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 Boise City metropolitan area, located in Idaho, a total of 1,598 deaths have been attributed to the virus, equal to 230 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, this is not the case in some parts of the city.
The broader Boise City metro area comprises five counties or county equivalents — and of them, Gem County has had the most COVID-19 fatalities per capita. So far, the per capita coronavirus death rate in Gem County stands at 422 for every 100,000 people.
With the highest per capita death rate in the Boise City metro area, Gem 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.
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