Special Report

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

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After a surge in coronavirus cases that began in June and continued through most of July, it appears that the growth in new cases nationwide has leveled off. On Aug. 16, the U.S. reported Just over 40,000 new cases, after well exceeding 50,000 daily cases for most of July. While it is possible the increase in new cases has subsided, at least for now, the number of infected people remains very high in several states. And while the spread has been slowing in a number of states, it has been rising over the last week in more than a dozen. 

Using data from state and local health departments, 24/7 Wall St. compiled and reviewed the average of new daily confirmed COVID-19 cases for the week ending Aug. 16 and compared it to the average from the previous week to determine the states where the spread of the coronavirus is declining the fastest, where it is remaining relatively unchanged, and where it is still increasing.  

The average number of new daily cases per capita in the United States fell slightly, from 17.5 per 100,000 during the week ending Aug. 9 to 15.3 per 100,000 in the week ending Aug. 16, a decrease of 2.2 daily new cases per 100,000 people. In roughly a dozen states, the average number of daily new cases declined by at least 2 per 100,000, week-over-week, including one with a reported decrease of 12.3 daily cases, week-over-week. Meanwhile, five states reported an increase of at least 1 case per 100,000. 

Starting Aug. 12, Massachusetts began excluding probable COVID-19 cases and deaths from its official COVID-19 case and death counts. As a result, we excluded Massachusetts from all growth calculations. Oregon’s data is as of Aug. 14.

The states that recorded the largest decreases in the number of daily new cases per capita are states in the South and West, many of which reported surges in June and July. Even after reporting declines in new cases over the past week, these states still, for the most part, have among the most daily cases per capita. These include Louisiana, which reported a decline of 12.3 cases, from 38.0 per 100,000 residents to 25.8 per 100,000. After that decrease, the state still has the sixth-most new daily COVID-19 cases per capita. 

Even as the state figure has been declining, Louisiana still has one metro area reporting a substantial increase in new cases. Here are the cities where COVID-19 is growing the fastest.

Click here to see the states where the virus spread is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse)

49. Louisiana
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -12.3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 16: 25.8 per 100,000 people — 6th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 38.0 per 100,000 people — the most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 2,960 per 100,000 people — the most (total: 137,918)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 94 per 100,000 people — 6th most (total: 4,384)
> Population: 4.7 million

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48. Arizona
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -10.0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 16: 14.4 per 100,000 people — 18th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 24.4 per 100,000 people — 12th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 2,699 per 100,000 people — 2nd most (total: 193,537)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 63 per 100,000 people — 9th most (total: 4,506)
> Population: 7.2 million

47. Texas
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -8.5 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 16: 23.7 per 100,000 people — 9th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 32.2 per 100,000 people — 4th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 1,864 per 100,000 people — 13th most (total: 535,042)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 35 per 100,000 people — 20th most (total: 9,983)
> Population: 28.7 million

46. Alaska
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -7.5 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 16: 14.2 per 100,000 people — 19th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 21.7 per 100,000 people — 13th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 686 per 100,000 people — 9th fewest (total: 5,060)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 4 per 100,000 people — 2nd fewest (total: 28)
> Population: 737,000

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45. Mississippi
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -7.5 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 16: 27.1 per 100,000 people — 4th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 34.6 per 100,000 people — 2nd most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 2,415 per 100,000 people — 4th most (total: 72,136)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 70 per 100,000 people — 7th most (total: 2,084)
> Population: 3.0 million

44. Nevada
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -6.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 16: 24.8 per 100,000 people — 7th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 31.7 per 100,000 people — 5th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 2,020 per 100,000 people — 10th most (total: 61,305)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 35 per 100,000 people — 19th most (total: 1,072)
> Population: 3.0 million

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43. South Carolina
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -6.5 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 16: 20.0 per 100,000 people — 11th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 26.6 per 100,000 people — 8th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 2,095 per 100,000 people — 9th most (total: 106,497)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 45 per 100,000 people — 16th most (total: 2,269)
> Population: 5.1 million

