Jessica Boehm
Mar 28, 2023 - COVID

Arizona had the highest COVID-19 death rate in U.S.

Data: The Lancet; Map: Alice Feng/Axios

Arizona experienced the highest adjusted death rate in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an analysis published in The Lancet.

What they found: Arizona's COVID death rate was 581 deaths per 100,000 people, when adjusting the data to account for age and comorbidities. The District of Columbia (526 per 100,000) and New Mexico (521 per 100,000) were the second and third worst.

Jessica Boehm
Aug 23, 2022 - COVID

CDC estimates 84% of Arizona kids have had COVID-19

Data: CDC; Map: Simran Parwani/Axios

About 84% of Arizona children between the ages of 6 months and 17 years have been infected with COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, according to recent estimates from the CDC.

  • The national estimate is 80%.

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