COVID map shows 8 states with rising deaths

Deaths from COVID-19 increased in eight U.S. states in the week ending November 11 compared to the previous week, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

These states were Michigan (+1.2%), Illinois (+0.8%), Missouri (+0.5%), Tennessee (+0.5%), North Carolina (+ 0.4%), Maine (+0.4%), Colorado (+0.1%). percent) and Maryland (+3 percent), which also reported the largest increase in COVID-related deaths nationwide.

Health officials have warned that the country could see an increase in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths as the winter months approach and that our immune systems are weakened by other seasonal illnesses such as colds and flu.

COVID-19 cases began rising steadily in June and peaked in September before stabilizing around 15,000 nationwide in October and November. A CDC spokesperson previously said News week That October typically marked the “typical start of the respiratory virus season” and indicated that hospitalization rates “may increase” as the winter months approach.

The percentage of deaths from COVID-19 has remained relatively low in the United States, averaging 2.4% of all deaths across the country in the week ending November 11, according to CDC data. Overall, the number of deaths increased by 0.2 percent compared to the previous week.

A map of states showing the percentage of COVID-19 deaths during the week ending November 11, 2023, compared to the previous week. Maryland reported the largest increase in cases and the highest number of deaths.

The two states with the highest percentage of COVID-related deaths were Colorado and Maryland, where they accounted for 4.3 and 5.5 percent of all deaths, respectively. In 12 other states — Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Wisconsin — COVID-19 deaths accounted for between 2 and 3.9 percent.

In five other states – Arizona, California, Florida, New Jersey and Texas – COVID-19 deaths were at or below 2%. In Arizona and California, deaths associated with COVID-19 accounted for 1.8 percent of all deaths, in Florida and Texas 1.7 percent, and in New Jersey 1.9 percent.

In 21 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia , Wyoming. — there were only between one and nine deaths from COVID-19 in the week ending November 11.

In Alaska, the District of Columbia, Kansas, Montana, North Dakota, Utah and Vermont, the percentage of deaths from COVID-19 was zero.

According to the World Health Organization, a total of 1,138,309 deaths from COVID-19 were reported in the United States between January 3, 2020 and November 16, 2023. The CDC has recommended that everyone, starting with the most vulnerable categories, to be vaccinated. their vaccine boosters this winter.