Special Report

This is the County in the Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area with the Most Deaths from COVID-19

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.

These are all the counties in Tennessee 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 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