Special Report

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

30. Illinois
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +0.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Oct. 4: 15.5 per 100,000 people — 22nd most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 27: 14.9 per 100,000 people — 21st most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct. 4: 2,367 per 100,000 people — 20th most (total: 301,541)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Oct. 4: 69 per 100,000 people — 12th most (total: 8,791)
> Population: 12.7 million

29. Colorado
> 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: 10.4 per 100,000 people — 20th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 27: 9.4 per 100,000 people — 18th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct. 4: 1,283 per 100,000 people — 11th fewest (total: 73,076)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Oct. 4: 36 per 100,000 people — 21st fewest (total: 2,068)
> Population: 5.7 million

28. Pennsylvania
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +1.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Oct. 4: 7.3 per 100,000 people — 10th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 27: 6.2 per 100,000 people — 10th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct. 4: 1,277 per 100,000 people — 10th fewest (total: 163,535)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Oct. 4: 64 per 100,000 people — 17th most (total: 8,216)
> Population: 12.8 million

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27. Iowa
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +1.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Oct. 4: 28.8 per 100,000 people — 6th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 27: 27.7 per 100,000 people — 6th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct. 4: 2,932 per 100,000 people — 10th most (total: 92,545)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Oct. 4: 44 per 100,000 people — 23rd most (total: 1,381)
> Population: 3.2 million

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26. Washington
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +1.2 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Oct. 4: 7.2 per 100,000 people — 9th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Sept. 27: 6.0 per 100,000 people — 8th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct. 4: 1,193 per 100,000 people — 8th fewest (total: 89,874)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Oct. 4: 28 per 100,000 people — 16th fewest (total: 2,142)
> Population: 7.5 million

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