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These Are the Counties in the Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area with the Most Deaths from COVID-19

As the omicron variant spreads, new daily cases of COVID-19 have hit new highs in the United States and the virus continues to claim lives. So far, 833,519 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 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson metropolitan area, located in Indiana, a total of 5,280 deaths have been attributed to the virus, equal to 263 fatalities for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, 255 deaths have been attributed to the virus per 100,000 people.

Though COVID-19 deaths per capita in the metro area are closely in line with comparable national rate, there are parts of the city where this is not the case.

The broader Indianapolis metro area comprises 11 counties or county equivalents — and of them, Madison County has had the most COVID-19 fatalities per capita. So far, the per capita coronavirus death rate in Madison County stands at 400 for every 100,000 people.

With the highest per capita death rate in the Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson metro area, Madison County ranks among the top 25% 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 Jan. 12, 2022.

These are all the counties in Indiana 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 Madison County, IN 400 518 20,202 26,162
2 Brown County, IN 346 52 14,002 2,105
3 Johnson County, IN 333 505 22,520 34,132
4 Shelby County, IN 331 147 23,730 10,536
5 Morgan County, IN 316 220 18,406 12,834
6 Hancock County, IN 278 205 22,728 16,780
7 Hendricks County, IN 274 441 20,066 32,295
8 Marion County, IN 258 2,440 19,716 186,221
9 Putnam County, IN 250 94 20,048 7,530
10 Boone County, IN 210 135 19,034 12,243
11 Hamilton County, IN 165 523 20,648 65,268

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