The Most Severe Examples:

While the world has effectively shut down as a result of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) some areas have been hit harder than others. The United States was vulnerable because of its status as a global hub for international trade and travel.

Here are the states that have been hit the hardest with the most confirmed cases and fatalities:

New York

Run by Democrat governor and possibly future presidential contender Andrew Cuomo, the Empire State has been the nation’s hardest hit by COVID-19. While Cuomo has received high praise from most mainstream media outlets for his leadership during the crisis, a report by the New York Times estimates that if Cuomo issued a stay-at-home order earlier, the death toll in New York (nearly 12,000 in the past month) would have been 50 to 80 percent lower.

As of April 16, New York has 213,700+ confirmed cases with the vast majority in New York City.

New Jersey

While no state has been hit as hard as New York, densely populated New Jersey (in particular the communities adjacent to the Big Apple has been hit hard as well. As of now, there have been over 71,000 cases in the Garden State and over 3,100 deaths despite strict social distancing enforcement measures.  

Massachusetts

Massachusetts has been hit with 29,900+ confirmed COVID-19 cases and 1,100+ deaths. While even one death is tragic, these grim statistics are better than what could have happened given the initial reporting from Boston.

Michigan

Michigan has been inundated with 27,800+ cases (the vast majority in metro Detroit). The mortality rate in Michigan has been relatively high at 6.8 percent. In total 1,900+ people have perished there. 

California

Governor Newsom (D) implemented strict, some would say draconian measures early, to slow COVID-19’s spread. Over 27,000 Californias have been infected with the virus. Newsom’s indefinite shelter-in-place orders have kept the number of infected from proliferating and the death toll at a relatively low 800

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania has seen 26,800+ cases of COVID-19 and 800+ deaths in recent weeks. The silver lining in these statistics is that the rate of new cases is slowing down, meaning that the state may be able to reopen sooner per President Trump’s pending guidelines.

Illinois

Illinois has seen more than 24,500 cases of COVID-19 and over 900 deaths as a result. A look over the data reveals that the worst has possibly come to pass in the state. As with the other states on this list, Governor J.B. Pritzker issued a statewide stay-at-home order, minimizing human interaction. Pritzker’s executive order came on March 20, earlier than most states. 

Louisiana

Mardi Gras may have worsened coronavirus in New Orleans. Overall, Louisiana has been hit hard by COVID-19. Over 21,900 people have been infected and more than 1,100 have died.

Florida

Florida has been hit with 22,500+ cases of COVID-19 and has seen 600+ deaths. While this is relatively low in such a populated state, the economic impact of the virus on a state that relies on tourist dollars could be substantial.

Texas

Texas has seen 16,100 cases of COVID-19 and over 300 people have died so far from contracting it. 

Explore our interactive COVID-19 map below to learn about the latest updates from every state!

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Michael Brigham has written for American Action News since the summer of 2019. His areas of expertise include foreign affairs, government, and politics, but regardless of the subject matter, he has a nose and an insatiable appetite for news. In his free time, he enjoys reading nonfiction, watching a mix of comedies and true crime documentaries, and spending time away from the swamp hiking in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

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Janet
Janet
1 year ago

Happy Birthday to our Beautiful, Intelligent and Compassionate First Lady!

Happy Birthday Melanie may joy and the Grace of God surround you always. Your light dispels the darkness!

Sincerely,

Janet Kielbasa

Gerald Ladd
1 year ago

i didn’t go through the whole list, but it looked like all DemonRAT run states. What a surprise.
The people in those states deserve all the pain they will suffer.

B.R. Clifton
B.R. Clifton
1 year ago
Reply to  Gerald Ladd

A lot of them will die speedball! Are you cheering those deaths?

Joe P.
Joe P.
1 year ago
Reply to  Gerald Ladd

I noticed the same thing. There were reports of fudging numbers (to make them higher = fear). Makes you wonder if that’s true, to make yet another “orange man bad” claim. They are also the ones that encourage illegals to come (their voter base).

