Special Report

States Where the Virus Spread Is Slowing (And Where It’s Still Getting Worse)

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10. Virginia
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +0.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 12.7 per 100,000 people — 25th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 3: 12.6 per 100,000 people — 24th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 9: 1,175 per 100,000 people — 25th fewest (total: 100,086)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 9: 27 per 100,000 people — 24th fewest (total: 2,326)
> Population: 8.5 million

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9. North Dakota
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +0.4 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 16.3 per 100,000 people — 17th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 3: 15.9 per 100,000 people — 19th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 9: 999 per 100,000 people — 17th fewest (total: 7,596)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 9: 15 per 100,000 people — 12th fewest (total: 112)
> Population: 760,000

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8. Indiana
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +0.6 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 12.6 per 100,000 people — 24th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 3: 12.0 per 100,000 people — 22nd fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 9: 1,111 per 100,000 people — 24th fewest (total: 74,328)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 9: 42 per 100,000 people — 14th most (total: 2,835)
> Population: 6.7 million

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7. Massachusetts
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +0.6 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 5.7 per 100,000 people — 7th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 3: 5.1 per 100,000 people — 8th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 9: 1,754 per 100,000 people — 13th most (total: 121,040)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 9: 127 per 100,000 people — 3rd most (total: 8,735)
> Population: 6.9 million

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6. Arkansas
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +0.8 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 26.5 per 100,000 people — 9th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 3: 25.6 per 100,000 people — 12th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 9: 1,639 per 100,000 people — 15th most (total: 49,383)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 9: 18 per 100,000 people — 19th fewest (total: 544)
> Population: 3.0 million

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