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This is the County in the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area With the Most Deaths From COVID-19

24/7 Wall St. logo 24/7 Wall St. 2/18/2021 Samuel Stebbins

a group of people standing in front of a refrigerator © Provided by 24/7 Wall St. The Biden Administration has announced plans to inoculate 300 million Americans against the novel coronavirus by the end of the summer. Achieving this goal will, hopefully, allow life in the United States to return to some degree of normalcy after COVID-19 wreaked havoc for well over a year. So far, the virus has claimed 472,985 American lives -- more than the total number of Americans killed in World War I and World War II combined.

In the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin metropolitan area, which covers parts of Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin, a total of 14,806 deaths have been attributed to the virus, equal to 155 fatalities for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, the per capita death rate stands at 145 per 100,000.

The higher than average per capita COVID-19 death rate across the metro area is being driven disproportionately by one area in particular.

The broader Chicago metro area comprises 14 counties or county equivalents -- and of them, Newton County has had the most COVID-19 fatalities per capita. So far, the per capita death coronavirus death rate in Newton County stands at 221 for every 100,000 people.

With the highest per capita death rate in the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin metro area, Newton County ranks among the top 25% of all U.S. counties or county equivalents with at least one COVID-19 fatality, by death rate per capita.

Geography: Deaths per 100,000 people: Total deaths: Confirmed cases per 100,000 people: Total confirmed cases:
Newton, IN 221 31 6,877 964
Cook, IL 176 9,183 8,938 466,870
Lake, IN 175 851 9,809 47,754
Kenosha, WI 172 289 8,693 14,633
Porter, IN 154 259 9,330 15,679
Kane, IL 132 700 9,367 49,726
Lake, IL 129 908 8,268 58,174
Will, IL 127 874 9,229 63,558
Jasper, IN 126 42 9,268 3,100
DuPage, IL 124 1,159 8,064 75,140
Grundy, IL 121 61 9,806 4,953
DeKalb, IL 105 109 7,752 8,078
McHenry, IL 84 259 7,708 23,724
Kendall, IL 65 81 8,670 10,805

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

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