Florida Had Worst COVID Death Rate Over Summer

Florida Politics reports:

More people were reported to have died in Florida since June 20 than in any other state — more than Texas, California, or Arizona. Even when Florida’s large population is factored in, Florida’s per-capita death rate was worse than all other states’, including smaller Southern states that suffered harsh summer surges, such as Louisiana and Arkansas.

Florida Politics examined the Community Profile Reports from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that were released on June 21, which reported cumulative death data through June 20; and Thursday, which covered data through Wednesday. Since June 20, 18,040 Floridians were reported to have died of COVID-19, according to the data.

In the same period, the second highest death toll was found in Texas, 14,032. California had the nation’s third highest COVID-19 death toll during that period, with 6,338 reported deaths; followed by Georgia, 5,307; and North Carolina, 3,472.

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