Coronavirus Cases Are Rising in These States

Coronavirus cases in the U.S. have climbed past 6.3 million, according to the latest report Tuesday by Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

Here we look at states that have reported an increase in average daily new cases over a 14-day period from August 24 to September 6, according to data compiled by JHU.

Daily case counts below reflect a three-day moving average of daily new infections reported from August 24 to September 6, according to the latest report Tuesday by JHU.

Illinois

  • Day 1 (August 24): 1,728.67
  • Day 14 (September 6): 1,862
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 3,270 on September 5
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 1,660 on September 2

Average daily new cases in Illinois have been on an upward trend in the latest 14-day period, including a sharp rise seen from September 2 to 5. The average daily case count has mostly increased since mid-June, after declining sharply from mid-May.

Missouri

  • Day 1 (August 24): 812.67
  • Day 14 (September 6): 1,392.67
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 1,651.67 on September 4
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 812.67 on August 24

Average daily new cases in Missouri statistically declined in the latest two-week period. The average daily case count mostly decreased from July 29, when it peaked at 1,883, after mostly rising on a sharp incline from mid-June.

South Carolina

  • Day 1 (August 24): 731
  • Day 14 (September 6): 760.67
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 1,262 on September 4
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 682.33 on August 26

Average daily new cases in South Carolina were on an upward trend in the latest two-week period. However, the average daily case tally mostly decreased on a sharp decline from July 11, when it peaked at 1,986.

Louisiana

  • Day 1 (August 24): 798.67
  • Day 14 (September 6): 568
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 879.67 on August 31
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 427.67 on August 28

The average daily case count in Louisiana was reported to be rising in the latest 14-day period. But average daily new cases have been dropping on a sharp decline since August 3, when the average daily case count peaked at 2,727. The average remained mostly flat from mid-April to late June, before increasing sharply.

Minnesota

  • Day 1 (August 24): 613.33
  • Day 14 (September 6): 753
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 1,007 on August 28
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 632 on September 1

Average daily new cases in Minnesota have been on an upward trend over the recent 14-day period. The average daily case count has been rising since mid-June, after mostly declining since late May.

The graphic below, provided by Statista, illustrates the spread of COVID-19 cases in the U.S.

Spread of COVID-19 in U.S.
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Oklahoma

  • Day 1 (August 24): 524.33
  • Day 14 (September 6): 726.67
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 1,023 on September 4
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 524.33 on August 24

The average daily case count in Oklahoma increased in the recent 14-day window. But it mostly decreased from July 27, when it peaked at 1,231, after rising on a sharp incline from early June. The figure remained relatively flat from early April to early June.

Pennsylvania

  • Day 1 (August 24): 533.33
  • Day 14 (September 6): 681.67
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 982.33 on September 3
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 533.33 on August 24 and 25

Average daily new cases in Pennsylvania were reported to be on an upward trend in the recent 14-day period. However, the average daily case count mostly declined since late July, after mostly decreasing from April 9, when it peaked at 1,733, to mid-June.

Wisconsin

  • Day 1 (August 24): 494.33
  • Day 14 (September 6): 802
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 1,112 on September 5
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 540.67 on August 30

Average daily cases in Wisconsin were on an upward trend in the recent 14-day period, with a sharp rise reported from September 1 to 5. However, the average daily case count has flattened out slightly in recent weeks after rising on a sharp incline from mid-June to late July.

New York

  • Day 1 (August 24): 536.33
  • Day 14 (September 6): 683.33
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 851.33 on September 4
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 534.33 on August 25

The average daily case count in New York saw a rise over the recent 14-day period. But average daily new cases mostly flattened out from early June through September, after mostly declining since April 9, when it peaked at 10,824.

Maryland

  • Day 1 (August 24): 507.67
  • Day 14 (September 6): 684
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 762.67 on September 4
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 461.33 on August 25

While the average daily case count in Maryland was reported to be on an upward trend in the recent two-week period, it mostly decreased from late July. Average daily new cases in recent months have been lower than that seen in late May, when the average daily case count peaked at 1,256.

Utah

  • Day 1 (August 24): 317.67
  • Day 14 (September 6): 398
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 483.33 on September 4
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 317.67 on August 24

The average daily case count in Utah was on an upward trend in the recent 14-day period. However, average daily new cases have mostly declined since July 17, when the average daily case count peaked at 814, after rising on a sharp incline from late May.

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, September 2020
People walking along Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on September 5. Average daily new cases in South Carolina were reported to be on an upward trend from August 24 to September 6, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Sean Rayford/Getty Image

New Jersey

  • Day 1 (August 24): 225
  • Day 14 (September 6): 322.67
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 384 on September 4
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 225 on August 24

The average daily case count in New Jersey statistically increased over the recent two-week period. But the average of daily new cases mostly flattened out from early June, after declining sharply since April 4, when the average daily case count peaked at 3,972.

North Dakota

  • Day 1 (August 24): 164.33
  • Day 14 (September 6): 726
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 356 on September 4
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 164.33 on August 24

Average daily new cases in North Dakota have been on an upward trend in the recent two-week period, including sharp rises reported from August 24 to 28 and from August 31 to September 4. The average daily case tally mostly increased from early July, after mostly flattening out from late May.

Delaware

  • Day 1 (August 24): 44.67
  • Day 14 (September 6): 165.67
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 165.67 on September 6
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 11.33 on August 26

While the average daily case tally reported a statistical rise in the recent 14-day period, the figure peaked at much lower levels than in April and May, when it peaked at 333 on April 27. Average daily new cases mostly flattened out from early June to early August.

West Virginia

  • Day 1 (August 24): 71.33
  • Day 14 (September 6): 177.67
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 212 on September 4
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 71.33 on August 24

The average daily case tally in Virginia was on a sharp upward trend over the past two weeks. It has been rising sharply since August 24, after mostly decreasing since late July.

Alaska

  • Day 1 (August 24): 55.33
  • Day 14 (September 6): 69.67
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 105 on September 4
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 38.33 on August 31

Average daily cases in Alaska were reported to be on an upward trend in the recent 14-day period. But the average daily case count has mostly declined since it peaked at 134 on August 1.

New Hampshire

  • Day 1 (August 24): 20.67
  • Day 14 (September 6): 36
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 38.33 on September 4
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 16.33 on August 25

While average daily new cases in New Hampshire statistically increased over the past two weeks, the average daily case count has mostly decreased since May 2, when it peaked at 124. Average daily new cases mostly flattened out from late June through September.

Maine

  • Day 1 (August 24): 17
  • Day 14 (September 6): 22.67
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 34.33 on August 28
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 17 on August 24

Average daily new infections in Maine saw a statistical rise in the latest 14-day period. However, the average daily case count slightly flattened out from mid-July through September. Average daily new cases mostly declined since May 21, when it peaked at 69.

The novel coronavirus has infected over 27.3 million people globally since it was first reported in Wuhan, China. More than 893,300 people have died, while over 18.3 million have reportedly recovered from infection, as of Tuesday, according to JHU.

The graphic below, provided by Statista, illustrates U.S. states with the most COVID-19 cases.

States with most COVID-19 cases
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