Every State Where Coronavirus Cases Are Falling

The total number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. has surpassed 6.6 million, according to the latest report Wednesday by Johns Hopkins University.

States listed below have reported a decline in average daily new cases over a 14-day period from September 1 to 14, according to JHU's data. Daily case counts below reflect a three-day moving average of daily new infections reported from September 1 to 14.

California

  • Day 1 (September 1): 5,110
  • Day 14 (September 14): 3,090.33
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 5,110 on September 1
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 2,811.33 on September 8

Average daily new cases in California have been mostly dropping on a sharp decline since mid-July, after rising sharply from early August. The average daily case count peaked at 11,604 on July 29, after mostly increasing since early April.

Florida

  • Day 1 (September 1): 3,952
  • Day 14 (September 14): 2,425
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 4,514 on September 2
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 1,942.67 on September 8

Average daily new infections in Florida have been on a downward trend since July 12, when the average count peaked at 12,761. It remained mostly flat from early April to early June, before rising sharply through early July.

Illinois

  • Day 1 (September 1): 1,762
  • Day 14 (September 14): 1,432
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 3,270 on September 5
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 1,366 on September 8

Average daily new infections in Illinois were reported to be on a downward trend in the latest 14-day period. However, the average daily case count has been mostly rising since mid-June, peaking at 3,270 on September 5.

Georgia

  • Day 1 (September 1): 1,880
  • Day 14 (September 14): 1,363
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 2,311.67 on September 4
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 1,267.33 on September 7

Average daily new cases in Georgia have been mostly decreasing since July 24, when the average count peaked at 4,295. It remained flat from early April to mid-June, before a sharp uptick through late July.

North Carolina

  • Day 1 (September 1): 1,475.33
  • Day 14 (September 14): 1,049.67
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 1,754 on September 4
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 878.33 on September 8

Average daily new cases have been mostly declining since July 23, when the average count peaked at 2,171. Before then, it had mostly increased from mid-March.

Ohio

  • Day 1 (September 1): 1,169
  • Day 14 (September 14): 972.33
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 1,339.33 on September 4
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 735.67 on September 7

The average daily case count in Ohio was on a downward trend in the recent 14-day period. It had risen sharply from mid-June but has been mostly declining since July 30, when it peaked at 1,554.

Tennessee

  • Day 1 (September 1): 1,572
  • Day 14 (September 14): 1,446.67
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 1,572 on September 1
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 826.67 on September 8

Average daily new cases in Tennessee have been mostly declining since July 27, when the average count peaked at 2,749. Before then, the average daily case tally mostly flattened out from late March to early June before increasing on a sharp incline until late July.

Virginia

  • Day 1 (September 1): 929.67
  • Day 14 (September 14): 853.33
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 1,213 on September 11
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 784 on September 8

While the average daily case count in Virginia was on a downward trend in the recent 14-day period, it remained mostly flat from late July, after mostly rising from late June.

Louisiana

  • Day 1 (September 1): 657
  • Day 14 (September 14): 714.67
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 913.67 on September 10
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 406.33 on September 11

Average daily new cases in Louisiana have been mostly declining from August 3, when the average daily case tally peaked at 2,727. The figure remained mostly flat from mid-April to late June, before a sharp but brief rise at the beginning of August.

Bourbon Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 2020
Pedestrians on Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans on July 14. Louisiana is among nearly 30 states where new COVID-19 cases have been on a downward trend in recent weeks. Sean Gardner/Getty Images

Iowa

  • Day 1 (September 1): 621.33
  • Day 14 (September 14): 505.33
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 1,075.67 on September 4
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 443 on September 7

Average daily new cases in Iowa sharply declined in the latest 14-day window. But the average daily case count mostly flattened out from early May to late August, before rising and peaking at 1,741 on August 27.

Indiana

  • Day 1 (September 1): 812.33
  • Day 14 (September 14): 889.33
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 1,187 on September 12
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 560.33 on September 8

Average daily new cases in Indiana were reported to have declined in the recent two-week period. But the average daily case count slightly flattened out from late July through September, after mostly rising from late June.

Mississippi

  • Day 1 (September 1): 563
  • Day 14 (September 14): 301
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 785 on September 3
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 281 on September 13

The average daily case count in Mississippi has been on a mostly downward trend since July 29, when it peaked at 1,599. Before then, the figure mostly increased from mid-March.

New York

  • Day 1 (September 1): 706
  • Day 14 (September 14): 691.33
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 851.33 on September 4
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 551 on September 8

While average daily new cases in New York declined in the recent two-week period, the average daily case tally mostly flattened out from mid-June through September, after declining sharply from April 9, when it peaked at 10,824.

Minnesota

  • Day 1 (September 1): 632
  • Day 14 (September 14): 587.67
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 931.67 on September 4
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 341.33 on September 9

While the average daily case count in Minnesota saw a statistical decrease in the latest 14-day period, it has been mostly rising since mid-June, after mostly declining from mid-May.

