As Emergency Ends, a Look at Covid’s U.S. Death Toll
Since the coronavirus pandemic began more than three years ago, the United States has suffered wave after wave of loss. The expiration of the federal declaration of the Covid-19 public health emergency on Thursday signals a new outlook on the disease, and it presents a moment to look back at the toll the virus has taken.
This map shows where people have died of Covid at the highest rates. Few places were left untouched.
The pace of deaths has slowed greatly since early last year, but the toll has continued to climb. More than 1.1 million people have died.
While deaths are at the lowest level since March 2020, Covid still takes the lives of a thousand people every week.
And the disease remains among the leading causes of death in the United States.