Special Report

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

5. Delaware
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +21 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 13: 81 per 100,000 people — 14th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 6: 59 per 100,000 people — 25th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Dec. 13: 4,700 per 100,000 people — 20th fewest (total: 45,460)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Dec. 13: 84 per 100,000 people — 22nd most (total: 816)
> Population: 967,171

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4. Texas
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +23 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 13: 61 per 100,000 people — 18th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 6: 38 per 100,000 people — 10th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Dec. 13: 4,628 per 100,000 people — 18th fewest (total: 1,328,213)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Dec. 13: 83 per 100,000 people — 25th most (total: 23,911)
> Population: 28.7 million

3. Oklahoma
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +24 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 13: 85 per 100,000 people — 8th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 6: 62 per 100,000 people — 24th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Dec. 13: 6,027 per 100,000 people — 19th most (total: 237,668)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Dec. 13: 52 per 100,000 people — 11th fewest (total: 2,064)
> Population: 3.9 million

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2. California
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +26 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 13: 67 per 100,000 people — 24th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 6: 41 per 100,000 people — 15th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Dec. 13: 3,923 per 100,000 people — 11th fewest (total: 1,551,766)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Dec. 13: 53 per 100,000 people — 12th fewest (total: 20,969)
> Population: 39.6 million

1. Ohio
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +27 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 13: 99 per 100,000 people — 2nd most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 6: 72 per 100,000 people — 19th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Dec. 13: 4,814 per 100,000 people — 21st fewest (total: 562,727)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Dec. 13: 64 per 100,000 people — 16th fewest (total: 7,492)
> Population: 11.7 million