Special Report

This Is the County in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area With the Least COVID-19

To date, 82,217,041 Americans are confirmed to have been infected with COVID-19 — and over 1 million have died as a result. On a per capita basis, the U.S. has one of the highest known infections rates in the world.

In the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area, located in Texas, a total of 1,782,304 COVID-19 cases have been reported to date. Adjusted for population, there have been 24,566 reported infections for every 100,000 people in the area — in line with the national rate of 25,130 cases per 100,000 people.

Though per capita cases of COVID-19 are closely in line with the national per capita infection rate in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, there are still parts of the metro area where the per capita infection rate is relatively low.

The broader Dallas metro area comprises 13 counties or county equivalents — and of them, Hunt County in Texas has the fewest COVID-19 cases per capita. So far, there have been a total of 15,830 confirmed infections in Hunt County, or 17,178 for every 100,000 people.

Though Hunt County has the lowest per capita infection rate in the Dallas metro area, its per capita fatality rate is disproportionately high.

There have been a total of 394 coronavirus-related deaths for every 100,000 people in Hunt County, above the 263 COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 across the entire Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area.

All COVID-19 data used in this story are current as of May 23, 2022.

These are all the counties in Texas 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 Hunt County, TX 17,178 15,830 394 363
2 Dallas County, TX 22,232 575,033 262 6,775
3 Denton County, TX 22,463 181,285 168 1,354
4 Collin County, TX 22,942 216,649 160 1,509
5 Hood County, TX 23,696 13,483 482 274
6 Somervell County, TX 24,214 2,117 412 36
7 Wise County, TX 26,400 17,065 418 270
8 Parker County, TX 26,879 34,890 347 450
9 Johnson County, TX 26,892 43,962 450 735
10 Tarrant County, TX 28,225 570,140 294 5,929
11 Rockwall County, TX 28,663 26,841 284 266
12 Ellis County, TX 29,176 49,261 345 582
13 Kaufman County, TX 30,063 35,748 451 536

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