Special Report

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

14. New Jersey
> 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: 4.4 per 100,000 people — 6th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 4.1 per 100,000 people — 6th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 2,104 per 100,000 people — 8th most (total: 187,455)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 179 per 100,000 people — the most (total: 15,912)
> Population: 8.9 million

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13. Vermont
> 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: 1.0 per 100,000 people — 2nd fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: .7 per 100,000 people — the fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 242 per 100,000 people — the fewest (total: 1,515)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 9 per 100,000 people — 7th fewest (total: 58)
> Population: 626,000

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12. Missouri
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +0.5 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 16: 18.5 per 100,000 people — 13th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 18.0 per 100,000 people — 16th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 1,101 per 100,000 people — 16th fewest (total: 67,468)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 22 per 100,000 people — 20th fewest (total: 1,367)
> Population: 6.1 million

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11. Delaware
> 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: 10.3 per 100,000 people — 17th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 9.7 per 100,000 people — 18th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 1,701 per 100,000 people — 15th most (total: 16,451)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 61 per 100,000 people — 10th most (total: 593)
> Population: 967,000

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10. Michigan
> 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: 7.6 per 100,000 people — 12th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending August 9: 7.0 per 100,000 people — 11th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of August 16: 1,023 per 100,000 people — 15th fewest (total: 102,259)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of August 16: 66 per 100,000 people — 8th most (total: 6,592)
> Population: 10.0 million

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