Coronavirus Cases Are Now Rising in 28 States

Coronavirus cases in the U.S. have climbed past 7.1 million. The 28 states listed below have each reported a rise in average daily new cases over a 14-day period from September 15 to 28, according to the latest data compiled by Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

Daily case counts below reflect a three-day moving average of daily new infections reported from September 15 to 28.

1. Wisconsin

  • Day 1 (September 15): 1,175.67
  • Day 14 (September 28): 2,103.33
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 2,571 on September 25
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 1,175.67 on September 15

Average daily new cases in Wisconsin have been rising since early March before briefly flattening out from mid-July to early September and rising sharply after then.

2. North Carolina

  • Day 1 (September 15): 1,029.33
  • Day 14 (September 28): 1,025.33
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 3,187 on September 25
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 984.33 on September 22

Average daily new cases in North Carolina flattened out from late August to late September after declining from mid-July. The average count increased from late March to mid-July.

3. South Carolina

  • Day 1 (September 15): 752.67
  • Day 14 (September 28): 787
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 1,527.67 on September 23
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 602 on September 20

While South Carolina reported a statistical increase in average daily new cases in the latest two-week period, the average count has been declining since July 11, when it peaked at 1,986.

4. Ohio

  • Day 1 (September 15): 1,037.67
  • Day 14 (September 28): 966
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 1,085.33 on September 25
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 767.67 on September 21

While average daily new cases in Ohio were reported to be on an upward trend in the recent 14-day period, the average count has been a declining trend since July 30, when it peaked at 1,554.

5. Utah

  • Day 1 (September 15): 624
  • Day 14 (September 28): 863
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 1,209 on September 25
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 624 on September 15

Average daily new cases in Utah declined briefly from mid-July to early August before flattening out through early September. The average count then rose sharply through the recent two-week period.

6. New Jersey

  • Day 1 (September 15): 386
  • Day 14 (September 28): 571
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 777.33 on September 26
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 354 on September 23

New Jersey reported a statistical rise in average daily new cases in the latest 14-day window. However, the average count has remained flat since early June after declining sharply since early April, when it peaked at 3,972 on April 4.

7. Connecticut

  • Day 1 (September 15): 280
  • Day 14 (September 28): 247.33
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 280 on September 15
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 38.33 on September 26

While the average daily case count in Connecticut was reported to be on an upward trend in the recent two-week period, the figure remained flat from early June through September after dropping sharply from late April, when it peaked at 1,502 on April 21.

8. Pennsylvania

  • Day 1 (September 15): 888.67
  • Day 14 (September 28): 1,082.33
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 1,082.33 on September 28
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 697.33 on September 19

Pennsylvania reported a statistical rise in average daily new cases in the latest two-week period. However, the average count has been flattening out from early July, after declining since April 9 when it peaked at 1,733.

9. Nebraska

  • Day 1 (September 15): 410.33
  • Day 14 (September 28): 482.67
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 482.67 on September 28
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 329.33 on September 21

Average daily new cases in Nebraska have been increasing since early July. The average count briefly flattened out from early June after declining from late April, when it peaked at 497 on April 30.

10. Kentucky

  • Day 1 (September 15): 606.33
  • Day 14 (September 28): 606.67
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 840 on September 25
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 541.67 on September 21

While average daily new cases in Kentucky were reported to be on an upward trend in the recent 14-day period, the average count flattened out from late July after rising sharply from late June. The figure remained flat from early April to late June.

11. Indiana

  • Day 1 (September 15): 668.33
  • Day 14 (September 28): 839
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 1,071.33 on September 26
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 610.67 on September 22

Indiana reported a statistical rise in average daily new cases in the latest 14-day period. However, the average daily case count flattened out from late July through September, after increasing from late June.

12. Michigan

  • Day 1 (September 15): 894.67
  • Day 14 (September 28): 815.67
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 1,057.33 on September 22
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 455 on September 19

While average daily new cases in Michigan saw a statistical rise in the recent 14-day window, the average count has been flattening out since mid-July. It declined from April 2, when it peaked at 1,757 before rising through mid-July.

13. New York

  • Day 1 (September 15): 667
  • Day 14 (September 28): 963
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 963 on September 28
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 664 on September 22

While New York reported a statistical rise in average daily new cases in the recent two-week period, the average count has remained flat since early June after sharply declining from April 9, when it peaked at 10,824.

14. Massachusetts

  • Day 1 (September 15): 291
  • Day 14 (September 28): 511.33
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 549.67 on September 26
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 262.67 on September 21

Massachusetts also reported a statistical increase in average daily new cases in the latest 14-day period. However, the average count has been flattening out from early June through September, after declining sharply from April 16, when it peaked at 2,665.

