Tracking total COVID deaths per state on Feb. 28, 2021

Here’s how virus deaths compare by state in the US

FILE - In this July 7, 2020, file photo, Nurse Cindy Kelbert, left, checks on a critically ill COVID-19 patient through a glass door as she is surrounded by other nurses at St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) (Jae C. Hong, Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

Of the world’s 2.5 million COVID deaths, more than 20 percent have taken place in the United States as of Feb. 28, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

Each week, we’ll provide an update on each state’s total number of COVID-19 deaths and how they compare to other states.

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Below is the total coronavirus death count for each state in the U.S. on Feb. 28, 2021.

To see specific death counts for a state, hover your mouse over the state’s bar in the graph.

Compare the data above to last week’s report here.

Graph: See how COVID cases compare in all 50 states here

As of Feb. 28 at 12:23 p.m., the total number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths in the United States is 512,346 -- the highest in the world.

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