As of early November, the states with the most COVID-19 deaths per capita are New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Louisiana, Mississippi and Rhode Island. States in the Northeast were hardest hit early in the pandemic, but other states have had more cases and deaths since then. The states with the lowest number of COVID-19 deaths per capita are Vermont, Maine and Alaska. Data are current as of Nov. 10.

Source: “CDC COVID Data Tracker,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, accessed Nov. 10, 2020, https://tinyurl.com/yxfsxneo

Data for the graphic are as follows:

State Death Rate Range per 100,000
Alabama 53 to 65
Alaska 0 to 17
Arizona 69 to 93
Arkansas 69 to 93
California 37 to 51
Colorado 37 to 51
Connecticut 116 to 286
Delaware 69 to 93
District of Columbia 69 to 93
Florida 69 to 93
Georgia 69 to 93
Hawaii 0 to 17
Idaho 37 to 51
Illinois 69 to 93
Indiana 69 to 93
Iowa 53 to 65
Kansas 37 to 51
Kentucky 19 to 36
Louisiana 116 to 286
Maine 0 to 17
Maryland 69 to 93
Massachusetts 116 to 286
Michigan 69 to 93
Minnesota 37 to 51
Mississippi 116 to 286
Missouri 37 to 51
Montana 37 to 51
Nebraska 19 to 36
Nevada 53 to 65
New Hampshire 19 to 36
New Jersey 116 to 286
New Mexico 53 to 65
New York 69 to 93
North Carolina 37 to 51
North Dakota 69 to 93
Ohio 37 to 51
Oklahoma 37 to 51
Oregon 0 to 17
Pennsylvania 69 to 93
Rhode Island 116 to 286
South Carolina 69 to 93
South Dakota 53 to 65
Tennessee 53 to 65
Texas 53 to 65
Utah 19 to 36
Vermont 0 to 17
Virginia 37 to 51
Washington 19 to 36
West Virginia 37 to 51
Wisconsin 37 to 51
Wyoming 19 to 36

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