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 Shreveport-Bossier City metropolitan area, located in Louisiana, a total of 1,258 deaths have been attributed to the virus, equal to 285 fatalities for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, 182 deaths have been attributed to the virus per 100,000 people.
The higher than average per capita COVID-19 death rate across the metro area is being driven by one area in particular.
The broader Shreveport metro area comprises four counties or county equivalents — and of them, Caddo Parish has had the most COVID-19 fatalities per capita. So far, the per capita coronavirus death rate in Caddo Parish stands at 306 for every 100,000 people.
With the highest per capita death rate in the Shreveport-Bossier City metro area, Caddo Parish 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||Caddo Parish, LA||305.6||759||10,849||26,944|
|2||De Soto Parish, LA||286.6||78||10,545||2,870|
|3||Webster Parish, LA||285.1||113||10,636||4,215|
|4||Bossier Parish, LA||244.2||308||11,338||14,301|