Dayton, Ohio – With Omicron officially becoming the dominant Covid-19 strain across the state, the number of new Covid-19 cases continues to climb as we are entering the holiday period.
The Covid-19 numbers have been on the rise for a few weeks now, despite the decent vaccination rate so far. It was confirmed in multiple studies that Omicron easily evades both natural and vaccine immunity and that seems to be the major reason why number are rising like crazy again, experts say.
Recently, United States Covid-19 deaths officially surpassed the 800,000 mark – more than the total number of Americans killed in World War I and World War II combined.
In the Dayton metropolitan area, located in Ohio, a total of 2,210 deaths have been attributed to the virus, equal to 275 fatalities for every 100,000 people. Dayton is seeing way higher death per 100,000 people rate compared to the country’s average which is 245 per 100,000.
But data shows that one area is to blame for such high death per capita rate.
The broader Dayton metro area comprises three counties or county equivalents — and of them, Miami County has had the most COVID-19 fatalities per capita. So far, the per capita coronavirus death rate in Miami County stands at 344 for every 100,000 people.
However, despite being the county with the highest death rate in the Dayton metro area, Miami County sits among the middle 50% of all U.S. counties or county equivalents by COVID-19 death rate per capita.
The data below shows the Covid-19 related numbers per county in the Dayton area, valid as of Dec. 22, 2021.
|Rank||Geography||Deaths per 100,000 people||Total deaths||Confirmed cases per 100,000 people||Total confirmed cases|
|1||Miami County, OH||344||360||17,563||18,406|
|2||Montgomery County, OH||275||1,461||16,003||85,140|
|3||Greene County, OH||235||389||15,469||25,650|