These states have the most underreported COVID-19 deaths

There have been more than 100,000 confirmed cases in the United States, but the actual toll is probably much higher, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the CDC data to assess how many excess deaths might have occurred in each state.

Alabama
• Total excess deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 468 – 24th most (4.3% more than expected)
• Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 385 – 25th most (82.3% of excess deaths)
• Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 83 – 20th fewest (17.7% of excess deaths)
• Testing rate as of May 18: 3,199 per 100,000 residents – 24th fewest
• Positive test rate as of May 18: 7.7% – 25th highest
• Population density: 93.2 persons per square mile – 25th most

Alaska
• Total excess deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 56 – 4th fewest (6.5% more than expected)
• Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 10 – 2nd fewest (17.9% of excess deaths)
• Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 46 – 6th fewest (82.1% of excess deaths)
• Testing rate as of May 18: 4,829 per 100,000 residents – 11th most
• Positive test rate as of May 18: 1.1% – the lowest
• Population density: 1.1 persons per square mile – the fewest

Arizona
• Total excess deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 1,201 – 17th most (8.7% more than expected)
• Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 532 – 20th most (44.3% of excess deaths)
• Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 669 – 12th most (55.7% of excess deaths)
• Testing rate as of May 18: 2,831 per 100,000 residents – 19th fewest
• Positive test rate as of May 18: 6.9% – 22nd lowest
• Population density: 62.9 persons per square mile – 19th fewest

Arkansas
• Total excess deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 223 – 18th fewest (3.4% more than expected)
• Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 88 – 12th fewest (39.5% of excess deaths)
• Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 135 – 27th most (60.5% of excess deaths)
• Testing rate as of May 18: 2,907 per 100,000 residents – 20th fewest
• Positive test rate as of May 18: 5.5% – 15th lowest
• Population density: 56.7 persons per square mile – 17th fewest

California
• Total excess deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 3,307 – 8th most (5.9% more than expected)
• Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 2,630 – 7th most (79.5% of excess deaths)
• Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 677 – 11th most (20.5% of excess deaths)
• Testing rate as of May 18: 3,123 per 100,000 residents – 22nd fewest
• Positive test rate as of May 18: 6.4% – 16th lowest
• Population density: 241.7 persons per square mile – 11th most

Colorado
• Total excess deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 1,568 – 15th most (16.4% more than expected)
• Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 967 – 16th most (61.7% of excess deaths)
• Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 601 – 13th most (38.3% of excess deaths)
• Testing rate as of May 18: 2,268 per 100,000 residents – 2nd fewest
• Positive test rate as of May 18: 17.2% – 8th highest
• Population density: 54.7 persons per square mile – 14th fewest

Connecticut
• Total excess deaths, Apr. 5 to Apr. 25: none
• Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Apr. 5 to Apr. 25: 1,673 – 10th most
• Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Apr. 5 to Apr. 25: none
• Testing rate as of May 18: 4,973 per 100,000 residents – 10th most
• Positive test rate as of May 18: 21.5 – 3rd highest
• Population density: 644.5 persons per square mile – 4th most

Delaware
• Total excess deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 260 – 22nd fewest (12.4% more than expected)
• Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 221 – 18th fewest (85% of excess deaths)
• Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 39 – 3rd fewest (15% of excess deaths)
• Testing rate as of May 18: 4,390 per 100,000 residents – 13th most
• Positive test rate as of May 18: 18.5% – 6th highest
• Population density: 388.6 persons per square mile – 6th most

Florida
• Total excess deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 2,132 – 11th most (4.8% more than expected)
• Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 1,715 – 9th most (80.4% of excess deaths)
• Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 417 – 16th most (19.6% of excess deaths)
• Testing rate as of May 18: 3,182 per 100,000 residents – 23rd fewest
• Positive test rate as of May 18: 6.9% – 21st lowest
• Population density: 323.9 persons per square mile – 8th most

Georgia
• Total excess deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 1,527 – 16th most (8.3% more than expected)
• Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 1,401 – 12th most (91.7% of excess deaths)
• Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 126 – 28th most (8.3% of excess deaths)
• Testing rate as of May 18: 3,463 per 100,000 residents – 22nd most
• Positive test rate as of May 18: 10.5% – 20th highest
• Population density: 177 persons per square mile – 16th most

Hawaii
• Total excess deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 11 – 2nd fewest (0.5% more than expected)
• Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 17 – 4th fewest (154.5% of excess deaths)
• Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: none
• Testing rate as of May 18: 2,968 per 100,000 residents – 21st fewest
• Positive test rate as of May 18: 1.5% – 2nd lowest
• Population density: 129.9 persons per square mile – 20th most

