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These Are the Counties in the Corpus Christi, TX Metro Area With the Least COVID-19

Following a months long surge driven by the delta variant, new daily cases of COVID-19 are falling once again in the United States. To date, 44,501,723 Americans have been infected with the virus — and 716,720 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 Corpus Christi metropolitan area, located in Texas, a total of 75,629 COVID-19 cases have been reported to date. Adjusted for population, there have been 16,721 reported infections for every 100,000 people in the area — above the national rate of 13,602 cases per 100,000 people.

Though per capita cases of COVID-19 are higher in Corpus Christi than they are nationwide, there are still parts of the metro area where the per capita infection rate is relatively low.

The broader Corpus Christi metro area comprises three counties or county equivalents — and of them, San Patricio County in Texas has the fewest COVID-19 cases per capita. So far, there have been a total of 6,880 infections in San Patricio County, or 10,262 for every 100,000 people.

Though San Patricio County has the lowest per capita infection rate in the Corpus Christi metro area, its per capita fatality rate is disproportionately high.

There have been a total of 403 coronavirus-related deaths for every 100,000 people in San Patricio County, above the 344 COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 across the entire Corpus Christi metro area.

All COVID-19 data used in this story are current as of Oct. 18, 2021.

These are all the counties in Texas where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

Rank Geography COVID cases per 100,000 people Total cases Deaths per 100,000 people Total deaths
1 San Patricio County, TX 10,262 6,880 403 270
2 Aransas County, TX 10,423 2,581 242 60
3 Nueces County, TX 18,355 66,168 341 1,228

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