- Stricter state lockdowns may not improve COVID-19 case fatality rates.
- States that never shutdown or re-opened in June have the highest case fatality rates.
- States that re-opened in April have the lowest case fatality rate, followed by states that re-opened in May.
- Connecticut, New Jersey, and Michigan have the highest case fatality rates.
- Alaska, Utah, and Idaho have the lowest case fatality rates.
- New York and New Jersey lead in total deaths, accounting for more than 30% of the COVID-19 deaths in the U.S..