Special Report

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

44. Arizona
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -3.4 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Aug. 30: 7.7 per 100,000 people — 16th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Aug. 23: 11.2 per 100,000 people — 23rd fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Aug. 30: 2,812 per 100,000 people — 3rd most (total: 201,661)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Aug. 30: 70 per 100,000 people — 8th most (total: 5,030)
> Population: 7.2 million

43. Idaho
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -3.2 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Aug. 30: 16.8 per 100,000 people — 14th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Aug. 23: 20.0 per 100,000 people — 8th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Aug. 30: 1,817 per 100,000 people — 17th most (total: 31,867)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Aug. 30: 20 per 100,000 people — 16th fewest (total: 359)
> Population: 1.8 million

42. Georgia
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -2.6 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Aug. 30: 22.0 per 100,000 people — 6th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Aug. 23: 24.5 per 100,000 people — 2nd most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Aug. 30: 2,557 per 100,000 people — 6th most (total: 268,973)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Aug. 30: 53 per 100,000 people — 15th most (total: 5,604)
> Population: 10.5 million

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41. Louisiana
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -2.0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Aug. 30: 14.9 per 100,000 people — 21st most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Aug. 23: 16.9 per 100,000 people — 13th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Aug. 30: 3,173 per 100,000 people — the most (total: 147,867)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Aug. 30: 102 per 100,000 people — 5th most (total: 4,768)
> Population: 4.7 million

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40. Wyoming
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -1.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Aug. 30: 6.1 per 100,000 people — 13th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Aug. 23: 7.8 per 100,000 people — 14th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Aug. 30: 661 per 100,000 people — 7th fewest (total: 3,820)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Aug. 30: 06 per 100,000 people — 3rd fewest (total: 37)
> Population: 578,000

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