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This Is the County in the Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN Metro Area with the Most Deaths from COVID-19

24/7 Wall St. logo 24/7 Wall St. 12/3/2021 Samuel Stebbins

© Provided by 24/7 Wall St. Despite the ongoing vaccination effort, new daily cases of COVID-19 are beginning to rise once again in parts of the United States and the virus continues to claim lives. So far, 774,868 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 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin metropolitan area, located in Tennessee, a total of 3,814 deaths have been attributed to the virus, equal to 205 fatalities for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, 237 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 Nashville metro area comprises 14 counties or county equivalents -- and of them, Macon County has had the most COVID-19 fatalities per capita. So far, the per capita coronavirus death rate in Macon County stands at 400 for every 100,000 people.

With the highest per capita death rate in the Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin metro area, Macon 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 Dec. 1, 2021.

These are all the counties in Tennessee 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 Macon County, TN 400 94 23,664 5,558
2 Dickson County, TN 327 170 20,661 10,741
3 Hickman County, TN 316 78 19,264 4,754
4 Cannon County, TN 315 44 20,414 2,853
5 Robertson County, TN 284 197 20,707 14,359
6 Trousdale County, TN 282 27 33,814 3,237
7 Smith County, TN 272 53 21,842 4,250
8 Maury County, TN 265 238 22,073 19,816
9 Wilson County, TN 264 350 20,923 27,757
10 Sumner County, TN 240 431 19,609 35,193
11 Cheatham County, TN 193 77 17,964 7,173
12 Rutherford County, TN 189 580 20,767 63,782
13 Davidson County, TN 175 1,198 18,147 124,128
14 Williamson County, TN 127 277 18,710 40,909

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