This Is The County In The Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area With The Most Deaths From COVID-19

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The ongoing spread of the delta variant is claiming lives and threatening a return to normalcy in the United States. So far, 698,905 Ame … 2021-10-08 The ongoing spread of the delta variant is claiming lives and threatening a return to normalcy in the United States. So far, 698,905 […]

This Is The County In The Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area With The Most Deaths From COVID-19

The ongoing spread of the delta variant is claiming lives and threatening a return to normalcy in the United States. So far, 698,905 Ame …

2021-10-08

The ongoing spread of the delta variant is claiming lives and threatening a return to normalcy in the United States. So far, 698,905 Americans have died from the virus — more than the total number of Americans killed in World War I and World War II combined.

In the Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia metropolitan area, which covers parts of North Carolina and South Carolina, a total of 3,950 deaths have been attributed to the virus, equal to 160 fatalities for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, 214 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, this is not the case in some parts of the city.

The broader Charlotte metro area comprises 10 counties or county equivalents — and of them, Chester County has had the most COVID-19 fatalities per capita. So far, the per capita coronavirus death rate in Chester County stands at 319 for every 100,000 people.

With the highest per capita death rate in the Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia metro area, Chester County ranks among the top 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 Oct. 6, 2021.

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

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This story was originally published by 24/7 Wall St., a news organization that produces real-time business commentary and data-driven reporting for state and local markets across the country.

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