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This Is How Many People Have Died of COVID-19 in Every State

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Since the first death attributable to COVID-19 was reported in the United States on Feb. 29, 2020, an estimated 372,943 Americans have died — and that number continues to grow every day. Over the last seven-day period, an average of 3,362 Americans diagnosed with COVID-19 have died each day.

Adjusting for population, no state has reported more coronavirus deaths than New Jersey. Since the pandemic began, New Jersey has reported a total of 20,161 deaths — or 226 for every 100,000 people. Per capita deaths attributable to the virus are also high in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and South Dakota. In each of these places, the death rate stands at at least 182 per 100,000 people.

For context, the national COVID-19 death rate stands at 114 deaths for every 100,000 people.

To date, Hawaii has reported the fewest coronavirus deaths on a per capita basis. There have been an estimated 22 COVID-19 deaths across the state for every 100,000 people since the pandemic began.

Though the U.S. has one of the highest per capita COVID-19 death rates in the world, Americans infected with the virus today appear more likely to survive than those who were infected earlier in the pandemic. Medical care providers now have months of experience treating COVID-19, and over that period have established more effective practices in treating the disease. According to one study conducted by researchers at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine released in October, the chances of death among critically ill patients was 18 percentage points lower in August 2020 than it was in March.

And now that inoculations against the coronavirus are underway in the United States, the spread of the disease will eventually slow, which will inevitably contribute to a reduction in deaths per capita.

All COVID-19 data for states used in the story is current as of Jan. 13, 2021. Washington D.C. is current as of Jan. 12, 2021.

1. New Jersey
> Total COVID-19 deaths in New Jersey: 226 per 100,000 people (total: 20,161)
> Total COVID-19 infections in New Jersey: 6,764 per 100,000 people (total: 602,566)
> 65 and older population: 16.6%
> Total population: 8,908,520

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

2. Massachusetts
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Massachusetts: 194 per 100,000 people (total: 13,359)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Massachusetts: 6,497 per 100,000 people (total: 448,447)
> 65 and older population: 17.0%
> Total population: 6,902,149

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

3. Rhode Island
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Rhode Island: 188 per 100,000 people (total: 1,987)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Rhode Island: 9,693 per 100,000 people (total: 102,485)
> 65 and older population: 17.7%
> Total population: 1,057,315

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

4. Connecticut
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Connecticut: 183 per 100,000 people (total: 6,536)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Connecticut: 6,174 per 100,000 people (total: 220,576)
> 65 and older population: 17.6%
> Total population: 3,572,665

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

5. South Dakota
> Total COVID-19 deaths in South Dakota: 182 per 100,000 people (total: 1,604)
> Total COVID-19 infections in South Dakota: 10,607 per 100,000 people (total: 93,580)
> 65 and older population: 17.4%
> Total population: 882,235

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

6. North Dakota
> Total COVID-19 deaths in North Dakota: 179 per 100,000 people (total: 1,357)
> Total COVID-19 infections in North Dakota: 12,516 per 100,000 people (total: 95,135)
> 65 and older population: 15.8%
> Total population: 760,077

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

7. Mississippi
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Mississippi: 178 per 100,000 people (total: 5,315)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Mississippi: 8,167 per 100,000 people (total: 243,899)
> 65 and older population: 16.4%
> Total population: 2,986,530

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

8. Louisiana
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Louisiana: 172 per 100,000 people (total: 8,022)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Louisiana: 7,636 per 100,000 people (total: 355,835)
> 65 and older population: 16.0%
> Total population: 4,659,978

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

9. New York
> Total COVID-19 deaths in New York: 165 per 100,000 people (total: 32,175)
> Total COVID-19 infections in New York: 5,987 per 100,000 people (total: 1,169,947)
> 65 and older population: 16.9%
> Total population: 19,542,209

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

10. Illinois
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Illinois: 154 per 100,000 people (total: 19,617)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Illinois: 8,210 per 100,000 people (total: 1,046,030)
> 65 and older population: 16.1%
> Total population: 12,741,080

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

11. Arizona
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Arizona: 149 per 100,000 people (total: 10,673)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Arizona: 8,948 per 100,000 people (total: 641,729)
> 65 and older population: 18.0%
> Total population: 7,171,646

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

12. Pennsylvania
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Pennsylvania: 144 per 100,000 people (total: 18,429)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Pennsylvania: 5,789 per 100,000 people (total: 741,389)
> 65 and older population: 18.7%
> Total population: 12,807,060

