Weekly Update: How #COVID19 has spread across every U.S. state & territory per capita over time
Nearly 50% of all Americans over the age of 12 are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which is a fantastic milestone to have reached this quickly.
HOWEVER...nearly 20,000 Americans are still testing positive for COVID-19 every day, and 400 are still dying of it every day.
If you're not vaccinated, GET VACCINATED AND KEEP WEARING A MASK UNTIL 2 WEEKS AFTER YOUR SECOND SHOT.
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.
NOTE: I've recently updated the spreadsheet to account for the official 2020 Census Bureau populations of every state. In most cases this has nudged their case & mortality rates down slightly.
Nearly 1 out of every 7 residents of North Dakota, South Dakota and Rhode Island have tested positive for COVID-19 to date.
More than 1 out of every 8 residents of Iowa.
More than 1 out of every 9 residents of Tennessee, Utah, Arizona, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Arkansas and Wisconsin.
More than 1 out of 10 in New Jersey, Indiana, Delaware, Alabama, Illinois, Florida, Mississippi, Kansas, New York, Minnesota, Georgia, Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming, Montana, Texas, Kentucky, Louisiana and Massachusetts.
More than 1 out of 20 in every state & territory EXCEPT Guam, Maine, Oregon, Vermont, U.S. Virgin Islands, Hawaii, N. Mariana Islands & American Samoa.
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 in spring 2020)...but as you can see, several other states have mostly caught up to them on this front.
COVID-19 has killed nearly 1 out of every 350 residents of New Jersey.
It's killed more than 1 out of every 380 New Yorkers.
More than 1 out of every 400 Massachusetts residents.
More than 1 out of every 500 residents of Rhode Island, Mississippi, Arizona, Connecticut, Louisiana, South Dakota, Alabama, Pennsylvania, Michigan, New Mexico and Indiana
More than 1 out of 600 in Illinois, North Dakota, Arkansas, Georgia, South Carolina, Iowa, Tennessee, Nevada, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Florida, Delaware and Ohio.
More than 1 out of 700 in the District of Columbia, California, Missouri, West Virginia, Kentucky, Montana and Maryland.
More than 1 out of 800 in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Virginia and North Carolina.
More than 1 out of 900 in Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado and Idaho.