Special Report

This is the County in the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area with the Most Deaths from COVID-19

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 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria metropolitan area, which covers all the District of Columbia, and parts of Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia, a total of 7,851 deaths have been attributed to the virus, equal to 128 fatalities for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, 182 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, in some parts of the city the per capita death rate is more in line with the national average.

The broader Washington metro area comprises 24 counties or county equivalents — and of them, Prince George’s County has had the most COVID-19 fatalities per capita. So far, the per capita coronavirus death rate in Prince George’s stands at 175 for every 100,000 people.

Though it has the highest per capita death rate in the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria metro area, Prince George’s County ranks among the middle 50% 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.

These are all the counties in Maryland 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 Prince George’s County, MD 175.0 1,586 9,415 85,322
2 District of Columbia District, DC 166.1 1,137 7,182 49,158
3 Montgomery County, MD 155.5 1,617 6,830 71,044
4 Warren County, VA 149.6 59 7,828 3,088
5 Clarke County, VA 139.2 20 6,899 991
6 Frederick County, MD 137.2 341 7,970 19,804
7 Charles County, MD 134.5 212 6,929 10,925
8 Culpeper County, VA 132.8 67 9,312 4,698
9 Manassas City, VA 113.4 47 10,394 4,309
10 Arlington County, VA 110.9 257 6,595 15,288
11 Prince William County, VA 110.1 503 9,978 45,574
12 Fauquier County, VA 101.3 70 6,887 4,760
13 Jefferson County, WV 99.7 56 8,485 4,767
14 Fairfax County, VA 96.6 1,105 6,736 77,027
15 Spotsylvania County, VA 94.4 124 7,734 10,163
16 Calvert County, MD 93.3 85 4,644 4,230
17 Fredericksburg City, VA 87.8 25 7,538 2,146
18 Alexandria City, VA 87.5 137 7,574 11,854
19 Fairfax City, VA 83.8 20 2,376 567
20 Loudoun County, VA 72.7 280 7,274 28,014
21 Manassas Park City, VA 67.0 11 7,423 1,219
22 Stafford County, VA 56.9 82 7,958 11,460
23 Falls Church City, VA 56.9 8 3,057 430
24 Rappahannock County, VA 27.3 2 4,719 346