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

13. Michigan
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Michigan: 143 per 100,000 people (total: 14,336)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Michigan: 5,735 per 100,000 people (total: 573,278)
> 65 and older population: 17.7%
> Total population: 9,995,915

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

14. Arkansas
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Arkansas: 137 per 100,000 people (total: 4,121)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Arkansas: 8,612 per 100,000 people (total: 259,553)
> 65 and older population: 17.4%
> Total population: 3,013,825

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

15. Iowa
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Iowa: 134 per 100,000 people (total: 4,232)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Iowa: 9,514 per 100,000 people (total: 300,280)
> 65 and older population: 17.5%
> Total population: 3,156,145

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

16. New Mexico
> Total COVID-19 deaths in New Mexico: 134 per 100,000 people (total: 2,807)
> Total COVID-19 infections in New Mexico: 7,594 per 100,000 people (total: 159,119)
> 65 and older population: 18.0%
> Total population: 2,095,428

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

17. Indiana
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Indiana: 131 per 100,000 people (total: 8,790)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Indiana: 8,579 per 100,000 people (total: 574,119)
> 65 and older population: 16.1%
> Total population: 6,691,878

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

18. Washington D.C.
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Washington D.C.: 121 per 100,000 people (total: 831)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Washington D.C.: 4,763 per 100,000 people (total: 32,600)
> 65 and older population: 12.4%
> Total population: 702,455

Click here to see all COVID-19 data for Washington D.C.

19. Tennessee
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Tennessee: 120 per 100,000 people (total: 8,148)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Tennessee: 9,830 per 100,000 people (total: 665,499)
> 65 and older population: 16.7%
> Total population: 6,770,010

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

20. Nevada
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Nevada: 119 per 100,000 people (total: 3,596)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Nevada: 8,370 per 100,000 people (total: 253,985)
> 65 and older population: 16.2%
> Total population: 3,034,392

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

21. Alabama
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Alabama: 118 per 100,000 people (total: 5,760)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Alabama: 8,408 per 100,000 people (total: 410,995)
> 65 and older population: 17.4%
> Total population: 4,887,871

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

22. South Carolina
> Total COVID-19 deaths in South Carolina: 116 per 100,000 people (total: 5,911)
> Total COVID-19 infections in South Carolina: 7,187 per 100,000 people (total: 365,378)
> 65 and older population: 18.2%
> Total population: 5,084,127

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

23. Kansas
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Kansas: 115 per 100,000 people (total: 3,355)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Kansas: 8,657 per 100,000 people (total: 252,041)
> 65 and older population: 16.4%
> Total population: 2,911,510

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

24. Georgia
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Georgia: 112 per 100,000 people (total: 11,803)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Georgia: 6,220 per 100,000 people (total: 654,356)
> 65 and older population: 14.3%
> Total population: 10,519,475

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

25. Florida
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Florida: 112 per 100,000 people (total: 23,754)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Florida: 7,125 per 100,000 people (total: 1,517,472)
> 65 and older population: 20.9%
> Total population: 21,299,325

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

26. Texas
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Texas: 107 per 100,000 people (total: 30,624)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Texas: 7,047 per 100,000 people (total: 2,022,635)
> 65 and older population: 12.9%
> Total population: 28,701,845

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

27. Maryland
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Maryland: 106 per 100,000 people (total: 6,404)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Maryland: 5,211 per 100,000 people (total: 314,867)
> 65 and older population: 15.9%
> Total population: 6,042,718

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

28. Minnesota
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Minnesota: 103 per 100,000 people (total: 5,774)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Minnesota: 7,848 per 100,000 people (total: 440,354)
> 65 and older population: 16.3%
> Total population: 5,611,179

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

29. Delaware
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Delaware: 103 per 100,000 people (total: 994)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Delaware: 6,945 per 100,000 people (total: 67,173)
> 65 and older population: 19.5%
> Total population: 967,171

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

30. Missouri
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Missouri: 101 per 100,000 people (total: 6,171)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Missouri: 7,005 per 100,000 people (total: 429,177)
> 65 and older population: 17.2%
> Total population: 6,126,452

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

31. Montana
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Montana: 101 per 100,000 people (total: 1,069)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Montana: 8,251 per 100,000 people (total: 87,653)
> 65 and older population: 19.5%
> Total population: 1,062,305

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

32. Nebraska
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Nebraska: 93 per 100,000 people (total: 1,791)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Nebraska: 9,209 per 100,000 people (total: 177,670)
> 65 and older population: 16.1%
> Total population: 1,929,268

