p>For a graphic of the top ten states by default rates in June, please see
For a graphic
of the top ten states by rise in default rates since February, please see
From February, before the scourge, to June, the most recent data available, defaults among small businesses rose fastest in New York, where the disease has killed more people than in any other state.
Louisiana, the state with the highest per-capita case count as of the end of July, had the fourth-highest default rate among small businesses, the PayNet data shows.
Florida, with the fourth-highest per-capita COVID-19 case count, had the highest default rate of any state, at 4.29%.
By Ann Saphir