Special Report

These Are the Counties in the Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area With the Least COVID-19

Despite the ongoing vaccination effort, new daily cases of COVID-19 are beginning to rise once again in parts of the United States. To date, 47,702,004 Americans have been infected with the virus — and 770,162 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 Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin metropolitan area, located in Tennessee, a total of 362,798 COVID-19 cases have been reported to date. Adjusted for population, there have been 19,462 reported infections for every 100,000 people in the area — above the national rate of 14,580 cases per 100,000 people.

Though per capita cases of COVID-19 are higher in Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin than they are nationwide, some parts of the metro area are safer than others.

The broader Nashville metro area comprises 14 counties or county equivalents — and of them, Cheatham County in Tennessee has the fewest COVID-19 cases per capita. So far, there have been a total of 7,131 infections in Cheatham County, or 17,859 for every 100,000 people.

Not only does Cheatham County have the lowest per capita infection rate in the Nashville metro area, it also has a relatively low per capita fatality rate.

There have been a total of 190 coronavirus-related deaths for every 100,000 people in Cheatham County, below the 203 COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 across the entire Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin metro area.

All COVID-19 data used in this story are current as of Nov. 26, 2021.

These are all the counties in Tennessee 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 Cheatham County, TN 17,859 7,131 190 76
2 Davidson County, TN 18,073 123,624 174 1,192
3 Williamson County, TN 18,601 40,671 126 276
4 Hickman County, TN 19,147 4,725 316 78
5 Sumner County, TN 19,507 35,009 239 429
6 Cannon County, TN 20,313 2,839 315 44
7 Dickson County, TN 20,582 10,700 325 169
8 Rutherford County, TN 20,638 63,384 188 576
9 Robertson County, TN 20,638 14,311 283 196
10 Wilson County, TN 20,833 27,638 259 344
11 Smith County, TN 21,791 4,240 272 53
12 Maury County, TN 22,003 19,753 264 237
13 Macon County, TN 23,622 5,548 400 94
14 Trousdale County, TN 33,689 3,225 282 27

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