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These Are the Counties in the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area With the Least COVID-19

24/7 Wall St. logo 24/7 Wall St. 6/29/2022 Samuel Stebbins

© Provided by 24/7 Wall St. To date, 85,673,420 Americans are confirmed to have been infected with COVID-19 -- and over 1 million 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 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metropolitan area, located in Texas, a total of 1,675,642 COVID-19 cases have been reported to date. Adjusted for population, there have been 24,718 reported infections for every 100,000 people in the area -- below the national rate of 26,186 cases per 100,000 people.

The lower than average per capita COVID-19 infection rate across Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land is being driven by one area in particular.

The broader Houston metro area comprises nine counties or county equivalents -- and of them, Waller County in Texas has the fewest COVID-19 cases per capita. So far, there have been a total of 9,981 confirmed infections in Waller County, or 19,967 for every 100,000 people.

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


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There have been a total of 216 coronavirus-related deaths for every 100,000 people in Waller County, below the 236 COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 across the entire Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metro area.

All COVID-19 data used in this story are current as of June 27, 2022.

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 Waller County, TX 19,967 9,981 216 108
2 Austin County, TX 20,288 5,998 250 74
3 Liberty County, TX 22,813 18,675 495 405
4 Harris County, TX 23,457 1,079,620 239 11,015
5 Chambers County, TX 26,578 10,709 171 69
6 Montgomery County, TX 26,681 147,930 234 1,297
7 Fort Bend County, TX 27,444 202,905 164 1,214
8 Brazoria County, TX 27,801 98,417 278 984
9 Galveston County, TX 31,003 101,407 261 855
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