Special Report

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

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15. Maine
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -0.3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 1.2 per 100,000 people — 2nd fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 3: 1.5 per 100,000 people — 2nd fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 9: 302 per 100,000 people — 3rd fewest (total: 4,042)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 9: 9 per 100,000 people — 8th fewest (total: 125)
> Population: 1.3 million

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14. New Hampshire
> 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: 2.1 per 100,000 people — 3rd fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 3: 2.2 per 100,000 people — 3rd fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 9: 504 per 100,000 people — 6th fewest (total: 6,831)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 9: 31 per 100,000 people — 23rd most (total: 419)
> Population: 1.4 million

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13. New York
> 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: 3.4 per 100,000 people — 5th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 3: 3.4 per 100,000 people — 4th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 9: 2,154 per 100,000 people — 5th most (total: 420,860)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 9: 129 per 100,000 people — 2nd most (total: 25,202)
> Population: 19.5 million

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12. Minnesota
> 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: 12.4 per 100,000 people — 22nd fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 3: 12.4 per 100,000 people — 23rd fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 9: 1,085 per 100,000 people — 21st fewest (total: 60,898)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 9: 30 per 100,000 people — 24th most (total: 1,657)
> Population: 5.6 million

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11. Vermont
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +0.0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: .7 per 100,000 people — the fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 3: .8 per 100,000 people — the fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 9: 233 per 100,000 people — the fewest (total: 1,459)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 9: 9 per 100,000 people — 7th fewest (total: 58)
> Population: 626,000

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