Data Visualization Public Health
One Percent of U.S. Counties Account for Bulk of COVID-19 Deaths

Through , there have been deaths in the U.S. from COVID-19, but a significant proportion of those have occurred in just a handful of counties. In fact, the 30 counties with the most deaths represent 1 percent of all counties, percent of the total U.S. population, and percent of all U.S. deaths.

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50 Counties with the Most COVID-19 Deaths
Rank County Name State Total Deaths

Note: This page was originally published on August 10, 2020.

Sources: USAFacts, "Coronavirus Locations: COVID–19 Map by County and State," and The Covid Tracking Project.

Design and Development: Graphic produced by John W. Fleming and Jay Simon. Data compiled by Drew Gonshorowski.