Idaho
• Total excess deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 110 – 11th fewest (3.8% more than expected)
• Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 67 – 11th fewest (60.9% of excess deaths)
• Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 43 – 5th fewest (39.1% of excess deaths)
• Testing rate as of May 18: 2,078 per 100,000 residents – the fewest
• Positive test rate as of May 18: 6.6% – 18th lowest
• Population density: 21 persons per square mile – 7th fewest

Illinois
• Total excess deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 4,843 – 6th most (19% more than expected)
• Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 3,349 – 6th most (69.2% of excess deaths)
• Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 1,494 – 6th most (30.8% of excess deaths)
• Testing rate as of May 18: 4,735 per 100,000 residents – 12th most
• Positive test rate as of May 18: 16% – 9th highest
• Population density: 220 persons per square mile – 12th most

Indiana
• Total excess deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 1,637 – 14th most (11.1% more than expected)
• Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 1,362 – 13th most (83.2% of excess deaths)
• Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 275 – 19th most (16.8% of excess deaths)
• Testing rate as of May 18: 2,748 per 100,000 residents – 16th fewest
• Positive test rate as of May 18: 15.4% – 10th highest
• Population density: 183.7 persons per square mile – 15th most

Iowa
• Total excess deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 188 – 14th fewest (3.1% more than expected)
• Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 252 – 20th fewest (134% of excess deaths)
• Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: none
• Testing rate as of May 18: 3,268 per 100,000 residents – 25th most
• Positive test rate as of May 18: 14.5% – 13th highest
• Population density: 56.1 persons per square mile – 15th fewest

Kansas
• Total excess deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 190 – 15th fewest (3.6% more than expected)
• Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 172 – 16th fewest (90.5% of excess deaths)
• Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 18 – 2nd fewest (9.5% of excess deaths)
• Testing rate as of May 18: 2,301 per 100,000 residents – 4th fewest
• Positive test rate as of May 18: 12.4% – 16th highest
• Population density: 35.4 persons per square mile – 10th fewest

Kentucky
• Total excess deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 384 – 25th fewest (3.9% more than expected)
• Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 304 – 24th fewest (79.2% of excess deaths)
• Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 80 – 19th fewest (20.8% of excess deaths)
• Testing rate as of May 18: 3,250 per 100,000 residents – 25th fewest
• Positive test rate as of May 18: 5.5% – 14th lowest
• Population density: 110.6 persons per square mile – 21st most

Louisiana
• Total excess deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 2,524 – 10th most (22% more than expected)
• Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 2,194 – 8th most (86.9% of excess deaths)
• Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 330 – 17th most (13.1% of excess deaths)
• Testing rate as of May 18: 5,789 per 100,000 residents – 6th most
• Positive test rate as of May 18: 12.9% – 15th highest
• Population density: 89 persons per square mile – 25th fewest

Maine
• Total excess deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 62 – 5th fewest (2.1% more than expected)
• Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 64 – 9th fewest (103.2% of excess deaths)
• Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: none
• Testing rate as of May 18: 2,596 per 100,000 residents – 11th fewest
• Positive test rate as of May 18: 4.9% – 12th lowest
• Population density: 37.8 persons per square mile – 12th fewest

Maryland
• Total excess deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 2,698 – 9th most (21.5% more than expected)
• Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 1,510 – 11th most (56% of excess deaths)
• Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 1,188 – 8th most (44% of excess deaths)
• Testing rate as of May 18: 3,426 per 100,000 residents – 23rd most
• Positive test rate as of May 18: 19.3% – 4th highest
• Population density: 487.1 persons per square mile – 5th most

Massachusetts
• Total excess deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 5,895 – 5th most (33.4% more than expected)
• Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 4,840 – 3rd most (82.1% of excess deaths)
• Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 1,055 – 9th most (17.9% of excess deaths)
• Testing rate as of May 18: 6,798 per 100,000 residents – 4th most
• Positive test rate as of May 18: 18.6% – 5th highest
• Population density: 654 persons per square mile – 3rd most

Michigan
• Total excess deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 6,597 – 4th most (25.7% more than expected)
• Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 4,526 – 4th most (68.6% of excess deaths)
• Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 2,071 – 5th most (31.4% of excess deaths)
• Testing rate as of May 18: 4,252 per 100,000 residents – 14th most
• Positive test rate as of May 18: 12.2% – 17th highest
• Population density: 103.4 persons per square mile – 24th most

