Everything we know about coronavirus deaths in the U.S.

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Editor’s Note: Due to the increasing cases around the United States and the difficulty tracking them, we will no longer be updating this post. Both the New York Times and Washington Post have updating maps.

AUSTIN (KXAN) — As of 2:45 p.m. on March 17, the coronavirus disease has killed at least 91 people in the United States and more than 4,400 remain sick. So far, these deaths skew very old. At least 29 deaths have occurred from an outbreak at just one nursing home — the Life Care Center senior-living facility in Seattle.

Even outside of Seattle, the elderly are the ones predominantly at risk. Based on a rough estimate using the range of ages given for the victims, we can tell that the average age of each victim is now 77.26 years old. It reached a peak average age of 79 years old but has started to fall. If you omit Washington state, the average age of death drops to 73.28 years old.

No one younger than 40 has died from the disease in the U.S. The one person in their 40s who did die had an underlying medical condition. Many of the elderly who have died also had underlying medical conditions. At least 28 of those who have died had an underlying medical condition.

Women dying much more often than men in Seattle

So far, in the U.S., out of the 91 people who have died, we know 40 are men and 39 are women. As more deaths come in each day, not all age and gender information is being released, especially in New York.

There is a big gender gap in the deaths in King County, Washington, where Seattle is located. Most of the people who have died there are women — 25 compared to just 15 men. Outside of King County, men are outpacing women in deaths.

Detailed deaths by state

Average age of those who died: 77.26 years old
Average age of men who died: 74.76 years old
Average age of women who died: 80.46 years old

Deaths State Avg Age of Death
48 Washington 79.92
12 New York 75.83
9 California 74.56
4 Florida 76.00
3 New Jersey 72.67
2 Indiana N/A
2 Louisiana 55.50
2 Virginia 74.50
1 Colorado 84.50
1 Georgia 67.00
1 Kansas 74.50
1 Kentucky 66.00
1 Nevada 64.50
1 Oregon 70.00
1 South Carolina N/A
1 South Dakota 65.00
1 Texas 94.50
91 U.S. Deaths 77.26

To get a rough average estimate, when a range was given for a person, i.e. a person in their 70s, we used 74.5 as that person’s age, i.e. halfway between 70 and 79. The exception was for the man from Placer County, California. We were told he was in his “early 70s” so we assigned an age of 71.5 for him for averaging purposes.

CNN has also been charting the total number of coronavirus cases in each state. As has the New York Times, with a pretty detailed map if you have a subscription.

Passengers stand on balconies aboard the Princess Cruises Grand Princess cruise ship as it sits docked in the port in Oakland, CA on March 9, 2020. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California (9 deaths)

Note – 1 of the California deaths was a Florida resident who died in Los Angeles after visiting South Korea. She never had the virus while in Florida, so we will continue to list her death in California instead of Florida.

  • Los Angeles County – 1 death
  • Placer County – 1 death
  • Sacramento County – 2 death
  • San Mateo County – 1 death
  • Santa Clara County – 4 deaths

March 16 – A substitute teacher in Sacramento died from the coronavirus, the school district announced and the Health Department confirmed.

March 16 – Santa Clara County announced two more deaths, bringing the total there to four.

March 15 – California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the state’s sixth coronavirus death on Sunday. This death was in San Mateo County but no other information was given about that person’s age or gender.

March 13 – The Santa Clara County Public Health Department announced a new coronavirus death, its second. The person who died was a woman in her 80s. She died on March 13.

March 11 – A woman who was in her 60s and had underlying medical conditions died on March 11. She was not a resident of Los Angeles and had traveled extensively, including a long layover in South Korea. Her death is the first in Los Angeles County and the fourth in California. On March 14, we learned the woman was a Florida resident from Orlando.

March 10 – A woman in her 90s who lived in a Sacramento County nursing home died, the third COVID-19 death in California. This is the first known nursing home-related coronavirus case in California.

March 9 – A woman in her 60s who had been sick for weeks died in Santa Clara County. She had no travel history or contact with a known infected person, suggesting the illness is not contained in Santa Clara County.

