Despite the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination efforts, the novel coronavirus continues to spread through the United States. To date, 33,151,678 Americans have been infected with the virus — and 594,888 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 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington metropolitan area, which covers parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin, a total of 383,650 COVID-19 cases have been reported to date. Adjusted for population, there have been 10,784 reported infections for every 100,000 people in the area — above the national rate of 10,133 cases per 100,000 people.
Though per capita cases of COVID-19 are higher in Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington than they are nationwide, some parts of the metro area are safer than others.
The broader Minneapolis metro area comprises 16 counties or county equivalents — and of them, Ramsey County in Minnesota has the fewest COVID-19 cases per capita. So far, there have been a total of 52,449 infections in Ramsey County, or 9,686 for every 100,000 people.
Though Ramsey County has the lowest per capita infection rate in the Minneapolis metro area, its per capita fatality rate is disproportionately high.
There have been a total of 165 coronavirus-related deaths for every 100,000 people in Ramsey County, above the 130 COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 across the entire Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington metro area.
All COVID-19 data used in this story are current as of June 16, 2021.
|Rank||Geography||COVID cases per 100,000 people||Total cases||Deaths per 100,000 people||Total deaths|
|1||Ramsey County, MN||9,686||52,449||165||895|
|2||Sibley County, MN||9,844||1,468||67||10|
|3||Hennepin County, MN||10,100||124,779||143||1,772|
|4||Carver County, MN||10,615||10,659||48||48|
|5||Le Sueur County, MN||10,617||2,971||89||25|
|6||Washington County, MN||10,815||27,396||114||290|
|7||St. Croix County, WI||11,151||9,804||76||67|
|8||Dakota County, MN||11,186||46,780||112||470|
|9||Isanti County, MN||11,279||4,396||164||64|
|10||Chisago County, MN||11,314||6,192||95||52|
|11||Pierce County, WI||11,990||4,988||103||43|
|12||Mille Lacs County, MN||12,107||3,115||210||54|
|13||Scott County, MN||12,234||17,540||93||134|
|14||Anoka County, MN||12,293||42,709||132||458|
|15||Wright County, MN||12,358||16,404||111||148|
|16||Sherburne County, MN||12,871||12,000||101||94|