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These Are the Counties in the Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area with the Most Deaths from COVID-19

Though cases of the omicron variant appear to have peaked in the United States, the virus continues to claim lives. So far, more than 900,000 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 Oklahoma City metropolitan area, located in Oklahoma, a total of 3,889 deaths have been attributed to the virus, equal to 284 fatalities for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, 284 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 Oklahoma City metro area comprises seven counties or county equivalents — and of them, Grady County has had the most COVID-19 fatalities per capita. So far, the per capita coronavirus death rate in Grady County stands at 415 for every 100,000 people.

Though it has the highest per capita death rate in the Oklahoma City metro area, Grady County ranks among the middle 50% 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 Feb. 23, 2022.

These are all the counties in Oklahoma 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 Grady County, OK 415 227 24,616 13,473
2 Lincoln County, OK 353 123 21,989 7,664
3 Logan County, OK 319 147 22,772 10,485
4 McClain County, OK 311 120 29,500 11,397
5 Oklahoma County,, OK 280 2,192 24,421 190,981
6 Cleveland County, OK 263 728 28,054 77,635
7 Canadian County, OK 257 352 28,006 38,287

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