Special Report

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

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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

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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

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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