vaccination rate than Georgia

#3. Upson County, GA

– Inpatient beds occupied: 104.0% (53.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 23.8% more full than Georgia overall
– ICU beds occupied: 100.0% (93.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 9.9% more full than Georgia overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 521 (137 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 32.5% (8,554 fully vaccinated)
— 26.8% lower vaccination rate than Georgia

#2. Pulaski County, GA

– Inpatient beds occupied: 108.0% (72.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 28.6% more full than Georgia overall
– ICU beds occupied: 97.0% (75.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 6.6% more full than Georgia overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 287 (32 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 12.1% (1,351 fully vaccinated)
— 72.7% lower vaccination rate than Georgia

#1. Crisp County, GA

– Inpatient beds occupied: 110.0% (34.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 31.0% more full than Georgia overall
– ICU beds occupied: 108.0% (72.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 18.7% more full than Georgia overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 420 (94 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 16.2% (3,631 fully vaccinated)
— 63.5% lower vaccination rate than Georgia

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