Special Report

This Is the County in the Syracuse, NY Metro Area with the Most Deaths from COVID-19

More than 1 million Americans have died from COVID-19 – more than the total number of Americans killed in World War I and World War II combined.

In the Syracuse metropolitan area, located in New York, a total of 1,416 deaths have been attributed to the virus, equal to 216 fatalities for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, 307 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, some parts of the metro area have more deaths per capita than others.

The broader Syracuse metro area comprises three counties or county equivalents — and of them, Onondaga County has had the most COVID-19 fatalities per capita. So far, the per capita coronavirus death rate in Onondaga County stands at 235 for every 100,000 people.

Though it has the highest per capita death rate in the Syracuse metro area, Onondaga County ranks among the bottom 25% of all U.S. counties or county equivalents by COVID-19 death rate per capita.

All COVID-19 data used in this story are current as of June 28, 2022.

These are all the counties in New York 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 Onondaga County, NY 235 1,090 26,910 124,927
2 Madison County, NY 179 128 20,624 14,717
3 Oswego County, NY 166 198 24,830 29,574

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