Pennsylvania

  • Day 1 (September 1): 799.33
  • Day 14 (September 14): 803
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 982.33 on September 3
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 625.33 on September 7

The average daily case count in Pennsylvania was on a downward trend in the recent two-week period. But the average daily case count slightly flattened out from late June, after mostly declining since April 9, when it peaked at 1,733.

Kentucky

  • Day 1 (September 1): 653.33
  • Day 14 (September 14): 528.33
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 812.67 on September 11
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 285 on September 7

Average daily new cases in Kentucky were reported to have decreased in the recent two-week period. But the average daily case count has been flattening out from mid-July, after increasing sharply from late June.

Maryland

  • Day 1 (September 1): 509.33
  • Day 14 (September 14): 570.67
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 762.67 on September 4
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 398.33 on September 9

Average daily new cases in Maryland have been on a downward trend since late July, after mostly increasing since late June. From late June through September, the average daily case count peaked at lower levels than they did back in late May.

Kansas

  • Day 1 (September 1): 695.33
  • Day 14 (September 14): 443.67
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 801 on September 3
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 321.33 on September 12

While average daily new infections were on a sharp decline in the latest two-week period, the average daily case tally has been mostly increasing since mid-June.

Nevada

  • Day 1 (September 1): 321.33
  • Day 14 (September 14): 273.33
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 462.33 on September 5
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 193 on September 9

The average daily case count in Nevada has been mostly declining since July 17, when it peaked at 1,336, after mostly rising on a sharp incline since late June.

Washington

  • Day 1 (September 1): 352.33
  • Day 14 (September 14): 329.67
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 489 on September 11
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 236.33 on September 7

Average daily new cases in Washington have been a mostly downward trend since July 13, when the average daily case count peaked at 1,029. The figure mostly flattened out from mid-April to late May, before mostly rising through mid-July.

Arizona

  • Day 1 (September 1): 400
  • Day 14 (September 14): 360.33
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 885.33 on September 4
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 176 on September 7

Average daily new cases in Arizona have been mostly declining since July 1, when it peaked at 4,300, after rising on a sharp incline from late May.

South Dakota

  • Day 1 (September 1): 227
  • Day 14 (September 14): 185.67
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 295.33 on September 4
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 154 on September 8

While the average daily case tally in South Dakota statistically decreased in the latest 14-day period, it has been mostly increasing on a sharp incline from mid-August, after mostly flattening out from mid-May.

Idaho

  • Day 1 (September 1): 268.67
  • Day 14 (September 14): 214.33
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 324 on September 10
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 168 on September 7

Average daily new cases were on a downward trend in the recent two-week period and have been declining since peaking on July 16 at 678. The average daily case tally rose sharply from mid-June to mid-July, after mostly flattening out from early April through May.

Hawaii

  • Day 1 (September 1): 217.33
  • Day 14 (September 14): 85.33
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 273.33 on September 3
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 85.33 on September 14

The average daily case tally has been mostly dropping since August 28, when it hit a high of 293, after rising sharply from late July. The figure remained mostly flat from March to late July.

Oregon

  • Day 1 (September 1): 173.67
  • Day 14 (September 14): 168.67
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 260.33 on September 4
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 142.33 on September 8

The average daily case tally in Oregon has been mostly dipping from July 24, when it peaked at 366. Before then, average daily new infections increased sharply from late May, after mostly flattening out from late March.

Montana

  • Day 1 (September 1): 86
  • Day 14 (September 14): 106.33
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 170 on September 3
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 68 on September 8

Average daily new infections in Montana have been on a downward trend in the recent two-week period. The average daily case count has been slightly flattening out from mid-July, after mostly increasing from late May.

New Mexico

  • Day 1 (September 1): 109.67
  • Day 14 (September 14): 87.33
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 153.33 on September 2
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 44.33 on September 7

Average daily new cases in New Mexico have been on a sharp downward trend since July 28, when the average daily case tally peaked at 365, after mostly increasing from mid-June.

Alaska

  • Day 1 (September 1): 45.33
  • Day 14 (September 14): 59
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 105.33 on September 11
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 43.67 on September 8

While the average daily case count saw a statistical decline in the latest two-week period, the figure slightly flattened out from early August, after decreasing sharply from August 1, when it peaked at 134. Average daily new infections mostly rose on a sharp incline from late June.

The wider picture

Globally, the novel coronavirus has infected over 29.6 million people since it was first reported in Wuhan, China. Over 935,800 have died following infection, while more than 20.1 million have reportedly recovered, as of Wednesday, according to the latest JHU data.

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

Spread of COVID-19 cases in U.S.
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The below graphics, also provided by Statista, illustrates the spread of COVID-19 cases in counties across the globe.

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