Special Report

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

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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

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

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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

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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