These are the counties in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA metro area with the least COVID-19
With vaccination rates slowing and the emergence of the Delta variant, COVID-19 continues to spread in the United States. To date, 34,811,492 Americans have been infected with the virus – and 608,288 have died from it. On a per capita basis, the United States has one of the highest known infection rates in the world.
In the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metro area, located in Washington, a total of 219,111 cases of COVID-19 have been reported to date. Adjusted for population, there were 5,751 reported infections per 100,000 people in the region – below the national rate of 10,640 cases per 100,000 people.
The lower than average COVID-19 infection rate per capita in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue is due to one area in particular.
The larger Seattle metropolitan area includes three counties or county equivalents – and among them, Washington’s King County has the fewest COVID-19 cases per capita. So far, there have been a total of 116,796 infections in King County, or 5,399 per 100,000 people.
Although King County has the lowest per capita infection rate in the Seattle metropolitan area, its per capita death rate is closely in line with the regional average.
There have been a total of 78 coronavirus-related deaths per 100,000 population in King County, compared with 78 COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 across the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metro area.
All COVID-19 data used in this story is current as of August 3, 2021.