Minnesota
• Total excess deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 760 – 20th most (7.9% more than expected)
• Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 558 – 19th most (73.4% of excess deaths)
• Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 202 – 22nd most (26.6% of excess deaths)
• Testing rate as of May 18: 2,791 per 100,000 residents – 17th fewest
• Positive test rate as of May 18: 10.5% – 21st highest
• Population density: 64.5 persons per square mile – 20th fewest

Mississippi
• Total excess deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 877 – 19th most (12.4% more than expected)
• Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 421 – 22nd most (48% of excess deaths)
• Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 456 – 14th most (52% of excess deaths)
• Testing rate as of May 18: 3,876 per 100,000 residents – 16th most
• Positive test rate as of May 18: 9.9% – 22nd highest
• Population density: 61.7 persons per square mile – 18th fewest

Missouri
• Total excess deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 738 – 21st most (5.5% more than expected)
• Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 472 – 21st most (64% of excess deaths)
• Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 266 – 20th most (36% of excess deaths)
• Testing rate as of May 18: 2,515 per 100,000 residents – 8th fewest
• Positive test rate as of May 18: 7.1% – 23rd lowest
• Population density: 87.9 persons per square mile – 23rd fewest

Montana
• Total excess deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 83 – 9th fewest (4.1% more than expected)
• Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 16 – 3rd fewest (19.3% of excess deaths)
• Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 67 – 7th fewest (80.7% of excess deaths)
• Testing rate as of May 18: 2,651 per 100,000 residents – 12th fewest
• Positive test rate as of May 18: 1.7% – 3rd lowest
• Population density: 7.2 persons per square mile – 3rd fewest

Nebraska
• Total excess deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 82 – 7th fewest (2.4% more than expected)
• Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 96 – 13th fewest (117.1% of excess deaths)
• Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: none
• Testing rate as of May 18: 3,636 per 100,000 residents – 20th most
• Positive test rate as of May 18: 15.1% – 12th highest
• Population density: 24.9 persons per square mile – 8th fewest

Nevada
• Total excess deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 197 – 16th fewest (3.7% more than expected)
• Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 301 – 23rd fewest (152.8% of excess deaths)
• Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: none
• Testing rate as of May 18: 2,661 per 100,000 residents – 14th fewest
• Positive test rate as of May 18: 8.6% – 23rd highest
• Population density: 27.4 persons per square mile – 9th fewest

New Hampshire
• Total excess deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 240 – 21st fewest (9% more than expected)
• Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 131 – 15th fewest (54.6% of excess deaths)
• Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 109 – 29th most (45.4% of excess deaths)
• Testing rate as of May 18: 3,647 per 100,000 residents – 19th most
• Positive test rate as of May 18: 7.4% – 24th lowest
• Population density: 145.1 persons per square mile – 19th most

New Jersey
• Total excess deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 13,370 – 2nd most (48% more than expected)
• Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 9,116 – 2nd most (68.2% of excess deaths)
• Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 4,254 – 3rd most (31.8% of excess deaths)
• Testing rate as of May 18: 5,675 per 100,000 residents – 7th most
• Positive test rate as of May 18: 29.3% – the highest
• Population density: 1021.3 persons per square mile – the most

New Mexico
• Total excess deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 373 – 24th fewest (9% more than expected)
• Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 191 – 17th fewest (51.2% of excess deaths)
• Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 182 – 24th most (48.8% of excess deaths)
• Testing rate as of May 18: 6,568 per 100,000 residents – 5th most
• Positive test rate as of May 18: 4.4% – 11th lowest
• Population density: 17.2 persons per square mile – 6th fewest

New York
• Total excess deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 35,641 – the most (54.3% more than expected)
• Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 26,584 – the most (74.6% of excess deaths)
• Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 9,057 – the most (25.4% of excess deaths)
• Testing rate as of May 18: 7,233 per 100,000 residents – 3rd most
• Positive test rate as of May 18: 24.8% – 2nd highest
• Population density: 358.2 persons per square mile – 7th most

North Carolina
• Total excess deaths, Mar. 1 to Apr. 25: 88 – 10th fewest (1.1% more than expected)
• Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to Apr. 25: 300 – 22nd fewest (340.9% of excess deaths)
• Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to Apr. 25: none
• Testing rate as of May 18: 2,463 per 100,000 residents – 7th fewest
• Positive test rate as of May 18: 7.4% – 25th lowest
• Population density: 192.9 persons per square mile – 14th most

North Dakota
• Total excess deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 24 – 3rd fewest (1.8% more than expected)
• Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 35 – 6th fewest (145.8% of excess deaths)
• Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: none
• Testing rate as of May 18: 7,441 per 100,000 residents – 2nd most
• Positive test rate as of May 18: 3.4% – 5th lowest
• Population density: 10.8 persons per square mile – 4th fewest

