Despite ongoing vaccination efforts against COVID-19, the novel coronavirus continues to spread in the United States. To date, 33,027,029 Americans have contracted the virus – and 591,694 have died from it. On a per capita basis, the US has one of the highest known infection rates in the world.
So far, a total of 205,180 COVID-19 cases have been reported in the greater Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue area of Washington. Adjusted for the population, 5,386 reported infections were reported per 100,000 people in the region – below the national rate of 10,095 cases per 100,000 people.
The below-average per capita COVID-19 infection rate in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue is being driven by one area in particular.
The wider Seattle area includes three counties or county equivalents – and of them, Washington’s Snohomish County has the fewest per capita COVID-19 cases. So far, there have been a total of 39,223 infections, or 4,986 per 100,000 population, in Snohomish County.
Although Snohomish County has the lowest per capita infection rate in Greater Seattle, the per capita death rate is close to the regional average.
There were a total of 74 coronavirus-related deaths per 100,000 people in Snohomish County, compared to 76 COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 across the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue subway area.
All COVID-19 data used in this story is as of June 7, 2021.