Special Report

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

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35. Washington
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +0.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 20: 5.2 per 100,000 people — 9th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 13: 5.1 per 100,000 people — 11th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Sept. 20: 1,095 per 100,000 people — 10th fewest (total: 82,548)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Sept. 20: 27 per 100,000 people — 18th fewest (total: 2,037)
> Population: 7.5 million

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34. Alaska
> 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. 20: 11.0 per 100,000 people — 23rd fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 13: 10.8 per 100,000 people — 23rd fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Sept. 20: 1,053 per 100,000 people — 9th fewest (total: 7,767)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Sept. 20: 6 per 100,000 people — 2nd fewest (total: 45)
> Population: 737,438

33. New York
> 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. 20: 3.8 per 100,000 people — 4th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 13: 3.6 per 100,000 people — 5th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Sept. 20: 2,302 per 100,000 people — 14th most (total: 449,900)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Sept. 20: 130 per 100,000 people — 3rd most (total: 25,427)
> Population: 19.5 million

32. Delaware
> 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. 20: 11.9 per 100,000 people — 24th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 13: 11.6 per 100,000 people — 25th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Sept. 20: 2,023 per 100,000 people — 21st most (total: 19,566)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Sept. 20: 64 per 100,000 people — 11th most (total: 621)
> Population: 967,171

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31. 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. 20: 2.6 per 100,000 people — 3rd fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 13: 2.3 per 100,000 people — 3rd fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Sept. 20: 586 per 100,000 people — 3rd fewest (total: 7,947)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Sept. 20: 32 per 100,000 people — 21st fewest (total: 438)
> Population: 1.4 million

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