Weekly Update: Which COUNTIES have the highest per capita rates of #COVID19 cases and deaths?
The data below comes from the GitHub data repositories of Johns Hopkins University, execpt for Rhode Island, Utah and Wyoming, which come from the GitHub data of the New York Times due to the JHU data being incomplete for these three states. Some data comes directly from state health department websites.
Here's the top 100 counties ranked by per capita COVID-19 cases as of Saturday, August 29th (click image for high-res version):
New York doesn't even show up until #91 (Rockland County); New York City as a whole is now down to #356.
Michigan no longer shows up until #769 (even then, it's not Wayne County which ranks highest...it's Oceana County. Wayne County, where Detroit is located, doesn't show up until #851).
Here's the top 100 counties ranked by per capita COVID-19 fatalities as of Saturday, August 29th (click image for high-res version):
5 of the top 100 deadliest counties are in Georgia. 16 of the top 100 are in Mississippi. New York City ranks #11 (or #11-15, really). Michigan doesn't show up until #73 (Wayne County, which includes Detroit).
It's also worth noting how the ratio of per capita cases has shifted between the Clinton and Trump counties over time. Back in mid-March, the rate was 4.5x higher in Clinton-voting counties than Trump counties. As of this weekend that ratio was down to 1.3x higher. In terms of the mortality rate, the ratio has dropped from 5.3x to 2.0x.