Special Report

Every State’s Number of At-Risk Adults in the Coronavirus Pandemic

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As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to increase in the United States, health organizations and government officials are continuing to recommend that the most at-risk populations take extra precautions to avoid getting sick.

More than 600,000 people in the United States had been diagnosed with COVID-19 as of Thursday April 16 — by far the most confirmed cases of any country in the world. According to data from April 15 compiled by The COVID Tracking Project, a little over 58,000 COVID-19 patients in the U.S. are currently hospitalized. 

Much more testing and research is needed to understand the high risk of severe illness from COVID-19. A CDC study of some 1,500 infected patients in March found that older adults have elevated rates of COVID-19-associated hospitalization and that the majority of persons hospitalized with COVID-19 have underlying medical conditions. 

The share of each state’s population at significant risk of severe illness varies considerably across the country, and the virus continues to spread at different rates. These are the states where the virus is spreading the fastest right now.

To identify how many adults in every state are at risk of serious illness if infected with COVID-19, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the report “How Many Adults Are at Risk of Serious Illness If Infected with Coronavirus?” published in March and updated in April 2020. The report was published by the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonprofit health care policy organization. 

Approximately 37.6% of U.S. residents aged 18 and older, about 92.6 million people, were identified by the KFF as having a higher risk of developing serious illness from exposure to the coronavirus. Just over half of this group, about 51.1 million adults, are 65 and older. The remaining 41.4 million adults ages 18 to 64 are considered at risk due to having one of the following underlying medical conditions: heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), uncontrolled asthma, diabetes, or a BMI greater than 40.

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Alabama
> Adults at-risk due to age or medical conditions in April: 43.1% — 4th highest (total: 1,588,905)
> Adults over 65 out of all at-risk adults: 51.0% — 10th lowest (total: 810,988)
> Pct. of 18-65 pop who are at risk: 27.1% — 6th highest (total: 777,917)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 86.8 per 100,000 — 22nd highest (total: 4,241)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 2.5 per 100,000 — 25th lowest (total: 123)
> Poverty rate: 16.8% — 7th highest (total: 800,422)
> Uninsured population: 11.0% — 14th highest (total: 438,049)

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Alaska
> Adults at-risk due to age or medical conditions in April: 32.8% — 3rd lowest (total: 172,913)
> Adults over 65 out of all at-risk adults: 49.4% — 4th lowest (total: 85,457)
> Pct. of 18-65 pop who are at risk: 19.8% — 20th lowest (total: 87,456)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 39.5 per 100,000 — 4th lowest (total: 291)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 0.9 per 100,000 — 7th lowest (total: 7)
> Poverty rate: 10.9% — 13th lowest (total: 78,620)
> Uninsured population: 14.8% — 5th highest (total: 94,727)

Arizona
> Adults at-risk due to age or medical conditions in April: 39.1% — 22nd highest (total: 2,107,495)
> Adults over 65 out of all at-risk adults: 59.1% — 15th highest (total: 1,245,877)
> Pct. of 18-65 pop who are at risk: 20.8% — 24th lowest (total: 861,618)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 55.2 per 100,000 — 14th lowest (total: 3,962)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 2.0 per 100,000 — 18th lowest (total: 142)
> Poverty rate: 14.0% — 14th highest (total: 983,499)
> Uninsured population: 12.1% — 11th highest (total: 685,974)

Arkansas
> Adults at-risk due to age or medical conditions in April: 43.5% — 3rd highest (total: 971,477)
> Adults over 65 out of all at-risk adults: 50.3% — 6th lowest (total: 489,072)
> Pct. of 18-65 pop who are at risk: 27.7% — 3rd highest (total: 482,405)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 53.1 per 100,000 — 13th lowest (total: 1,599)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 1.1 per 100,000 — 8th lowest (total: 34)
> Poverty rate: 17.2% — 5th highest (total: 504,504)
> Uninsured population: 9.3% — 25th lowest (total: 226,179)

