This is the Most Dangerous County in the Winchester, VA-WV Metro Area

Although the spread of vaccines is well advanced in the United States, the novel coronavirus continues to spread through the population. To date, 30,475,900 cases of the virus have been reported nationwide – and that number is growing every day.

A total of 11,662 COVID-19 cases have been reported so far in the Winchester metropolitan area, which covers parts of Virginia and West Virginia. When adjusted for population, 8,556 infections were reported per 100,000 people in the region – below the national rate of 9,315 cases per 100,000 people.

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Although Winchester has fewer COVID-19 infections per capita than the national average, there are parts of the underground area that appear to be at higher risk than others.


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The wider Winchester subway area encompasses three counties, or county equivalents, which may include independent cities. Of these, the city of Winchester has the largest number of COVID-19 cases per capita. To date, the city of Winchester has had a total of 2,696 infections, or 9,702 per 100,000 people.

Not only does Winchester have the most COVID-19 infections per capita in the Winchester area, but it also has more virus-related deaths per capita than the entire metropolitan area. There were a total of 148 coronavirus deaths per 100,000 people in the city of Winchester, compared to 123 COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 across the Winchester subway area.

All COVID-19 data used in this story is current as of April 7, 2021.

These are all of the counties in Virginia where COVID-19 is slowing down (and where it’s still getting worse).

rank Geography COVID cases per 100,000 people Total number of cases Deaths per 100,000 people Total deaths
1 Winchester City 9,702 2,696 148 41
2 Frederick County 8,599 7.322 112 95
3 Hampshire County 7.037 1.644 137 32

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