This Is The County In The Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area With The Most Deaths From 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 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.

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In the Baltimore-Columbia-Towson metropolitan area, located in Maryland, a total of 5,384 deaths have been attributed to the virus, equal to 193 fatalities for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, 251 deaths have been attributed to the virus per 100,000 people.

Though deaths attributable to the virus are less common across the metro area than they are nationwide, in some parts of the city the per capita death rate is more in line with the national average.

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The broader Baltimore metro area comprises seven counties or county equivalents — and of them, Baltimore County has had the most COVID-19 fatalities per capita. So far, the per capita coronavirus death rate in Baltimore County stands at 241 for every 100,000 people.

Though it has the highest per capita death rate in the Baltimore-Columbia-Towson metro area, Baltimore County ranks among the middle 50% of all U.S. counties or county equivalents by COVID-19 death rate per capita.

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