Cabin 1954
Cabin 1954
1 year ago
Reply to  Joe P.

Any time the government is handing out “free” money, you will have increased numbers. It does not matter what the situation is. This is how school lunch programs work, Medicaid works, Food Stamps work, the poverty level works and now COVID-19 is working. The numbers are what the federal dollars are based on. The higher the number, the more money comes in. That is why I am so totally against any government handouts, bailouts, stimulus package, corporate welfare or what ever it is. I know that there will be lying, cheating and misrepresentations just to get an extra tax dollar.

Kokkie
Kokkie
1 year ago
Reply to  Joe P.

They definitely need those illegals to try an win back the White House. I have no idea what will happen to the Country if they do, most especially with Joe at the Helm. It’s hard for me to understand why anyone would vote for someone who definitely has something wrong with them. How can a Dr. even say he’s fit to be President. Of course he probably won’t be for long because PELOSI will see to that.

Randy
Randy
1 year ago
Reply to  Gerald Ladd

Not Texas, Don’t Austin give us a bad name lol

KR
KR
1 year ago
Reply to  Gerald Ladd

I happen to be from PA, and yes, the governor is a democrat, but I’m about as Republican as you can get. So you’re saying I deserve to die because others voted opposite of my beliefs?! You really are a total first class douchebag. Go live in Wuhan you evil piece of shit.

R Byers
R Byers
1 year ago
Reply to  Gerald Ladd

I live in Jersey. I did not vote for any democratic party. I stand behind our President in 2016 and I will again in 2020. Yet, unfortunately we have people dying everywhere around me everyday. I watch the count go up everyday in my town. Not county, not state counts, but my town. These people do not deserve that. They do not deserve to die alone and to be stacked up in body bags, in refrigerated trucks, by the dozens. You are an truly an ignorant asshole!

Paula J
Paula J
1 year ago
Reply to  Gerald Ladd

There are plenty of good people who have been outnumbered by illegals, fake war refugees like Ilan Omar and deserters from high tax states that never change how they vote. It’s criminal what has happened to Virginia.

Severn Savage
Severn Savage
1 year ago
Reply to  Gerald Ladd

Maybe it is because of their proximity to large bodies of water, the oceans and Great Lakes, points of entry and exit for people and businesses. It’s a simple matter of logic. Don’t try and paint it with politics. The virus goes ended large numbers of people go. All politicians of both sides can do is react in the best way they can. So do the individuals within. The question was who has the most instances and the answer is entry points. It is NOT a red and blue thing. Wait until a post comes up about who is dealing with it in the best manner state by state.

Diane
1 year ago

I’ve believed from beginning Chinese Communist let out pathogens from Lab not wet market bat. Now I’ve truly considered the enemies within our Blessed America. The evil left have had sleepless nights with satan himself trying to manipulate a Plan to take down Our great President.Has anyone considered that the likes of ( Schiff, Pelosi, Schumer, Waters, AOC, & all the real haters of HIS accomplishments biggest accomplishments would be to shut down the Greatest Economy in decades & ruin his Legacy? Open your eyes People NONE OF THE CORRUPT LEFT HAVE HAD THE VIRUS!!! They don’t care if innocent people suffer or die, as long as they can have Soros, Gates, & Chinese regime as their allies. There’s more to this coverup and Pray to God to bring it all to His Marvelous Light. HE IS THE JUST JUDGE, read the Bible Look what happened to Pharaoh when he came after God’s People!! We are still ONE NATION UNDER GOD, Thank You Mr. President for standing against ALL the evil for the sake of the GOOD of the People!! TRUMP 2020

Kookie
Kookie
1 year ago
Reply to  Diane

I agree with you, the Democrats of today are just plain mean, I believe most of them follow an worship the Devil ?, nothing like the way Democrats were 50 yrs ago when I registered as one. I did change in 2005 because I was so tired of them.