March 4 – A man in his early 70s died on March 4 after contracting coronavirus. Last month, that man took a cruise aboard the Grand Princess cruise ship from California to Mexico. Since then, at least 21 people aboard a subsequent Grand Princess cruise have gotten COVID-19, and 90 people from the ship are being quarantined at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, including a Wimberley couple.

Colorado (1 death)

March 13 – A woman in her 80s with underlying health conditions became the first person to die from COVID-19 in Colorado. She lived in El Paso County. Tests after her death on March 14 confirmed she had the virus.

Florida (4 deaths)

Note – 1 of the California deaths was a Florida resident who died in Los Angeles after visiting South Korea. She never had the virus while in Florida, so we will continue to list her death in California instead of Florida.

  • Broward County – 2 deaths
  • Lee County – 1 death
  • Orange County – 1 death

March 16 – Florida announced a fourth death, a 79-year-old woman from Orange County.

March 14 – A third person died in Florida, the second in Lee County. This person was a man in his 70s.

March 6 – Florida announced its first two deaths from COVID-19. Both individuals were in their 70s and died after an international trip, according to the Florida Department of Health.

Georgia (1 death)

March 12 – Georgia announced its first coronavirus death. A 69-year-old man who had been hospitalized since March 7 died in Cobb County. “I urge Georgians to remain calm and support their neighbors and communities. We are in this fight together,” said Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp.

Indiana (2 deaths)

March 16

Kansas (1 death)

March 12 – Kansas announced its first coronavirus-related death, a man in his 70s who died shortly after arriving at the hospital. He was taken to the hospital on March 10 and died the morning of March 11. His testing was done post-mortem and came back positive for the disease.

Kentucky (1 death)

March 16

Louisiana (2 deaths)

March 15 – The second person to die from the coronavirus in New Orleans was a friend of Mayor LaToya Cantrell, she said. The victim was 53, but information about their gender was not immediately available.

March 14 – A 58-year-old New Orleans man became the first person to die from the coronavirus disease in Louisiana. “This is a tragic development, but not an unforeseen one,” Mayor LaToya Cantrell said.

Nevada (1 death)

March 16 – The Southern Nevada Health District announced the state’s first coronavirus death, a man in his 60s from Clark County.

New Jersey (3 deaths)

  • Bergen County – 2 deaths
  • Monmouth County – 1 death

March 16 – Gov. Phil Murphy announced the state’s third coronavirus death.

March 15 – New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy tweeted that the state had its second confirmed COVID-19 death, a woman in her 50s who had died on March 12.

March 10 – New Jersey announced its first coronavirus death. The man was identified as 69-year-old John Brennan. He worked at Yonkers Raceway, a racetrack just north of New York City and had a history of underlying medical issues, including diabetes, high blood pressure, and emphysema, the New York Times reports. Friends say Brennan was tested on Saturday night, March 7 for coronavirus, but the results did not come back until March 10.

New York (7 deaths)

March 16 – The governor of New York announced that his state has seven deaths during a news conference Monday morning. That later increased to nine deaths. New York has chosen not to give details about the deaths becoming the first state to significantly limit that data.

March 15 – A 79-year-old woman has died from the coronavirus, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said during a news conference. Cuomo said the woman, who died at an unnamed hospital in New York State, had “multiple major underlying health issues.”

March 14 – New York announced its second death on Saturday, a 65-year-old man who had underlying health problems. He died on March 12, so he was the first person to die from the coronavirus disease in New York.

March 14 – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirmed the state’s first death from the coronavirus disease, an 82-year-old Brooklyn woman. The woman had emphysema, an underlying medical condition, according to the governor. She died March 13.

Oregon (1 death)

March 14 – A 70-year-old man in Multnomah County is the first person to die from COVID-19 in Oregon. He was hospitalized at the Portland Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center and succumbed to his symptoms on Saturday, March 14.

