Special Report

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

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45. Nevada
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -1.0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 20: 9.8 per 100,000 people — 19th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 13: 10.8 per 100,000 people — 22nd fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Sept. 20: 2,498 per 100,000 people — 11th most (total: 75,804)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Sept. 20: 50 per 100,000 people — 18th most (total: 1,531)
> Population: 3.0 million

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44. Mississippi
> 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. 20: 15.9 per 100,000 people — 14th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 13: 16.4 per 100,000 people — 12th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Sept. 20: 3,126 per 100,000 people — 3rd most (total: 93,364)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Sept. 20: 94 per 100,000 people — 7th most (total: 2,810)
> Population: 3.0 million

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43. North Carolina
> 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. 20: 11.7 per 100,000 people — 25th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 13: 12.1 per 100,000 people — 23rd most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Sept. 20: 1,864 per 100,000 people — 25th fewest (total: 193,581)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Sept. 20: 31 per 100,000 people — 20th fewest (total: 3,243)
> Population: 10.4 million

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42. Georgia
> 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. 20: 16.0 per 100,000 people — 13th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 13: 16.4 per 100,000 people — 13th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Sept. 20: 2,910 per 100,000 people — 6th most (total: 306,155)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Sept. 20: 63 per 100,000 people — 15th most (total: 6,602)
> Population: 10.5 million

41. Kansas
> 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. 20: 17.2 per 100,000 people — 12th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 13: 17.6 per 100,000 people — 9th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Sept. 20: 1,796 per 100,000 people — 22nd fewest (total: 52,285)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Sept. 20: 20 per 100,000 people — 11th fewest (total: 596)
> Population: 2.9 million

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