Special Report

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

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24. New Hampshire
> 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: 1.8 per 100,000 people — 3rd fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 2.1 per 100,000 people — 3rd fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 515 per 100,000 people — 5th fewest (total: 6,988)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 31 per 100,000 people — 24th most (total: 423)
> Population: 1.4 million

23. Georgia
> 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: 31.3 per 100,000 people — the most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 31.6 per 100,000 people — 6th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 2,253 per 100,000 people — 5th most (total: 237,030)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 45 per 100,000 people — 15th most (total: 4,702)
> Population: 10.5 million

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22. Maine
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -0.2 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 16: 1.0 per 100,000 people — the fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 1.2 per 100,000 people — 2nd fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 311 per 100,000 people — 2nd fewest (total: 4,168)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 9 per 100,000 people — 8th fewest (total: 127)
> Population: 1.3 million

21. Iowa
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -0.2 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 16: 14.6 per 100,000 people — 17th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 14.8 per 100,000 people — 19th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 1,657 per 100,000 people — 18th most (total: 52,306)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 31 per 100,000 people — 25th most (total: 975)
> Population: 3.2 million

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20. New York
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -0.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 16: 3.3 per 100,000 people — 5th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 3.4 per 100,000 people — 5th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 2,177 per 100,000 people — 6th most (total: 425,508)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 129 per 100,000 people — 2nd most (total: 25,250)
> Population: 19.5 million

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