Special Report

This Is the County in the Tulsa, OK Metro Area With the Least COVID-19

Following a months long surge driven by the delta variant, new daily cases of COVID-19 are falling once again in the United States. To date, 45,027,013 Americans have been infected with the virus — and 728,404 have died as a result. On a per capita basis, the U.S. has one of the highest known infections rates in the world.

In the Tulsa metropolitan area, located in Oklahoma, a total of 161,131 COVID-19 cases have been reported to date. Adjusted for population, there have been 16,355 reported infections for every 100,000 people in the area — above the national rate of 13,763 cases per 100,000 people.

Though per capita cases of COVID-19 are higher in Tulsa than they are nationwide, some parts of the metro area are safer than others.

The broader Tulsa metro area comprises seven counties or county equivalents — and of them, Osage County in Oklahoma has the fewest COVID-19 cases per capita. So far, there have been a total of 6,827 infections in Osage County, or 14,430 for every 100,000 people.

Though Osage County has the lowest per capita infection rate in the Tulsa metro area, its per capita fatality rate is closely in line with the regional average.

There have been a total of 264 coronavirus-related deaths for every 100,000 people in Osage County, compared to 274 COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 across the entire Tulsa metro area.

All COVID-19 data used in this story are current as of Oct. 25, 2021.

These are all the counties in Oklahoma where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

Rank Geography COVID cases per 100,000 people Total cases Deaths per 100,000 people Total deaths
1 Osage County, OK 14,430 6,827 264 125
2 Okmulgee County, OK 15,051 5,853 355 138
3 Creek County, OK 15,528 11,050 354 252
4 Pawnee County, OK 15,979 2,625 396 65
5 Wagoner County, OK 16,158 12,579 256 199
6 Tulsa County, OK 16,581 106,577 255 1,640
7 Rogers County, OK 17,200 15,620 313 284