Special Report

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

With the ongoing surge of the delta variant, COVID-19 continues to spread through the United States. To date, 40,508,857 Americans have been infected with the virus — and 651,204 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 22,265 COVID-19 cases have been reported to date. Adjusted for population, there have been 15,047 reported infections for every 100,000 people in the area — above the national rate of 12,382 cases per 100,000 people.

Though per capita cases of COVID-19 are higher in Dothan than they are nationwide, some parts of the metro area are safer than others.

The broader Dothan metro area comprises three counties or county equivalents — and of them, Houston County in Alabama has the fewest COVID-19 cases per capita. So far, there have been a total of 15,488 infections in Houston County, or 14,842 for every 100,000 people.

Though Houston 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 313 coronavirus-related deaths for every 100,000 people in Houston County, compared to 318 COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 across the entire Dothan metro area.

All COVID-19 data used in this story are current as of Sept. 13, 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 Houston County, AL 14,842 15,488 313 327
2 Geneva County, AL 15,047 3,986 362 96
3 Henry County, AL 16,299 2,791 280 48