Special Report

This Is the County in the Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metro Area With the Most COVID-19

There have been 84,292,700 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States to date – and that number continues to grow.

In the Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford metropolitan area, located in Connecticut, a total of 252,226 cases of COVID-19 have been reported. Adjusted for population, there have been 20,856 confirmed infections for every 100,000 people in the area — below the national rate of 25,764 cases per 100,000 people.

Even though Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford has fewer COVID-19 infections per capita than the national average, there are parts of the metro area that appear to be higher risk than others.

The broader Hartford metro area comprises three counties or county equivalents, which can include independent cities — and of them, Hartford County has the most COVID-19 cases per capita. So far, there have been a total of 196,909 confirmed infections in Hartford County, or 22,008 for every 100,000 people.

Not only does Hartford County have the most COVID-19 infections per capita in the Hartford area, it also has more deaths attributable to the virus per capita than the metro area as a whole. There have been a total of 355 coronavirus deaths for every 100,000 people in Hartford County, compared to 326 COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 across the entire Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford metro area.

All COVID-19 data used in this story are current as of June 12, 2022.

These are all the counties in Connecticut 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 Hartford County, CT 22,008 196,909 355 3,178
2 Middlesex County, CT 19,681 32,152 297 486
3 Tolland County, CT 15,314 23,165 185 280

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