COVID-19 death rates by state: Oct. 16 

As of Oct. 16, more than 217,000 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. The data was last updated at 7:40 a.m. CDT.

Note: These are the latest numbers available. The list includes ties.

New Jersey: 182 per 100,000 people
Population: 8.9 million residents

New York: 169
Population: 19.4 million

Massachusetts: 140
Population: 6.9 million

Connecticut: 127
Population: 3.6 million

Louisiana: 123
Population: 4.6 million

Rhode Island: 108
Population: 1.1 million

Mississippi: 106
Population: 3 million

Washington, D.C.: 90
Population: 705,749

Arizona: 80
Population: 7.3 million

Illinois: 74
Population: 12.7 million

Florida: 73
Population: 21.5 million

Michigan: 73
Population: 10 million

South Carolina: 70
Population: 5.1 million

Georgia: 69
Population: 10.6 million

Delaware: 68
Population: 973,764

Maryland: 67
Population: 6 million

Pennsylvania: 66
Population: 12.8 million

Texas: 60
Population: 30 million

Indiana: 57
Population: 6.7 million

Alabama: 56
Population: 4.9 million

Nevada: 55
Population: 3.1 million

Arkansas: 55
Population: 3 million

North Dakota: 49
Population: 762,062

Iowa: 48
Population: 3.2 million
New Mexico: 44
Population: 2.1 million

Ohio: 43
Population: 11.7 million

California: 43
Population: 39.5 million

Tennessee: 42
Population: 6.8 million

Missouri: 41
Population: 6.1 million

Minnesota: 40
Population: 5.6 million

Virginia: 40
Population: 8.5 million

Colorado: 38
Population: 5.8 million

North Carolina: 37
Population: 10.5 million

New Hampshire: 34
Population: 1.4 million

South Dakota: 34
Population: 884,659

Washington: 31
Population: 7.6 million

Kentucky: 30
Population: 4.5 million

Idaho: 29
Population: 1.8 million

Oklahoma: 29
Population: 4 million

Kansas: 29
Population: 2.9 million

Nebraska: 28
Population: 1.9 million

Wisconsin: 27
Population: 5.8 million

West Virginia: 22
Population: 1.8 million

Montana: 22
Population: 1.1 million

Utah: 17
Population: 3.2 million

Oregon: 15
Population: 4.2 million

Hawaii: 13
Population: 1.4 million

Maine: 11
Population: 1.3 million

Wyoming: 10
Population: 578,759

Vermont: 9
Population: 623,989

Alaska: 8
Population: 731,545

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