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This is the County in the Jackson, MS Metro Area with the Most Deaths from COVID-19

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 2021-05-16 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 Jackson metropolitan area, located in Tennessee, a total of 1,132 deaths have been attributed to the virus, equal to 195 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 Jackson metro area comprises three counties or county equivalents -- and of them, Simpson County has had the most COVID-19 fatalities per capita. So far, the per capita coronavirus death rate in Simpson County stands at 325 for every 100,000 people.

With the highest per capita death rate in the Jackson metro area, Simpson County ranks among the top 25% 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.

These are all the counties in Mississippi 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 Simpson County 325.0 88 10,893 2,949
2 Yazoo County 246.7 69 11,132 3,114
3 Copiah County 226.3 65 10,334 2,968
4 Madison County 209.7 217 9,747 10,088
5 Rankin County 183.8 278 8,988 13,594
6 Hinds County 171.6 415 8,409 20,330

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