As the delta variant continues to surge, COVID-19 continues to spread through the population. To date, there have been 41,395,400 reported cases of the virus nationwide — and that number is growing every day.
In the Corpus Christi metropolitan area, located in Texas, a total of 72,062 COVID-19 cases have been reported to date. Adjusted for population, there have been 15,933 reported infections for every 100,000 people in the area — above the national rate of 12,653 cases per 100,000 people.
The higher than average per capita COVID-19 infection rate across Corpus Christi is being driven by a high concentration of the virus in one area in particular.
The broader Corpus Christi metro area comprises three counties or county equivalents, which can include independent cities — and of them, Nueces County has the most COVID-19 cases per capita. So far, there have been a total of 63,407 infections in Nueces County, or 17,589 for every 100,000 people.
A relatively high infection rate does not necessarily mean COVID-19 related fatalities per capita are higher in Nueces County than they are across all of the Corpus Christi area, however. There have been a total of 307 coronavirus deaths for every 100,000 people in Nueces County, in line with 306 COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 across the entire Corpus Christi metro area.
All COVID-19 data used in this story are current as of Sept. 17, 2021.
|Rank||Geography||COVID cases per 100,000 people||Total cases||Deaths per 100,000 people||Total deaths|
|1||Nueces County, TX||17,589||63,407||307||1,108|
|2||Aransas County, TX||9,502||2,353||214||53|
|3||San Patricio County, TX||9,400||6,302||333||223|