Special Report

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

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34. Missouri
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -0.6 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Aug. 30: 18.1 per 100,000 people — 10th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Aug. 23: 18.8 per 100,000 people — 9th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Aug. 30: 1,365 per 100,000 people — 19th fewest (total: 83,631)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Aug. 30: 25 per 100,000 people — 18th fewest (total: 1,508)
> Population: 6.1 million

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33. Pennsylvania
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -0.6 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Aug. 30: 4.9 per 100,000 people — 8th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Aug. 23: 5.5 per 100,000 people — 8th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Aug. 30: 1,042 per 100,000 people — 12th fewest (total: 133,504)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Aug. 30: 60 per 100,000 people — 13th most (total: 7,673)
> Population: 12.8 million

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32. Nebraska
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -0.5 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Aug. 30: 12.4 per 100,000 people — 25th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Aug. 23: 13.0 per 100,000 people — 22nd most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Aug. 30: 1,750 per 100,000 people — 21st most (total: 33,753)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Aug. 30: 20 per 100,000 people — 15th fewest (total: 392)
> Population: 1.9 million

31. West Virginia
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -0.3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Aug. 30: 5.9 per 100,000 people — 12th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Aug. 23: 6.2 per 100,000 people — 9th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Aug. 30: 560 per 100,000 people — 4th fewest (total: 10,110)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Aug. 30: 12 per 100,000 people — 8th fewest (total: 213)
> Population: 1.8 million

30. New Jersey
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -0.2 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Aug. 30: 3.3 per 100,000 people — 5th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Aug. 23: 3.5 per 100,000 people — 6th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Aug. 30: 2,151 per 100,000 people — 11th most (total: 191,611)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Aug. 30: 179 per 100,000 people — the most (total: 15,937)
> Population: 8.9 million

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