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These Are the Counties in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area With the Most COVID-19

There have been 82,117,600 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States to date – and that number continues to grow.

In the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area, located in Texas, a total of 1,781,485 cases of COVID-19 have been reported. Adjusted for population, there have been 24,555 confirmed infections for every 100,000 people in the area — in line with the national rate of 25,100 cases per 100,000 people.

Even though COVID-19 infections per capita are in line with the national average across Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington , there are parts of the metro area where this is not the case.

The broader Dallas metro area comprises 13 counties or county equivalents, which can include independent cities — and of them, Kaufman County has the most COVID-19 cases per capita. So far, there have been a total of 35,728 confirmed infections in Kaufman County, or 30,046 for every 100,000 people.

Not only does Kaufman County have the most COVID-19 infections per capita in the Dallas area, it also has more deaths attributable to the virus per capita than the metro area as a whole. There have been a total of 451 coronavirus deaths for every 100,000 people in Kaufman County, compared to 263 COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 across the entire Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area.

All COVID-19 data used in this story are current as of May 20, 2022.

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 Kaufman County, TX 30,046 35,728 451 536
2 Ellis County, TX 29,168 49,246 345 582
3 Rockwall County, TX 28,654 26,832 284 266
4 Tarrant County, TX 28,214 569,925 293 5,927
5 Johnson County, TX 26,876 43,936 450 735
6 Parker County, TX 26,867 34,874 347 450
7 Wise County, TX 26,397 17,063 418 270
8 Somervell County, TX 24,214 2,117 412 36
9 Hood County, TX 23,687 13,478 482 274
10 Collin County, TX 22,925 216,494 160 1,508
11 Denton County, TX 22,452 181,197 168 1,354
12 Dallas County, TX 22,222 574,771 262 6,774
13 Hunt County, TX 17,172 15,824 394 363

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