Following a months long surge driven by the delta variant, new daily cases of COVID-19 are falling once again in the United States. To date, there have been 44,940,700 reported cases of the virus nationwide -- and that number is growing every day.
In the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metropolitan area, located in Florida, a total of 483,395 COVID-19 cases have been reported to date. Adjusted for population, there have been 15,953 reported infections for every 100,000 people in the area -- above the national rate of 13,736 cases per 100,000 people.
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The higher than average per capita COVID-19 infection rate across Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater is being driven by a high concentration of the virus in one area in particular.
The broader Tampa metro area comprises four counties or county equivalents, which can include independent cities -- and of them, Hillsborough County has the most COVID-19 cases per capita. So far, there have been a total of 240,451 infections in Hillsborough County, or 17,438 for every 100,000 people.
A relatively high infection rate does not necessarily mean COVID-19 related fatalities per capita are higher in Hillsborough County than they are across all of the Tampa area, however. There have been a total of 211 coronavirus deaths for every 100,000 people in Hillsborough County, compared to 261 COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 across the entire Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metro area.
All COVID-19 data used in this story are current as of Oct. 22, 2021.
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