Special Report

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

50. Texas
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -7.0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Oct. 4: 15.2 per 100,000 people — 24th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 27: 22.2 per 100,000 people — 9th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct. 4: 2,668 per 100,000 people — 14th most (total: 765,894)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Oct. 4: 56 per 100,000 people — 18th most (total: 16,025)
> Population: 28.7 million

49. Missouri
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -4.6 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Oct. 4: 19.3 per 100,000 people — 15th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 27: 23.9 per 100,000 people — 8th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct. 4: 2,034 per 100,000 people — 22nd fewest (total: 124,620)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Oct. 4: 34 per 100,000 people — 18th fewest (total: 2,064)
> Population: 6.1 million

48. Wisconsin
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -3.4 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Oct. 4: 40.4 per 100,000 people — 3rd most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 27: 43.8 per 100,000 people — 2nd most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct. 4: 2,282 per 100,000 people — 23rd most (total: 132,663)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Oct. 4: 24 per 100,000 people — 11th fewest (total: 1,377)
> Population: 5.8 million

47. South Carolina
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -3.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Oct. 4: 17.5 per 100,000 people — 18th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 27: 20.6 per 100,000 people — 13th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct. 4: 2,981 per 100,000 people — 8th most (total: 151,582)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Oct. 4: 68 per 100,000 people — 14th most (total: 3,453)
> Population: 5.1 million

46. Georgia
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -2.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Oct. 4: 11.1 per 100,000 people — 24th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 27: 13.8 per 100,000 people — 23rd most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct. 4: 3,070 per 100,000 people — 7th most (total: 322,925)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Oct. 4: 68 per 100,000 people — 13th most (total: 7,162)
> Population: 10.5 million

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