These Are The Counties In The Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area With The Most Deaths From COVID-19

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2022-01-14

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, 833,519 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 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metropolitan area, located in Washington, a total of 4,057 deaths have been attributed to the virus, equal to 106 fatalities for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, 255 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, some parts of the metro area have more deaths per capita than others.

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The broader Seattle metro area comprises three counties or county equivalents — and of them, Pierce County has had the most COVID-19 fatalities per capita. So far, the per capita coronavirus death rate in Pierce County stands at 120 for every 100,000 people.

Though it has the highest per capita death rate in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metro area, Pierce County ranks among the bottom 10% of all U.S. counties or county equivalents by COVID-19 death rate per capita.

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