Special Report

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

35. Arkansas
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +0.3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Oct. 4: 27.3 per 100,000 people — 8th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 27: 27.0 per 100,000 people — 7th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct. 4: 2,887 per 100,000 people — 11th most (total: 87,013)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Oct. 4: 47 per 100,000 people — 22nd most (total: 1,425)
> Population: 3.0 million

34. Mississippi
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +0.4 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Oct. 4: 17.0 per 100,000 people — 20th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 27: 16.7 per 100,000 people — 17th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct. 4: 3,365 per 100,000 people — 2nd most (total: 100,488)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Oct. 4: 101 per 100,000 people — 8th most (total: 3,013)
> Population: 3.0 million

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33. Hawaii
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +0.4 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Oct. 4: 7.3 per 100,000 people — 11th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 27: 7.0 per 100,000 people — 11th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct. 4: 896 per 100,000 people — 5th fewest (total: 12,734)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Oct. 4: 11 per 100,000 people — 6th fewest (total: 153)
> Population: 1.4 million

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32. Maryland
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +0.5 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Oct. 4: 8.6 per 100,000 people — 14th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 27: 8.1 per 100,000 people — 14th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct. 4: 2,107 per 100,000 people — 25th most (total: 127,290)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Oct. 4: 66 per 100,000 people — 16th most (total: 3,958)
> Population: 6.0 million

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31. Oregon
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +0.5 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Oct. 4: 6.7 per 100,000 people — 6th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 27: 6.1 per 100,000 people — 9th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct. 4: 830 per 100,000 people — 4th fewest (total: 34,770)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Oct. 4: 14 per 100,000 people — 7th fewest (total: 572)
> Population: 4.2 million

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