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California
> Adults at-risk due to age or medical conditions in April: 33.3% — 4th lowest (total: 9,952,647)
> Adults over 65 out of all at-risk adults: 56.0% — 23rd lowest (total: 5,576,637)
> Pct. of 18-65 pop who are at risk: 18.0% — 7th lowest (total: 4,376,010)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 68.5 per 100,000 — 21st lowest (total: 27,107)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 2.2 per 100,000 — 21st lowest (total: 885)
> Poverty rate: 12.8% — 25th highest (total: 4,969,326)
> Uninsured population: 8.2% — 20th lowest (total: 2,740,078)

Colorado
> Adults at-risk due to age or medical conditions in April: 31.3% — 2nd lowest (total: 1,345,398)
> Adults over 65 out of all at-risk adults: 59.1% — 15th highest (total: 794,792)
> Pct. of 18-65 pop who are at risk: 15.7% — the lowest (total: 550,606)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 145.4 per 100,000 — 12th highest (total: 8,280)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 6.2 per 100,000 — 12th highest (total: 355)
> Poverty rate: 9.6% — 7th lowest (total: 537,492)
> Uninsured population: 8.7% — 23rd lowest (total: 410,250)

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Connecticut
> Adults at-risk due to age or medical conditions in April: 36.0% — 13th lowest (total: 985,861)
> Adults over 65 out of all at-risk adults: 59.9% — 10th highest (total: 590,935)
> Pct. of 18-65 pop who are at risk: 18.4% — 8th lowest (total: 394,926)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 413.0 per 100,000 — 5th highest (total: 14,755)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 24.3 per 100,000 — 3rd highest (total: 868)
> Poverty rate: 10.4% — 10th lowest (total: 361,377)
> Uninsured population: 6.3% — 9th lowest (total: 182,122)

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Delaware
> Adults at-risk due to age or medical conditions in April: 41.3% — 11th highest (total: 305,395)
> Adults over 65 out of all at-risk adults: 58.3% — 18th highest (total: 177,893)
> Pct. of 18-65 pop who are at risk: 22.7% — 16th highest (total: 127,502)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 208.2 per 100,000 — 9th highest (total: 2,014)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 4.8 per 100,000 — 16th highest (total: 46)
> Poverty rate: 12.5% — 24th lowest (total: 117,242)
> Uninsured population: 6.1% — 7th lowest (total: 46,586)

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Florida
> Adults at-risk due to age or medical conditions in April: 42.1% — 7th highest (total: 7,018,513)
> Adults over 65 out of all at-risk adults: 61.2% — 5th highest (total: 4,293,745)
> Pct. of 18-65 pop who are at risk: 22.0% — 19th highest (total: 2,724,768)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 105.8 per 100,000 — 20th highest (total: 22,526)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 2.9 per 100,000 — 22nd highest (total: 613)
> Poverty rate: 13.6% — 17th highest (total: 2,840,977)
> Uninsured population: 16.0% — 3rd highest (total: 2,615,963)

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Georgia
> Adults at-risk due to age or medical conditions in April: 36.2% — 15th lowest (total: 2,803,400)
> Adults over 65 out of all at-risk adults: 50.9% — 9th lowest (total: 1,426,390)
> Pct. of 18-65 pop who are at risk: 21.8% — 20th highest (total: 1,377,010)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 138.6 per 100,000 — 14th highest (total: 14,583)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 5.4 per 100,000 — 14th highest (total: 569)
> Poverty rate: 14.3% — 12th highest (total: 1,468,642)
> Uninsured population: 15.5% — 4th highest (total: 1,361,978)

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Hawaii
> Adults at-risk due to age or medical conditions in April: 39.1% — 23rd highest (total: 412,878)
> Adults over 65 out of all at-risk adults: 62.5% — the highest (total: 258,056)
> Pct. of 18-65 pop who are at risk: 19.4% — 17th lowest (total: 154,822)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 36.9 per 100,000 — 2nd lowest (total: 524)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 0.6 per 100,000 — 3rd lowest (total: 09)
> Poverty rate: 8.8% — 2nd lowest (total: 122,143)
> Uninsured population: 4.6% — 2nd lowest (total: 53,025)

