Following a months long surge driven by the delta variant, new daily cases of COVID-19 are falling once again in the United States. To date, 45,027,013 Americans have been infected with the virus — and 728,404 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 Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin metropolitan area, located in Tennessee, a total of 353,046 COVID-19 cases have been reported to date. Adjusted for population, there have been 18,939 reported infections for every 100,000 people in the area — above the national rate of 13,763 cases per 100,000 people.
Though per capita cases of COVID-19 are higher in Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin than they are nationwide, some parts of the metro area are safer than others.
The broader Nashville metro area comprises 14 counties or county equivalents — and of them, Cheatham County in Tennessee has the fewest COVID-19 cases per capita. So far, there have been a total of 6,972 infections in Cheatham County, or 17,461 for every 100,000 people.
Not only does Cheatham County have the lowest per capita infection rate in the Nashville metro area, it also has a relatively low per capita fatality rate.
There have been a total of 175 coronavirus-related deaths for every 100,000 people in Cheatham County, below the 194 COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 across the entire Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin metro area.
All COVID-19 data used in this story are current as of Oct. 25, 2021.
|Rank||Geography||COVID cases per 100,000 people||Total cases||Deaths per 100,000 people||Total deaths|
|1||Cheatham County, TN||17,461||6,972||175||70|
|2||Davidson County, TN||17,612||120,472||168||1,146|
|3||Williamson County, TN||18,039||39,443||123||268|
|4||Hickman County, TN||18,510||4,568||304||75|
|5||Sumner County, TN||18,973||34,051||226||405|
|6||Dickson County, TN||19,878||10,334||314||163|
|7||Cannon County, TN||19,934||2,786||286||40|
|8||Rutherford County, TN||20,007||61,447||176||540|
|9||Robertson County, TN||20,205||14,011||265||184|
|10||Wilson County, TN||20,307||26,940||251||333|
|11||Smith County, TN||21,349||4,154||267||52|
|12||Maury County, TN||21,477||19,281||252||226|
|13||Macon County, TN||23,153||5,438||387||91|
|14||Trousdale County, TN||32,895||3,149||272||26|