This Is The County In The Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area With The Most COVID-19 –

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As the omicron variant spreads, new daily cases of COVID-19 have hit new highs in the United States. To date, there have been 68,199,900 reported cases of the virus nationwide — and that number is growing every day.

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In the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metropolitan area, located in Texas, a total of 1,383,115 COVID-19 cases have been reported to date. Adjusted for population, there have been 20,403 reported infections for every 100,000 people in the area — in line with the national rate of 20,846 cases per 100,000 people.

Even though COVID-19 infections per capita are in line with the national average across Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land , there are parts of the metro area where this is not the case.

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The broader Houston metro area comprises nine counties or county equivalents, which can include independent cities — and of them, Galveston County has the most COVID-19 cases per capita. So far, there have been a total of 85,047 infections in Galveston County, or 26,001 for every 100,000 people.

Not only does Galveston County have the most COVID-19 infections per capita in the Houston 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 231 coronavirus deaths for every 100,000 people in Galveston County, compared to 212 COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 across the entire Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metro area.

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