Special Report

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

5. Nebraska
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +3.3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 7: 16.4 per 100,000 people — 16th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Aug. 31: 13.1 per 100,000 people — 24th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Sept. 7: 1,860 per 100,000 people — 20th most (total: 35,886)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Sept. 7: 21 per 100,000 people — 15th fewest (total: 404)
> Population: 1.9 million

4. West Virginia
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +3.5 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 7: 9.7 per 100,000 people — 18th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Aug. 31: 6.2 per 100,000 people — 13th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Sept. 7: 641 per 100,000 people — 4th fewest (total: 11,575)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Sept. 7: 14 per 100,000 people — 10th fewest (total: 247)
> Population: 1.8 million

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3. Delaware
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +3.6 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 7: 9.6 per 100,000 people — 17th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Aug. 31: 6.0 per 100,000 people — 12th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Sept. 7: 1,887 per 100,000 people — 18th most (total: 18,249)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Sept. 7: 63 per 100,000 people — 11th most (total: 609)
> Population: 967,171

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2. North Dakota
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +4.0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 7: 35.0 per 100,000 people — the most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Aug. 31: 31.0 per 100,000 people — 2nd most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Sept. 7: 1,816 per 100,000 people — 22nd most (total: 13,801)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Sept. 7: 21 per 100,000 people — 14th fewest (total: 156)
> Population: 760,077

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1. South Dakota
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +7.6 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 7: 33.4 per 100,000 people — 2nd most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Aug. 31: 25.8 per 100,000 people — 4th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Sept. 7: 1,734 per 100,000 people — 25th most (total: 15,300)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Sept. 7: 20 per 100,000 people — 12th fewest (total: 173)
> Population: 882,235

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