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How COVID-19 Is Being Underreported in Most States

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Colorado
> Total excess deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 1,568 — 15th most (16.4% more than expected)
> Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 967 — 16th most (61.7% of excess deaths)
> Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 601 — 13th most (38.3% of excess deaths)
> Testing rate as of May 18: 2,268 per 100,000 residents — 2nd fewest
> Positive test rate as of May 18: 17.2% — 8th highest
> Population density: 54.7 persons per square mile — 14th fewest

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Connecticut
> Total excess deaths, Apr. 5 to Apr. 25: none
> Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Apr. 5 to Apr. 25: 1,673 — 10th most
> Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Apr. 5 to Apr. 25: none
> Testing rate as of May 18: 4,973 per 100,000 residents — 10th most
> Positive test rate as of May 18: 21.5 — 3rd highest
> Population density: 644.5 persons per square mile — 4th most

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Delaware
> Total excess deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 260 — 22nd fewest (12.4% more than expected)
> Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 221 — 18th fewest (85.0% of excess deaths)
> Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 39 — 3rd fewest (15.0% of excess deaths)
> Testing rate as of May 18: 4,390 per 100,000 residents — 13th most
> Positive test rate as of May 18: 18.5% — 6th highest
> Population density: 388.6 persons per square mile — 6th most

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Florida
> Total excess deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 2,132 — 11th most (4.8% more than expected)
> Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 1,715 — 9th most (80.4% of excess deaths)
> Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 417 — 16th most (19.6% of excess deaths)
> Testing rate as of May 18: 3,182 per 100,000 residents — 23rd fewest
> Positive test rate as of May 18: 6.9% — 21st lowest
> Population density: 323.9 persons per square mile — 8th most

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Georgia
> Total excess deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 1,527 — 16th most (8.3% more than expected)
> Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 1,401 — 12th most (91.7% of excess deaths)
> Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 126 — 28th most (8.3% of excess deaths)
> Testing rate as of May 18: 3,463 per 100,000 residents — 22nd most
> Positive test rate as of May 18: 10.5% — 20th highest
> Population density: 177.0 persons per square mile — 16th most

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