Special Report

This is the County in the Tulsa, OK Metro Area With the Most COVID-19

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.

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 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