Special Report

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

50. North Dakota
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -49 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 13: 42 per 100,000 people — 8th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 6: 91 per 100,000 people — 5th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Dec. 13: 10,965 per 100,000 people — the most (total: 83,342)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Dec. 13: 134 per 100,000 people — 9th most (total: 1,022)
> Population: 760,077

49. Wyoming
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -18 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 13: 81 per 100,000 people — 13th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 6: 99 per 100,000 people — 2nd most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Dec. 13: 6,813 per 100,000 people — 9th most (total: 39,360)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Dec. 13: 56 per 100,000 people — 14th fewest (total: 321)
> Population: 577,737

48. Minnesota
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -17 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 13: 80 per 100,000 people — 15th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 6: 98 per 100,000 people — 3rd most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Dec. 13: 6,568 per 100,000 people — 12th most (total: 368,534)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Dec. 13: 79 per 100,000 people — 24th fewest (total: 4,444)
> Population: 5.6 million

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47. South Dakota
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -12 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 13: 75 per 100,000 people — 20th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 6: 87 per 100,000 people — 10th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Dec. 13: 9,489 per 100,000 people — 2nd most (total: 83,714)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Dec. 13: 143 per 100,000 people — 6th most (total: 1,259)
> Population: 882,235

46. New Mexico
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -10 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 13: 80 per 100,000 people — 16th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 6: 90 per 100,000 people — 6th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Dec. 13: 5,717 per 100,000 people — 22nd most (total: 119,800)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Dec. 13: 93 per 100,000 people — 19th most (total: 1,957)
> Population: 2.1 million