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Louisiana and Georgia have the six counties with the highest number of covid-19 deaths in the country per capita, followed by New York County in seventh place, according to data presented by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) at a news briefing Wednesday afternoon.
The numbers aren’t entirely a surprise, given the higher rate of underlying health problems in some of these counties. However, they offer a glimpse at how the coronavirus is affecting small and large communities far away from the nation’s current most serious outbreak, New York.
St. John the Baptist Parish, La., about 30 miles west of New Orleans, leads the nation with 27.8 deaths per 100,000 residents, followed by Orleans Parish — the city of New Orleans — with 25.8. Lee County and Dougherty County, Ga., in and around Albany, are next, with 20.2 and 19.7 deaths per 100,000 residents, respectively. Jefferson Parish, outside New Orleans, and St. Charles Parish, west of New Orleans, follow with 13.1 and 11.3 deaths per 100,000 residents, respectively.
New York County (11.1), Wayne …continued .
[Source: Washington Post]