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World Outbreak: In U.S., Coronavirus Impacts Three Times More in Democratic Regions than in Republican Regions

Reuters reported, that in the U.S., the death rates in Democratic areas are triple those in Republican ones.

According to an analysis of demographic and public health data, as of May 20, 2020, U.S. counties that voted for Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election reported 39 coronavirus deaths per 100,000 residents, The death rate was 13 out of every 100,000 people in counties that voted for Republican Donald Trump.

Take Michigan as the example; counties that backed Clinton in 2016 collectively reported 79 deaths for every 100,000 people. Counties that backed Trump reported 25 deaths per 100,000.

Reuters said the reason could be that areas the Democrats control tend to have a denser population than the areas Republicans control.

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Source: Reuters, May 21, 2020