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 things are getting pretty horrible everywhere now.

North Dakota has reached 12.8% of the entire population having tested positive, or over 1 out of every 8 residents.

South Dakota is up to 12.2%, or more than 1 out of every 9 residents.

Rhode Island, Utah, Tennessee, Arizona and Iowa are up to 1 out of every 10 residents having tested positive.

40 states have seen at least 1 out of every 15 residents test positive.

EVERY state except New Hampshire, Washington, Oregon, Maine, Hawaii & Vermont (along with 4 U.S. territories) have now surpassed 1 out of every 20 residents having tested positive.

Next, let's look at the cumulative mortality rate for every U.S. state and territory. Here, New Jersey and New York are still 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 415 New Jersey residents and 1 out of every 450 New Yorkers.

It's killed 1 out of every 500 residents of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Mississippi and South Dakota.

It's killed more than 1 out of 600 residents of Connecticut, Louisiana, North Dakota, Arizona, Pennsylvania and Illinois.

It's killed at least 1 out of every 700 residents of Arkansas, New Mexico, Alabama, Michigan, Indiana and Iowa.

It's killed at least 1 out of every 1,000 residents of 35 states.