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This is the County in the Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN Metro Area With the Least COVID-19

24/7 Wall St. logo 24/7 Wall St. 7/28/2021 Samuel Stebbins

a man and a dog in a kitchen preparing food © Provided by 24/7 Wall St. Despite the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination efforts, the novel coronavirus continues to spread through the United States. To date, 34,092,714 Americans have been infected with the virus -- and 604,940 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 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin metropolitan area, located in Tennessee, a total of 258,873 COVID-19 cases have been reported to date. Adjusted for population, there have been 13,887 reported infections for every 100,000 people in the area -- above the national rate of 10,421 cases per 100,000 people.

Though per capita cases of COVID-19 are higher in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin than they are nationwide, some parts of the metro area are safer than others.

The broader Nashville metro area comprises 14 counties or county equivalents -- and of them, Hickman County in Tennessee has the fewest COVID-19 cases per capita. So far, there have been a total of 2,910 infections in Hickman County, or 11,792 for every 100,000 people.

Though Hickman County has the lowest per capita infection rate in the Nashville metro area, its per capita fatality rate is disproportionately high.

There have been a total of 190 coronavirus-related deaths for every 100,000 people in Hickman County, above the 158 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 July 23, 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 Hickman County, TN 11,792 2,910 190 47
2 Cheatham County, TN 11,798 4,711 140 56
3 Williamson County, TN 13,270 29,014 100 219
4 Davidson County, TN 13,357 91,362 140 958
5 Dickson County, TN 13,772 7,160 221 115
6 Sumner County, TN 13,938 25,015 199 358
7 Cannon County, TN 14,046 1,963 229 32
8 Rutherford County, TN 14,376 44,154 147 451
9 Smith County, TN 14,503 2,822 206 40
10 Robertson County, TN 14,542 10,084 205 142
11 Wilson County, TN 14,755 19,575 190 252
12 Maury County, TN 15,451 13,871 197 177
13 Macon County, TN 15,698 3,687 332 78
14 Trousdale County, TN 26,585 2,545 219 21

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