15. Minnesota

  • Day 1 (September 15): 500.67
  • Day 14 (September 28): 929.33
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 1,241 on September 26
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 500.67 on September 15

While the average daily case count in Minnesota was reported to be on an upward trend in the latest two-week period, the figure remained flat from early May to late August, with a brief, slight increase seen from late June to early July. It then increased sharply from early September through the rest of the month.

16. Nevada

  • Day 1 (September 15): 237
  • Day 14 (September 28): 413.33
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 516 on September 25
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 237 on September 15

While average daily new cases in Nevada were reported to be on an upward trend in the latest 14-day period, the average count has been declining since July 17, when it peaked at 1,336.

Las Vegas bar customers September 2020
The Lucky Day bar in the Fremont East Entertainment District of Las Vegas, pictured on September 21. Nevada is among the U.S. states where average daily new COVID-19 cases were on an upward in recent weeks. Ethan Miller/Getty Images

17. Oregon

  • Day 1 (September 15): 171
  • Day 14 (September 28): 236.67
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 359.33 on September 25
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 171 on September 15

The average daily case count in Oregon declined from July 24, when it peaked at 366, before rising on a sharp incline in the recent two-week period.

18. Washington

  • Day 1 (September 15): 328.67
  • Day 14 (September 28): 404
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 709.33 on September 25
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 328.67 on September 15

While average daily new cases in Washington statistically increased in the recent 14-day period, the average count has been declining since July 13 when it peaked at 1,029.

19. North Dakota

  • Day 1 (September 15): 252
  • Day 14 (September 28): 340.33
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 466 on September 25
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 252 on September 25

Average daily new cases in North Dakota remained flat from late March to late June before rising on a sharp incline through September.

20. South Dakota

  • Day 1 (September 15): 217.67
  • Day 14 (September 28): 288
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 500 on September 25
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 217.67 on September 15

The average daily case count in South Dakota remained flat from early April to early August before rising sharply through September.

21. Idaho

  • Day 1 (September 15): 271.33
  • Day 14 (September 28): 379.33
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 517.67 on September 25
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 271.33 on September 15

Average daily new cases in Idaho remained flat from mid-April to mid-June before increasing sharply through mid-July, peaking at 678 on July 16. From then, the average daily case count declined through early September.

22. Montana

  • Day 1 (September 15): 136.67
  • Day 14 (September 28): 272.33
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 332 on September 25
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 136.67 on September 15

The average daily case count in Montana increased sharply from early June to mid-July before flattening out through mid-September and rising sharply in the recent two-week period.

23. Delaware

  • Day 1 (September 15): 128.33
  • Day 14 (September 28): 125
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 125 on September 28
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 71.67 on September 18

While the average daily case tally in Delaware was reported to be on an upward trend in the recent two-week period, the figure flattened out from early July after rising briefly from early June. Average daily new cases declined sharply from April 22, when the average case count peaked at 333.

24. New Mexico

  • Day 1 (September 15): 93.33
  • Day 14 (September 28): 155
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 232.33 on September 24
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 92.67 on September 21

While New Mexico reported a statistical rise in average daily new cases in the recent 14-day period, the average count has been declining since July 28, when it peaked at 365.

25. Wyoming

  • Day 1 (September 15): 73.33
  • Day 14 (September 28): 118.67
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 135 on September 24
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 73.33 on September 15

Average daily new cases in Wyoming rose from early June to late July before flattening out through early September. The average count rose sharply from then through the latest two-week period.

26. Alaska

  • Day 1 (September 15): 54.67
  • Day 14 (September 28): 118.33
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 121 on September 25
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 54.67 on September 15

Average daily new cases in Alaska were reported to be on an upward trend in the latest two-week period. But the average daily case count has been dropping from August 1, when it peaked at 134, and flattened out from mid-August to mid-September.

27. New Hampshire

  • Day 1 (September 15): 28.33
  • Day 14 (September 28): 37.33
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 55.33 on September 19
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 20 on September 22

Average daily new infections in New Hampshire were reported to be on an upward trend in the latest two-week period. However, the average count has been declining since May 2, when it peaked at 124, and flattened out from mid-June through September.

28. Vermont

  • Day 1 (September 15): 6
  • Day 14 (September 28): 3.33
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 6 on September 15 and 26
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 1.33 on September 17

While the average daily case count in Vermont saw a statistical rise in the recent 14-day period, the figure has remained flat since late April, after declining sharply from early April, when it peaked at 58 on April 4.

The wider picture

The novel coronavirus has infected over 33.7 million people across the globe, including 7.1 million in the U.S. Over a million people have died globally, while more than 23.4 million people have recovered from infection, as of Wednesday, according to the latest figures from JHU.

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

COVID-19 cases in U.S.
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The below graphics, provided by Statista, illustrate the spread of COVID-19 cases in countries across the globe.

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