US coronavirus death rates by state: Sept. 21

As of Sept. 21, more than 197,000 people in the U.S. have died after contracting COVID-19, according to The New York Times.

The Times used data from reports of coronavirus cases and deaths by U.S. states and counties. The database includes cases and deaths that have been identified by public health officials as probable coronavirus patients, which means they did not have confirmed tests for coronavirus infection but were evaluated using criteria developed by national and local governments. Read more about the data here. State population data is from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Here is a breakdown of COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, as of 7:55 a.m. CDT Sept. 21:

Note: These are the latest numbers available. The list includes ties and results in a numerical listing of 39.

1. New Jersey: 181 per 100,000 people

Population: 8.9 million residents

2. New York: 168

Population: 19.4 million

3. Massachusetts: 135

Population: 6.9 million

4. Connecticut: 126

Population: 3.6 million

5. Louisiana: 115

Population: 4.6 million

6. Rhode Island: 103

Population: 1.1 million

7. Mississippi: 94

Population: 3 million

8. Washington, D.C.: 88

Population: 705,749

9. Arizona: 75

Population: 7.3 million

10. Michigan: 70

Population: 10 million

11. Illinois: 69

Population: 12.7 million

12. Maryland: 64

Population: 6 million

Delaware: 64

Population: 973,764

13. Pennsylvania: 63

Population: 12.8 million

14. South Carolina: 62

Population: 5.1 million

Florida: 62

Population: 21.5 million

15. Georgia: 61

Population: 10.6 million

16. Indiana: 52

Population: 6.7 million

Texas: 52

Population: 30 million

17. Nevada: 50

Population: 3.1 million

Alabama: 50

Population: 4.9 million

18. New Mexico: 40

Population: 2.1 million

Iowa: 40

Population: 3.2 million

19. Ohio: 39

Population: 11.7 million

Arkansas: 39

Population: 3 million

20. California: 38

Population: 39.5 million

21. Minnesota: 36

Population: 5.6 million

22. Colorado: 35

Population: 5.8 million

Virginia: 35

Population: 8.5 million

23. New Hampshire: 32

Population: 1.4 million

Tennessee: 32

Population: 6.8 million

24. North Carolina: 31

Population: 10.5 million

Missouri: 31

Population: 6.1 million

25. Washington: 28

Population: 7.6 million

26. North Dakota: 26

Population: 762,062

27. Kentucky: 25

Population: 4.5 million

Idaho: 25

Population: 1.8 million

28. Nebraska: 24

Population: 1.9 million

Oklahoma: 24

Population: 4 million

29. South Dakota: 23

Population: 884,659

30. Wisconsin: 21

Population: 5.8 million

31. Kansas: 20

Population: 2.9 million

32. West Virginia: 17

Population: 1.8 million

33. Montana: 15

Population: 1.1 million

34. Utah: 14

Population: 3.2 million

35. Oregon: 13

Population: 4.2 million

36. Maine: 10

Population: 1.3 million

37. Vermont: 9

Population: 623,989

38. Wyoming: 8

Population: 578,759

Hawaii: 8

Population: 1.4 million

39. Alaska: 6

Population: 731,545

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