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 Knoxville metropolitan area, located in Tennessee, a total of 3,079 deaths have been attributed to the virus, equal to 355 fatalities for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, 307 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 Knoxville metro area comprises nine counties or county equivalents — and of them, Grainger County has had the most COVID-19 fatalities per capita. So far, the per capita coronavirus death rate in Grainger County stands at 482 for every 100,000 people.
With the highest per capita death rate in the Knoxville metro area, Grainger County ranks among the top 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||Grainger County, TN||482||111||29,957||6,894|
|2||Anderson County, TN||457||346||30,051||22,771|
|3||Roane County, TN||444||235||30,531||16,150|
|4||Campbell County, TN||428||170||31,799||12,620|
|5||Union County, TN||404||78||29,062||5,607|
|6||Morgan County, TN||403||87||29,121||6,289|
|7||Loudon County, TN||372||192||28,971||14,952|
|8||Blount County, TN||348||447||31,301||40,204|
|9||Knox County, TN||310||1,413||28,987||132,235|
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