Union County reports 459 COVID-19 deaths per 100,000, the highest in Florida

The number of coronavirus deaths per 100,000 people in Union County stood at 459 as of March 31, the highest rate in Florida, according to a new analysis from the financial news website 24/7 Wall St.

The number of COVID-19 deaths statewide was 156 per 100,000, according to 24/7 Wall St., and the share of residents age 65 and older in Union County stood at 15 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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