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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 44,408,600 reported cases of the virus nationwide -- and that number is growing every day.

In the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News metropolitan area, which covers parts of Virginia and North Carolina, a total of 185,687 COVID-19 cases have been reported to date. Adjusted for population, there have been 10,783 reported infections for every 100,000 people in the area -- below the national rate of 13,574 cases per 100,000 people.

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Even though Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News has fewer COVID-19 infections per capita than the national average, there are parts of the metro area that appear to be at higher risk than others.

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The broader Virginia Beach metro area comprises 16 counties or county equivalents, which can include independent cities -- and of them, the city of Portsmouth has the most COVID-19 cases per capita. So far, there have been a total of 12,323 infections in the city of Portsmouth, or 12,929 for every 100,000 people.

Not only does Portsmouth have the most COVID-19 infections per capita in the Virginia Beach 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 242 coronavirus deaths for every 100,000 people in the city of Portsmouth, compared to 149 COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 across the entire Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News metro area.

All COVID-19 data used in this story are current as of Oct. 15, 2021.

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

Source : https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/this-is-the-county-in-the-virginia-beach-norfolk-newport-news-va-nc-metro-area-with-the-most-covid-19/ar-AAPGNxS

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