More Than Half of All US COVID-19 Deaths Occur in Only Four States

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MORE THAN HALF OF ALL US COVID-19 DEATHS OCCUR IN ONLY FOUR STATES

The effects of COVID-19 are not evenly distributed in the United States. Only certain regions are facing sizable strains on their resources

 

 

As of March 24, nearly 30 percent of all the COVID-19 deaths in the United States have occurred in New York state.

 

Of the 910 deaths reported so far in the US, 271 happened in New York. Washington State was in second place, with 13 percent of the nation’s COVID-19 deaths. California comes next with 5.6 percent of all deaths, followed by New Jersey, with 4.8 percent.

 

In fact, more than fifty percent of all COVID-19 deaths in the US have come from just these four states.

 

The death rates in New York, New Jersey, and Washington are all sizably higher than in the US overall, as well. The number of deaths per 100,000 in population in New York is six times higher than in the US overall:

 

If we were to remove New York, New Jersey, California, and Washington State from the United States altogether, the US’s death rate from Covid-19 would fall by 40 percent, and total cases would fall by 53 percent.

 

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