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COVID-19: This is the Most Dangerous County in the Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN 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 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin metropolitan area, located in Tennessee, a total of 254,285 COVID-19 cases have been reported to date. Adjusted for population, there have been 13,641 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 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin is being driven by a high concentration of the virus in one area in particular.

The broader Nashville metro area comprises 14 counties or county equivalents, which can include independent cities -- and of them, Trousdale County has the most COVID-19 cases per capita. So far, there have been a total of 2,513 infections in Trousdale County, or 26,251 for every 100,000 people.

Not only does Trousdale County have the most COVID-19 infections per capita in the Nashville 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 230 coronavirus deaths for every 100,000 people in Trousdale County, compared to 156 COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 across the entire Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin metro area.

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

These are all the counties in Tennessee 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 Trousdale County, TN 26,251 2,513 230 22
2 Macon County, TN 15,523 3,646 332 78
3 Maury County, TN 15,162 13,612 194 174
4 Smith County, TN 14,375 2,797 206 40
5 Wilson County, TN 14,369 19,062 182 241
6 Robertson County, TN 14,203 9,849 190 132
7 Rutherford County, TN 14,172 43,525 144 443
8 Cannon County, TN 13,859 1,937 229 32
9 Sumner County, TN 13,561 24,338 196 352
10 Dickson County, TN 13,301 6,915 219 114
11 Davidson County, TN 13,199 90,281 139 952
12 Williamson County, TN 12,959 28,334 100 218
13 Hickman County, TN 11,618 2,867 186 46
14 Cheatham County, TN 11,543 4,609 140 56

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