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 Corpus Christi metropolitan area, located in Texas, a total of 73,429 COVID-19 cases have been reported to date. Adjusted for population, there have been 16,235 reported infections for every 100,000 people in the area — above the national rate of 12,929 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 64,438 infections in Nueces County, or 17,875 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 319 coronavirus deaths for every 100,000 people in Nueces County, in line with 316 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. 24, 2021.
|Rank||Geography||COVID cases per 100,000 people||Total cases||Deaths per 100,000 people||Total deaths|
|1||Nueces County, TX||17,875||64,438||319||1,149|
|2||Aransas County, TX||9,837||2,436||218||54|
|3||San Patricio County, TX||9,777||6,555||340||228|