March 2020 to Jan 2021 Excess Deaths map: A 50-state analysis of excess deaths by a team of VCU researchers found Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Arizona, Alabama, Louisiana, South Dakota, New Mexico, North Dakota and Ohio had the highest rates of excess deaths during the last 10 months of 2020, among other findings.[View Image]
U.S. deaths normally change less than 2% each year. In 2020, they rose nearly 23%.
Black Americans experienced highest per capita excess death rates, while regional surges contributed to higher excess death rates from COVID-19 and other causes, a VCU-led JAMA study finds.