Special Report

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

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5. Alaska
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +5.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Oct. 4: 16.5 per 100,000 people — 21st most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 27: 11.4 per 100,000 people — 23rd fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct. 4: 1,271 per 100,000 people — 9th fewest (total: 9,376)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Oct. 4: 08 per 100,000 people — 2nd fewest (total: 58)
> Population: 737,438

4. Idaho
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +5.5 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Oct. 4: 27.3 per 100,000 people — 7th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 27: 21.8 per 100,000 people — 10th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct. 4: 2,506 per 100,000 people — 15th most (total: 43,964)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Oct. 4: 02 per 100,000 people — the fewest (total: 40)
> Population: 1.8 million

3. Nebraska
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +6.2 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Oct. 4: 25.2 per 100,000 people — 10th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 27: 18.9 per 100,000 people — 16th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct. 4: 2,457 per 100,000 people — 16th most (total: 47,403)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Oct. 4: 26 per 100,000 people — 13th fewest (total: 497)
> Population: 1.9 million

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2. South Dakota
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +7.3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Oct. 4: 46.7 per 100,000 people — 2nd most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 27: 39.4 per 100,000 people — 3rd most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct. 4: 2,768 per 100,000 people — 12th most (total: 24,418)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Oct. 4: 28 per 100,000 people — 15th fewest (total: 248)
> Population: 882,235

1. Montana
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +8.8 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Oct. 4: 30.1 per 100,000 people — 5th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 27: 21.3 per 100,000 people — 11th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct. 4: 1,378 per 100,000 people — 13th fewest (total: 14,635)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Oct. 4: 18 per 100,000 people — 9th fewest (total: 187)
> Population: 1.1 million

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