42. Arkansas
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -6.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 16: 20.4 per 100,000 people — 10th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 26.5 per 100,000 people — 9th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 1,747 per 100,000 people — 14th most (total: 52,665)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 20 per 100,000 people — 19th fewest (total: 599)
> Population: 3.0 million

41. Alabama
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -5.5 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 16: 24.3 per 100,000 people — 8th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 29.9 per 100,000 people — 7th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 2,129 per 100,000 people — 7th most (total: 104,079)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 37 per 100,000 people — 18th most (total: 1,830)
> Population: 4.9 million

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40. Florida
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -3.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 16: 30.1 per 100,000 people — 2nd most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 34.0 per 100,000 people — 3rd most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 2,692 per 100,000 people — 3rd most (total: 573,416)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 45 per 100,000 people — 14th most (total: 9,587)
> Population: 21.3 million

39. Oklahoma
> 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 16: 17.8 per 100,000 people — 15th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 20.5 per 100,000 people — 14th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 1,226 per 100,000 people — 24th fewest (total: 48,342)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 17 per 100,000 people — 13th fewest (total: 661)
> Population: 3.9 million

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38. North Carolina
> 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 16: 13.1 per 100,000 people — 24th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 15.6 per 100,000 people — 18th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 1,396 per 100,000 people — 25th most (total: 144,952)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 23 per 100,000 people — 21st fewest (total: 2,347)
> Population: 10.4 million

37. Wyoming
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -2.2 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 16: 4.7 per 100,000 people — 7th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 6.9 per 100,000 people — 10th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 569 per 100,000 people — 8th fewest (total: 3,286)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 5 per 100,000 people — 3rd fewest (total: 30)
> Population: 578,000

36. Utah
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -2.0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 16: 12.1 per 100,000 people — 22nd fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 14.0 per 100,000 people — 21st most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 1,476 per 100,000 people — 23rd most (total: 46,652)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 11 per 100,000 people — 9th fewest (total: 363)
> Population: 3.2 million

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35. Maryland
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -1.8 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 16: 11.9 per 100,000 people — 21st fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 13.7 per 100,000 people — 23rd most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 1,658 per 100,000 people — 16th most (total: 100,212)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 60 per 100,000 people — 12th most (total: 3,639)
> Population: 6.0 million

34. New Mexico
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -1.4 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 16: 8.3 per 100,000 people — 13th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 9.7 per 100,000 people — 19th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 1,117 per 100,000 people — 17th fewest (total: 23,408)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 34 per 100,000 people — 21st most (total: 714)
> Population: 2.1 million

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33. Oregon
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -1.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 16: 6.4 per 100,000 people — 9th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 7.5 per 100,000 people — 12th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 540 per 100,000 people — 6th fewest (total: 22,613)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 9 per 100,000 people — 6th fewest (total: 385)
> Population: 4.2 million

32. Wisconsin
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -1.0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 16: 13.3 per 100,000 people — 23rd most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 14.3 per 100,000 people — 20th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 1,131 per 100,000 people — 19th fewest (total: 65,741)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 18 per 100,000 people — 15th fewest (total: 1,039)
> Population: 5.8 million

31. Rhode Island
> 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 16: 8.5 per 100,000 people — 14th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 9.4 per 100,000 people — 14th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 1,923 per 100,000 people — 12th most (total: 20,335)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 97 per 100,000 people — 5th most (total: 1,021)
> Population: 1.1 million

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30. Washington
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -0.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for five days ending August 14: 8.8 per 100,000 people — 15th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 9.6 per 100,000 people — 17th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 14: 895 per 100,000 people — 11th fewest (total: 67,461)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 14: 24 per 100,000 people — 22nd fewest (total: 1,781)
> Population: 7.5 million

29. Minnesota
> 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 16: 11.5 per 100,000 people — 20th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 12.4 per 100,000 people — 22nd fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 1,161 per 100,000 people — 20th fewest (total: 65,152)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 30 per 100,000 people — 25th fewest (total: 1,706)
> Population: 5.6 million

