Week by week, we are seeing a new group of states dealing with an increase in coronavirus cases. Across the country, officials have created different ways to manage the outbreak, and as a result, the rise and fall of day-to-day issues is unique from region to region. But the COVID death rate is a different story. The states that have suffered the most coronavirus-related deaths since the onset of the pandemic are none of the current hotspots. In fact, they have been the same for months.
States with the highest mortality rates were among the first to see the majority of coronavirus cases, when medical experts were trying to figure out how to better treat the deadly infection. Above all it is a novel coronavirus, with no similar ancestor. Over time, however, states that have seen subsequent livers in cases have benefited greatly from the medical advances that have been discovered since the onset of the pandemic. As a result, mortality rates are likely to end up much lower in states seeing increases now compared to previous epicenters.
There have been nearly 167,000 COVID-19-related deaths in the United States since Aug. 13. Below are the five states that have seen the highest COVID death rate compared to their population size. And for more troubled states now, look These 7 states should close immediately, say Harvard researchers.