Counties with highest COVID-19 infection rates in Texas

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(STACKER.COM) — As has been true throughout America’s COVID-19 history, every state—and every county therein—has its own COVID-19 story, driven by local policies and behaviors. The United States as of August 31 had reached639,490 COVID-19-related deaths and 39.1 million COVID-19 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University. As of Feb. 2, more Americans had been vaccinated for COVID-19 than had been infected, and though breakthrough infections are continuing to be studied by the CDC and other health organizations, vaccines have reduced the number of hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19.

Stacker compiled a list of the counties with highest COVID-19 infection rates in Texas using data from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Counties are ranked by the highest infection rate per 100k residents within the past week as of August 30, 2021. Cumulative cases per 100k served as a tiebreaker Keep reading to see whether your county ranks among the highest COVID-19 infection rates in your state.

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#50. McLennan County, TX

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 578 (1,482 new cases, +16% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 13,131 (33,698 total cases)
— 7.2% more cases per 100k residents than Texas
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 206 (528 total deaths)
— 7.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Texas
– Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

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#49. Walker County, TX

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 578 (422 new cases, +86% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 13,801 (10,071 total cases)
— 12.7% more cases per 100k residents than Texas
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 193 (141 total deaths)
— 1.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Texas
– Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

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#48. Uvalde County, TX

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 583 (156 new cases, -45% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,511 (4,950 total cases)
— 51.1% more cases per 100k residents than Texas
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 295 (79 total deaths)
— 54.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Texas
– Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

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#47. Trinity County, TX

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 587 (86 new cases, -7% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 8,286 (1,214 total cases)
— 32.3% less cases per 100k residents than Texas
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 253 (37 total deaths)
— 32.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Texas
– Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

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#46. Marion County, TX

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 589 (58 new cases, +45% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 8,372 (825 total cases)
— 31.6% less cases per 100k residents than Texas
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 355 (35 total deaths)
— 85.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Texas
– Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

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#45. Caldwell County, TX

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 589 (257 new cases, +2% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,002 (6,987 total cases)
— 30.6% more cases per 100k residents than Texas
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 257 (112 total deaths)
— 34.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Texas
– Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

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#44. Loving County, TX

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 592 (1 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 4,142 (7 total cases)
— 66.2% less cases per 100k residents than Texas
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 0 (0 total deaths)
— 100.0% less deaths per 100k residents than Texas
– Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

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#43. Ward County, TX

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 600 (72 new cases, -16% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 12,119 (1,454 total cases)
— 1.1% less cases per 100k residents than Texas
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 200 (24 total deaths)
— 4.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Texas
– Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

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#42. Montgomery County, TX

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 606 (3,681 new cases, +10% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 11,772 (71,505 total cases)
— 3.9% less cases per 100k residents than Texas
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 115 (696 total deaths)
— 39.8% less deaths per 100k residents than Texas
– Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

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#41. Wichita County, TX

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 607 (802 new cases, +44% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 13,520 (17,877 total cases)
— 10.4% more cases per 100k residents than Texas
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 306 (405 total deaths)
— 60.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Texas
– Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

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#40. Harrison County, TX

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 636 (423 new cases, +4% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,748 (7,153 total cases)
— 12.2% less cases per 100k residents than Texas
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 186 (124 total deaths)
— 2.6% less deaths per 100k residents than Texas
– Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

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#39. Val Verde County, TX

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 638 (313 new cases, -3% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,970 (9,300 total cases)
— 54.9% more cases per 100k residents than Texas
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 459 (225 total deaths)
— 140.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Texas
– Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

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#38. Lampasas County, TX

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 639 (137 new cases, +29% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 13,160 (2,820 total cases)
— 7.4% more cases per 100k residents than Texas
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 187 (40 total deaths)
— 2.1% less deaths per 100k residents than Texas
– Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

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#37. Smith County, TX

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 648 (1,508 new cases, +82% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 11,327 (26,363 total cases)
— 7.5% less cases per 100k residents than Texas
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 225 (524 total deaths)
— 17.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Texas
– Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