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

33. Colorado
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Colorado: 93 per 100,000 people (total: 5,285)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Colorado: 6,440 per 100,000 people (total: 366,774)
> 65 and older population: 14.7%
> Total population: 5,695,564

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

34. West Virginia
> Total COVID-19 deaths in West Virginia: 93 per 100,000 people (total: 1,671)
> Total COVID-19 infections in West Virginia: 5,781 per 100,000 people (total: 104,392)
> 65 and older population: 20.5%
> Total population: 1,805,832

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

35. Wyoming
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Wyoming: 90 per 100,000 people (total: 522)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Wyoming: 8,358 per 100,000 people (total: 48,289)
> 65 and older population: 17.1%
> Total population: 577,737

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

36. Wisconsin
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Wisconsin: 90 per 100,000 people (total: 5,248)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Wisconsin: 8,829 per 100,000 people (total: 513,270)
> 65 and older population: 17.5%
> Total population: 5,813,568

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

37. Idaho
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Idaho: 89 per 100,000 people (total: 1,564)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Idaho: 8,686 per 100,000 people (total: 152,364)
> 65 and older population: 16.2%
> Total population: 1,754,208

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

38. Ohio
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Ohio: 85 per 100,000 people (total: 9,881)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Ohio: 6,841 per 100,000 people (total: 799,639)
> 65 and older population: 17.5%
> Total population: 11,689,442

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

39. California
> Total COVID-19 deaths in California: 79 per 100,000 people (total: 31,102)
> Total COVID-19 infections in California: 7,030 per 100,000 people (total: 2,781,039)
> 65 and older population: 14.8%
> Total population: 39,557,045

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

40. North Carolina
> Total COVID-19 deaths in North Carolina: 75 per 100,000 people (total: 7,745)
> Total COVID-19 infections in North Carolina: 6,174 per 100,000 people (total: 641,073)
> 65 and older population: 16.7%
> Total population: 10,383,620

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

41. Oklahoma
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Oklahoma: 72 per 100,000 people (total: 2,848)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Oklahoma: 8,657 per 100,000 people (total: 341,364)
> 65 and older population: 16.1%
> Total population: 3,943,079

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

42. Kentucky
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Kentucky: 67 per 100,000 people (total: 2,991)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Kentucky: 7,011 per 100,000 people (total: 313,282)
> 65 and older population: 16.9%
> Total population: 4,468,402

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

43. New Hampshire
> Total COVID-19 deaths in New Hampshire: 65 per 100,000 people (total: 885)
> Total COVID-19 infections in New Hampshire: 3,990 per 100,000 people (total: 54,125)
> 65 and older population: 18.6%
> Total population: 1,356,458

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

44. Virginia
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Virginia: 65 per 100,000 people (total: 5,552)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Virginia: 4,843 per 100,000 people (total: 412,545)
> 65 and older population: 15.9%
> Total population: 8,517,685

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

45. Washington
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Washington: 51 per 100,000 people (total: 3,838)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Washington: 3,732 per 100,000 people (total: 281,202)
> 65 and older population: 15.9%
> Total population: 7,535,591

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

46. Utah
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Utah: 46 per 100,000 people (total: 1,449)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Utah: 9,959 per 100,000 people (total: 314,817)
> 65 and older population: 11.4%
> Total population: 3,161,105

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

47. Oregon
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Oregon: 41 per 100,000 people (total: 1,708)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Oregon: 3,081 per 100,000 people (total: 129,109)
> 65 and older population: 18.2%
> Total population: 4,190,713

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

48. Maine
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Maine: 34 per 100,000 people (total: 453)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Maine: 2,327 per 100,000 people (total: 31,150)
> 65 and older population: 21.3%
> Total population: 1,338,404

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

49. Alaska
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Alaska: 31 per 100,000 people (total: 225)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Alaska: 6,891 per 100,000 people (total: 50,816)
> 65 and older population: 12.4%
> Total population: 737,438

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

50. Vermont
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Vermont: 25 per 100,000 people (total: 158)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Vermont: 1,496 per 100,000 people (total: 9,368)
> 65 and older population: 20.1%
> Total population: 626,299

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

51. Hawaii
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Hawaii: 22 per 100,000 people (total: 312)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Hawaii: 1,671 per 100,000 people (total: 23,733)
> 65 and older population: 19.0%
> Total population: 1,420,491

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

Click here to see all coronavirus data for every state.

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