US coronavirus death rates by state: Sept. 18

As of Sept. 18, 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 7:50 a.m. CDT Sept. 18:

Note: These are the latest numbers available. The list includes ties and results in a numerical listing of 41.

1. New Jersey: 181 per 100,000 people
Population: 8.9 million residents

2. New York: 168
Population: 19.4 million

3. Massachusetts: 134
Population: 6.9 million

4. Connecticut: 126
Population: 3.6 million

5. Louisiana: 114
Population: 4.6 million

6. Rhode Island: 102
Population: 1.1 million

7. Mississippi: 93
Population: 3 million

8. Washington, D.C.: 88
Population: 705,749

9. Arizona: 74
Population: 7.3 million

10. Michigan: 70
Population: 10 million

11. Illinois: 68
Population: 12.7 million

12. Maryland: 64
Population: 6 million

Delaware: 64
Population: 973,764

13. Pennsylvania: 62
Population: 12.8 million

14. South Carolina: 61
Population: 5.1 million

Florida: 61
Population: 21.5 million

15. Georgia: 60
Population: 10.6 million

16. Indiana: 52
Population: 6.7 million

17. Texas: 51
Population: 30 million

18. Nevada: 49
Population: 3.1 million

Alabama: 49
Population: 4.9 million

19. New Mexico: 40
Population: 2.1 million

Iowa: 40
Population: 3.2 million

20. Ohio: 39
Population: 11.7 million

Arkansas: 39
Population: 3 million

21. California: 37
Population: 39.5 million

22. Minnesota: 35
Population: 5.6 million

26. Colorado: 35
Population: 5.8 million

23. Virginia: 34
Population: 8.5 million

24. New Hampshire: 32
Population: 1.4 million

25. Tennessee: 31
Population: 6.8 million

North Carolina: 31
Population: 10.5 million

26. Missouri: 30
Population: 6.1 million

27. Washington: 28
Population: 7.6 million

28. Kentucky: 25
Population: 4.5 million

29. Idaho: 24
Population: 1.8 million

North Dakota: 24
Population: 762,062

Nebraska: 24
Population: 1.9 million

Oklahoma: 24
Population: 4 million

30. South Dakota: 22
Population: 884,659

31. Wisconsin: 21
Population: 5.8 million

32. Kansas: 20
Population: 2.9 million

33. West Virginia: 16
Population: 1.8 million

34. Utah: 14
Population: 3.2 million

35. Montana: 13
Population: 1.1 million

36. Oregon: 12
Population: 4.2 million

37. Maine: 10
Population: 1.3 million

38. Vermont: 9
Population: 623,989

39. Wyoming: 8
Population: 578,759

40. Hawaii: 7
Population: 1.4 million

41. Alaska: 6
Population: 731,545

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