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#36. Dimmit County, TX

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 652 (66 new cases, -63% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 34,354 (3,478 total cases)
— 180.5% more cases per 100k residents than Texas
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 375 (38 total deaths)
— 96.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Texas
– Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

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#35. Wood County, TX

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 676 (308 new cases, +29% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,022 (4,564 total cases)
— 18.2% less cases per 100k residents than Texas
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 318 (145 total deaths)
— 66.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Texas
– Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

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– New cases per 100k in the past week: 683 (847 new cases, +17% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 11,704 (14,506 total cases)
— 4.4% less cases per 100k residents than Texas
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 311 (386 total deaths)
— 62.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Texas
– Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

#34. Gregg County, TX

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#33. Galveston County, TX

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 695 (2,379 new cases, -10% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 15,767 (53,944 total cases)
— 28.7% more cases per 100k residents than Texas
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 153 (523 total deaths)
— 19.9% less deaths per 100k residents than Texas
– Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

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#32. Polk County, TX

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 701 (360 new cases, +85% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 9,217 (4,733 total cases)
— 24.7% less cases per 100k residents than Texas
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 265 (136 total deaths)
— 38.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Texas
– Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

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#31. Mitchell County, TX

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 702 (60 new cases, +445% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 8,637 (738 total cases)
— 29.5% less cases per 100k residents than Texas
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 374 (32 total deaths)
— 95.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Texas
– Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

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#30. Navarro County, TX

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 702 (352 new cases, +23% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 14,473 (7,253 total cases)
— 18.2% more cases per 100k residents than Texas
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 297 (149 total deaths)
— 55.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Texas
– Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

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#29. Irion County, TX

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 716 (11 new cases, +120% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,352 (159 total cases)
— 15.5% less cases per 100k residents than Texas
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 65 (1 total deaths)
— 66.0% less deaths per 100k residents than Texas
– Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

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#28. Jim Hogg County, TX

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 731 (38 new cases, -24% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 14,558 (757 total cases)
— 18.9% more cases per 100k residents than Texas
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 327 (17 total deaths)
— 71.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Texas
– Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

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#27. Refugio County, TX

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 734 (51 new cases, -30% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 14,321 (995 total cases)
— 16.9% more cases per 100k residents than Texas
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 331 (23 total deaths)
— 73.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Texas
– Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

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#26. Camp County, TX

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 741 (97 new cases, +26% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 12,952 (1,696 total cases)
— 5.7% more cases per 100k residents than Texas
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 367 (48 total deaths)
— 92.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Texas
– Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

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#25. Tyler County, TX

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 748 (162 new cases, +57% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 8,721 (1,890 total cases)
— 28.8% less cases per 100k residents than Texas
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 240 (52 total deaths)
— 25.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Texas
– Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

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#24. Nolan County, TX

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 748 (110 new cases, +75% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 12,458 (1,833 total cases)
— 1.7% more cases per 100k residents than Texas
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 381 (56 total deaths)
— 99.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Texas
– Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

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#23. Cherokee County, TX

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 754 (397 new cases, +56% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,407 (5,479 total cases)
— 15.0% less cases per 100k residents than Texas
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 287 (151 total deaths)
— 50.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Texas
– Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

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#22. Nueces County, TX

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 756 (2,738 new cases, -25% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,157 (58,535 total cases)
— 31.9% more cases per 100k residents than Texas
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 278 (1,008 total deaths)
— 45.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Texas
– Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

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#21. Anderson County, TX

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 771 (445 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 11,475 (6,625 total cases)
— 6.3% less cases per 100k residents than Texas
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 237 (137 total deaths)
— 24.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Texas
– Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

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#20. Jim Wells County, TX

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 786 (318 new cases, -16% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 14,908 (6,035 total cases)
— 21.7% more cases per 100k residents than Texas
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 309 (125 total deaths)
— 61.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Texas
– Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

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#19. Hale County, TX

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 820 (274 new cases, +147% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,421 (6,822 total cases)
— 66.7% more cases per 100k residents than Texas
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 494 (165 total deaths)
— 158.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Texas
– Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

