This Is The County In The New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area With The Most COVID-19

June 29, 2022

There have been 85,673,400 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States to date – and that number continues to grow.

In the New York-Newark-Jersey City metropolitan area, which covers parts of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, a total of 5,967,342 cases of COVID-19 have been reported. Adjusted for population, there have been 29,851 confirmed infections for every 100,000 people in the area — above the national rate of 26,186 cases per 100,000 people.

The higher than average per capita COVID-19 infection rate across New York-Newark-Jersey City is being driven by a high concentration of the virus in one area in particular.

The broader New York metro area comprises 25 counties or county equivalents, which can include independent cities — and of them, Richmond County has the most COVID-19 cases per capita. So far, there have been a total of 182,695 confirmed infections in Richmond County, or 38,535 for every 100,000 people.

Not only does Richmond County have the most COVID-19 infections per capita in the New York area, it also has more deaths attributable to the virus per capita than the metro area as a whole. There have been a total of 499 coronavirus deaths for every 100,000 people in Richmond County, compared to 404 COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 across the entire New York-Newark-Jersey City metro area.

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