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 Richmond metropolitan area, located in Virginia, a total of 1,985 deaths have been attributed to the virus, equal to 155 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 Richmond metro area comprises 17 counties or county equivalents — and of them, Colonial Heights, an independent city, has had the most COVID-19 fatalities per capita. So far, the per capita coronavirus death rate in Colonial Heights stands at 352 for every 100,000 people.
With the highest per capita death rate in the Richmond metro area, Colonial Heights ranks among the top 10% 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||Colonial Heights City, VA||352.4||62||9,777||1,720|
|2||Hopewell City, VA||348.1||78||11,750||2,633|
|3||Petersburg City, VA||270.2||86||12,361||3,934|
|4||Amelia County, VA||264.5||34||7,212||927|
|5||Charles City County, VA||228.7||16||7,248||507|
|6||Sussex County, VA||191.5||22||10,448||1,200|
|7||Henrico County, VA||191.0||622||7,860||25,595|
|8||Dinwiddie County, VA||159.0||45||7,560||2,140|
|9||Hanover County, VA||158.9||166||7,868||8,218|
|10||Chesterfield County, VA||130.2||442||8,304||28,189|
|11||Caroline County, VA||125.9||38||8,866||2,676|
|12||Richmond City, VA||120.7||270||7,659||17,140|
|13||Goochland County, VA||102.3||23||6,534||1,469|
|14||New Kent County, VA||85.3||18||7,217||1,523|
|15||King William County, VA||84.9||14||7,571||1,249|
|16||Prince George County, VA||84.4||32||9,595||3,636|
|17||Powhatan County, VA||59.5||17||6,730||1,923|