Special Report

This is the County in the Dothan, AL Metro Area With the Least COVID-19

Despite the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination efforts, the novel coronavirus continues to spread through the United States. To date, 32,167,970 Americans have been infected with the virus — and 572,987 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 Dothan metropolitan area, located in Alabama, a total of 14,861 COVID-19 cases have been reported to date. Adjusted for population, there have been 10,043 reported infections for every 100,000 people in the area — in line with the national rate of 9,832 cases per 100,000 people.

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

The broader Dothan metro area comprises three counties or county equivalents — and of them, Geneva County in Alabama has the fewest COVID-19 cases per capita. So far, there have been a total of 2,470 infections in Geneva County, or 9,324 for every 100,000 people.

Though Geneva County has the lowest per capita infection rate in the Dothan metro area, its per capita fatality rate is closely in line with the regional average.

There have been a total of 283 coronavirus-related deaths for every 100,000 people in Geneva County, compared to 270 COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 across the entire Dothan metro area.

All COVID-19 data used in this story are current as of May 6, 2021.

These are all the counties in Alabama 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 Geneva County, AL 9,324 2,470 283 75
2 Houston County, AL 10,068 10,506 268 280
3 Henry County, AL 11,008 1,885 257 44