Though vaccine distribution is well underway across the United States, the novel coronavirus continues to spread through the population. To date, there have been 33,056,400 reported cases of the virus nationwide — and that number is growing every day.
In the Tulsa metropolitan area, located in Oklahoma, a total of 111,497 COVID-19 cases have been reported to date. Adjusted for population, there have been 11,317 reported infections for every 100,000 people in the area — above the national rate of 10,104 cases per 100,000 people.
The higher than average per capita COVID-19 infection rate across Tulsa is being driven by a high concentration of the virus in one area in particular.
The broader Tulsa metro area comprises seven counties or county equivalents, which can include independent cities — and of them, Tulsa County has the most COVID-19 cases per capita. So far, there have been a total of 75,371 infections in Tulsa County, or 11,726 for every 100,000 people.
A relatively high infection rate does not necessarily mean COVID-19 related fatalities per capita are higher in Tulsa County than they are across all of the Tulsa area, however. There have been a total of 173 coronavirus deaths for every 100,000 people in Tulsa County, compared to 183 COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 across the entire Tulsa metro area.
All COVID-19 data used in this story are current as of June 9, 2021.
|Rank||Geography||COVID cases per 100,000 people||Total cases||Deaths per 100,000 people||Total deaths|
|1||Tulsa County, OK||11,726||75,371||173||1,112|
|2||Rogers County, OK||11,641||10,572||213||193|
|3||Pawnee County, OK||10,896||1,790||317||52|
|4||Wagoner County, OK||10,493||8,169||155||121|
|5||Osage County, OK||10,080||4,769||165||78|
|6||Creek County, OK||9,848||7,008||230||164|
|7||Okmulgee County, OK||9,818||3,818||208||81|