The ongoing vaccination effort is allowing life in the United States to return to some degree of normalcy after COVID-19 wreaked havoc for well over a year. So far, the virus has claimed 594,496 American lives — more than the total number of Americans killed in World War I and World War II combined.
In the Dothan metropolitan area, located in Alabama, a total of 411 deaths have been attributed to the virus, equal to 278 fatalities for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, 182 deaths have been attributed to the virus per 100,000 people.
The higher than average per capita COVID-19 death rate across the metro area is being driven by one area in particular.
The broader Dothan metro area comprises three counties or county equivalents — and of them, Geneva County has had the most COVID-19 fatalities per capita. So far, the per capita coronavirus death rate in Geneva County stands at 306 for every 100,000 people.
With the highest per capita death rate in the Dothan metro area, Geneva County ranks among the top 25% of all U.S. counties or county equivalents with at least one COVID-19 fatality by death rate per capita.
All COVID-19 data used in this story are current as of June 14, 2021.
|Rank||Geography||Deaths per 100,000 people||Total deaths||Confirmed cases per 100,000 people||Total confirmed cases|
|1||Geneva County, AL||305.8||81||9,698||2,569|
|2||Houston County, AL||275.0||287||10,300||10,748|
|3||Henry County, AL||251.1||43||11,317||1,938|