Despite the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination efforts, the novel coronavirus continues to spread through the United States. To date, 33,151,678 Americans have been infected with the virus — and 594,888 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 New York-Newark-Jersey City metropolitan area, which covers parts of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, a total of 2,388,309 COVID-19 cases have been reported to date. Adjusted for population, there have been 11,947 reported infections for every 100,000 people in the area — above the national rate of 10,133 cases per 100,000 people.
Though per capita cases of COVID-19 are higher in New York-Newark-Jersey City than they are nationwide, there are still parts of the metro area where the per capita infection rate is relatively low.
The broader New York metro area comprises 25 counties or county equivalents — and of them, Pike County in Pennsylvania has the fewest COVID-19 cases per capita. So far, there have been a total of 4,018 infections in Pike County, or 7,240 for every 100,000 people.
Not only does Pike County have the lowest per capita infection rate in the New York metro area, it also has a relatively low per capita fatality rate.
There have been a total of 97 coronavirus-related deaths for every 100,000 people in Pike County, below the 327 COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 across the entire New York-Newark-Jersey City metro area.
All COVID-19 data used in this story are current as of June 16, 2021.
|Rank||Geography||COVID cases per 100,000 people||Total cases||Deaths per 100,000 people||Total deaths|
|1||Pike County, PA||7,240||4,018||97||54|
|2||Hunterdon County, NJ||7,859||9,828||141||176|
|3||New York County, NY||8,468||138,244||276||4,499|
|4||Somerset County, NJ||9,122||30,118||256||846|
|5||Sussex County, NJ||9,866||14,039||214||305|
|6||Dutchess County, NY||10,027||29,470||151||445|
|7||Morris County, NJ||10,162||50,237||250||1,237|
|8||Putnam County, NY||10,705||10,605||93||92|
|9||Kings County, NY||10,788||280,563||402||10,454|
|10||Middlesex County, NJ||11,182||92,439||286||2,365|
|11||Bergen County, NJ||11,245||104,574||309||2,878|
|12||Essex County, NJ||11,881||94,279||379||3,007|
|13||Queens County, NY||12,062||277,244||433||9,955|
|14||Monmouth County, NJ||12,149||75,737||261||1,626|
|15||Bronx County, NY||12,759||183,457||458||6,588|
|16||Orange County, NY||12,772||48,308||223||843|
|17||Ocean County, NJ||12,848||76,051||365||2,162|
|18||Union County, NJ||12,944||71,587||356||1,971|
|19||Hudson County, NJ||13,191||88,197||343||2,294|
|20||Westchester County, NY||13,383||129,657||236||2,290|
|21||Suffolk County, NY||13,510||201,008||229||3,400|
|22||Nassau County, NY||13,536||183,624||234||3,175|
|23||Rockland County, NY||14,500||46,936||298||963|
|24||Passaic County, NJ||14,509||73,129||383||1,930|
|25||Richmond County, NY||15,811||74,960||388||1,841|