More than 1 million Americans have died from COVID-19 – more than the total number of Americans killed in World War I and World War II combined.
In the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood metropolitan area, located in Colorado, a total of 5,946 deaths have been attributed to the virus, equal to 209 fatalities for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, 307 deaths have been attributed to the virus per 100,000 people.
Though deaths attributable to the virus are less common across the metro area than they are nationwide, some parts of the metro area have more deaths per capita than others.
The broader Denver metro area comprises 10 counties or county equivalents — and of them, Adams County has had the most COVID-19 fatalities per capita. So far, the per capita coronavirus death rate in Adams County stands at 267 for every 100,000 people.
Though it has the highest per capita death rate in the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood metro area, Adams County ranks among the bottom 25% of all U.S. counties or county equivalents by COVID-19 death rate per capita.
All COVID-19 data used in this story are current as of June 28, 2022.
|Rank||Geography||Deaths per 100,000 people||Total deaths||Confirmed cases per 100,000 people||Total confirmed cases|
|1||Adams County, CO||267||1,327||29,092||144,621|
|2||Jefferson County, CO||242||1,380||24,233||138,233|
|3||Denver County, CO||200||1,388||27,649||191,721|
|4||Arapahoe County, CO||192||1,220||26,526||168,883|
|5||Broomfield County, CO||178||118||23,205||15,343|
|6||Elbert County, CO||159||40||20,261||5,098|
|7||Douglas County, CO||133||436||26,539||87,211|
|8||Clear Creek County, CO||128||12||18,147||1,702|
|9||Park County, CO||121||21||17,767||3,090|
|10||Gilpin County, CO||68||4||17,657||1,046|
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