Ohio
• Total excess deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 1,765 – 13th most (6.7% more than expected)
• Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 1,331 – 14th most (75.4% of excess deaths)
• Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 434 – 15th most (24.6% of excess deaths)
• Testing rate as of May 18: 2,310 per 100,000 residents – 5th fewest
• Positive test rate as of May 18: 10.5 – 19th highest
• Population density: 260.8 persons per square mile – 10th most

Oklahoma
• Total excess deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 129 – 12th fewest (1.9% more than expected)
• Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 266 – 21st fewest (206.2% of excess deaths)
• Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: none
• Testing rate as of May 18: 3,557 per 100,000 residents – 21st most
• Positive test rate as of May 18: 3.8% – 7th lowest
• Population density: 56.4 persons per square mile – 16th fewest

Oregon
• Total excess deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 234 – 20th fewest (3.1% more than expected)
• Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 127 – 14th fewest (54.3% of excess deaths)
• Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 107 – 30th most (45.7% of excess deaths)
• Testing rate as of May 18: 2,320 per 100,000 residents – 6th fewest
• Positive test rate as of May 18: 3.8% – 8th lowest
• Population density: 42.6 persons per square mile – 13th fewest

Pennsylvania
• Total excess deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 8,884 – 3rd most (26.2% more than expected)
• Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 3,688 – 5th most (41.5% of excess deaths)
• Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 5,196 – 2nd most (58.5% of excess deaths)
• Testing rate as of May 18: 2,660 per 100,000 residents – 13th fewest
• Positive test rate as of May 18: 18.5% – 7th highest
• Population density: 278.1 persons per square mile – 9th most

Rhode Island
• Total excess deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 175 – 13th fewest (7.7% more than expected)
• Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 418 – 23rd most (238.9% of excess deaths)
• Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: none
• Testing rate as of May 18: 10,913 per 100,000 residents – the most
• Positive test rate as of May 18: 11.1% – 18th highest
• Population density: 684.3 persons per square mile – 2nd most

South Carolina
• Total excess deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 1,154 – 18th most (10.5% more than expected)
• Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 330 – 25th fewest (28.6% of excess deaths)
• Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 824 – 10th most (71.4% of excess deaths)
• Testing rate as of May 18: 2,588 per 100,000 residents – 10th fewest
• Positive test rate as of May 18: 6.8% – 20th lowest
• Population density: 158.8 persons per square mile – 18th most

South Dakota
• Total excess deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 70 – 6th fewest (4.2% more than expected)
• Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 31 – 5th fewest (44.3% of excess deaths)
• Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 39 – 3rd fewest (55.7% of excess deaths)
• Testing rate as of May 18: 3,292 per 100,000 residents – 24th most
• Positive test rate as of May 18: 13.9% – 14th highest
• Population density: 11.4 persons per square mile – 5th fewest

Tennessee
• Total excess deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 430 – 25th most (2.8% more than expected)
• Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 241 – 19th fewest (56% of excess deaths)
• Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 189 – 23rd most (44% of excess deaths)
• Testing rate as of May 18: 4,984 per 100,000 residents – 9th most
• Positive test rate as of May 18: 5.3% – 13th lowest
• Population density: 160.6 persons per square mile – 17th most

Texas
• Total excess deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 3,616 – 7th most (8.3% more than expected)
• Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 1,086 – 15th most (30% of excess deaths)
• Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 2,530 – 4th most (70% of excess deaths)
• Testing rate as of May 18: 2,519 per 100,000 residents – 9th fewest
• Positive test rate as of May 18: 6.7% – 19th lowest
• Population density: 106.9 persons per square mile – 22nd most

Utah
• Total excess deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 204 – 17th fewest (5% more than expected)
• Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 66 – 10th fewest (32.4% of excess deaths)
• Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 138 – 26th most (67.6% of excess deaths)
• Testing rate as of May 18: 5,402 per 100,000 residents – 8th most
• Positive test rate as of May 18: 4.2% – 10th lowest
• Population density: 37.2 persons per square mile – 11th fewest

Vermont
• Total excess deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 232 – 19th fewest (17.3% more than expected)
• Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 53 – 8th fewest (22.8% of excess deaths)
• Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 179 – 25th most (77.2% of excess deaths)
• Testing rate as of May 18: 3,804 per 100,000 residents – 17th most
• Positive test rate as of May 18: 3.9% – 9th lowest
• Population density: 65.1 persons per square mile – 21st fewest

