As the omicron variant spreads, new daily cases of COVID-19 have hit new highs in the United States and the virus continues to claim lives. So far, 821,408 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 Tulsa metropolitan area, located in Oklahoma, a total of 2,978 deaths have been attributed to the virus, equal to 302 fatalities for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, 251 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 by one area in particular.
The broader Tulsa metro area comprises seven counties or county equivalents — and of them, Pawnee County has had the most COVID-19 fatalities per capita. So far, the per capita coronavirus death rate in Pawnee County stands at 420 for every 100,000 people.
With the highest per capita death rate in the Tulsa metro area, Pawnee 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 Jan. 5, 2022.
Source : https://247wallst.com/city/this-is-the-county-in-the-tulsa-ok-metro-area-with-the-most-deaths-from-covid-19-42/1071