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 Dakota, South Dakota and Rhode Island have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past year.
1 out of every 9 residents of Utah, Iowa, Tennessee, Arizona and Oklahoma have tested positive.
1 out of 10 in Arkansas, Nebraska, South Carolina, Alabama, Kansas, Mississippi and Indiana.
1 out of 15 in 43 states.
1 out of 20 in 47 states & territories.
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 over 1 out of every 370 residents of New Jersey.
It's killed more than 1 out of every 400 New Yorkers.
More than 1 out of every 500 residents of Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Arizona, Connecticut, South Dakota, Louisiana and Alabama.
More than 1 out of 600 in Pennsylvania, Indiana, North Dakota, New Mexico, Illinois, Arkansas, Iowa, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Michigan and Nevada.
More than 1 out of 700 in Kansas, Texas, Delaware, Ohio, Florida, District of Columbia, Missouri, California and West Virginia.
More than 1 out of 800 in Maryland and Montana.
More than 1 out of 900 in Kentucky, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Wyoming, Virginia, Wisconsin and North Carolina.
More than 1 out of 1,000 in Nebraska, Idaho and Colorado.