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This Is How Many People Have Died From COVID-19 in Each State

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There have been over 1 million deaths attributed to COVID-19 in the United States — and that number continues to grow every day.

Adjusting for population, no state has reported more coronavirus deaths than Arizona. Since the pandemic began, Arizona has reported a total of 30,189 deaths — or 421 for every 100,000 people. Per capita deaths attributable to the virus are also high in Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, and West Virginia. In each of these places, the death rate stands at at least 381 per 100,000 people.

For context, the national COVID-19 death rate stands at 303 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 99 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 far more likely to die from the virus than younger Americans, if infected. Nationwide, 16.5% of the population fall into that age group.

All COVID-19 data used in the story is current as of May 12, 2022.

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51. Vermont
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Vermont: 99 per 100,000 people (total: 617)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Vermont: 18,889 per 100,000 people (total: 118,304)
> 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: 100 per 100,000 people (total: 1,416)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Hawaii: 17,326 per 100,000 people (total: 246,110)
> 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: 151 per 100,000 people (total: 4,760)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Utah: 29,593 per 100,000 people (total: 935,479)
> 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. Alaska
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Alaska: 165 per 100,000 people (total: 1,220)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Alaska: 33,406 per 100,000 people (total: 246,345)
> 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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47. Washington
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Washington: 169 per 100,000 people (total: 12,752)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Washington: 20,191 per 100,000 people (total: 1,521,485)
> 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. Maine
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Maine: 174 per 100,000 people (total: 2,330)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Maine: 18,886 per 100,000 people (total: 252,771)
> 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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45. Oregon
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Oregon: 180 per 100,000 people (total: 7,546)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Oregon: 17,515 per 100,000 people (total: 734,014)
> 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: 184 per 100,000 people (total: 2,492)
> Total COVID-19 infections in New Hampshire: 23,212 per 100,000 people (total: 314,860)
> 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.: 196 per 100,000 people (total: 1,340)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Washington D.C.: 20,892 per 100,000 people (total: 143,005)
> 65 and older population: 12.4%
> Total population: 702,455

