Special Report

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

45. Oklahoma
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -2.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Oct. 4: 26.1 per 100,000 people — 9th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 27: 28.2 per 100,000 people — 5th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct. 4: 2,316 per 100,000 people — 22nd most (total: 91,317)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Oct. 4: . per 100,000 people — the most (total: .)
> Population: 3.9 million

44. Arizona
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -2.0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Oct. 4: 6.7 per 100,000 people — 7th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 27: 8.7 per 100,000 people — 16th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct. 4: 3,078 per 100,000 people — 6th most (total: 220,754)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Oct. 4: 80 per 100,000 people — 9th most (total: 5,706)
> Population: 7.2 million

43. Florida
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -1.6 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Oct. 4: 10.8 per 100,000 people — 23rd fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 27: 12.4 per 100,000 people — 24th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct. 4: 3,364 per 100,000 people — 3rd most (total: 716,459)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Oct. 4: 70 per 100,000 people — 11th most (total: 14,845)
> Population: 21.3 million

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42. Virginia
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -1.0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Oct. 4: 9.2 per 100,000 people — 16th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 27: 10.2 per 100,000 people — 21st fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct. 4: 1,783 per 100,000 people — 18th fewest (total: 151,870)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Oct. 4: 38 per 100,000 people — 24th fewest (total: 3,273)
> Population: 8.5 million

41. Louisiana
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -0.8 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Oct. 4: 10.6 per 100,000 people — 22nd fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 27: 11.4 per 100,000 people — 24th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct. 4: 3,611 per 100,000 people — the most (total: 168,294)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Oct. 4: 116 per 100,000 people — 6th most (total: 5,387)
> Population: 4.7 million

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