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This is How Many People Have Died From COVID-19 in Georgia

24/7 Wall St. logo 24/7 Wall St. 5/4/2021 Samuel Stebbins

a messy bed in a room © Provided by 24/7 Wall St. Since the first death attributable to COVID-19 was reported in the United States on Feb. 29, 2020, an estimated 568,836 Americans have died -- and that number continues to grow every day. Over the past seven-day period, an average of 701 Americans diagnosed with COVID-19 have died each day.

Adjusting for population, there have been a total of 174 COVID-19-related deaths for every 100,000 Americans nationwide. In Georgia, deaths attributable to the coronavirus per capita are even more common than they are nationwide. Across the state, 20,098 people have died from the coronavirus, equal to about 191 deaths for every 100,000 people. Of all states -- and Washington D.C. -- Georgia has the 15th highest death rate per capita.

Any number of factors contribute to variations in COVID-19 fatalities per capita across the United States. One of them is the per capita infection rate. Just as the number of deaths attributable to the virus per capita is higher in Georgia than it is nationwide, COVID-19 infections per capita are too.

To date, there have been 1,097,279 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Georgia, equal to 10,431 infections per 100,000 people -- compared to 9,747 infections per 100,000 people nationwide.

Though it is not always the case, states with higher than average COVID-19 deaths per capita are often also home to larger high-risk populations. One such group is retirement-age Americans, who are at least 90 times more likely to die from the virus if infected than those in the 18 to 29 age group. In Georgia, 14.3% of the population are 65 and older. Nationwide, 16.5% of the population fall into that age group.

All COVID-19 data used in the story is current as of May 2, 2021.

These are all the counties in Georgia where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it's still getting worse).

Rank State Deaths per 100,000 people Total deaths Infections per 100,000 people Total infections 65 and older pop.
1 New Jersey 286 25,509 11,148 993,123 16.6%
2 New York 266 51,885 10,442 2,040,574 16.9%
3 Massachusetts 253 17,435 9,466 653,324 17.0%
4 Rhode Island 252 2,668 13,960 147,601 17.7%
5 Arizona 241 17,282 12,002 860,772 18.0%
6 Mississippi 241 7,195 10,435 311,654 16.4%
7 Connecticut 226 8,080 9,460 337,961 17.6%
8 Alabama 223 10,879 10,783 527,083 17.4%
9 Louisiana 222 10,367 9,814 457,326 16.0%
10 South Dakota 222 1,962 13,874 122,398 17.4%
11 Pennsylvania 204 26,129 8,925 1,143,076 18.7%
12 Indiana 199 13,312 10,723 717,564 16.1%
13 North Dakota 196 1,491 14,117 107,298 15.8%
14 New Mexico 193 4,051 9,412 197,218 18.0%
15 Georgia 191 20,098 10,431 1,097,279 14.3%
16 Illinois 190 24,211 10,427 1,328,454 16.1%
17 Arkansas 190 5,726 11,125 335,289 17.4%
18 Iowa 188 5,931 11,534 364,033 17.5%
19 South Carolina 186 9,472 11,342 576,639 18.2%
20 Michigan 186 18,600 9,288 928,407 17.7%
21 Tennessee 180 12,171 12,487 845,380 16.7%
22 Nevada 180 5,448 10,364 314,475 16.2%
23 Oklahoma 173 6,807 11,360 447,931 16.1%
24 Texas 171 49,091 10,021 2,876,140 12.9%
25 Kansas 171 4,978 10,596 308,510 16.4%
26 Delaware 168 1,622 10,737 103,844 19.5%
27 Florida 164 35,030 10,239 2,180,924 20.9%
28 Ohio 164 19,188 9,145 1,068,985 17.5%
29 Washington D.C. 161 1,104 6,944 47,533 12.4%
30 California 152 60,273 9,189 3,634,778 14.8%
31 West Virginia 148 2,673 8,434 152,301 20.5%
32 Montana 148 1,567 10,213 108,489 19.5%
33 Kentucky 145 6,485 9,906 442,618 16.9%
34 Maryland 144 8,718 7,388 446,459 15.9%
35 Missouri 143 8,738 9,534 584,069 17.2%
36 Wisconsin 130 7,534 11,330 658,696 17.5%
37 Minnesota 128 7,191 10,194 572,025 16.3%
38 Virginia 126 10,751 7,729 658,341 15.9%
39 Wyoming 122 707 10,039 57,999 17.1%
40 North Carolina 122 12,619 9,299 965,536 16.7%
41 Idaho 117 2,045 10,675 187,269 16.2%
42 Nebraska 116 2,243 11,380 219,559 16.1%
43 Colorado 110 6,272 8,891 506,405 14.7%
44 New Hampshire 96 1,296 6,960 94,405 18.6%
45 Washington 73 5,474 5,310 400,149 15.9%
46 Utah 69 2,190 12,544 396,522 11.4%
47 Oregon 59 2,490 4,365 182,916 18.2%
48 Maine 58 782 4,554 60,946 21.3%
49 Alaska 46 341 8,828 65,100 12.4%
50 Vermont 39 246 3,628 22,723 20.1%
51 Hawaii 34 479 2,187 31,071 19.0%

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