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Idaho
> Adults at-risk due to age or medical conditions in April: 36.2% — 17th lowest (total: 464,522)
> Adults over 65 out of all at-risk adults: 59.4% — 12th highest (total: 275,903)
> Pct. of 18-65 pop who are at risk: 18.7% — 11th lowest (total: 188,619)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 85.9 per 100,000 — 23rd highest (total: 1,507)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 2.3 per 100,000 — 23rd lowest (total: 41)
> Poverty rate: 11.8% — 20th lowest (total: 203,264)
> Uninsured population: 11.8% — 12th highest (total: 168,400)

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Illinois
> Adults at-risk due to age or medical conditions in April: 36.2% — 16th lowest (total: 3,482,300)
> Adults over 65 out of all at-risk adults: 55.3% — 21st lowest (total: 1,925,706)
> Pct. of 18-65 pop who are at risk: 20.2% — 22nd lowest (total: 1,556,594)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 193.0 per 100,000 — 10th highest (total: 24,593)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 7.5 per 100,000 — 9th highest (total: 958)
> Poverty rate: 12.1% — 22nd lowest (total: 1,509,247)
> Uninsured population: 7.9% — 19th lowest (total: 837,890)

Indiana
> Adults at-risk due to age or medical conditions in April: 39.9% — 16th highest (total: 1,976,552)
> Adults over 65 out of all at-risk adults: 51.4% — 12th lowest (total: 1,015,403)
> Pct. of 18-65 pop who are at risk: 24.4% — 10th highest (total: 961,149)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 133.8 per 100,000 — 15th highest (total: 8,955)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 6.5 per 100,000 — 10th highest (total: 436)
> Poverty rate: 13.1% — 20th highest (total: 852,638)
> Uninsured population: 9.6% — 24th highest (total: 526,667)

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Iowa
> Adults at-risk due to age or medical conditions in April: 36.9% — 21st lowest (total: 862,351)
> Adults over 65 out of all at-risk adults: 60.1% — 7th highest (total: 517,871)
> Pct. of 18-65 pop who are at risk: 18.9% — 12th lowest (total: 344,480)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 63.2 per 100,000 — 18th lowest (total: 1,995)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 1.7 per 100,000 — 15th lowest (total: 53)
> Poverty rate: 11.2% — 18th lowest (total: 343,504)
> Uninsured population: 5.5% — 5th lowest (total: 139,424)

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Kansas
> Adults at-risk due to age or medical conditions in April: 38.0% — 24th lowest (total: 807,193)
> Adults over 65 out of all at-risk adults: 54.7% — 18th lowest (total: 441,560)
> Pct. of 18-65 pop who are at risk: 21.7% — 22nd highest (total: 365,633)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 51.6 per 100,000 — 12th lowest (total: 1,502)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 2.6 per 100,000 — 25th highest (total: 76)
> Poverty rate: 12.0% — 21st lowest (total: 338,175)
> Uninsured population: 10.1% — 21st highest (total: 243,306)

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Kentucky
> Adults at-risk due to age or medical conditions in April: 43.6% — 2nd highest (total: 1,455,749)
> Adults over 65 out of all at-risk adults: 48.8% — 3rd lowest (total: 711,064)
> Pct. of 18-65 pop who are at risk: 28.3% — 2nd highest (total: 744,685)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 51.4 per 100,000 — 10th lowest (total: 2,295)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 2.8 per 100,000 — 23rd highest (total: 124)
> Poverty rate: 16.9% — 6th highest (total: 730,408)
> Uninsured population: 6.4% — 10th lowest (total: 231,153)

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Louisiana
> Adults at-risk due to age or medical conditions in April: 42.1% — 8th highest (total: 1,445,420)
> Adults over 65 out of all at-risk adults: 48.4% — the lowest (total: 699,578)
> Pct. of 18-65 pop who are at risk: 27.3% — 4th highest (total: 745,842)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 471.1 per 100,000 — 3rd highest (total: 21,951)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 23.7 per 100,000 — 4th highest (total: 1,103)
> Poverty rate: 18.6% — 3rd highest (total: 843,626)
> Uninsured population: 9.6% — 23rd highest (total: 372,802)

