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This Is the County in the Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metro Area with the Most Deaths from COVID-19

24/7 Wall St. logo 24/7 Wall St. 10/22/2021 Samuel Stebbins

© Provided by 24/7 Wall St. Following a months long surge driven by the delta variant, new daily cases of COVID-19 are falling once again in the United States. Still, the virus continues to claim lives. So far, 719,694 Americans have died from the virus -- more than the total number of Americans killed in World War I and World War II combined.

In the Louisville/Jefferson County metropolitan area, which covers parts of Kentucky and Indiana, a total of 2,605 deaths have been attributed to the virus, equal to 205 fatalities for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, 220 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 Louisville/Jefferson County metro area comprises 12 counties or county equivalents -- and of them, Washington County has had the most COVID-19 fatalities per capita. So far, the per capita coronavirus death rate in Washington County stands at 366 for every 100,000 people.

With the highest per capita death rate in the Louisville/Jefferson County metro area, Washington County ranks among the top 25% of all U.S. counties or county equivalents by COVID-19 death rate per capita.

All COVID-19 data used in this story are current as of Oct. 20, 2021.

These are all the counties in Kentucky 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 Washington County, KY 366 44 19,061 2,291
2 Scott County, IN 286 68 18,275 4,339
3 Floyd County, IN 279 214 14,299 10,983
4 Harrison County, IN 229 91 16,154 6,415
5 Shelby County, KY 222 104 14,710 6,882
6 Clark County, IN 214 248 15,888 18,383
7 Jefferson County, KY 203 1,556 15,300 117,371
8 Spencer County, KY 181 33 15,395 2,809
9 Trimble County, KY 162 14 13,523 1,168
10 Henry County, KY 152 24 15,872 2,510
11 Bullitt County, KY 148 118 14,842 11,794
12 Oldham County, KY 139 91 15,205 9,940

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