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#18. Cass County, TX

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 829 (249 new cases, +8% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,817 (3,248 total cases)
— 11.7% less cases per 100k residents than Texas
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 326 (98 total deaths)
— 70.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Texas
– Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

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#17. Tom Green County, TX

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 831 (991 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,764 (21,175 total cases)
— 45.0% more cases per 100k residents than Texas
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 253 (302 total deaths)
— 32.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Texas
– Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

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#16. Crane County, TX

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 834 (40 new cases, +29% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 14,259 (684 total cases)
— 16.4% more cases per 100k residents than Texas
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 292 (14 total deaths)
— 52.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Texas
– Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

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#15. Orange County, TX

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 838 (699 new cases, -10% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 13,682 (11,410 total cases)
— 11.7% more cases per 100k residents than Texas
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 204 (170 total deaths)
— 6.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Texas
– Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

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#14. Brown County, TX

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 842 (319 new cases, +72% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 14,568 (5,516 total cases)
— 18.9% more cases per 100k residents than Texas
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 367 (139 total deaths)
— 92.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Texas
– Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

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#13. Bee County, TX

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 860 (280 new cases, +19% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 14,003 (4,560 total cases)
— 14.3% more cases per 100k residents than Texas
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 255 (83 total deaths)
— 33.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Texas
– Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

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#12. Calhoun County, TX

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 869 (185 new cases, -8% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 14,941 (3,181 total cases)
— 22.0% more cases per 100k residents than Texas
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 122 (26 total deaths)
— 36.1% less deaths per 100k residents than Texas
– Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

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#11. Menard County, TX

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 935 (20 new cases, +43% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 12,862 (275 total cases)
— 5.0% more cases per 100k residents than Texas
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 421 (9 total deaths)
— 120.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Texas
– Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

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#10. Crockett County, TX

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 953 (33 new cases, +200% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 19,948 (691 total cases)
— 62.9% more cases per 100k residents than Texas
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 433 (15 total deaths)
— 126.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Texas
– Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

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#9. Concho County, TX

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 954 (26 new cases, -16% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,624 (644 total cases)
— 92.9% more cases per 100k residents than Texas
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 330 (9 total deaths)
— 72.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Texas
– Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

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#8. Angelina County, TX

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 966 (838 new cases, +155% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 12,864 (11,155 total cases)
— 5.0% more cases per 100k residents than Texas
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 351 (304 total deaths)
— 83.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Texas
– Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

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#7. Reeves County, TX

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 995 (159 new cases, +7% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,584 (2,969 total cases)
— 51.7% more cases per 100k residents than Texas
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 288 (46 total deaths)
— 50.8% more deaths per 100k residents than Texas
– Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

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#6. Coke County, TX

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,122 (38 new cases, +52% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,681 (565 total cases)
— 36.2% more cases per 100k residents than Texas
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 384 (13 total deaths)
— 101.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Texas
– Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

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#5. Lamar County, TX

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,280 (638 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 13,899 (6,930 total cases)
— 13.5% more cases per 100k residents than Texas
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 337 (168 total deaths)
— 76.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Texas
– Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

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#4. Kenedy County, TX

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,485 (6 new cases, +200% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 12,871 (52 total cases)
— 5.1% more cases per 100k residents than Texas
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 495 (2 total deaths)
— 159.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Texas
– Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

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#3. Hardin County, TX

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,503 (866 new cases, +448% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 14,072 (8,106 total cases)
— 14.9% more cases per 100k residents than Texas
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 229 (132 total deaths)
— 19.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Texas
– Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

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#2. Live Oak County, TX

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,581 (193 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 11,952 (1,459 total cases)
— 2.4% less cases per 100k residents than Texas
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 188 (23 total deaths)
— 1.6% less deaths per 100k residents than Texas
– Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

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#1. DeWitt County, TX

– New cases per 100k in the past week: 2,550 (514 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
– Cumulative cases per 100k: 12,867 (2,594 total cases)
— 5.1% more cases per 100k residents than Texas
– Cumulative deaths per 100k: 322 (65 total deaths)
— 68.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Texas
– Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

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