Special Report

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

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

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

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