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This is the County in the New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 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 New York-Newark-Jersey City metropolitan area, which covers parts of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, a total of 65,377 deaths have been attributed to the virus, equal to 327 fatalities for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, 182 deaths have been attributed to the virus per 100,000 people.

The higher than average per capita COVID-19 death rate across the metro area is being driven by one area in particular.

The broader New York metro area comprises 25 counties or county equivalents -- and of them, Bronx County has had the most COVID-19 fatalities per capita. So far, the per capita coronavirus death rate in Bronx County stands at 458 for every 100,000 people.

With the highest per capita death rate in the New York-Newark-Jersey City metro area, Bronx County ranks among the top 10% 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 New York 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 Bronx County, NY 458.0 6,586 12,753 183,378
2 Queens County, NY 433.0 9,953 12,058 277,151
3 Kings County, NY 401.8 10,450 10,784 280,468
4 Richmond County, NY 388.1 1,840 15,805 74,931
5 Passaic County, NJ 382.5 1,928 14,500 73,087
6 Essex County, NJ 378.5 3,004 11,877 94,248
7 Ocean County, NJ 365.2 2,162 12,841 76,009
8 Union County, NJ 356.4 1,971 12,938 71,556
9 Hudson County, NJ 343.1 2,294 13,184 88,149
10 Bergen County, NJ 309.5 2,878 11,240 104,528
11 Rockland County, NY 297.5 963 14,499 46,930
12 Middlesex County, NJ 286.1 2,365 11,178 92,409
13 New York County,, NY 275.5 4,498 8,464 138,177
14 Monmouth County, NJ 260.8 1,626 12,142 75,689
15 Somerset County, NJ 256.2 846 9,114 30,091
16 Morris County, NJ 250.2 1,237 10,159 50,223
17 Westchester County, NY 236.2 2,288 13,380 129,624
18 Nassau County, NY 234.0 3,174 13,533 183,578
19 Suffolk County, NY 228.4 3,399 13,506 200,959
20 Orange County, NY 222.9 843 12,769 48,294
21 Sussex County, NJ 214.3 305 9,865 14,038
22 Dutchess County, NY 151.4 445 10,026 29,467
23 Hunterdon County, NJ 140.7 176 7,859 9,828
24 Pike County, PA 97.3 54 7,236 4,016
25 Putnam County, NY 92.9 92 10,704 10,604

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