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COVID-19: This is the Most Dangerous County in the Oklahoma City, OK 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 Oklahoma City metropolitan area, located in Oklahoma, a total of 154,915 COVID-19 cases have been reported to date. Adjusted for population, there have been 11,310 reported infections for every 100,000 people in the area -- above the national rate of 10,104 cases per 100,000 people.

The higher than average per capita COVID-19 infection rate across Oklahoma City is being driven by a high concentration of the virus in one area in particular.

The broader Oklahoma City metro area comprises seven counties or county equivalents, which can include independent cities -- and of them, McClain County has the most COVID-19 cases per capita. So far, there have been a total of 5,322 infections in McClain County, or 13,775 for every 100,000 people.

Not only does McClain County have the most COVID-19 infections per capita in the Oklahoma City 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 189 coronavirus deaths for every 100,000 people in McClain County, compared to 165 COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 across the entire Oklahoma City metro area.

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

These are all the counties in Oklahoma 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 McClain County, OK 13,775 5,322 189 73
2 Canadian County, OK 12,706 17,370 135 185
3 Cleveland County, OK 11,297 31,263 156 433
4 Oklahoma County,, OK 11,179 87,426 166 1,301
5 Grady County, OK 10,926 5,980 236 129
6 Logan County, OK 9,343 4,302 139 64
7 Lincoln County, OK 9,330 3,252 207 72

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