Special Report

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

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5. South Dakota
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +0.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 9.6 per 100,000 people — 16th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 3: 8.7 per 100,000 people — 13th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 9: 1,089 per 100,000 people — 22nd fewest (total: 9,605)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 9: 17 per 100,000 people — 14th fewest (total: 146)
> Population: 882,000

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4. Illinois
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +1.5 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 12.9 per 100,000 people — 25th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 3: 11.4 per 100,000 people — 21st fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 9: 1,523 per 100,000 people — 19th most (total: 194,080)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 9: 60 per 100,000 people — 10th most (total: 7,636)
> Population: 12.7 million

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3. Hawaii
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +4.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 9.5 per 100,000 people — 15th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 3: 4.7 per 100,000 people — 6th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 9: 246 per 100,000 people — 2nd fewest (total: 3,498)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 9: 2 per 100,000 people — the fewest (total: 31)
> Population: 1.4 million

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2. Alaska
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +7.8 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 21.7 per 100,000 people — 13th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 3: 13.9 per 100,000 people — 25th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 9: 607 per 100,000 people — 9th fewest (total: 4,473)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 9: 4 per 100,000 people — 2nd fewest (total: 26)
> Population: 737,000

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1. Texas
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +9.8 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 32.2 per 100,000 people — 4th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 3: 22.3 per 100,000 people — 14th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 9: 1,695 per 100,000 people — 14th most (total: 486,362)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 9: 29 per 100,000 people — 25th most (total: 8,459)
> Population: 28.7 million

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