This is the County in the Evansville, IN-KY 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 577,510 American lives -- more than the total number of Americans killed in World War I and World War II combined.
In the Evansville metropolitan area, which covers parts of Indiana and Kentucky, a total of 659 deaths have been attributed to the virus, equal to 209 fatalities for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, 177 deaths have been attributed to the virus per 100,000 people.
The higher than average per capita COVID-19 death rate across the metro area is being driven disproportionately by one area in particular.
The broader Evansville metro area comprises four counties or county equivalents -- and of them, Warrick County has had the most COVID-19 fatalities per capita. So far, the per capita coronavirus death rate in Warrick County stands at 250 for every 100,000 people.
Though it has the highest per capita death rate in the Evansville metro area, Warrick 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 May 13, 2021.
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