This is the county in Metro Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX with the most COVID-19

2022-01-04

As the omicron variant spreads, new daily cases of COVID-19 have reached new highs in the United States. To date, 53,001,400 cases of the virus have been reported nationwide – and that number is growing every day.

In the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metropolitan area, located in Texas, a total of 1,016,033 cases of COVID-19 have been reported to date. Adjusted for population, 14,988 infections were reported per 100,000 people in the region, which is lower than the national rate of 16,200 cases per 100,000 people.

Even though Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land has fewer COVID-19 infections per capita than the national average, there are parts of the metro area where it doesn’t.

The larger Houston metropolitan area includes nine counties or county equivalents, which may include independent cities – and among them, Chambers County has the most COVID-19 cases per capita. So far, there have been a total of 9,145 infections in Chambers County, or 22,697 per 100,000 people.

However, a relatively high infection rate does not necessarily mean that per capita deaths from COVID-19 are higher in Chambers County than in the entire Houston area. There have been a total of 146 coronavirus deaths per 100,000 people in Chambers County, compared to 208 COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 in the entire Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metropolitan area.

Rachel J. Bradford