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This Is How Many People Have Died From COVID-19 in Each 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 928,350 Americans have died — and that number continues to grow every day.

Adjusting for population, no state has reported more coronavirus deaths than Mississippi. Since the pandemic began, Mississippi has reported a total of 11,836 deaths — or 396 for every 100,000 people. Per capita deaths attributable to the virus are also high in Arizona, New Jersey, Alabama, and Tennessee. In each of these places, the death rate stands at at least 354 per 100,000 people.

For context, the national COVID-19 death rate stands at 284 deaths for every 100,000 people.

To date, Vermont has reported the fewest coronavirus deaths on a per capita basis. There have been an estimated 88 COVID-19 deaths across the state for every 100,000 people since the pandemic began.

Though it is not always the case, states with higher than average COVID-19 deaths per capita are often also home to larger high-risk populations. One such group is retirement-age Americans, who are at least 90 times more likely to die from the virus if infected than those in the 18 to 29 age group. Nationwide, 16.5% of the population fall into that age group.

All COVID-19 data used in the story is current as of Feb. 23, 2022.

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51. Vermont
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Vermont: 88 per 100,000 people (total: 554)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Vermont: 16,464 per 100,000 people (total: 103,116)
> 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).

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50. Hawaii
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Hawaii: 91 per 100,000 people (total: 1,292)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Hawaii: 16,117 per 100,000 people (total: 228,934)
> 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).

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49. Utah
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Utah: 138 per 100,000 people (total: 4,359)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Utah: 29,048 per 100,000 people (total: 918,222)
> 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).

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48. Maine
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Maine: 146 per 100,000 people (total: 1,960)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Maine: 16,446 per 100,000 people (total: 220,117)
> 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).

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47. Washington
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Washington: 150 per 100,000 people (total: 11,316)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Washington: 18,719 per 100,000 people (total: 1,410,596)
> 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).

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46. Alaska
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Alaska: 150 per 100,000 people (total: 1,108)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Alaska: 30,950 per 100,000 people (total: 228,237)
> 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).

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45. Oregon
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Oregon: 154 per 100,000 people (total: 6,456)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Oregon: 16,368 per 100,000 people (total: 685,953)
> 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).

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44. New Hampshire
> Total COVID-19 deaths in New Hampshire: 172 per 100,000 people (total: 2,333)
> Total COVID-19 infections in New Hampshire: 21,652 per 100,000 people (total: 293,697)
> 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).

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43. Washington D.C.
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Washington D.C.: 192 per 100,000 people (total: 1,314)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Washington D.C.: 19,532 per 100,000 people (total: 133,697)
> 65 and older population: 12.4%
> Total population: 702,455

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42. Nebraska
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Nebraska: 202 per 100,000 people (total: 3,901)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Nebraska: 23,475 per 100,000 people (total: 452,901)
> 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).

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41. Colorado
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Colorado: 205 per 100,000 people (total: 11,681)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Colorado: 22,853 per 100,000 people (total: 1,301,611)
> 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).

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40. California
> Total COVID-19 deaths in California: 210 per 100,000 people (total: 82,873)
> Total COVID-19 infections in California: 22,416 per 100,000 people (total: 8,867,026)
> 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).

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39. Virginia
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Virginia: 214 per 100,000 people (total: 18,231)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Virginia: 19,145 per 100,000 people (total: 1,630,683)
> 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).

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38. North Carolina
> Total COVID-19 deaths in North Carolina: 214 per 100,000 people (total: 22,237)
> Total COVID-19 infections in North Carolina: 24,747 per 100,000 people (total: 2,569,681)
> 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).

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37. Minnesota
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Minnesota: 216 per 100,000 people (total: 12,131)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Minnesota: 25,033 per 100,000 people (total: 1,404,662)
> 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).

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36. Wisconsin
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Wisconsin: 225 per 100,000 people (total: 13,086)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Wisconsin: 26,950 per 100,000 people (total: 1,566,767)
> 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).

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35. Maryland
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Maryland: 232 per 100,000 people (total: 14,049)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Maryland: 16,530 per 100,000 people (total: 998,888)
> 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).

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34. Idaho
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Idaho: 267 per 100,000 people (total: 4,676)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Idaho: 23,630 per 100,000 people (total: 414,513)
> 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).

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33. Kansas
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Kansas: 272 per 100,000 people (total: 7,917)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Kansas: 26,209 per 100,000 people (total: 763,078)
> 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).

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32. Delaware
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Delaware: 279 per 100,000 people (total: 2,695)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Delaware: 26,387 per 100,000 people (total: 255,210)
> 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).

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31. Iowa
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Iowa: 284 per 100,000 people (total: 8,948)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Iowa: 23,663 per 100,000 people (total: 746,825)
> 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).

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30. Illinois
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Illinois: 285 per 100,000 people (total: 36,360)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Illinois: 23,653 per 100,000 people (total: 3,013,709)
> 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).

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29. North Dakota
> Total COVID-19 deaths in North Dakota: 286 per 100,000 people (total: 2,174)
> Total COVID-19 infections in North Dakota: 31,175 per 100,000 people (total: 236,955)
> 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).

