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This is the County in the Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metro Area with the Most Deaths from COVID-19

24/7 Wall St. logo 24/7 Wall St. 6/16/2021 Samuel Stebbins

a close up of a man © Provided by 24/7 Wall St. The ongoing vaccination effort is allowing 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 594,496 American lives -- more than the total number of Americans killed in World War I and World War II combined.

In the Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford metropolitan area, located in Connecticut, a total of 2,989 deaths have been attributed to the virus, equal to 247 fatalities for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, 182 deaths have been attributed to the virus per 100,000 people.

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

The broader Hartford metro area comprises three counties or county equivalents -- and of them, Hartford County has had the most COVID-19 fatalities per capita. So far, the per capita coronavirus death rate in Hartford County stands at 272 for every 100,000 people.

With the highest per capita death rate in the Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford metro area, Hartford 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.

All COVID-19 data used in this story are current as of June 14, 2021.

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

Rank Geography Deaths per 100,000 people Total deaths Confirmed cases per 100,000 people Total confirmed cases
1 Hartford County, CT 271.7 2,431 9,418 84,269
2 Middlesex County, CT 227.1 371 7,847 12,819
3 Tolland County, CT 123.6 187 6,357 9,616

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