Special Report

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

45. Michigan
> 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: 62 per 100,000 people — 19th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 6: 72 per 100,000 people — 20th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Dec. 13: 4,653 per 100,000 people — 19th fewest (total: 465,159)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Dec. 13: 112 per 100,000 people — 11th most (total: 11,195)
> Population: 10.0 million

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44. Iowa
> 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: 64 per 100,000 people — 21st fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 6: 74 per 100,000 people — 17th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Dec. 13: 8,119 per 100,000 people — 3rd most (total: 256,249)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Dec. 13: 102 per 100,000 people — 13th most (total: 3,209)
> Population: 3.2 million

43. Nebraska
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 13: 85 per 100,000 people — 9th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 6: 92 per 100,000 people — 4th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Dec. 13: 7,655 per 100,000 people — 4th most (total: 147,688)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Dec. 13: 71 per 100,000 people — 20th fewest (total: 1,365)
> Population: 1.9 million

42. Wisconsin
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -4 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 13: 64 per 100,000 people — 20th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 6: 68 per 100,000 people — 22nd most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Dec. 13: 7,513 per 100,000 people — 5th most (total: 436,773)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Dec. 13: 70 per 100,000 people — 19th fewest (total: 4,056)
> Population: 5.8 million

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41. Oregon
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 13: 34 per 100,000 people — 4th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 6: 37 per 100,000 people — 8th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Dec. 13: 2,240 per 100,000 people — 4th fewest (total: 93,853)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Dec. 13: 28 per 100,000 people — 5th fewest (total: 1,155)
> Population: 4.2 million