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28. Connecticut
> 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 16: 2.2 per 100,000 people — 4th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 2.8 per 100,000 people — 4th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 1,425 per 100,000 people — 24th most (total: 50,897)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 125 per 100,000 people — 4th most (total: 4,453)
> Population: 3.6 million

27. Virginia
> 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 16: 12.1 per 100,000 people — 23rd fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 12.7 per 100,000 people — 25th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 1,253 per 100,000 people — 25th fewest (total: 106,687)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 28 per 100,000 people — 23rd fewest (total: 2,381)
> Population: 8.5 million

26. Colorado
> 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 16: 7.1 per 100,000 people — 11th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 7.7 per 100,000 people — 13th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 934 per 100,000 people — 13th fewest (total: 53,176)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 33 per 100,000 people — 22nd most (total: 1,896)
> Population: 5.7 million

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25. Ohio
> 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 16: 9.7 per 100,000 people — 16th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 10.0 per 100,000 people — 20th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 926 per 100,000 people — 12th fewest (total: 108,287)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 33 per 100,000 people — 23rd most (total: 3,826)
> Population: 11.7 million

24. New Hampshire
> 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 16: 1.8 per 100,000 people — 3rd fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 2.1 per 100,000 people — 3rd fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 515 per 100,000 people — 5th fewest (total: 6,988)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 31 per 100,000 people — 24th most (total: 423)
> Population: 1.4 million

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23. Georgia
> 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 16: 31.3 per 100,000 people — the most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 31.6 per 100,000 people — 6th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 2,253 per 100,000 people — 5th most (total: 237,030)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 45 per 100,000 people — 15th most (total: 4,702)
> Population: 10.5 million

22. Maine
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -0.2 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 16: 1.0 per 100,000 people — the fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 1.2 per 100,000 people — 2nd fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 311 per 100,000 people — 2nd fewest (total: 4,168)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 9 per 100,000 people — 8th fewest (total: 127)
> Population: 1.3 million

21. Iowa
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -0.2 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 16: 14.6 per 100,000 people — 17th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 14.8 per 100,000 people — 19th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 1,657 per 100,000 people — 18th most (total: 52,306)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 31 per 100,000 people — 25th most (total: 975)
> Population: 3.2 million

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20. 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 16: 3.3 per 100,000 people — 5th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 3.4 per 100,000 people — 5th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 2,177 per 100,000 people — 6th most (total: 425,508)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 129 per 100,000 people — 2nd most (total: 25,250)
> Population: 19.5 million

19. Montana
> 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 16: 10.7 per 100,000 people — 19th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 10.7 per 100,000 people — 21st fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 541 per 100,000 people — 7th fewest (total: 5,750)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 8 per 100,000 people — 4th fewest (total: 82)
> Population: 1.1 million

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18. Nebraska
> 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 16: 13.5 per 100,000 people — 22nd most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 13.6 per 100,000 people — 24th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 1,567 per 100,000 people — 22nd most (total: 30,241)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 19 per 100,000 people — 17th fewest (total: 361)
> Population: 1.9 million

17. West Virginia
> 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 16: 6.7 per 100,000 people — 10th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 6.7 per 100,000 people — 9th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 474 per 100,000 people — 4th fewest (total: 8,564)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 9 per 100,000 people — 5th fewest (total: 160)
> Population: 1.8 million

16. Pennsylvania
> 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 16: 6.1 per 100,000 people — 8th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 6.1 per 100,000 people — 8th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 972 per 100,000 people — 14th fewest (total: 124,460)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 58 per 100,000 people — 13th most (total: 7,468)
> Population: 12.8 million

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15. California
> 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 16: 19.7 per 100,000 people — 12th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 19.6 per 100,000 people — 15th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 1,571 per 100,000 people — 21st most (total: 621,562)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 28 per 100,000 people — 24th fewest (total: 11,224)
> Population: 39.6 million