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Maine
> Adults at-risk due to age or medical conditions in April: 42.5% — 5th highest (total: 451,409)
> Adults over 65 out of all at-risk adults: 59.4% — 12th highest (total: 267,942)
> Pct. of 18-65 pop who are at risk: 23.1% — 14th highest (total: 183,467)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 57.5 per 100,000 — 17th lowest (total: 770)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 1.8 per 100,000 — 17th lowest (total: 24)
> Poverty rate: 11.6% — 19th lowest (total: 151,541)
> Uninsured population: 10.2% — 19th highest (total: 106,863)

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Maryland
> Adults at-risk due to age or medical conditions in April: 37.1% — 23rd lowest (total: 1,690,631)
> Adults over 65 out of all at-risk adults: 53.6% — 15th lowest (total: 906,338)
> Pct. of 18-65 pop who are at risk: 21.5% — 23rd highest (total: 784,293)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 166.0 per 100,000 — 11th highest (total: 10,032)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 5.8 per 100,000 — 13th highest (total: 349)
> Poverty rate: 9.0% — 4th lowest (total: 528,203)
> Uninsured population: 7.0% — 15th lowest (total: 353,922)

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Massachusetts
> Adults at-risk due to age or medical conditions in April: 34.6% — 6th lowest (total: 1,837,581)
> Adults over 65 out of all at-risk adults: 60.0% — 8th highest (total: 1,103,055)
> Pct. of 18-65 pop who are at risk: 17.4% — 5th lowest (total: 734,526)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 433.5 per 100,000 — 4th highest (total: 29,918)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 16.1 per 100,000 — 6th highest (total: 1,108)
> Poverty rate: 10.0% — 8th lowest (total: 663,918)
> Uninsured population: 3.3% — the lowest (total: 182,389)

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Michigan
> Adults at-risk due to age or medical conditions in April: 41.2% — 12th highest (total: 3,152,031)
> Adults over 65 out of all at-risk adults: 53.2% — 14th lowest (total: 1,675,979)
> Pct. of 18-65 pop who are at risk: 24.7% — 9th highest (total: 1,476,052)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 279.0 per 100,000 — 7th highest (total: 27,893)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 19.2 per 100,000 — 5th highest (total: 1,919)
> Poverty rate: 14.1% — 13th highest (total: 1,373,349)
> Uninsured population: 6.1% — 8th lowest (total: 496,654)

Minnesota
> Adults at-risk due to age or medical conditions in April: 33.9% — 5th lowest (total: 1,428,307)
> Adults over 65 out of all at-risk adults: 60.0% — 8th highest (total: 857,181)
> Pct. of 18-65 pop who are at risk: 17.0% — 3rd lowest (total: 571,126)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 32.2 per 100,000 — the lowest (total: 1,809)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 1.6 per 100,000 — 14th lowest (total: 87)
> Poverty rate: 9.6% — 7th lowest (total: 529,077)
> Uninsured population: 5.1% — 3rd lowest (total: 235,543)

Mississippi
> Adults at-risk due to age or medical conditions in April: 42.5% — 6th highest (total: 929,387)
> Adults over 65 out of all at-risk adults: 49.6% — 5th lowest (total: 460,972)
> Pct. of 18-65 pop who are at risk: 27.2% — 5th highest (total: 468,415)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 112.5 per 100,000 — 18th highest (total: 3,360)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 4.1 per 100,000 — 18th highest (total: 122)
> Poverty rate: 19.7% — the highest (total: 567,645)
> Uninsured population: 14.5% — 6th highest (total: 352,306)

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Missouri
> Adults at-risk due to age or medical conditions in April: 40.5% — 14th highest (total: 1,860,608)
> Adults over 65 out of all at-risk adults: 53.8% — 16th lowest (total: 1,000,573)
> Pct. of 18-65 pop who are at risk: 24.0% — 11th highest (total: 860,035)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 79.9 per 100,000 — 25th lowest (total: 4,895)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 2.7 per 100,000 — 24th highest (total: 165)
> Poverty rate: 13.2% — 19th highest (total: 786,330)
> Uninsured population: 10.9% — 16th highest (total: 541,217)

