Special Report

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

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19. Montana
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +0.0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 16: 10.7 per 100,000 people — 19th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 10.7 per 100,000 people — 21st fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 541 per 100,000 people — 7th fewest (total: 5,750)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 8 per 100,000 people — 4th fewest (total: 82)
> Population: 1.1 million

18. Nebraska
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +0.0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 16: 13.5 per 100,000 people — 22nd most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 13.6 per 100,000 people — 24th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 1,567 per 100,000 people — 22nd most (total: 30,241)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 19 per 100,000 people — 17th fewest (total: 361)
> Population: 1.9 million

17. West Virginia
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +0.0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 16: 6.7 per 100,000 people — 10th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 6.7 per 100,000 people — 9th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 474 per 100,000 people — 4th fewest (total: 8,564)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 9 per 100,000 people — 5th fewest (total: 160)
> Population: 1.8 million

16. Pennsylvania
> 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: 6.1 per 100,000 people — 8th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 6.1 per 100,000 people — 8th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 972 per 100,000 people — 14th fewest (total: 124,460)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 58 per 100,000 people — 13th most (total: 7,468)
> Population: 12.8 million

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15. California
> 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: 19.7 per 100,000 people — 12th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 19.6 per 100,000 people — 15th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 1,571 per 100,000 people — 21st most (total: 621,562)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 28 per 100,000 people — 24th fewest (total: 11,224)
> Population: 39.6 million

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