(Relevant) Data from the Federation of American Scientists uncovered a grim and stunning statistic on Wednesday: North Dakota has not only the highest COVID-19 mortality rate of any state in the country; it has the highest COVID mortality rate in the world.
Currently, North Dakota has a rate of 18.2 COVID deaths per million people. South Dakota, which has a rate of 17.4 deaths per million, has the third highest in the world. Both states have the lowest facemask rates of any state in the country. Experts said these are mortality rates more akin to a country in the throes of war than the United States.