From the conservative news source Wall Street Journal,

"Southern states—Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and Florida—have had the highest [Covid-19 death] rates this year."
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"Vermont has the lowest Covid-19 death rate per 100,000 people since the pandemic began, although the state is in a continuing surge. Vermont also has the most fully vaccinated population among the states, at 72%. Mississippi, closer to the bottom of the list with about 47% fully vaccinated, has the nation’s highest death rate since the pandemic began."
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"The number of U.S. Covid-19 deaths recorded in 2021 has surpassed the toll in 2020..."

"The total number of reported deaths linked to the disease topped 770,800 on Saturday, Johns Hopkins data show. This puts the pandemic-long total at more than twice the 385,343 Covid-19 deaths recorded last year,..."

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