Data Point - "1% of Counties Home to Half of COVID-19 Cases, Over Half of Deaths" - Granite Grok

Data Point – “1% of Counties Home to Half of COVID-19 Cases, Over Half of Deaths”


Reformatted, emphasis mine:

As Heritage Foundation researchers have demonstrated throughout the pandemic, the spread of COVID-19 in the U.S. has been extremely concentrated in a small number of states—and among a small number of counties within all states. As of May 11, for example, 10 states accounted for almost 70% of all U.S. cases and nearly 75% of all deaths (but only 52% of the population). Together, New York and New Jersey alone account for 35% of all cases and 44% of total COVID-19 deaths, though only 9% of the U.S. population. These state-level figures do not, however, adequately describe the concentrated nature of the spread of COVID-19.

1 perc of counties have half of Kung Flu and over half of deaths

The 30 counties with the most COVID-19 cases, for example, account for 48% of all the cases in the U.S. and 55% of all deaths, three to four times greater than their 15% share of the U.S. population.  That is, just 1% of all counties, representing 15% of the U.S. population, are responsible for almost half of the country’s COVID-19 cases and more than half of the deaths. Of those 30 counties, 24 are in the Northeast corridor between Philadelphia and Boston, the passageway served by a commuter railway system that runs through Manhattan. Overall, only about 10% of all counties contain 95% of all the COVID-19 deaths, even though they account for 64% of the population.

But with few exceptions, 100% of the US population was declared “guilty” and sentenced to to “house arrest”.

(H/T: The Daily Signal)