Horrifying Number of Coronavirus Plague Cases in Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Texas Counties

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 45,889,500 reported cases of the virus nationwide — and that number is growing every day.

In the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area, located in Texas, a total of 1,169,334 COVID-19 cases have been reported to date. Adjusted for population, there have been 16,118 reported infections for every 100,000 people in the area — above the national rate of 14,026 cases per 100,000 people.

The higher than average per capita COVID-19 infection rate across Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington is being driven by a high concentration of the virus in one area in particular.

The broader Dallas metro area comprises 13 counties or county equivalents, which can include independent cities — and of them, Kaufman County has the most COVID-19 cases per capita. So far, there have been a total of 24,053 infections in Kaufman County, or 20,228 for every 100,000 people.

Not only does Kaufman County have the most COVID-19 infections per capita in the Dallas area, it also has more deaths attributable to the virus per capita than the metro area as a whole. There have been a total of 351 coronavirus deaths for every 100,000 people in Kaufman County, compared to 206 COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 across the entire Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area.

All COVID-19 data used in this story are current as of Nov. 4, 2021.

Source: 24/7 Wall Street