Stark County reports 418 COVID-19 deaths per 100,000, the highest in Illinois

The number of coronavirus deaths per 100,000 people in Stark County stood at 418 as of March 31, the highest rate in Illinois, according to a new analysis from the financial news website 24/7 Wall St.

The number of COVID-19 deaths statewide was 185 per 100,000, according to 24/7 Wall St., and the share of residents age 65 and older in Stark County stood at 21.9 percent. The 65-and-over age group is about 90 times more likely to die of coronavirus than residents age 18 to 29, based on countrywide statistics.

Nationwide, the COVID-19 death rate was 167 per 100,000 Americans at the end
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