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 dwarfed by North & South Dakota, although things are pretty horrible nearly 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, Iowa, Tennessee, Arizona, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Nebraska, Kansas, Alabama and South Carolina are up to 1 out of every 10 residents.
42 states have seen at least 1 out of every 15 residents test positive.
EVERY state except Washington, Oregon, Maine, Vermont & Hawaii, along with the territories of Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa 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 last 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 nearly 1 out of every 380 residents of New Jersey.
It's killed 1 out of every 410 New Yorkers.
It's killed 1 out of every 500 residents of Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Arizona, Connecticut, South Dakota, Louisiana and Alabama.
It's killed more than 1 out of 600 residents of North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Illinois, New Mexico, Arkansas, Iowa and Tennessee.
It's killed at least 1 out of every 700 residents of South Carolina, Michigan, Kansas, Georgia, Nevada, Texas, Ohio, Delaware, the District of Columbia and Florida.
It's killed at least 1 out of every 800 residents of Missouri, California, Maryland, West Virginia and Montana.
It's killed at least 1 out of every 900 residents of Minnesota, Wyoming and Oklahoma.
It's killed at least 1 out of every 1,000 residents of Wisconsin, Nebraska, North Carolina, Idaho, Kentucky, Colorado and Virginia.