Special Report

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

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50. Florida
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -12.5 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 34.0 per 100,000 people — 3rd most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 3: 46.4 per 100,000 people — the most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 9: 2,502 per 100,000 people — 3rd most (total: 532,806)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 9: 39 per 100,000 people — 17th most (total: 8,315)
> Population: 21.3 million

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49. Arizona
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -10.5 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 24.4 per 100,000 people — 12th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 3: 34.9 per 100,000 people — 5th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 9: 2,606 per 100,000 people — 2nd most (total: 186,923)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 9: 58 per 100,000 people — 12th most (total: 4,150)
> Population: 7.2 million

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48. Tennessee
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -8.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 26.1 per 100,000 people — 11th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 3: 34.2 per 100,000 people — 7th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 9: 1,781 per 100,000 people — 12th most (total: 120,585)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 9: 18 per 100,000 people — 18th fewest (total: 1,215)
> Population: 6.8 million

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47. Mississippi
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -7.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 34.6 per 100,000 people — 2nd most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 3: 42.5 per 100,000 people — 2nd most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 9: 2,249 per 100,000 people — 4th most (total: 67,173)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 9: 63 per 100,000 people — 8th most (total: 1,896)
> Population: 3.0 million

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46. Oklahoma
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -6.3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 20.5 per 100,000 people — 14th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 3: 26.8 per 100,000 people — 11th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 9: 1,105 per 100,000 people — 23rd fewest (total: 43,566)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 9: 15 per 100,000 people — 13th fewest (total: 603)
> Population: 3.9 million

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