Special Report

This Is the County in the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Metro Area With the Least COVID-19

To date, 88,027,926 Americans are confirmed to have been infected with COVID-19 — and over 1 million 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 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton metropolitan area, which covers parts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, a total of 227,544 COVID-19 cases have been reported to date. Adjusted for population, there have been 27,263 reported infections for every 100,000 people in the area — in line with the national rate of 26,906 cases per 100,000 people.

Though per capita cases of COVID-19 are closely in line with the national per capita infection rate in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, there are still parts of the metro area where the per capita infection rate is relatively low.

The broader Allentown metro area comprises four counties or county equivalents — and of them, Warren County in New Jersey has the fewest COVID-19 cases per capita. So far, there have been a total of 26,770 confirmed infections in Warren County, or 25,185 for every 100,000 people.

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

There have been a total of 326 coronavirus-related deaths for every 100,000 people in Warren County, below the 367 COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 across the entire Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton metro area.

All COVID-19 data used in this story are current as of July 17, 2022.

These are all the counties in New Jersey 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 Warren County, NJ 25,185 26,770 326 346
2 Lehigh County, PA 26,737 96,952 352 1,277
3 Carbon County, PA 26,784 17,123 482 308
4 Northampton County, PA 28,729 86,699 374 1,128

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