Special Report

This is the County in the Brunswick, GA Metro Area With the Most COVID-19

Though vaccine distribution is well underway across the United States, the novel coronavirus continues to spread through the population. To date, there have been 33,216,900 reported cases of the virus nationwide — and that number is growing every day.

In the Brunswick metropolitan area, located in Georgia, a total of 10,820 COVID-19 cases have been reported to date. Adjusted for population, there have been 9,275 reported infections for every 100,000 people in the area — below the national rate of 10,153 cases per 100,000 people.

Even though Brunswick has fewer COVID-19 infections per capita than the national average, there are parts of the metro area that appear to be at higher risk than others.

The broader Brunswick metro area comprises three counties or county equivalents, which can include independent cities — and of them, Glynn County has the most COVID-19 cases per capita. So far, there have been a total of 8,294 infections in Glynn County, or 9,877 for every 100,000 people.

Not only does Glynn County have the most COVID-19 infections per capita in the Brunswick 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 212 coronavirus deaths for every 100,000 people in Glynn County, compared to 201 COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 across the entire Brunswick metro area.

All COVID-19 data used in this story are current as of June 23, 2021.

These are all the counties in Georgia 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 Glynn County, GA 9,877 8,294 212 178
2 Brantley County, GA 8,954 1,662 216 40
3 McIntosh County, GA 6,119 864 113 16