Weekly Update: How #COVID19 has spread across every U.S. state & territory per capita over time

A picture is worth 1,000 words and all that.

I've done my best to label every state/territory, which obviously isn't easy to do for most of them given how tangled it gets in the middle. For cases per capita, the most obvious point is that New York and New Jersey, which towered over every other state last spring, are now utterly dwarfed by North & South Dakota, although their surge seems to be finally dropping (although "dropping" is a relative term...it's still pretty awful everywhere).

North Dakota has broken 12% of the entire population having tested positive. South Dakota is up to 11%. A half-dozen other states are hovering between 8-9% of the population being infected.

Next, let's look at the cumulative mortality rate for every U.S. state and territory. Here, New Jersey and New York are still far worse than the rest of the country (primarily due to their mass deaths from March - May this past spring)...but as you can see, several other states are, tragically, also catching up to them on this front as well.

COVID-19 has killed more than 1 out of every 460 New Jersey residents.

It's killed at least 1 of every 510 New Yorkers, and more than 1 out of 600 residents of Massachusetts, North & South Dakota, Connecticut and Rhode Island.

It's killed at least 1 out of every 1,000 residents of 22 states to date.