Orleans Parish has the highest per-capita death rate for the coronavirus among all American counties to date, a new analysis by The Times-Picayune | The Advocate shows.

More disturbingly, perhaps, it’s not even a close call. The county with the No. 2 rate — Richmond County, N.Y., better known as Staten Island — has a rate half that of New Orleans.

The number of known coronavirus cases in Louisiana increased to 2,305 on Thursday, up 510 cases from Wednesday and now on a pace to double eve…

Jefferson Parish, meanwhile, had the sixth-highest per-capita death rate among American counties.