States ranked by COVID-19 death rates: Sept. 17

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As of Sept. 17, more than 670,000 people in the U.S. had 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

Here is a breakdown of average daily COVID-19 deaths and COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people over the last seven days in all 50 U.S. states and Washington, D.C. The data was last updated Sept. 17.

Note: States are ranked by deaths per 100,000. The list includes ties. 

Florida
Deaths per 100,000: 1.69
Daily average deaths: 362.6

Mississippi
Deaths per 100,000: 1.42
Daily average deaths: 42.1

South Carolina
Deaths per 100,000: 1.34
Daily average deaths: 68.9

Idaho
Deaths per 100,000: 1.22
Daily average deaths: 21.9

Louisiana
Deaths per 100,000: 1.15
Daily average deaths: 53.4

Georgia
Deaths per 100,000: 1.12
Daily average deaths: 119.6

Arkansas
Deaths per 100,000: 1.07
Daily average deaths: 32.3

Texas
Deaths per 100,000: 1.03
Daily average deaths: 297.3

West Virginia
Deaths per 100,000: 0.99
Daily average deaths: 17.7

Wyoming
Deaths per 100,000: 0.96
Daily average deaths: 5.6

Alabama
Deaths per 100,000: 0.89
Daily average deaths: 43.4

Tennessee
Deaths per 100,000: 0.85
Daily average deaths: 58

Oklahoma
Deaths per 100,000: 0.84
Daily average deaths: 33.1

Kentucky
Deaths per 100,000: 0.76
Daily average deaths: 34

North Carolina
Deaths per 100,000: 0.71
Daily average deaths: 74.6

Nevada
Deaths per 100,000: 0.65
Daily average deaths: 20

Indiana
Deaths per 100,000: 0.61
Daily average deaths: 41

Kansas
Deaths per 100,000: 0.52
Daily average deaths: 15.3

New Mexico
Deaths per 100,000: 0.52
Daily average deaths: 11

Washington
Deaths per 100,000: 0.52
Daily average deaths: 39.9

Oregon
Deaths per 100,000: 0.49
Daily average deaths: 20.9

Montana
Deaths per 100,000: 0.47
Daily average deaths: 5

Hawaii
Deaths per 100,000: 0.46
Daily average deaths: 6.6

Missouri
Deaths per 100,000: 0.46
Daily average deaths: 28.3

Arizona
Deaths per 100,000: 0.43
Daily average deaths: 31.3

Illinois
Deaths per 100,000: 0.36
Daily average deaths: 45.7

Utah
Deaths per 100,000: 0.34
Daily average deaths: 10.9

California
Deaths per 100,000: 0.33
Daily average deaths: 132

Virginia
Deaths per 100,000: 0.33
Daily average deaths: 28.1

Rhode Island
Deaths per 100,000: 0.31
Daily average deaths: 3.3

Maine
Deaths per 100,000: 0.3
Daily average deaths: 4

Ohio
Deaths per 100,000: 0.3
Daily average deaths: 35

Pennsylvania
Deaths per 100,000: 0.3
Daily average deaths: 38.6

Iowa
Deaths per 100,000: 0.29
Daily average deaths: 9.1

Maryland
Deaths per 100,000: 0.27
Daily average deaths: 16.3

South Dakota
Deaths per 100,000: 0.27
Daily average deaths: 2.4

Vermont
Deaths per 100,000: 0.25
Daily average deaths: 1.6

North Dakota
Deaths per 100,000: 0.24
Daily average deaths: 1.9

Alaska
Deaths per 100,000: 0.23
Daily average deaths: 1.7

Michigan
Deaths per 100,000: 0.23
Daily average deaths: 22.9

Wisconsin
Deaths per 100,000: 0.23
Daily average deaths: 13.3

Colorado
Deaths per 100,000: 0.22
Daily average deaths: 12.9

New Jersey
Deaths per 100,000: 0.2
Daily average deaths: 17.7

Delaware
Deaths per 100,000: 0.19
Daily average deaths: 1.9

Massachusetts
Deaths per 100,000: 0.19
Daily average deaths: 13.1

New York State
Deaths per 100,000: 0.18
Daily average deaths: 34.1

New Hampshire
Deaths per 100,000: 0.17
Daily average deaths: 2.3

Minnesota
Deaths per 100,000: 0.16
Daily average deaths: 9.2

Nebraska
Deaths per 100,000: 0.14
Daily average deaths: 2.7

Connecticut
Deaths per 100,000: 0.12
Daily average deaths: 4.4

District of Columbia
Deaths per 100,000: 0.06
Daily average deaths: .4

New Jersey: 183 per 100,000 people
Population: 8.9 million residents

New York: 170
Population: 19.4 million

Massachusetts: 143
Population: 6.9 million

Connecticut: 128
Population: 3.6 million

Louisiana: 126
Population: 4.6 million

Rhode Island: 111
Population: 1.1 million

 

Mississippi: 109
Population: 3 million

Washington, D.C.: 91
Population: 705,749

 

Arizona: 81
Population: 7.3 million

Illinois: 77
Population: 12.7 million

 

Florida: 76
Population: 21.5 million

Michigan: 75
Population: 10 million

 

South Carolina: 74
Population: 5.1 million

 

Georgia: 72
Population: 10.6 million

 

Delaware: 70
Population: 973,764

Pennsylvania: 68
Population: 12.8 million

 

Maryland: 68
Population: 6 million

 

Texas: 62
Population: 30 million

 

Indiana: 61
Population: 6.7 million

Arkansas: 60
Population: 3 million

North Dakota: 60
Population: 762,062

Alabama: 58
Population: 4.9 million

Nevada: 57
Population: 3.1 million

Iowa: 52
Population: 3.2 million

Missouri: 47
Population: 6.1 million

New Mexico: 46
Population: 2.1 million

Ohio: 45
Population: 11.7 million

 

Tennessee: 45
Population: 6.8 million

 

California: 44
Population: 39.5 million

 

Minnesota: 43
Population: 5.6 million

Virginia: 42
Population: 8.5 million

South Dakota: 42
Population: 884,659

North Carolina: 40
Population: 10.5 million

 

Colorado: 39
Population: 5.8 million

 

New Hampshire: 35
Population: 1.4 million

 

Kansas: 33
Population: 2.9 million

Kentucky: 33
Population: 4.5 million

Idaho: 32
Population: 1.8 million

Oklahoma: 32
Population: 4 million

 

Washington: 31
Population: 7.6 million

Nebraska: 31
Population: 1.9 million

Wisconsin: 31
Population: 5.8 million

Montana: 28
Population: 1.1 million

 

West Virginia: 24
Population: 1.8 million

 

Utah: 18
Population: 3.2 million

Oregon: 16
Population: 4.2 million

Hawaii: 15
Population: 1.4 million

 

Wyoming: 12
Population: 578,759

Maine: 11
Population: 1.3 million

 

Vermont: 9
Population: 623,989

Alaska: 9
Population: 731,545

 

 

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