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

24/7 Wall St. logo 24/7 Wall St. 6/25/2021 Samuel Stebbins

a person standing in a room © 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 33,216,900 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 609,806 COVID-19 cases have been reported to date. Adjusted for population, there have been 10,551 reported infections for every 100,000 people in the area -- in line with the national rate of 10,153 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 14,903 infections in Bartow County, or 14,382 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 228 coronavirus deaths for every 100,000 people in Bartow County, compared to 160 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 23, 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 14,382 14,903 228 236
2 Butts County, GA 13,457 3,196 379 90
3 Barrow County, GA 13,286 10,215 189 145
4 Cherokee County, GA 13,022 31,502 138 334
5 Pike County, GA 12,996 2,350 238 43
6 Dawson County, GA 12,992 3,100 210 50
7 Walton County, GA 11,903 10,728 293 264
8 Morgan County, GA 11,785 2,149 170 31
9 Henry County, GA 11,696 25,883 151 334
10 Gwinnett County, GA 11,425 103,090 134 1,207
11 Pickens County, GA 11,375 3,507 256 79
12 Lamar County, GA 11,165 2,067 313 58
13 Paulding County, GA 11,107 17,309 148 231
14 Douglas County, GA 10,973 15,564 163 231
15 Cobb County, GA 10,741 80,024 148 1,102
16 Newton County, GA 10,650 11,342 245 261
17 Forsyth County, GA 10,400 22,868 94 206
18 Jasper County, GA 10,244 1,412 283 39
19 Coweta County, GA 10,220 14,361 163 229
20 Spalding County, GA 10,013 6,480 314 203
21 Carroll County, GA 9,952 11,546 211 245
22 Clayton County, GA 9,833 27,400 187 520
23 Meriwether County, GA 9,748 2,058 417 88
24 Fulton County, GA 9,696 99,082 143 1,464
25 Haralson County, GA 9,224 2,671 311 90
26 DeKalb County, GA 9,030 67,111 144 1,071
27 Rockdale County, GA 8,838 7,867 198 176
28 Fayette County, GA 8,202 9,135 158 176
29 Heard County, GA 7,588 886 188 22

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