14. New Jersey
> 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 16: 4.4 per 100,000 people — 6th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 4.1 per 100,000 people — 6th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 2,104 per 100,000 people — 8th most (total: 187,455)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 179 per 100,000 people — the most (total: 15,912)
> Population: 8.9 million

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13. Vermont
> 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 16: 1.0 per 100,000 people — 2nd fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: .7 per 100,000 people — the fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 242 per 100,000 people — the fewest (total: 1,515)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 9 per 100,000 people — 7th fewest (total: 58)
> Population: 626,000

12. Missouri
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +0.5 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 16: 18.5 per 100,000 people — 13th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 18.0 per 100,000 people — 16th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 1,101 per 100,000 people — 16th fewest (total: 67,468)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 22 per 100,000 people — 20th fewest (total: 1,367)
> Population: 6.1 million

11. Delaware
> 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 16: 10.3 per 100,000 people — 17th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 9.7 per 100,000 people — 18th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 1,701 per 100,000 people — 15th most (total: 16,451)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 61 per 100,000 people — 10th most (total: 593)
> Population: 967,000

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10. Michigan
> 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 16: 7.6 per 100,000 people — 12th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 7.0 per 100,000 people — 11th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 1,023 per 100,000 people — 15th fewest (total: 102,259)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 66 per 100,000 people — 8th most (total: 6,592)
> Population: 10.0 million

9. Illinois
> 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 16: 13.5 per 100,000 people — 21st most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 12.9 per 100,000 people — 25th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 1,617 per 100,000 people — 19th most (total: 206,081)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 61 per 100,000 people — 11th most (total: 7,744)
> Population: 12.7 million

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8. South Dakota
> 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 16: 10.4 per 100,000 people — 18th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 9.6 per 100,000 people — 16th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 1,165 per 100,000 people — 22nd fewest (total: 10,274)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 17 per 100,000 people — 14th fewest (total: 153)
> Population: 882,000

7. Idaho
> 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 16: 27.0 per 100,000 people — 5th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 26.1 per 100,000 people — 10th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 1,577 per 100,000 people — 20th most (total: 27,660)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 15 per 100,000 people — 11th fewest (total: 269)
> Population: 1.8 million

6. Kentucky
> 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 16: 13.3 per 100,000 people — 24th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 12.4 per 100,000 people — 23rd fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 871 per 100,000 people — 10th fewest (total: 38,930)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 18 per 100,000 people — 16th fewest (total: 810)
> Population: 4.5 million

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5. Kansas
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +1.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 16: 14.8 per 100,000 people — 16th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 13.7 per 100,000 people — 22nd most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 1,164 per 100,000 people — 21st fewest (total: 33,885)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 14 per 100,000 people — 10th fewest (total: 402)
> Population: 2.9 million

4. Indiana
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +1.2 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 16: 13.8 per 100,000 people — 20th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 12.6 per 100,000 people — 24th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 1,202 per 100,000 people — 23rd fewest (total: 80,415)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 44 per 100,000 people — 17th most (total: 2,924)
> Population: 6.7 million

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3. Tennessee
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +1.2 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 16: 27.3 per 100,000 people — 3rd most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 26.1 per 100,000 people — 11th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 1,946 per 100,000 people — 11th most (total: 131,747)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 20 per 100,000 people — 18th fewest (total: 1,345)
> Population: 6.8 million

2. North Dakota
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +1.8 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 16: 18.0 per 100,000 people — 14th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 16.3 per 100,000 people — 17th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 1,130 per 100,000 people — 18th fewest (total: 8,587)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 16 per 100,000 people — 12th fewest (total: 125)
> Population: 760,000

1. Hawaii
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +3.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 16: 13.3 per 100,000 people — 25th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 9.5 per 100,000 people — 15th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 340 per 100,000 people — 3rd fewest (total: 4,825)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 3 per 100,000 people — the fewest (total: 40)
> Population: 1.4 million

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