Special Report

These Are the Counties in the Austin-Round Rock, TX Metro Area with the Most Deaths from COVID-19

The ongoing spread of the delta variant is claiming lives and threatening a return to normalcy in the United States. So far, 659,336 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 Austin-Round Rock metropolitan area, located in Texas, a total of 2,407 deaths have been attributed to the virus, equal to 117 fatalities for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, 202 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 Austin metro area comprises five counties or county equivalents — and of them, Caldwell County has had the most COVID-19 fatalities per capita. So far, the per capita coronavirus death rate in Caldwell County stands at 290 for every 100,000 people.

Though it has the highest per capita death rate in the Austin-Round Rock metro area, Caldwell County ranks among the middle 50% 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 Sept. 16, 2021.

These are all the counties in Texas 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 Caldwell County, TX 290 120 18,765 7,769
2 Hays County, TX 167 340 14,801 30,217
3 Bastrop County, TX 165 136 16,094 13,290
4 Williamson County, TX 111 584 12,945 68,225
5 Travis County, TX 102 1,227 9,203 110,733