This Is the County in the Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area With the Most COVID-19
As the delta variant continues to surge, COVID-19 continues to spread through the population. To date, there have been 41,395,400 reported cases of the virus nationwide -- and that number is growing every day.
In the Oklahoma City metropolitan area, located in Oklahoma, a total of 194,391 COVID-19 cases have been reported to date. Adjusted for population, there have been 14,192 reported infections for every 100,000 people in the area -- above the national rate of 12,653 cases per 100,000 people.
The higher than average per capita COVID-19 infection rate across Oklahoma City is being driven by a high concentration of the virus in one area in particular.
The broader Oklahoma City metro area comprises seven counties or county equivalents, which can include independent cities -- and of them, McClain County has the most COVID-19 cases per capita. So far, there have been a total of 6,908 infections in McClain County, or 17,881 for every 100,000 people.
Not only does McClain County have the most COVID-19 infections per capita in the Oklahoma City 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 223 coronavirus deaths for every 100,000 people in McClain County, compared to 183 COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 across the entire Oklahoma City metro area.
All COVID-19 data used in this story are current as of Sept. 17, 2021.
|Rank||Geography||COVID cases per 100,000 people||Total cases||Deaths per 100,000 people||Total deaths|
|1||McClain County, OK||17,881||6,908||223||86|
|2||Canadian County, OK||15,514||21,209||152||208|
|3||Cleveland County, OK||14,315||39,615||174||481|
|4||Oklahoma County,, OK||13,984||109,359||182||1,427|
|5||Grady County, OK||13,597||7,442||258||141|
|6||Lincoln County, OK||12,478||4,349||247||86|
|7||Logan County, OK||11,965||5,509||167||77|