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Montana
> Adults at-risk due to age or medical conditions in April: 39.0% — 24th highest (total: 317,546)
> Adults over 65 out of all at-risk adults: 62.3% — 2nd highest (total: 197,985)
> Pct. of 18-65 pop who are at risk: 19.4% — 17th lowest (total: 119,561)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 38.0 per 100,000 — 3rd lowest (total: 404)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 0.7 per 100,000 — 4th lowest (total: 7)
> Poverty rate: 13.0% — 22nd highest (total: 135,114)
> Uninsured population: 10.4% — 18th highest (total: 87,780)

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Nebraska
> Adults at-risk due to age or medical conditions in April: 36.6% — 20th lowest (total: 514,118)
> Adults over 65 out of all at-risk adults: 56.7% — 23rd highest (total: 291,714)
> Pct. of 18-65 pop who are at risk: 20.0% — 21st lowest (total: 222,404)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 51.6 per 100,000 — 11th lowest (total: 995)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 1.1 per 100,000 — 9th lowest (total: 22)
> Poverty rate: 11.0% — 16th lowest (total: 206,341)
> Uninsured population: 9.6% — 25th highest (total: 152,068)

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Nevada
> Adults at-risk due to age or medical conditions in April: 36.1% — 14th lowest (total: 833,620)
> Adults over 65 out of all at-risk adults: 56.9% — 20th highest (total: 473,944)
> Pct. of 18-65 pop who are at risk: 19.6% — 19th lowest (total: 359,676)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 105.9 per 100,000 — 19th highest (total: 3,212)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 4.5 per 100,000 — 17th highest (total: 137)
> Poverty rate: 12.9% — 23rd highest (total: 387,327)
> Uninsured population: 13.1% — 9th highest (total: 327,604)

New Hampshire
> Adults at-risk due to age or medical conditions in April: 40.5% — 15th highest (total: 428,938)
> Adults over 65 out of all at-risk adults: 55.3% — 21st lowest (total: 237,156)
> Pct. of 18-65 pop who are at risk: 23.3% — 13th highest (total: 191,782)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 84.0 per 100,000 — 24th highest (total: 1,139)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 2.4 per 100,000 — 24th lowest (total: 32)
> Poverty rate: 7.6% — the lowest (total: 100,220)
> Uninsured population: 7.0% — 14th lowest (total: 75,492)

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New Jersey
> Adults at-risk due to age or medical conditions in April: 34.6% — 8th lowest (total: 2,354,252)
> Adults over 65 out of all at-risk adults: 59.6% — 11th highest (total: 1,403,076)
> Pct. of 18-65 pop who are at risk: 17.6% — 6th lowest (total: 951,176)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 797.3 per 100,000 — 2nd highest (total: 71,030)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 35.4 per 100,000 — 2nd highest (total: 3,156)
> Poverty rate: 9.5% — 5th lowest (total: 832,133)
> Uninsured population: 9.0% — 24th lowest (total: 668,596)

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New Mexico
> Adults at-risk due to age or medical conditions in April: 39.4% — 20th highest (total: 619,893)
> Adults over 65 out of all at-risk adults: 58.8% — 17th highest (total: 364,268)
> Pct. of 18-65 pop who are at risk: 21.1% — 25th lowest (total: 255,625)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 70.8 per 100,000 — 22nd lowest (total: 1,484)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 1.7 per 100,000 — 16th lowest (total: 36)
> Poverty rate: 19.5% — 2nd highest (total: 399,456)
> Uninsured population: 11.0% — 15th highest (total: 186,717)

