Special Report

States Where the Virus Is Spreading the Fastest

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On Sunday, Nov. 29, the TSA said it screened nearly 1.2 million people in American airports, the largest single-day total since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The Thanksgiving travel period occurred in the midst of what was already the worst spike since the outbreak began, with a record 194,317 new cases reported on Nov. 27. Because it can takeup to two weeks for a person to begin showing symptoms after contracting the virus, it will be some time before the effects of the holiday on the already highly stressed U.S. health care system will be known. 

With multiple vaccines now being finalized and the first Americans set to be inoculated within weeks, the question has become: how much worse will things get before they start to get better. More than 270,000 Americans have now died from COVID-19, and since Nov. 4, at least 100,000 new cases have been reported every day. 

Using data from state and local health departments, 24/7 Wall St. calculated each state’s average of new daily COVID-19 cases for the week ending Nov. 29 and compared it to the average from the previous week to determine the states where the spread of the coronavirus is increasing the fastest. The good news: The results show that for the first time in more than a month, the number of new COVID-19 cases decreased in half the states. The bad news: Most of the states reporting a  decrease in new daily cases are states that have been reporting skyrocketing new cases for weeks, and where new case numbers still remain very high.

For example, nationwide, the number of new daily cases per 100,000 residents rose by 1 case per 100,000 residents, from roughly 49per 100,000 in the week ending Nov. 22 just over 50 per 100,000 in the week ending Nov. 29. North Dakota recorded a decline of more than 36 daily cases per 100,000 residents. However, even after that decline, the state still had 141 new cases per 100,000 people in the week ending Nov. 29, by far the worst of any state. 

As the latest surge of the virus has set back reopenings in the private sector, a number of states have had to reintroduce stricter travel guidelines. These are the latest COVID-19 travel restrictions in every state.

Click here to see the states where the virus is spreading the fastest.

50. North Dakota
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -36 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 141 per 100,000 people — the most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 178 per 100,000 people — the most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 10,349 per 100,000 people — the most (total: 78,658)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 121 per 100,000 people — 8th most (total: 920)
> Population: 760,000

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49. South Dakota
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -29 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 102 per 100,000 people — 5th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 131 per 100,000 people — 3rd most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 8,447 per 100,000 people — 2nd most (total: 74,518)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 107 per 100,000 people — 9th most (total: 943)
> Population: 882,000

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48. Iowa
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -28 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 98 per 100,000 people — 8th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 127 per 100,000 people — 4th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 7,218 per 100,000 people — 3rd most (total: 227,796)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 75 per 100,000 people — 21st most (total: 2,375)
> Population: 3.2 million

47. Wisconsin
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -26 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 86 per 100,000 people — 12th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 112 per 100,000 people — 8th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 6,617 per 100,000 people — 4th most (total: 384,701)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 57 per 100,000 people — 21st fewest (total: 3,307)
> Population: 5.8 million

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46. Louisiana
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -19 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 45 per 100,000 people — 19th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 63 per 100,000 people — 22nd most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 4,984 per 100,000 people — 18th most (total: 232,245)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 137 per 100,000 people — 4th most (total: 6,407)
> Population: 4.7 million

45. Nebraska
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -18 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 101 per 100,000 people — 6th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 119 per 100,000 people — 5th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 6,496 per 100,000 people — 5th most (total: 125,323)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 51 per 100,000 people — 16th fewest (total: 989)
> Population: 1.9 million

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44. Montana
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -16 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 98 per 100,000 people — 7th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 115 per 100,000 people — 7th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 5,818 per 100,000 people — 7th most (total: 61,801)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 63 per 100,000 people — 23rd fewest (total: 671)
> Population: 1.1 million

43. Tennessee
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -16 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 51 per 100,000 people — 23rd fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 67 per 100,000 people — 21st most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 5,369 per 100,000 people — 12th most (total: 363,466)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 67 per 100,000 people — 25th fewest (total: 4,541)
> Population: 6.8 million

42. Wyoming
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -15 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 123 per 100,000 people — 2nd most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 138 per 100,000 people — 2nd most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 5,623 per 100,000 people — 10th most (total: 32,489)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 37 per 100,000 people — 8th fewest (total: 215)
> Population: 578,000

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41. Illinois
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -12 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 82 per 100,000 people — 14th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 94 per 100,000 people — 10th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 5,652 per 100,000 people — 9th most (total: 720,114)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 101 per 100,000 people — 10th most (total: 12,882)
> Population: 12.7 million

40. Utah
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -11 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 91 per 100,000 people — 10th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 102 per 100,000 people — 9th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 6,131 per 100,000 people — 6th most (total: 193,809)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 27 per 100,000 people — 6th fewest (total: 868)
> Population: 3.2 million

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39. Minnesota
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -10 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 106 per 100,000 people — 4th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 116 per 100,000 people — 6th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 5,464 per 100,000 people — 11th most (total: 306,603)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 64 per 100,000 people — 24th fewest (total: 3,578)
> Population: 5.6 million

