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

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30. Maine
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +0.2 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 7: 2.0 per 100,000 people — 3rd fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Aug. 31: 1.7 per 100,000 people — 3rd fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Sept. 7: 351 per 100,000 people — 2nd fewest (total: 4,701)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Sept. 7: 10 per 100,000 people — 6th fewest (total: 134)
> Population: 1.3 million

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29. North Carolina
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +0.2 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 7: 15.4 per 100,000 people — 17th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Aug. 31: 15.2 per 100,000 people — 18th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Sept. 7: 1,713 per 100,000 people — 25th fewest (total: 177,919)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Sept. 7: 28 per 100,000 people — 21st fewest (total: 2,897)
> Population: 10.4 million

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28. New Hampshire
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +0.3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 7: 1.8 per 100,000 people — 2nd fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Aug. 31: 1.5 per 100,000 people — 2nd fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Sept. 7: 551 per 100,000 people — 3rd fewest (total: 7,476)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Sept. 7: 32 per 100,000 people — 24th fewest (total: 433)
> Population: 1.4 million

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27. Tennessee
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +0.4 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 7: 21.4 per 100,000 people — 6th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Aug. 31: 21.0 per 100,000 people — 7th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Sept. 7: 2,439 per 100,000 people — 8th most (total: 165,109)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Sept. 7: 28 per 100,000 people — 20th fewest (total: 1,869)
> Population: 6.8 million

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26. New Jersey
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +0.5 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 7: 3.8 per 100,000 people — 6th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Aug. 31: 3.3 per 100,000 people — 5th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Sept. 7: 2,182 per 100,000 people — 13th most (total: 194,390)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Sept. 7: 180 per 100,000 people — the most (total: 15,991)
> Population: 8.9 million

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