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COVID-19: This is the Most Dangerous County in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metro Area

24/7 Wall St. logo 24/7 Wall St. 6/11/2021 Samuel Stebbins

a close up of a man © Provided by 24/7 Wall St. Though vaccine distribution is well underway across the United States, the novel coronavirus continues to spread through the population. To date, there have been 33,056,400 reported cases of the virus nationwide -- and that number is growing every day.

In the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell metropolitan area, located in Georgia, a total of 607,238 COVID-19 cases have been reported to date. Adjusted for population, there have been 10,507 reported infections for every 100,000 people in the area -- in line with the national rate of 10,104 cases per 100,000 people.

Even though COVID-19 infections per capita are in line with the national average across Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell , there are parts of the metro area where this is not the case.

The broader Atlanta metro area comprises 29 counties or county equivalents, which can include independent cities -- and of them, Bartow County has the most COVID-19 cases per capita. So far, there have been a total of 14,847 infections in Bartow County, or 14,328 for every 100,000 people.

Not only does Bartow County have the most COVID-19 infections per capita in the Atlanta area, it also has more deaths attributable to the virus per capita than the metro area as a whole. There have been a total of 226 coronavirus deaths for every 100,000 people in Bartow County, compared to 157 COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 across the entire Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell metro area.

All COVID-19 data used in this story are current as of June 9, 2021.

These are all the counties in Georgia where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it's still getting worse).

Rank Geography COVID cases per 100,000 people Total cases Deaths per 100,000 people Total deaths
1 Bartow County, GA 14,328 14,847 226 234
2 Butts County, GA 13,398 3,182 371 88
3 Barrow County, GA 13,212 10,158 183 141
4 Cherokee County, GA 12,985 31,411 137 331
5 Dawson County, GA 12,971 3,095 201 48
6 Pike County, GA 12,869 2,327 232 42
7 Walton County, GA 11,867 10,696 290 261
8 Morgan County, GA 11,747 2,142 170 31
9 Henry County, GA 11,626 25,729 150 333
10 Gwinnett County, GA 11,393 102,795 132 1,190
11 Pickens County, GA 11,300 3,484 253 78
12 Lamar County, GA 11,111 2,057 313 58
13 Paulding County, GA 11,034 17,196 146 228
14 Douglas County, GA 10,927 15,499 160 227
15 Cobb County, GA 10,698 79,704 146 1,088
16 Newton County, GA 10,626 11,316 239 255
17 Forsyth County, GA 10,345 22,747 91 201
18 Jasper County, GA 10,229 1,410 276 38
19 Coweta County, GA 10,171 14,292 160 225
20 Spalding County, GA 9,957 6,444 306 198
21 Carroll County, GA 9,910 11,498 210 244
22 Clayton County, GA 9,776 27,242 182 507
23 Meriwether County, GA 9,691 2,046 417 88
24 Fulton County, GA 9,652 98,629 140 1,435
25 Haralson County, GA 9,169 2,655 300 87
26 DeKalb County, GA 8,994 66,840 142 1,052
27 Rockdale County, GA 8,792 7,826 194 173
28 Fayette County, GA 8,160 9,088 158 176
29 Heard County, GA 7,562 883 188 22

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