Special Report

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

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40. California
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -0.6 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Oct. 4: 8.2 per 100,000 people — 13th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 27: 8.7 per 100,000 people — 17th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct. 4: 2,082 per 100,000 people — 23rd fewest (total: 823,729)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Oct. 4: 41 per 100,000 people — 25th fewest (total: 16,120)
> Population: 39.6 million

39. Rhode Island
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -0.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Oct. 4: 9.4 per 100,000 people — 17th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 27: 9.5 per 100,000 people — 19th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct. 4: 2,372 per 100,000 people — 19th most (total: 25,076)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Oct. 4: 106 per 100,000 people — 7th most (total: 1,118)
> Population: 1.1 million

38. Maine
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -0.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Oct. 4: 2.3 per 100,000 people — 2nd fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 27: 2.4 per 100,000 people — 3rd fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct. 4: 412 per 100,000 people — 2nd fewest (total: 5,519)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Oct. 4: 11 per 100,000 people — 5th fewest (total: 142)
> Population: 1.3 million

37. West Virginia
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +0.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Oct. 4: 10.5 per 100,000 people — 21st fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 27: 10.4 per 100,000 people — 22nd fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct. 4: 921 per 100,000 people — 6th fewest (total: 16,628)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Oct. 4: 20 per 100,000 people — 10th fewest (total: 358)
> Population: 1.8 million

36. Vermont
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +0.2 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Oct. 4: 0.8 per 100,000 people — the fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 27: 0.5 per 100,000 people — the fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct. 4: 285 per 100,000 people — the fewest (total: 1,785)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Oct. 4: 09 per 100,000 people — 4th fewest (total: 58)
> Population: 626,299

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