Virginia
• Total excess deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 2,063 – 12th most (13% more than expected)
• Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 827 – 18th most (40.1% of excess deaths)
• Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 1,236 – 7th most (59.9% of excess deaths)
• Testing rate as of May 18: 2,286 per 100,000 residents – 3rd fewest
• Positive test rate as of May 18: 15.2% – 11th highest
• Population density: 199.1 persons per square mile – 13th most

Washington
• Total excess deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 710 – 22nd most (5.9% more than expected)
• Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 902 – 17th most (127% of excess deaths)
• Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: none
• Testing rate as of May 18: 3,785 per 100,000 residents – 18th most
• Positive test rate as of May 18: 6.5% – 17th lowest
• Population density: 105.7 persons per square mile – 23rd most

West Virginia
• Total excess deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 360 – 23rd fewest (9.5% more than expected)
• Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 53 – 8th fewest (14.7% of excess deaths)
• Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 307 – 18th most (85.3% of excess deaths)
• Testing rate as of May 18: 4,211 per 100,000 residents – 15th most
• Positive test rate as of May 18: 2% – 4th lowest
• Population density: 74.5 persons per square mile – 22nd fewest

Wisconsin
• Total excess deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 650 – 23rd most (5.7% more than expected)
• Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 398 – 24th most (61.2% of excess deaths)
• Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 252 – 21st most (38.8% of excess deaths)
• Testing rate as of May 18: 2,704 per 100,000 residents – 15th fewest
• Positive test rate as of May 18: 8.1% – 24th highest
• Population density: 88.8 persons per square mile – 24th fewest

Wyoming
• Total excess deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 83 – 9th fewest (8.7% more than expected)
• Confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 7 – the fewest (8.4% of excess deaths)
• Excess deaths excluding confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mar. 1 to May 9: 76 – 18th fewest (91.6% of excess deaths)
• Testing rate as of May 18: 2,807 per 100,000 residents – 18th fewest
• Positive test rate as of May 18: 3.5% – 6th lowest
• Population density: 5.9 persons per square mile – 2nd fewest

Source: https://www.usatoday.com/picture-gallery/money/2020/05/30/covid-19-cases-these-states-have-most-underreported-deaths/5276308002/

News Related

ORTHER NEWS

Trump’s ‘mission accomplished’ moment is premature and deadly. We have not defeated COVID.

Desperate for crowds and adoration, Trump has put his most fervent supporters at risk of getting a deadly disease. Future historians will be astonished. Read more »

NFLPA president JC Tretter says NFL is putting season, players at risk with its coronavirus approach

NFL Players Association president JC Tretter said Tuesday the NFL is putting the 2020 season at risk with its coronavirus approach, calling on the league to better “prioritize player safety.” “Like many other... Read more »

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says he tested positive for the coronavirus

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro says he has tested positive for COVID-19 after months of downplaying the virus’ severity. Bolsonaro confirmed the test results while wearing a mask and... Read more »

Venice Film Festival forges ahead amid COVID-19 pandemic with reduced lineup

The show will go on for the Venice Film Festival in September, but with a few modifications due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers said Tuesday that they are pushing forward with plans for... Read more »

Amtrak offers buy-one, get-one promotion on its sleeper trains amid COVID-19 — with a catch

Amtrak wants you to have sweet dreams the next time you travel — so much so that it’s sweetening the deal on its sleeper “roomettes.” The rail service is offering a buy-one-get-one-free discount... Read more »

Florida teen treated with hydroxychloroquine at home before dying of COVID-19, report says

FORT MEYERS, Fla. – The family of a 17-year-old Florida girl who died last month from COVID-19 treated her symptoms at home for nearly a week before taking her to a hospital, a... Read more »

Mookie Betts worried MLB coronavirus testing woes could prevent him from ever playing for Dodgers

During nearly four months away from the game, Mookie Betts said he “stayed away from baseball to keep myself sane.” It’s not hard to understand why. The 2018 American League Most Valuable Player... Read more »

Tom Hanks doesn’t get ‘how common sense has somehow been put into question’ with coronavirus

Read more »

Can Gov. DeSantis force Florida schools to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic? Some school leaders seem doubtful.

PALM BEACH, Fla. — As concern about the state order spread online, some school leaders said: Not so fast. As Florida educators puzzle over how to start the new academic year, Gov. Ron... Read more »

Texas surpasses 200,000 coronavirus cases after 4th of July holiday weekend

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas reached 200,000 total COVID-19 cases Monday, just 17 days after crossing the 100,000 threshold, a figure that took the state nearly four months to hit. The grim milestone came... Read more »