Special Report

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

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50. Hawaii
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -4.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 20: 8.1 per 100,000 people — 14th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 13: 12.2 per 100,000 people — 22nd most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Sept. 20: 797 per 100,000 people — 6th fewest (total: 11,326)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Sept. 20: 8 per 100,000 people — 3rd fewest (total: 120)
> Population: 1.4 million

49. Wisconsin
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -2.3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 20: 14.4 per 100,000 people — 17th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 13: 16.7 per 100,000 people — 11th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Sept. 20: 1,571 per 100,000 people — 18th fewest (total: 91,304)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Sept. 20: 21 per 100,000 people — 12th fewest (total: 1,220)
> Population: 5.8 million

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48. Illinois
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -1.8 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 20: 13.9 per 100,000 people — 18th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 13: 15.8 per 100,000 people — 14th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Sept. 20: 2,153 per 100,000 people — 17th most (total: 274,258)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Sept. 20: 66 per 100,000 people — 10th most (total: 8,450)
> Population: 12.7 million

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47. Louisiana
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -1.8 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 20: 12.9 per 100,000 people — 22nd most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 13: 14.6 per 100,000 people — 16th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Sept. 20: 3,460 per 100,000 people — the most (total: 161,219)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Sept. 20: 112 per 100,000 people — 5th most (total: 5,198)
> Population: 4.7 million

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46. California
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -1.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 20: 8.4 per 100,000 people — 15th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 13: 9.5 per 100,000 people — 18th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Sept. 20: 1,968 per 100,000 people — 24th most (total: 778,400)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Sept. 20: 38 per 100,000 people — 25th most (total: 14,987)
> Population: 39.6 million

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