Here are some more updates on the hospitalization and deaths per capita rates reported by covidtracking.org. As it stands today, the median state hospitalization and death per confirmed cases (positive cases) are 9.1% and 1.4% respectively. It should be noted that deaths per confirmed case will likely get much worse if we continue to overwhelm our hospital capacity, and particularly if we infect our healthcare workers. Here are the graphs by state, but again keep in mind that data reporting is sketchy and testing may be a function of greater state capacity to offer testing.
As for reporting, I first display hospitalization rates by confirmed case which varies from close to zero (again reporting may be an issue) up to about 30% of the cases, with the median hovering around 9.1% as of March 28th.
The percentage of deaths per confirmed cases by state varies between 1% and 4%; however, keep in mind that many cases are still active and thus this percentage will likely increase. The median rate of deaths per confirmed cases by state as of March 28th is 1.4%.
I am an assistant professor of political science at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). I completed my Ph.D. in Public Policy and Public Administration at George Washington University.