With the continuing surge of the delta variant, COVID-19 continues to unfold by means of the United States. To date, 42,163,561 Americans have been contaminated with the virus — and 673,728 have died consequently. On a per capita foundation, the U.S. has one of many highest recognized infections charges on the planet.
In the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metropolitan space, positioned in Texas, a complete of 863,806 COVID-19 circumstances have been reported up to now. Adjusted for inhabitants, there have been 12,742 reported infections for each 100,000 individuals within the space — in keeping with the nationwide rate of 12,887 circumstances per 100,000 individuals.
Though per capita circumstances of COVID-19 are carefully in keeping with the nationwide per capita an infection rate in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, there are nonetheless elements of the metro space the place the per capita an infection rate is comparatively low.
The broader Houston metro space contains 9 counties or county equivalents — and of them, Austin County in Texas has the fewest COVID-19 circumstances per capita. So far, there have been a complete of three,141 infections in Austin County, or 10,624 for each 100,000 individuals.
Not solely does Austin County have the bottom per capita an infection rate within the Houston metro space, it additionally has a comparatively low per capita fatality rate.
There have been a complete of 159 coronavirus-related deaths for each 100,000 individuals in Austin County, under the 168 COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 throughout all the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metro space.
All COVID-19 information used on this story are present as of Sept. 23, 2021.