Special Report

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

4. North Dakota
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: 9.2 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Aug. 30: 29.7 per 100,000 people — 2nd most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Aug. 23: 20.5 per 100,000 people — 7th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Aug. 30: 1,540 per 100,000 people — 25th most (total: 11,702)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Aug. 30: 19 per 100,000 people — 11th fewest (total: 142)
> Population: 760,000

3. Iowa
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: 9.4 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Aug. 30: 26.7 per 100,000 people — 3rd most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Aug. 23: 17.3 per 100,000 people — 11th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Aug. 30: 2,031 per 100,000 people — 14th most (total: 64,102)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Aug. 30: 35 per 100,000 people — 23rd most (total: 1,110)
> Population: 3.2 million

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2. South Dakota
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: 9.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Aug. 30: 23.4 per 100,000 people — 5th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Aug. 23: 13.5 per 100,000 people — 20th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Aug. 30: 1,510 per 100,000 people — 25th fewest (total: 13,322)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Aug. 30: 19 per 100,000 people — 12th fewest (total: 167)
> Population: 882,000

1. Alabama
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: 15.5 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Aug. 30: 30.9 per 100,000 people — the most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Aug. 23: 15.4 per 100,000 people — 17th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Aug. 30: 2,562 per 100,000 people — 5th most (total: 125,235)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Aug. 30: 44 per 100,000 people — 18th most (total: 2,162)
> Population: 4.9 million

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