Jan 14, 2021 - Health

Coronavirus deaths climbing while country deals with political unrest

Data: The COVID Tracking Project; Map: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios
Data: The COVID Tracking Project; Map: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

Coronavirus deaths continue to reach tragic heights while the country grapples with a vaccine rollout, an impeachment and ongoing civil unrest.

The state of play: States with the top-five death rates per 100,000 residents as of Thursday include...

  • New Jersey, with 227 people dead per 100,000 residents
  • Massachusetts — 196
  • Rhode Island — 188
  • South Dakota — 186
  • Connecticut — 182
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