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New York
> Adults at-risk due to age or medical conditions in April: 36.9% — 22nd lowest (total: 5,550,169)
> Adults over 65 out of all at-risk adults: 56.1% — 25th lowest (total: 3,114,208)
> Pct. of 18-65 pop who are at risk: 20.4% — 23rd lowest (total: 2,435,961)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 1093.9 per 100,000 — the highest (total: 213,779)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 59.3 per 100,000 — the highest (total: 11,586)
> Poverty rate: 13.6% — 17th highest (total: 2,591,391)
> Uninsured population: 6.6% — 13th lowest (total: 1,079,651)

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North Carolina
> Adults at-risk due to age or medical conditions in April: 39.0% — 25th highest (total: 3,038,856)
> Adults over 65 out of all at-risk adults: 54.2% — 17th lowest (total: 1,648,097)
> Pct. of 18-65 pop who are at risk: 22.7% — 16th highest (total: 1,390,759)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 49.3 per 100,000 — 8th lowest (total: 5,123)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 1.2 per 100,000 — 11th lowest (total: 128)
> Poverty rate: 14.0% — 14th highest (total: 1,417,873)
> Uninsured population: 12.6% — 10th highest (total: 1,063,335)

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North Dakota
> Adults at-risk due to age or medical conditions in April: 34.6% — 7th lowest (total: 194,056)
> Adults over 65 out of all at-risk adults: 56.5% — 24th highest (total: 109,569)
> Pct. of 18-65 pop who are at risk: 18.7% — 11th lowest (total: 84,487)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 48.0 per 100,000 — 7th lowest (total: 365)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 1.2 per 100,000 — 10th lowest (total: 9)
> Poverty rate: 10.7% — 12th lowest (total: 78,676)
> Uninsured population: 8.6% — 22nd lowest (total: 53,542)

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Ohio
> Adults at-risk due to age or medical conditions in April: 39.8% — 19th highest (total: 3,506,796)
> Adults over 65 out of all at-risk adults: 54.9% — 19th lowest (total: 1,926,130)
> Pct. of 18-65 pop who are at risk: 22.9% — 15th highest (total: 1,580,666)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 66.6 per 100,000 — 20th lowest (total: 7,791)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 3.1 per 100,000 — 21st highest (total: 361)
> Poverty rate: 13.9% — 16th highest (total: 1,578,673)
> Uninsured population: 7.1% — 17th lowest (total: 671,470)

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Oklahoma
> Adults at-risk due to age or medical conditions in April: 40.8% — 13th highest (total: 1,175,713)
> Adults over 65 out of all at-risk adults: 50.9% — 9th lowest (total: 598,430)
> Pct. of 18-65 pop who are at risk: 25.3% — 8th highest (total: 577,283)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 57.4 per 100,000 — 16th lowest (total: 2,263)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 3.1 per 100,000 — 20th highest (total: 123)
> Poverty rate: 15.6% — 8th highest (total: 596,949)
> Uninsured population: 16.5% — 2nd highest (total: 533,903)

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Oregon
> Adults at-risk due to age or medical conditions in April: 39.8% — 17th highest (total: 1,297,341)
> Adults over 65 out of all at-risk adults: 56.2% — 25th highest (total: 729,315)
> Pct. of 18-65 pop who are at risk: 22.5% — 18th highest (total: 568,026)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 39.7 per 100,000 — 5th lowest (total: 1,663)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 1.4 per 100,000 — 13th lowest (total: 58)
> Poverty rate: 12.6% — 25th lowest (total: 516,570)
> Uninsured population: 8.2% — 21st lowest (total: 277,244)

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Pennsylvania
> Adults at-risk due to age or medical conditions in April: 39.8% — 18th highest (total: 3,898,304)
> Adults over 65 out of all at-risk adults: 57.8% — 19th highest (total: 2,251,295)
> Pct. of 18-65 pop who are at risk: 21.8% — 20th highest (total: 1,647,009)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 209.3 per 100,000 — 8th highest (total: 26,804)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 6.5 per 100,000 — 11th highest (total: 833)
> Poverty rate: 12.2% — 23rd lowest (total: 1,517,870)
> Uninsured population: 6.6% — 12th lowest (total: 674,739)

