Special Report

These Are the Counties in the Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 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. Nearly 1 million 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 Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade metropolitan area, located in California, a total of 4,166 deaths have been attributed to the virus, equal to 182 fatalities for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, 303 deaths have been attributed to the virus per 100,000 people.

Though deaths attributable to the virus are less common across the metro area than they are nationwide, some parts of the metro area have more deaths per capita than others.

The broader Sacramento metro area comprises four counties or county equivalents — and of them, Sacramento County has had the most COVID-19 fatalities per capita. So far, the per capita coronavirus death rate in Sacramento County stands at 200 for every 100,000 people.

Though it has the highest per capita death rate in the Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade metro area, Sacramento County ranks among the bottom 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 May 11, 2022.

These are all the counties in California 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 Sacramento County, CA 200 3,016 20,682 312,309
2 Placer County, CA 164 625 18,701 71,079
3 Yolo County, CA 147 315 18,949 40,736
4 El Dorado County, CA 113 210 16,252 30,337

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