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28. Texas
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Texas: 287 per 100,000 people (total: 82,435)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Texas: 22,707 per 100,000 people (total: 6,517,258)
> 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).

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27. Connecticut
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Connecticut: 290 per 100,000 people (total: 10,374)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Connecticut: 20,170 per 100,000 people (total: 720,618)
> 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).

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26. Montana
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Montana: 292 per 100,000 people (total: 3,105)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Montana: 24,637 per 100,000 people (total: 261,722)
> 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).

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25. Wyoming
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Wyoming: 292 per 100,000 people (total: 1,689)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Wyoming: 26,670 per 100,000 people (total: 154,082)
> 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).

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24. Missouri
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Missouri: 300 per 100,000 people (total: 18,351)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Missouri: 22,654 per 100,000 people (total: 1,387,860)
> 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).

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23. Ohio
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Ohio: 304 per 100,000 people (total: 35,493)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Ohio: 22,633 per 100,000 people (total: 2,645,679)
> 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).

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22. Kentucky
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Kentucky: 305 per 100,000 people (total: 13,647)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Kentucky: 28,295 per 100,000 people (total: 1,264,329)
> 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).

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21. Nevada
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Nevada: 313 per 100,000 people (total: 9,508)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Nevada: 22,322 per 100,000 people (total: 677,345)
> 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).

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20. South Dakota
> Total COVID-19 deaths in South Dakota: 314 per 100,000 people (total: 2,772)
> Total COVID-19 infections in South Dakota: 26,632 per 100,000 people (total: 234,961)
> 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).

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19. Rhode Island
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Rhode Island: 322 per 100,000 people (total: 3,402)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Rhode Island: 33,539 per 100,000 people (total: 354,617)
> 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).

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18. Florida
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Florida: 324 per 100,000 people (total: 68,955)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Florida: 27,185 per 100,000 people (total: 5,790,325)
> 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).

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17. Oklahoma
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Oklahoma: 324 per 100,000 people (total: 12,767)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Oklahoma: 25,765 per 100,000 people (total: 1,015,935)
> 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).

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16. New Mexico
> Total COVID-19 deaths in New Mexico: 324 per 100,000 people (total: 6,794)
> Total COVID-19 infections in New Mexico: 24,284 per 100,000 people (total: 508,863)
> 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).

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15. South Carolina
> Total COVID-19 deaths in South Carolina: 325 per 100,000 people (total: 16,537)
> Total COVID-19 infections in South Carolina: 28,505 per 100,000 people (total: 1,449,247)
> 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).

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14. Georgia
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Georgia: 332 per 100,000 people (total: 34,896)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Georgia: 23,343 per 100,000 people (total: 2,455,573)
> 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).

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13. Pennsylvania
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Pennsylvania: 334 per 100,000 people (total: 42,789)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Pennsylvania: 21,437 per 100,000 people (total: 2,745,403)
> 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).

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12. Massachusetts
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Massachusetts: 335 per 100,000 people (total: 23,109)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Massachusetts: 24,068 per 100,000 people (total: 1,661,206)
> 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).

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11. Indiana
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Indiana: 337 per 100,000 people (total: 22,575)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Indiana: 25,057 per 100,000 people (total: 1,676,797)
> 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).

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10. New York
> Total COVID-19 deaths in New York: 340 per 100,000 people (total: 66,466)
> Total COVID-19 infections in New York: 25,048 per 100,000 people (total: 4,894,882)
> 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).

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9. Michigan
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Michigan: 340 per 100,000 people (total: 33,998)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Michigan: 23,441 per 100,000 people (total: 2,343,162)
> 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).

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8. Arkansas
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Arkansas: 341 per 100,000 people (total: 10,292)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Arkansas: 27,052 per 100,000 people (total: 815,299)
> 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).

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7. West Virginia
> Total COVID-19 deaths in West Virginia: 342 per 100,000 people (total: 6,183)
> Total COVID-19 infections in West Virginia: 26,853 per 100,000 people (total: 484,923)
> 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).

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6. Louisiana
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Louisiana: 353 per 100,000 people (total: 16,465)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Louisiana: 24,870 per 100,000 people (total: 1,158,918)
> 65 and older population: 16.0%
> Total population: 4,659,978

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

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5. Tennessee
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Tennessee: 354 per 100,000 people (total: 23,990)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Tennessee: 29,482 per 100,000 people (total: 1,995,901)
> 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).

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4. Alabama
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Alabama: 367 per 100,000 people (total: 17,938)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Alabama: 26,067 per 100,000 people (total: 1,274,129)
> 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).

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3. New Jersey
> Total COVID-19 deaths in New Jersey: 367 per 100,000 people (total: 32,711)
> Total COVID-19 infections in New Jersey: 24,233 per 100,000 people (total: 2,158,820)
> 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).

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2. Arizona
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Arizona: 385 per 100,000 people (total: 27,622)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Arizona: 27,437 per 100,000 people (total: 1,967,704)
> 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).

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1. Mississippi
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Mississippi: 396 per 100,000 people (total: 11,836)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Mississippi: 26,302 per 100,000 people (total: 785,528)
> 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).

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

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