South Carolina (1 death)

March 16 – South Carolina announced its first coronavirus death. They did not give any details about the person’s age or gender, only saying they were elderly. TheState.com said it was a Lexington County man who lived in a nursing home.

South Dakota (1 death)

March 10 – South Dakota announced its first coronavirus death, a man in his 60s who had underlying health problems. Gov. Kristi Noem confirmed the death at a news conference.

Texas (1 death)

March 16 – The first person in Texas died from the coronavirus. He was a man in his 90s near Matagorda County outside Houston.

Virginia (2 deaths)

March 14 – A man in his 70s became the first person to die of the coronavirus disease in Virginia.

Washington (48 deaths)

Coronavirus at Life Care Center
A patient is transferred into an ambulance at the Life Care Center on March 7, 2020 in Kirkland, Washington. (Photo by Karen Ducey/Getty Images)
  • King County – 43 deaths
  • Snohomish County – 4 deaths
  • Grant County – 1 death

March 16 – Six more deaths in King County, including another person in their 50s.

March 15 – Another two deaths were reported in King County, both former Life Care Center residents.

March 14 – Three new cases are being reported, bringing the state’s death toll to 40. Two of the new people killed were Life Care Center residents. So far, 27 of those killed were residents or visitors at the Life Care Center in Seattle.

March 13 – The state of Washington reached 37 deaths after the reported death of a woman living in Snohomish County. Four people have now died in the county.

March 13 – King County announced five new deaths. Three of the deaths were elderly women who lived at the Life Care Center, taking the total number of deaths at the center to 25. The other two deaths were men. In total, 32 people have now died from the coronavirus in King County.

March 12 – Snohomish County also reported a new coronavirus death, a woman in her 80s. It’s the county’s third death and the state’s 31st.

March 12 – One new death in King County. This person was a man in his 80s. He was not a Life Care Center resident. That’s 27 deaths in King County now.

March 11 – Four new deaths in King County. That’s now 26 dead in King County alone. Three of the four people confirmed to have died were Life Care Center residents, upping the number of Life Care Center deaths to 22. Three of the people who died were also in their 90s, raising the overall average age of death to 78.

March 11 – A man in his 80s was confirmed to have died. He was connected to Josephine Caring Community.

March 10 – Two new deaths, but neither of these deaths were associated with Life Care Center. Both were elderly patients though who were residents of other nursing homes in King County. A total of 22 people have now died in King County and 24 in Washington. Of those deaths, 19 are associated with Life Care Center.

March 9 – Three new deaths, bringing the total to 20 in King County and 22 in Washington.

March 8 – The first confirmed death in Grant County was a person in their 80s. Grant County did not initially give this person’s gender but later identified them as a man. The total coronavirus death toll in Washington is now 19.

March 8 – Two new deaths, bringing the total to 17 in King County and 18 in Washington.

March 7 – Four new deaths, bringing the total to 15 in King County and 16 in Washington. Each were Life Care Center residents in their 70s or 80s.

March 6 – One new death, bringing the total to 11 in King County and 12 in Washington. The man who died was not a resident of Life Care Center, but got the disease as a visitor to the facility.

March 5 – One new death, bringing the total to 10 in King County and 11 in Washington. Both of the last two deaths were women in their 90s.

March 4 – One new death, bringing total to 9 in King County and 10 in Washington.

March 3 – Three new deaths reported, bringing the total to 8 in King County and 9 in Washington. One of those people killed was never hospitalized. She was a woman in her 80s, a resident of Life Care Center, and she died at her family home.

March 2 – A man in his 40s from Snohomish County was hospitalized at EvergreenHealth in King County and died of underlying medical conditions. This is the first death in Snohomish County

March 2 Three new deaths reported in King County, all people above the age of 70, a man and two women.

March 1A man in his 70s was hospitalized at EvergreenHealth. He had underlying health conditions and died on Feb. 29 in King County.

Feb. 29The individual who died was a man in his 50s with underlying health conditions who had no history of travel or contact with a known COVID-19 case. He died on Feb. 28 in King County.

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