More than 1 million Americans have died from COVID-19 – more than the total number of Americans killed in World War I and World War II combined.
In the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell metropolitan area, located in Georgia, a total of 16,185 deaths have been attributed to the virus, equal to 280 fatalities for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, 306 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, this is not the case in some parts of the city.
The broader Atlanta metro area comprises 29 counties or county equivalents — and of them, Meriwether County has had the most COVID-19 fatalities per capita. So far, the per capita coronavirus death rate in Meriwether County stands at 687 for every 100,000 people.
With the highest per capita death rate in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell metro area, Meriwether County ranks among the top 10% 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 June 15, 2022.
|Rank||Geography||Deaths per 100,000 people||Total deaths||Confirmed cases per 100,000 people||Total confirmed cases|
|1||Meriwether County, GA||687||145||21,489||4,537|
|2||Butts County, GA||674||160||27,928||6,633|
|3||Spalding County, GA||651||421||25,047||16,210|
|4||Lamar County, GA||610||113||26,560||4,917|
|5||Haralson County, GA||608||176||18,853||5,459|
|6||Pickens County, GA||551||170||27,556||8,496|
|7||Pike County, GA||542||98||30,528||5,520|
|8||Jasper County, GA||530||73||23,259||3,206|
|9||Walton County, GA||482||434||24,667||22,233|
|10||Heard County, GA||462||54||18,721||2,186|
|11||Bartow County, GA||433||449||28,791||29,833|
|12||Newton County, GA||429||457||23,788||25,333|
|13||Dawson County, GA||423||101||29,420||7,020|
|14||Carroll County, GA||398||462||20,731||24,052|
|15||Morgan County, GA||384||70||25,385||4,629|
|16||Rockdale County, GA||364||324||21,646||19,267|
|17||Clayton County, GA||351||979||23,698||66,038|
|18||Coweta County, GA||349||491||24,243||34,065|
|19||Barrow County, GA||334||257||28,979||22,281|
|20||Henry County, GA||311||689||26,989||59,729|
|21||Fayette County, GA||291||324||21,270||23,688|
|22||Douglas County, GA||288||408||25,364||35,977|
|23||Paulding County, GA||279||435||25,051||39,040|
|24||Cherokee County, GA||262||635||26,879||65,024|
|25||Cobb County, GA||247||1,840||24,422||181,957|
|26||DeKalb County, GA||237||1,759||21,342||158,614|
|27||Fulton County, GA||231||2,363||22,585||230,795|
|28||Gwinnett County, GA||210||1,893||23,951||216,106|
|29||Forsyth County, GA||184||405||25,762||56,645|
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