U.S. Coronavirus Deaths Are Rising in These 7 States

Novel coronavirus cases in the U.S. have surpassed 5.2 million, according to the latest report Thursday by Johns Hopkins University.

Here we take a closer look at seven states that have reported a rise in average daily death counts over the past month from July 12 to August 12, according to data compiled by Worldometer, whose data is referenced by Johns Hopkins University and several other institutions.

Worldometer collects data from reports published on the official websites and social media channels of local authorities, including ministries of health or other government institutions, as well as trusted news wires and local media sources, the website states.

The daily death tolls listed below reflect a seven-day moving average of daily new deaths reported from July 12 to August 12.

Georgia

  • Daily death toll on July 12: 21
  • Daily death toll on August 12: 67
  • Highest daily death count in the month period: 67
  • Lowest daily death count in the month period: 21

Average daily new deaths in Georgia began rising from late March and mostly flattened throughout May, peaking at 41 on June 15, before mostly dipping through around July 8. The figure rose on a sharper incline from around July 9 and surpassed its previous peak on July 24, when the figure reached 45, before mostly increasing through August 12.

North Carolina

  • Daily death toll on July 12: 15
  • Daily death toll on August 12: 26
  • Highest daily death count in the month period: 31
  • Lowest daily death count in the month period: 15

Average daily new deaths in North Carolina increased from late March to late April before mostly flattening out until late May. From around May 26 to June 20, the seven-day moving average saw a few dramatic rises and dips before mostly declining after then. It mostly increased from July 6.

Louisiana

  • Daily death toll on July 12: 19
  • Daily death toll on August 12: 38
  • Highest daily death count in the month period: 38
  • Lowest daily death count in the month period: 15

The seven-day average daily death count in Louisiana has been mostly declining from around April 20 to June 15, after which the figure mostly flattened out until around July 18. While average daily new deaths have been mostly increasing from mid-July, it has not returned to the peak levels seen back in late April.

Tennesseee

  • Daily death toll on July 12: 13
  • Daily death toll on August 12: 18
  • Highest daily death count in the month period: 22
  • Lowest daily death count in the month period: 13

Average daily new deaths in Tennessee increased from late March to early April before mostly flattening out from around April 10 through July 4. The figure then began to mostly increase on a sharper incline through the rest of August.

Nevada

  • Daily death toll on July 12: 9
  • Daily death toll on August 12: 15
  • Highest daily death count in the month period: 18
  • Lowest daily death count in the month period: 7

Average daily new deaths in Nevada had been slowly declining from mid-April to late June. The figure began to rise on a sharp incline from June 28, mostly increasing through August. A few sharp rises in average daily death tolls were seen from July 20-22, July 28 to August 1 and August 7-9.

Arkansas

  • Daily death toll on July 12: 5
  • Daily death toll on August 12: 9
  • Highest daily death count in the month period: 12
  • Lowest daily death count in the month period: 4

The average daily death toll in Arkansas saw a slow rise from late March, mostly increasing through early July. The figure began to rise on a sharper incline from around July 5, mostly increasing through August, before seeing a dip in recent days from August 9-12.

Oregon

  • Daily death toll on July 12: 3
  • Daily death toll on August 12: 5
  • Highest daily death count in the month period: 6
  • Lowest daily death count in the month period: 2

Average daily new deaths in Oregon mostly rose from late March to mid-April before mostly flattening out through early July. The average daily death toll began to rise on a slightly sharper trend from around July 5 and mostly increased through August 6, after which it rose again on a steeper incline.

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Friends and family mourn the death of Conrad Coleman Jr., who died of COVID-19 infection, following his funeral service on July 03, 2020 in New Rochelle, New York. Getty Images

More than 20.6 million people globally have been infected since the virus was first reported in Wuhan, China. Over 12.8 million globally have reportedly recovered from infection, while over 750,300 have died, as of Wednesday, according to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University.

The graphic below, provided by Statista, illustrates the spread of COVID-19 cases in the U.S.

Spread of COVID-19 U.S.
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