38. Missouri
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 66 per 100,000 people — 22nd most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 75 per 100,000 people — 18th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 4,830 per 100,000 people — 22nd most (total: 295,933)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 62 per 100,000 people — 22nd fewest (total: 3,823)
> Population: 6.1 million

37. Colorado
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -6 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 81 per 100,000 people — 15th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 87 per 100,000 people — 14th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 3,955 per 100,000 people — 21st fewest (total: 225,283)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 52 per 100,000 people — 17th fewest (total: 2,983)
> Population: 5.7 million

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36. Michigan
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -5 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 70 per 100,000 people — 21st most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 74 per 100,000 people — 19th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 3,783 per 100,000 people — 19th fewest (total: 378,152)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 95 per 100,000 people — 11th most (total: 9,467)
> Population: 10.0 million

35. Connecticut
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -4 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 46 per 100,000 people — 21st fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 50 per 100,000 people — 23rd fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 3,151 per 100,000 people — 11th fewest (total: 112,581)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 139 per 100,000 people — 3rd most (total: 4,961)
> Population: 3.6 million

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34. Indiana
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 90 per 100,000 people — 11th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 94 per 100,000 people — 12th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 4,981 per 100,000 people — 19th most (total: 333,312)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 81 per 100,000 people — 17th most (total: 5,418)
> Population: 6.7 million

33. Idaho
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 75 per 100,000 people — 20th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 78 per 100,000 people — 17th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 5,728 per 100,000 people — 8th most (total: 100,484)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 52 per 100,000 people — 18th fewest (total: 920)
> Population: 1.8 million

32. Vermont
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -2 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 13 per 100,000 people — 2nd fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 15 per 100,000 people — 3rd fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 655 per 100,000 people — the fewest (total: 4,100)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 11 per 100,000 people — the fewest (total: 67)
> Population: 626,000

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31. Alaska
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -2 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 79 per 100,000 people — 16th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 80 per 100,000 people — 16th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 4,348 per 100,000 people — 25th fewest (total: 32,065)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 16 per 100,000 people — 4th fewest (total: 120)
> Population: 747,000

30. Kansas
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 93 per 100,000 people — 9th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 94 per 100,000 people — 11th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 5,256 per 100,000 people — 13th most (total: 153,021)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 53 per 100,000 people — 19th fewest (total: 1,529)
> Population: 2.9 million

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29. Arkansas
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 56 per 100,000 people — 24th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 57 per 100,000 people — 25th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 5,184 per 100,000 people — 14th most (total: 156,247)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 82 per 100,000 people — 16th most (total: 2,470)
> Population: 3.0 million

28. South Carolina
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 29 per 100,000 people — 7th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 30 per 100,000 people — 11th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 4,251 per 100,000 people — 24th fewest (total: 216,129)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 86 per 100,000 people — 15th most (total: 4,353)
> Population: 5.1 million

27. Rhode Island
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 83 per 100,000 people — 13th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 84 per 100,000 people — 15th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 5,103 per 100,000 people — 15th most (total: 53,954)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 127 per 100,000 people — 7th most (total: 1,346)
> Population: 1.1 million

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26. Massachusetts
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 37 per 100,000 people — 16th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 38 per 100,000 people — 16th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 3,259 per 100,000 people — 13th fewest (total: 224,964)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 155 per 100,000 people — 2nd most (total: 10,722)
> Population: 6.9 million

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25. Maine
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 15 per 100,000 people — 3rd fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 14 per 100,000 people — 2nd fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 860 per 100,000 people — 2nd fewest (total: 11,508)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 14 per 100,000 people — 2nd fewest (total: 191)
> Population: 1.3 million

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24. Mississippi
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 40 per 100,000 people — 17th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 40 per 100,000 people — 18th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 5,082 per 100,000 people — 16th most (total: 151,785)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 127 per 100,000 people — 6th most (total: 3,806)
> Population: 3.0 million

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23. Hawaii
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 08 per 100,000 people — the fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 07 per 100,000 people — the fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 1,256 per 100,000 people — 3rd fewest (total: 17,840)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 16 per 100,000 people — 3rd fewest (total: 224)
> Population: 1.4 million

22. Georgia
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 23 per 100,000 people — 4th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 22 per 100,000 people — 4th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 3,998 per 100,000 people — 22nd fewest (total: 420,601)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 90 per 100,000 people — 13th most (total: 9,442)
> Population: 10.5 million

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21. Alabama
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 44 per 100,000 people — 18th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 43 per 100,000 people — 21st fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 5,058 per 100,000 people — 17th most (total: 247,229)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 73 per 100,000 people — 24th most (total: 3,577)
> Population: 4.9 million

20. West Virginia
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +2 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 52 per 100,000 people — 25th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 51 per 100,000 people — 24th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 2,603 per 100,000 people — 7th fewest (total: 46,997)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 40 per 100,000 people — 10th fewest (total: 729)
> Population: 1.8 million

