The ongoing vaccination effort is allowing life in the United States to return to some degree of normalcy after COVID-19 wreaked havoc for well over a year. So far, the virus has claimed 594,496 American lives — more than the total number of Americans killed in World War I and World War II combined.
In the Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin metropolitan area, located in Tennessee, a total of 2,921 deaths have been attributed to the virus, equal to 157 fatalities for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, 182 deaths have been attributed to the virus per 100,000 people.
Though deaths attributable to the virus are less common across the metro area than they are nationwide, this is not the case in some parts of the city.
The broader Nashville metro area comprises 14 counties or county equivalents — and of them, Macon County has had the most COVID-19 fatalities per capita. So far, the per capita coronavirus death rate in Macon County stands at 332 for every 100,000 people.
With the highest per capita death rate in the Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin metro area, Macon County ranks among the top 25% of all U.S. counties or county equivalents with at least one COVID-19 fatality by death rate per capita.
All COVID-19 data used in this story are current as of June 14, 2021.
|Rank||Geography||Deaths per 100,000 people||Total deaths||Confirmed cases per 100,000 people||Total confirmed cases|
|1||Macon County, TN||332.1||78||15,630||3,671|
|2||Trousdale County, TN||229.8||22||26,502||2,537|
|3||Cannon County, TN||229.0||32||13,895||1,942|
|4||Dickson County, TN||223.1||116||13,605||7,073|
|5||Smith County, TN||205.6||40||14,452||2,812|
|6||Maury County, TN||198.3||178||15,284||13,721|
|7||Sumner County, TN||196.1||352||13,623||24,449|
|8||Hickman County, TN||190.5||47||11,691||2,885|
|9||Robertson County, TN||190.4||132||14,318||9,929|
|10||Wilson County, TN||183.2||243||14,554||19,308|
|11||Rutherford County, TN||144.6||444||14,196||43,601|
|12||Davidson County, TN||140.3||960||13,240||90,563|
|13||Cheatham County, TN||140.2||56||11,676||4,662|
|14||Williamson County, TN||101.1||221||13,078||28,595|