Rhode Island
> Adults at-risk due to age or medical conditions in April: 38.3% — 25th lowest (total: 312,092)
> Adults over 65 out of all at-risk adults: 56.1% — 25th lowest (total: 174,954)
> Pct. of 18-65 pop who are at risk: 21.4% — 24th highest (total: 137,138)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 307.5 per 100,000 — 6th highest (total: 3,251)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 8.2 per 100,000 — 7th highest (total: 87)
> Poverty rate: 12.9% — 23rd highest (total: 131,205)
> Uninsured population: 5.4% — 4th lowest (total: 46,220)

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South Carolina
> Adults at-risk due to age or medical conditions in April: 41.4% — 10th highest (total: 1,590,048)
> Adults over 65 out of all at-risk adults: 55.4% — 22nd lowest (total: 880,947)
> Pct. of 18-65 pop who are at risk: 24.0% — 11th highest (total: 709,101)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 71.9 per 100,000 — 23rd lowest (total: 3,656)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 2.1 per 100,000 — 20th lowest (total: 107)
> Poverty rate: 15.3% — 9th highest (total: 755,215)
> Uninsured population: 13.1% — 8th highest (total: 528,726)

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South Dakota
> Adults at-risk due to age or medical conditions in April: 35.3% — 11th lowest (total: 226,086)
> Adults over 65 out of all at-risk adults: 61.5% — 4th highest (total: 138,950)
> Pct. of 18-65 pop who are at risk: 17.4% — 5th lowest (total: 87,136)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 132.4 per 100,000 — 16th highest (total: 1,168)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 0.7 per 100,000 — 6th lowest (total: 6)
> Poverty rate: 13.1% — 20th highest (total: 111,626)
> Uninsured population: 10.8% — 17th highest (total: 76,049)

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Tennessee
> Adults at-risk due to age or medical conditions in April: 41.6% — 9th highest (total: 2,121,941)
> Adults over 65 out of all at-risk adults: 50.6% — 7th lowest (total: 1,074,697)
> Pct. of 18-65 pop who are at risk: 26.0% — 7th highest (total: 1,047,244)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 86.8 per 100,000 — 21st highest (total: 5,878)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 2.0 per 100,000 — 19th lowest (total: 137)
> Poverty rate: 15.3% — 9th highest (total: 1,011,016)
> Uninsured population: 11.3% — 13th highest (total: 621,332)

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Texas
> Adults at-risk due to age or medical conditions in April: 34.8% — 9th lowest (total: 7,199,553)
> Adults over 65 out of all at-risk adults: 48.8% — 3rd lowest (total: 3,510,715)
> Pct. of 18-65 pop who are at risk: 21.4% — 24th highest (total: 3,688,838)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 56.1 per 100,000 — 15th lowest (total: 16,104)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 1.4 per 100,000 — 12th lowest (total: 395)
> Poverty rate: 14.9% — 11th highest (total: 4,180,675)
> Uninsured population: 19.4% — the highest (total: 4,704,625)

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Utah
> Adults at-risk due to age or medical conditions in April: 30.0% — the lowest (total: 657,278)
> Adults over 65 out of all at-risk adults: 52.2% — 13th lowest (total: 343,241)
> Pct. of 18-65 pop who are at risk: 17.0% — 3rd lowest (total: 314,037)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 80.6 per 100,000 — 25th highest (total: 2,549)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 0.6 per 100,000 — 2nd lowest (total: 20)
> Poverty rate: 9.0% — 4th lowest (total: 280,773)
> Uninsured population: 10.0% — 22nd highest (total: 273,905)

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Vermont
> Adults at-risk due to age or medical conditions in April: 39.1% — 21st highest (total: 191,781)
> Adults over 65 out of all at-risk adults: 62.1% — 3rd highest (total: 119,150)
> Pct. of 18-65 pop who are at risk: 19.6% — 19th lowest (total: 72,631)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 121.2 per 100,000 — 17th highest (total: 759)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 4.8 per 100,000 — 15th highest (total: 30)
> Poverty rate: 11.0% — 16th lowest (total: 66,013)
> Uninsured population: 5.5% — 6th lowest (total: 26,857)

