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 and Arizona have tested positive.
1 out of 10 in Oklahoma Arkansas, Nebraska, South Carolina, Alabama, Kansas, Mississippi, Indiana and Idaho.
1 out of 20 in every state except Washington, Oregon, Maine, Vermont and Hawaii.
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 365 residents of New Jersey.
It's killed more than 1 out of every 390 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, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Michigan, Nevada and Kansas.
More than 1 out of 700 in Texas, Delaware, Ohio, Florida, District of Columbia, California, Missouri and West Virginia.
More than 1 out of 800 in Maryland, Montana and Kentucky.
More than 1 out of 900 in Oklahoma, Minnesota, Wyoming, Virginia, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Nebraska.
More than 1 out of 1,000 in Idaho and Colorado.