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1 in 500 people died from COVID-19 in these 6 states

A new report suggests six states have had 1 in 500 residents die from COVID-19

A sign greets visitors outside the Curb Event Center at Belmont University.
A sign greets visitors outside the Curb Event Center at Belmont University as preparations take place for the second Presidential debate, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn., during the coronavirus outbreak.
Patrick Semansky, Associated Press

A new analysis of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data and the 2020 census has found that at least six states have reached a COVID-19 death rate of 1 in 500 people.

  • Those states include North Dakota, South Dakota, Florida, Michigan and Ohio.
  • New Jersey has a death rate of about one in 346 residents, according to Inforum.
  • CNN pointed out that four of those six aforementioned states have Republican governors.

Are COVID-19 deaths rising?

Sanford Health’s Chief Physician Dr. Jeremy Cauwels recently confirmed that high death counts continue to be the case across the country.

  • “That’s a sobering statistic particularly when it could have been prevented with a mask or vaccine — or both,” he said.
  • He said the delta variant is a major reason why because the variant is “good at spreading.”

Deaths might not slowing down, either. A recent forecasting model from the University of Washington predicted that another 100,000 people could die from COVID-19 by December 2021, per The Associated Press.

How often do people die from COVID-19?

In fact, reports suggested that about 1,000 Americans are dying from COVID-19 every day. This is the first time COVID-19 deaths have reached that number since March, at the end of the winter surge, according to MarketWatch.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told CNN that we can slow down the deaths if people get the COVID-19 vaccine.

  • “What is going on now is both entirely predictable, but entirely preventable,” Fauci told CNN. “We know we have the wherewithal with vaccines to turn this around.”