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Virginia
> Adults at-risk due to age or medical conditions in April: 35.9% — 12th lowest (total: 2,275,390)
> Adults over 65 out of all at-risk adults: 56.9% — 20th highest (total: 1,295,770)
> Pct. of 18-65 pop who are at risk: 19.4% — 17th lowest (total: 979,620)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 76.3 per 100,000 — 24th lowest (total: 6,500)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 2.3 per 100,000 — 22nd lowest (total: 195)
> Poverty rate: 10.7% — 12th lowest (total: 884,647)
> Uninsured population: 10.2% — 20th highest (total: 709,136)

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Washington
> Adults at-risk due to age or medical conditions in April: 35.1% — 10th lowest (total: 2,013,681)
> Adults over 65 out of all at-risk adults: 56.8% — 22nd highest (total: 1,142,771)
> Pct. of 18-65 pop who are at risk: 19.0% — 14th lowest (total: 870,910)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 143.1 per 100,000 — 13th highest (total: 10,783)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 7.6 per 100,000 — 8th highest (total: 572)
> Poverty rate: 10.3% — 9th lowest (total: 759,013)
> Uninsured population: 7.1% — 16th lowest (total: 438,678)

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West Virginia
> Adults at-risk due to age or medical conditions in April: 49.3% — the highest (total: 689,770)
> Adults over 65 out of all at-risk adults: 51.1% — 11th lowest (total: 352,657)
> Pct. of 18-65 pop who are at risk: 32.3% — the highest (total: 337,113)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 40.1 per 100,000 — 6th lowest (total: 725)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 0.7 per 100,000 — 5th lowest (total: 12)
> Poverty rate: 17.8% — 4th highest (total: 312,188)
> Uninsured population: 7.5% — 18th lowest (total: 106,784)

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Wisconsin
> Adults at-risk due to age or medical conditions in April: 36.5% — 19th lowest (total: 1,612,619)
> Adults over 65 out of all at-risk adults: 59.3% — 14th highest (total: 955,757)
> Pct. of 18-65 pop who are at risk: 19.0% — 14th lowest (total: 656,862)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 64.0 per 100,000 — 19th lowest (total: 3,721)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 3.2 per 100,000 — 19th highest (total: 184)
> Poverty rate: 11.0% — 16th lowest (total: 625,826)
> Uninsured population: 6.4% — 11th lowest (total: 303,172)

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Wyoming
> Adults at-risk due to age or medical conditions in April: 36.4% — 18th lowest (total: 157,117)
> Adults over 65 out of all at-risk adults: 60.4% — 6th highest (total: 94,868)
> Pct. of 18-65 pop who are at risk: 18.5% — 9th lowest (total: 62,249)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 16: 49.8 per 100,000 — 9th lowest (total: 288)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of April 16: 0.3 per 100,000 — the lowest (total: 2)
> Poverty rate: 11.1% — 17th lowest (total: 62,301)
> Uninsured population: 14.2% — 7th highest (total: 67,560)

Methodology

To identify how many adults in every state are at risk of serious illness if infected with COVID-19, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the report “How Many Adults Are at Risk of Serious Illness If Infected with Coronavirus?” published in March and updated in April 2020 by the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonprofit health care policy organization. 

Adults at risk due to age or medical conditions include every state resident 65 and over, as well as individuals 18 and over who report being told by a doctor at some point that they had one of the listed conditions: heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), uncontrolled asthma, diabetes, or a BMI greater than 40. KFF’s selection of medical condition was based on CDC information, and medical condition data came from the CDC’s 2018 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).The data includes adults aged 18 and older but excludes those living in nursing homes and other institutional settings. 

Confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths are as of April 16 and were obtained by 24/7 Wall St. from state and local health departments. Per capita adjustments were made using population figures from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2018 American Community Survey (ACS). 

The percentage of adults who do not have health insurance (uninsured population), and the percentage of all people who live in households earning an income below the federal poverty level (poverty rate), also came from the ACS. 

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