Many have seen the graph of total deaths in the U.S. from coronavirus:
Also worth knowing is the daily mortality, the number who die each day:
The red line (with pink shading) is an estimate of the trend (with its uncertainty). The death rate appears to have levelled off recently, settling at around 2200 people per day, but there is extreme uncertainty in its trend — it could well be still on the rise, or declining.
But this much is certain: when it comes to COVID-19 deaths, not all states are created equal. Here’s the death rate for each state, as a proportion of its population; the area of the red dot in each state is proportional to the daily mortality per million population:
Although New York state has by far the most total deaths so far, Connecticut presently has the highest death rate (deaths per day per million), followed by New Jersey and Massachusetts, with New York coming in fourth.
Also of interest is how death rates are changing in various states. This is where New York shines, because despite being hardest hit in total, its death rate is currently declining. In this map, red triangles show states with a rising death rate, blue triangles states with a falling death rate:
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