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19. Florida
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +2 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 36 per 100,000 people — 13th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 34 per 100,000 people — 15th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 4,661 per 100,000 people — 23rd most (total: 992,660)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 88 per 100,000 people — 14th most (total: 18,736)
> Population: 21.3 million

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18. Maryland
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 37 per 100,000 people — 14th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 34 per 100,000 people — 14th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 3,251 per 100,000 people — 12th fewest (total: 196,447)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 77 per 100,000 people — 20th most (total: 4,625)
> Population: 6.0 million

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17. Oregon
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 27 per 100,000 people — 5th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 24 per 100,000 people — 6th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 1,690 per 100,000 people — 5th fewest (total: 70,832)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 21 per 100,000 people — 5th fewest (total: 885)
> Population: 4.2 million

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16. Kentucky
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 63 per 100,000 people — 23rd most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 60 per 100,000 people — 24th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 3,898 per 100,000 people — 20th fewest (total: 174,182)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 42 per 100,000 people — 11th fewest (total: 1,885)
> Population: 4.5 million

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15. Texas
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 37 per 100,000 people — 15th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 34 per 100,000 people — 13th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 4,032 per 100,000 people — 23rd fewest (total: 1,157,273)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 74 per 100,000 people — 22nd most (total: 21,357)
> Population: 28.7 million

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14. New Hampshire
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 30 per 100,000 people — 8th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 26 per 100,000 people — 10th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 1,510 per 100,000 people — 4th fewest (total: 20,480)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 39 per 100,000 people — 9th fewest (total: 526)
> Population: 1.4 million

13. New Jersey
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 46 per 100,000 people — 20th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 42 per 100,000 people — 20th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 3,750 per 100,000 people — 18th fewest (total: 334,114)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 191 per 100,000 people — the most (total: 16,978)
> Population: 8.9 million

12. North Carolina
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +4 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 34 per 100,000 people — 12th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 30 per 100,000 people — 12th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 3,484 per 100,000 people — 15th fewest (total: 361,778)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 50 per 100,000 people — 15th fewest (total: 5,240)
> Population: 10.4 million

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11. Washington
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +4 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 30 per 100,000 people — 10th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 26 per 100,000 people — 9th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 2,159 per 100,000 people — 6th fewest (total: 162,700)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 36 per 100,000 people — 7th fewest (total: 2,703)
> Population: 7.5 million

10. New York
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +6 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 30 per 100,000 people — 9th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 25 per 100,000 people — 7th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 3,281 per 100,000 people — 14th fewest (total: 641,161)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 137 per 100,000 people — 5th most (total: 26,690)
> Population: 19.5 million

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9. Virginia
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 29 per 100,000 people — 6th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 22 per 100,000 people — 5th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 2,770 per 100,000 people — 8th fewest (total: 235,942)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 48 per 100,000 people — 13th fewest (total: 4,058)
> Population: 8.5 million

8. Oklahoma
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 78 per 100,000 people — 17th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 71 per 100,000 people — 20th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 4,959 per 100,000 people — 21st most (total: 195,545)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 44 per 100,000 people — 12th fewest (total: 1,736)
> Population: 3.9 million

7. Pennsylvania
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +8 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 52 per 100,000 people — 24th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 45 per 100,000 people — 22nd fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 2,789 per 100,000 people — 9th fewest (total: 357,196)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 81 per 100,000 people — 18th most (total: 10,351)
> Population: 12.8 million

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6. California
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 34 per 100,000 people — 11th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 25 per 100,000 people — 8th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 3,031 per 100,000 people — 10th fewest (total: 1,198,934)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 48 per 100,000 people — 14th fewest (total: 19,121)
> Population: 39.6 million

5. Delaware
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 48 per 100,000 people — 22nd fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 39 per 100,000 people — 17th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 3,645 per 100,000 people — 17th fewest (total: 35,251)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 80 per 100,000 people — 19th most (total: 770)
> Population: 1.0 million

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4. Arizona
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +13 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 53 per 100,000 people — 25th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 40 per 100,000 people — 19th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 4,546 per 100,000 people — 25th most (total: 325,995)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 93 per 100,000 people — 12th most (total: 6,634)
> Population: 7.2 million

3. Ohio
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +13 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 76 per 100,000 people — 19th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 62 per 100,000 people — 23rd most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 3,545 per 100,000 people — 16th fewest (total: 414,432)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 55 per 100,000 people — 20th fewest (total: 6,399)
> Population: 11.7 million

2. New Mexico
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +15 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 107 per 100,000 people — 3rd most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 92 per 100,000 people — 13th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 4,554 per 100,000 people — 24th most (total: 95,417)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 73 per 100,000 people — 23rd most (total: 1,540)
> Population: 2.1 million

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1. Nevada
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +18 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 77 per 100,000 people — 18th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 59 per 100,000 people — 25th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 4,961 per 100,000 people — 20th most (total: 150,527)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 70 per 100,000 people — 25th most (total: 2,136)
> Population: 3.0 million

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