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42. Nebraska
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Nebraska: 219 per 100,000 people (total: 4,229)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Nebraska: 24,969 per 100,000 people (total: 481,725)
> 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: 219 per 100,000 people (total: 12,497)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Colorado: 24,479 per 100,000 people (total: 1,394,203)
> 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: 227 per 100,000 people (total: 89,957)
> Total COVID-19 infections in California: 23,529 per 100,000 people (total: 9,307,414)
> 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. Minnesota
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Minnesota: 228 per 100,000 people (total: 12,814)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Minnesota: 26,229 per 100,000 people (total: 1,471,731)
> 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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38. North Carolina
> Total COVID-19 deaths in North Carolina: 237 per 100,000 people (total: 24,577)
> Total COVID-19 infections in North Carolina: 25,746 per 100,000 people (total: 2,673,326)
> 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. Virginia
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Virginia: 238 per 100,000 people (total: 20,301)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Virginia: 20,273 per 100,000 people (total: 1,726,749)
> 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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36. Maryland
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Maryland: 240 per 100,000 people (total: 14,510)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Maryland: 17,331 per 100,000 people (total: 1,047,261)
> 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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35. Wisconsin
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Wisconsin: 249 per 100,000 people (total: 14,485)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Wisconsin: 28,045 per 100,000 people (total: 1,630,397)
> 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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34. Idaho
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Idaho: 281 per 100,000 people (total: 4,930)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Idaho: 25,491 per 100,000 people (total: 447,159)
> 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. Massachusetts
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Massachusetts: 295 per 100,000 people (total: 20,357)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Massachusetts: 25,973 per 100,000 people (total: 1,792,722)
> 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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32. Illinois
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Illinois: 298 per 100,000 people (total: 37,982)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Illinois: 25,030 per 100,000 people (total: 3,189,086)
> 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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31. North Dakota
> Total COVID-19 deaths in North Dakota: 298 per 100,000 people (total: 2,268)
> Total COVID-19 infections in North Dakota: 31,847 per 100,000 people (total: 242,065)
> 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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30. Kansas
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Kansas: 299 per 100,000 people (total: 8,691)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Kansas: 26,723 per 100,000 people (total: 778,045)
> 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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29. Texas
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Texas: 302 per 100,000 people (total: 86,646)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Texas: 23,576 per 100,000 people (total: 6,766,749)
> 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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28. Iowa
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Iowa: 302 per 100,000 people (total: 9,533)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Iowa: 24,345 per 100,000 people (total: 768,358)
> 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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27. Delaware
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Delaware: 303 per 100,000 people (total: 2,928)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Delaware: 27,473 per 100,000 people (total: 265,707)
> 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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26. Connecticut
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Connecticut: 305 per 100,000 people (total: 10,883)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Connecticut: 21,628 per 100,000 people (total: 772,709)
> 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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25. Wyoming
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Wyoming: 315 per 100,000 people (total: 1,817)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Wyoming: 27,180 per 100,000 people (total: 157,031)
> 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. Montana
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Montana: 318 per 100,000 people (total: 3,378)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Montana: 25,849 per 100,000 people (total: 274,598)
> 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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23. Ohio
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Ohio: 329 per 100,000 people (total: 38,495)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Ohio: 23,167 per 100,000 people (total: 2,708,071)
> 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. South Dakota
> Total COVID-19 deaths in South Dakota: 330 per 100,000 people (total: 2,915)
> Total COVID-19 infections in South Dakota: 26,998 per 100,000 people (total: 238,185)
> 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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21. Missouri
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Missouri: 333 per 100,000 people (total: 20,382)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Missouri: 23,311 per 100,000 people (total: 1,428,117)
> 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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20. Rhode Island
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Rhode Island: 335 per 100,000 people (total: 3,547)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Rhode Island: 34,027 per 100,000 people (total: 359,772)
> 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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19. New York
> Total COVID-19 deaths in New York: 347 per 100,000 people (total: 67,874)
> Total COVID-19 infections in New York: 26,837 per 100,000 people (total: 5,244,459)
> 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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18. Florida
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Florida: 348 per 100,000 people (total: 74,133)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Florida: 28,107 per 100,000 people (total: 5,986,538)
> 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. Pennsylvania
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Pennsylvania: 350 per 100,000 people (total: 44,789)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Pennsylvania: 22,223 per 100,000 people (total: 2,846,078)
> 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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16. South Carolina
> Total COVID-19 deaths in South Carolina: 351 per 100,000 people (total: 17,869)
> Total COVID-19 infections in South Carolina: 29,149 per 100,000 people (total: 1,481,975)
> 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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15. Indiana
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Indiana: 353 per 100,000 people (total: 23,619)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Indiana: 25,544 per 100,000 people (total: 1,709,350)
> 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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14. Kentucky
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Kentucky: 353 per 100,000 people (total: 15,772)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Kentucky: 29,862 per 100,000 people (total: 1,334,370)
> 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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13. Nevada
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Nevada: 356 per 100,000 people (total: 10,791)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Nevada: 23,861 per 100,000 people (total: 724,044)
> 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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12. Michigan
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Michigan: 361 per 100,000 people (total: 36,064)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Michigan: 24,459 per 100,000 people (total: 2,444,891)
> 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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11. Georgia
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Georgia: 361 per 100,000 people (total: 37,969)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Georgia: 23,971 per 100,000 people (total: 2,521,664)
> 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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10. New Mexico
> Total COVID-19 deaths in New Mexico: 362 per 100,000 people (total: 7,581)
> Total COVID-19 infections in New Mexico: 25,050 per 100,000 people (total: 524,895)
> 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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9. Oklahoma
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Oklahoma: 364 per 100,000 people (total: 14,346)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Oklahoma: 26,465 per 100,000 people (total: 1,043,539)
> 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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8. Louisiana
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Louisiana: 371 per 100,000 people (total: 17,286)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Louisiana: 25,253 per 100,000 people (total: 1,176,799)
> 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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7. New Jersey
> Total COVID-19 deaths in New Jersey: 376 per 100,000 people (total: 33,503)
> Total COVID-19 infections in New Jersey: 25,767 per 100,000 people (total: 2,295,482)
> 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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6. Arkansas
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Arkansas: 379 per 100,000 people (total: 11,409)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Arkansas: 27,788 per 100,000 people (total: 837,475)
> 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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5. West Virginia
> Total COVID-19 deaths in West Virginia: 381 per 100,000 people (total: 6,882)
> Total COVID-19 infections in West Virginia: 27,899 per 100,000 people (total: 503,807)
> 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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4. Tennessee
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Tennessee: 388 per 100,000 people (total: 26,240)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Tennessee: 30,097 per 100,000 people (total: 2,037,550)
> 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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3. Alabama
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Alabama: 401 per 100,000 people (total: 19,606)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Alabama: 26,675 per 100,000 people (total: 1,303,835)
> 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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2. Mississippi
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Mississippi: 417 per 100,000 people (total: 12,456)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Mississippi: 26,783 per 100,000 people (total: 799,875)
> 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).

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1. Arizona
> Total COVID-19 deaths in Arizona: 421 per 100,000 people (total: 30,189)
> Total COVID-19 infections in Arizona: 28,242 per 100,000 people (total: 2,025,435)
> 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).

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

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