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This Is the County in the Austin-Round Rock, TX Metro Area With the Least COVID-19

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

© Provided by 24/7 Wall St. Despite the ongoing vaccination effort, new daily cases of COVID-19 are beginning to rise once again in parts of the United States. To date, 47,257,270 Americans have been infected with the virus -- and 765,010 have died as a result. On a per capita basis, the U.S. has one of the highest known infections rates in the world.

In the Austin-Round Rock metropolitan area, located in Texas, a total of 256,170 COVID-19 cases have been reported to date. Adjusted for population, there have been 12,445 reported infections for every 100,000 people in the area -- below the national rate of 14,444 cases per 100,000 people.

The lower than average per capita COVID-19 infection rate across Austin-Round Rock is being driven by one area in particular.

The broader Austin metro area comprises five counties or county equivalents -- and of them, Travis County in Texas has the fewest COVID-19 cases per capita. So far, there have been a total of 121,617 infections in Travis County, or 10,108 for every 100,000 people.

Not only does Travis County have the lowest per capita infection rate in the Austin metro area, it also has a relatively low per capita fatality rate.

There have been a total of 122 coronavirus-related deaths for every 100,000 people in Travis County, below the 142 COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 across the entire Austin-Round Rock metro area.

All COVID-19 data used in this story are current as of Nov. 22, 2021.

These are all the counties in Texas 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 Travis County, TX 10,108 121,617 122 1,462
2 Williamson County, TX 14,810 78,057 137 724
3 Hays County, TX 16,438 33,559 197 403
4 Bastrop County, TX 17,505 14,455 222 183
5 Caldwell County, TX 20,487 8,482 370 153

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