1 in 477 Mississippians has died of COVID-related complications

1 in 477 Mississippians has died of COVID-related complications
John Lewis, a resident of Harmony Court Assisted Living watches as Walgreens pharmacist Valencia Carter administers the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Jackson, Miss. The Mississippi State Department of Health reports there have been 9,796 cases of the coronavirus in long-term care facilities and 1,791 deaths as of Tuesday. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) (Source: Rogelio V. Solis)

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - A report by the news outlet Axios shows that 1 out of every 477 Mississippians has died from the coronavirus.

The Magnolia State remains one of the worst hit by the virus with over 6,000 COVID-related deaths since last February.

The death toll from the virus is the largest in several northeast states, with New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts suffering the most coronavirus deaths in the country.

In New Jersey, 1 out of every 406 citizens has died. In New York, 1 out of every 437.

The states with the least COVID-related deaths per capita are Vermont, Maine and Oregon

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