More than 1 million Americans have died from COVID-19 – more than the total number of Americans killed in World War I and World War II combined.
In the Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford metropolitan area, located in Connecticut, a total of 3,965 deaths have been attributed to the virus, equal to 328 fatalities for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, 309 deaths have been attributed to the virus per 100,000 people.
The higher than average per capita COVID-19 death rate across the metro area is being driven by one area in particular.
The broader Hartford metro area comprises three counties or county equivalents — and of them, Hartford County has had the most COVID-19 fatalities per capita. So far, the per capita coronavirus death rate in Hartford County stands at 357 for every 100,000 people.
Though it has the highest per capita death rate in the Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford metro area, Hartford County ranks among the middle 50% 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 July 12, 2022.