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

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29. New Mexico
> 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: 6.4 per 100,000 people — 15th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Aug. 23: 6.6 per 100,000 people — 11th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Aug. 30: 1,207 per 100,000 people — 16th fewest (total: 25,283)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Aug. 30: 37 per 100,000 people — 21st most (total: 770)
> Population: 2.1 million

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28. New York
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -0.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Aug. 30: 3.1 per 100,000 people — 4th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Aug. 23: 3.2 per 100,000 people — 5th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Aug. 30: 2,221 per 100,000 people — 10th most (total: 434,100)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Aug. 30: 130 per 100,000 people — 2nd most (total: 25,327)
> Population: 19.5 million

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27. Colorado
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -0.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Aug. 30: 5.3 per 100,000 people — 9th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Aug. 23: 5.4 per 100,000 people — 7th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Aug. 30: 1,005 per 100,000 people — 11th fewest (total: 57,223)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Aug. 30: 34 per 100,000 people — 24th most (total: 1,944)
> Population: 5.7 million

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26. Vermont
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -0.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Aug. 30: 1.1 per 100,000 people — the fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Aug. 23: 1.2 per 100,000 people — the fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Aug. 30: 258 per 100,000 people — the fewest (total: 1,616)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Aug. 30: 09 per 100,000 people — 4th fewest (total: 58)
> Population: 626,000

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25. Wisconsin
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: 0.0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Aug. 30: 12.0 per 100,000 people — 25th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Aug. 23: 12.0 per 100,000 people — 25th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Aug. 30: 1,296 per 100,000 people — 17th fewest (total: 75,337)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Aug. 30: 19 per 100,000 people — 13th fewest (total: 1,122)
> Population: 5.8 million

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