Special Report

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

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20. Rhode Island
> 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: 9.4 per 100,000 people — 14th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 3: 10.2 per 100,000 people — 16th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 9: 1,867 per 100,000 people — 10th most (total: 19,738)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 9: 96 per 100,000 people — 5th most (total: 1,014)
> Population: 1.1 million

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19. Michigan
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -0.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 7.0 per 100,000 people — 11th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 3: 7.7 per 100,000 people — 11th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 9: 968 per 100,000 people — 16th fewest (total: 96,726)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 9: 65 per 100,000 people — 7th most (total: 6,519)
> Population: 10.0 million

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18. Kentucky
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -0.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 12.4 per 100,000 people — 23rd fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 3: 13.2 per 100,000 people — 25th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 9: 774 per 100,000 people — 10th fewest (total: 34,578)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 9: 17 per 100,000 people — 16th fewest (total: 772)
> Population: 4.5 million

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17. West Virginia
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -0.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 6.7 per 100,000 people — 9th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 3: 7.4 per 100,000 people — 10th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 9: 426 per 100,000 people — 4th fewest (total: 7,694)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 9: 8 per 100,000 people — 5th fewest (total: 139)
> Population: 1.8 million

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16. Montana
> 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: 10.7 per 100,000 people — 21st fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 3: 11.3 per 100,000 people — 20th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 9: 466 per 100,000 people — 5th fewest (total: 4,952)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 9: 7 per 100,000 people — 4th fewest (total: 75)
> Population: 1.1 million

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