Special Report

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

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

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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

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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

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

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