Special Report

This Is the County in the Lynchburg, VA Metro Area with the Most Deaths from COVID-19

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 Lynchburg metropolitan area, located in Virginia, a total of 877 deaths have been attributed to the virus, equal to 336 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 Lynchburg metro area comprises five counties or county equivalents — and of them, Campbell County has had the most COVID-19 fatalities per capita. So far, the per capita coronavirus death rate in Campbell County stands at 395 for every 100,000 people.

Though it has the highest per capita death rate in the Lynchburg metro area, Campbell County ranks among the middle 50% 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.

These are all the counties in Virginia where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

Rank Geography Deaths per 100,000 people Total deaths Confirmed cases per 100,000 people Total confirmed cases
1 Campbell County, VA 395 218 24,426 13,476
2 Lynchburg City, VA 341 273 25,865 20,726
3 Appomattox County, VA 340 53 25,974 4,046
4 Bedford County, VA 311 242 23,172 18,053
5 Amherst County, VA 285 91 24,136 7,695

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