Special Report

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

With the ongoing surge of the delta variant, COVID-19 continues to spread through the United States. To date, 42,163,561 Americans have been infected with the virus — and 673,728 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 73,337 COVID-19 cases have been reported to date. Adjusted for population, there have been 16,214 reported infections for every 100,000 people in the area — above the national rate of 12,887 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 6,555 infections in San Patricio County, or 9,777 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 340 coronavirus-related deaths for every 100,000 people in San Patricio County, above the 314 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 Sept. 23, 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 9,777 6,555 340 228
2 Aransas County, TX 9,821 2,432 218 54
3 Nueces County, TX 17,851 64,350 316 1,140