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.
1 out of every 8 residents of North & South Dakota's entire populations have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past year.
Rhode Island is up to over 1 out of every 9 residents.
Utah, Tennessee, Arizona, Iowa, Oklahoma and Arkansas and Nebraska are up to 1 out of every 10 residents.
41 states have seen at least 1 out of every 15 residents test positive.
EVERY state except 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 400 residents of New Jersey.
It's killed 1 out of every 425 New Yorkers.
It's killed 1 out of every 500 residents of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Mississippi, Connecticut, South Dakota and Arizona.
It's killed more than 1 out of 600 residents of Louisiana, North Dakota, Alabama, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Illinois, Arkansas and New Mexico,
It's killed at least 1 out of every 700 residents of Iowa, Michigan, Tennessee, South Carolina, Nevada, Kansas and Georgia.
It's killed at least 1 out of every 1,000 residents of 40 states.