Special Report

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

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

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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

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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