As the delta variant continues to surge, COVID-19 continues to spread through the population. To date, there have been 42,301,000 reported cases of the virus nationwide — and that number is growing every day.
In the Beaumont-Port Arthur metropolitan area, located in Texas, a total of 53,979 COVID-19 cases have been reported to date. Adjusted for population, there have been 13,175 reported infections for every 100,000 people in the area — in line with the national rate of 12,929 cases per 100,000 people.
Even though COVID-19 infections per capita are in line with the national average across Beaumont-Port Arthur , there are parts of the metro area where this is not the case.
The broader Beaumont metro area comprises four counties or county equivalents, which can include independent cities — and of them, Hardin County has the most COVID-19 cases per capita. So far, there have been a total of 9,880 infections in Hardin County, or 17,524 for every 100,000 people.
Not only does Hardin County have the most COVID-19 infections per capita in the Beaumont area, it also has more deaths attributable to the virus per capita than the metro area as a whole. There have been a total of 293 coronavirus deaths for every 100,000 people in Hardin County, compared to 251 COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 across the entire Beaumont-Port Arthur metro area.
All COVID-19 data used in this story are current as of Sept. 24, 2021.
|Rank||Geography||COVID cases per 100,000 people||Total cases||Deaths per 100,000 people||Total deaths|
|1||Hardin County, TX||17,524||9,880||293||165|
|2||Orange County, TX||15,646||13,150||271||228|
|3||Jefferson County, TX||11,771||30,041||232||591|
|4||Newton County, TX||6,459||908||313||44|