Grundy County reports 339 COVID-19 deaths per 100,000, the highest in Missouri

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The number of coronavirus deaths per 100,000 people in Grundy County stood at 339 as of March 31, the highest rate in Missouri, according to a new analysis from the financial news website 24/7 Wall St.

The number of COVID-19 deaths statewide was 139 per 100,000, according to 24/7 Wall St., and the share of residents age 65 and older in Grundy County stood at 21.7 percent. The 65-and-over age group is about 90 times more likely to die of coronavirus than residents age 18 to 29, based on countrywide statistics.

Nationwide, the COVID-19 death rate was 167 per 100,000 Americans at the end of March, the study said. In every state, at least one county or jurisdiction had a coronavirus death rate that exceeded the national rate, according to 24/7 Wall St., and 17 of those counties had COVID-19 death rates at least 300 percent higher than the national average.

The counties identified in the study had higher-than-average portions of vulnerable populations, including older adults, and a higher-than-average number of coronavirus cases, the study found.

County in Each State With Highest COVID-19 Death Rate

State County / Region COVID-19 Deaths in County per 100,000 COVID-19 Deaths in State per 100,000 COVID-19 Cases in County per 100,000 COVID-19 Cases in State per 100,000 % of 65-Plus Population in County
Alabama Lowndes 518 215 13,277 10,528 18.4%
Alaska Bethel Census Area 111 42 20,798 8,097 7.2%
Arizona Apache 577 236 15,102 11,720 15.0%
Arkansas Fulton 387 186 9,053 10,950 25.5%
California Imperial 397 146 15,218 9,011 12.6%
Colorado Bent 362 107 25,529 8,065 17.9%
Connecticut Hartford 262 221 8,415 8,633 16.8%
Delaware Sussex 207 160 10,791 9,761 27.0%
Florida Union 459 156 11,628 9,434 15.0%
Georgia Hancock 703 180 10,498 10,043 22.4%
Hawaii Honolulu 37 32 2,367 2,005 17.3%
Idaho Shoshone 271 112 8,351 10,248 22.3%
Illinois Stark 418 185 10,073 9,729 21.9%
Indiana Pulaski 355 195 8,728 10,232 18.9%
Iowa Harrison 502 182 12,084 11,086 19.4%
Kansas Grove 725 168 14,700 10,368 26.6%
Kentucky Robertson 653 135 9,239 9,519 21.5%
Louisiana Bienville 585 217 11,933 9,526 20.3%
Maine Oxford 96 55 4,412 3,755 21.2%
Maryland Allegany 281 137 9,042 6,785 19.8%
Massachusetts Hampden 307 246 9,698 8,753 16.5%
Michigan Iron 455 171 8,366 7,332 30.0%
Minnesota Kittson 507 123 9,822 9,207 23.9%
Mississippi Neshoba 592 235 13,453 10,208 15.7%
Missouri Grundy 339 139 10,061 9,407 21.7%
Montana Big Horn 531 135 18,369 9,805 12.1%
Nebraska Grant 557 113 5,292 10,829 21.1%
Nevada Pershing 303 173 14,264 9,995 15.7%
New Hampshire Belknap 157 91 5,500 6,144 21.4%
New Jersey Passaic 354 274 12,641 10,106 14.3%
New Mexico McKinley 625 187 16,665 9,126 11.9%
New York Bronx 432 255 11,405 9,527 12.5%
North Carolina Montgomery 329 116 11,702 8,772 19.7%
North Dakota Dickey 644 193 15,352 13,535 20.4%
Ohio Putnam 288 159 11,982 8,667 16.9%
Oklahoma Greer 286 126 9,591 11,107 17.5%
Oregon Malheur 191 57 11,147 3,917 16.4%
Pennsylvania Mifflin 377 195 10,286 7,927 21.1%
Rhode Island Providence 300 247 13,793 12,910 15.0%
South Carolina Bamberg 349 179 10,322 10,775 21.0%
South Dakota Jerauld 789 219 13,553 13,300 29.6%
Tennessee Pickett 472 175 14,800 11,960 26.9%
Texas McMullen 755 164 12,538 9,671 18.3%
Utah San Juan 242 67 12,107 12,172 13.7%
Vermont Franklin 75 36 3,406 3,034 15.6%
Virginia Emporia 781 120 12,117 7,255 16.8%
Washington Garfield 225 69 5,396 4,809 24.7%
West Virginia Hancock 320 146 8,858 7,808 22.6%
Wisconsin Iron 700 125 11,951 10,913 30.1%
Wyoming Washakie 320 120 10,961 9,726 21.1%

Source: 24/7 Wall St.





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