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

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40. Nevada
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -2.8 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 31.7 per 100,000 people — 5th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 3: 34.5 per 100,000 people — 6th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 9: 1,853 per 100,000 people — 11th most (total: 56,230)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 9: 32 per 100,000 people — 21st most (total: 957)
> Population: 3.0 million

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39. California
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -2.8 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 19.2 per 100,000 people — 15th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 3: 21.9 per 100,000 people — 15th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 9: 1,401 per 100,000 people — 23rd most (total: 554,160)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 9: 26 per 100,000 people — 23rd fewest (total: 10,293)
> Population: 39.6 million

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38. Louisiana
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -2.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 38.0 per 100,000 people — the most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 3: 40.7 per 100,000 people — 3rd most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 9: 2,820 per 100,000 people — the most (total: 131,399)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 9: 89 per 100,000 people — 6th most (total: 4,145)
> Population: 4.7 million

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37. Alabama
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -2.5 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 29.9 per 100,000 people — 7th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 3: 32.3 per 100,000 people — 8th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 9: 2,000 per 100,000 people — 8th most (total: 97,735)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 9: 35 per 100,000 people — 18th most (total: 1,707)
> Population: 4.9 million

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36. North Carolina
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -2.3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 15.6 per 100,000 people — 18th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 3: 17.9 per 100,000 people — 16th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 9: 1,312 per 100,000 people — 25th most (total: 136,218)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 9: 21 per 100,000 people — 20th fewest (total: 2,168)
> Population: 10.4 million

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