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This is the County in the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 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 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metropolitan area, located in Texas, a total of 9,066 deaths have been attributed to the virus, equal to 134 fatalities for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, 182 deaths have been attributed to the virus per 100,000 people.

Though deaths attributable to the virus are less common across the metro area than they are nationwide, this is not the case in some parts of the city.

The broader Houston metro area comprises nine counties or county equivalents -- and of them, Liberty County has had the most COVID-19 fatalities per capita. So far, the per capita coronavirus death rate in Liberty County stands at 232 for every 100,000 people.

Though it has the highest per capita death rate in the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metro area, Liberty County ranks among the middle 50% 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 Texas 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 Liberty County, TX 232.1 190 9,829 8,046
2 Brazoria County, TX 148.6 526 10,858 38,437
3 Harris County, TX 141.5 6,511 8,757 403,038
4 Galveston County, TX 133.0 435 12,446 40,710
5 Austin County, TX 125.1 37 7,489 2,214
6 Montgomery County, TX 107.9 598 9,926 55,036
7 Waller County, TX 100.0 50 8,394 4,196
8 Fort Bend County, TX 93.3 690 9,384 69,379
9 Chambers County, TX 72.0 29 12,831 5,170


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