COVID Cases Are Falling in These 7 States

Coronavirus cases in the U.S. have surpassed 7.7 million, according to the latest report Monday by Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

The states listed below have each reported a decline in average daily new cases over a 14-day period from September 28 to October 11, according to data compiled by JHU.

Daily case counts below reflect a three-day moving average of daily new infections reported from September 28 to October 11.

Texas

  • Day 1 (September 28): 4,195.71
  • Day 14 (October 11): 3,684
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 4,731.57 on October 2
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 3,684 on October 11

Average daily new cases in Texas have declined from July 17 (when it peaked at 10,572) to early September. The average count then briefly rose on a sharp incline through late September before flattening out through October.

Michigan

  • Day 1 (September 28): 953.57
  • Day 14 (October 11): 1,090.25
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 1,168.86 on October 7 and 8
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 953.57 on September 8

While average daily new cases in Michigan were reported to be on a downward trend in the latest two-week period, the average count has been increasing from early June. The figure flattened out from mid-July to mid-September.

Kansas

  • Day 1 (September 28): 603.14
  • Day 14 (October 11): 590.50
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 617.57 on October 8
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 552.57 on October 2

While average daily new cases in Kansas were reported to be on a downward trend in the latest 14-day period, the average count remained flat from late September to early October. The figure declined sharply from late August (when it peaked at 637 on August 23) to mid-September before rising again through late September.

Washington

  • Day 1 (September 28): 554
  • Day 14 (October 11): 456.75
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 554 on September 28
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 451.57 on October 8

The average daily case count in Washington has been declining since mid-July, when it peaked at 973 on July 15, after rising sharply from mid-May.

Connecticut

  • Day 1 (September 28): 181.43
  • Day 14 (October 11): 168.50
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 286.57 on October 5
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 153 on October 9

While average daily new cases in Connecticut were reported to be on a downward trend in the latest two-week period, the average count flattened out from mid-June, after declining sharply from late April, when it peaked at 1,102 on April 19.

Rhode Island

  • Day 1 (September 28): 86.14
  • Day 14 (October 11): 129.50
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 174 on October 6 and 7
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 86.14 on September 28

Average daily new cases in Rhode Island flattened out from late July to late September after decreasing sharply from late April, when it peaked at 390 on April 23. The average count briefly increased from late September to early October.

Maine

  • Day 1 (September 28): 30.57
  • Day 14 (October 11): 29.25
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 34.86 on October 2
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 28.43 on October 6

Average daily new cases in Maine have been declining since late May, when the average count peaked at 53 on May 21. The figure increased from early August to mid-September, before flattening out after then.

cardboard fans baseball Arlington Texas July 2020
Cardboard cut-out images of fans are seen in the stands before a baseball game between the Colorado Rockies and the Texas Rangers at the Globe Life Field on July 24 in Arlington, Texas. The state is among seven states where COVID-19 cases were reported to be on a downward trend in recent weeks. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

The wider picture

The novel coronavirus has infected more than 37.5 million people across the globe since it was first reported in Wuhan, China, including over 7.7 million in the U.S. Globally, more than a million have died following infection, while more than 26.1 million have reportedly recovered as of Monday, according to JHU.

The graphic below, produced by Statista, illustrates a survey of U.S. adults concerned about catching COVID-19.

U.S. adults concerned about catching COVID-19
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The graphic below, also provided by Statista, illustrates the spread of COVID-19 among U.S. states.

Spread of COVID-19 cases in U.S.
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