Coronavirus Cases Are Falling in These States

Coronavirus cases in the U.S. have surpassed 5.2 million, according to the latest report Friday by Johns Hopkins University.

Here we look at the states that have reported a decrease in average daily case counts over a 14-day period from July 30 to August 12, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

Daily case counts below reflect a three-day moving average of daily new cases reported from July 30 to August 12.

Florida

  • Day 1 (July 30): 9,469.67
  • Day 14 (August 12): 6,725.33
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 9,535 on July 31
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 5,202.33 on August 4

Average daily new cases in Florida mostly flattened out through April and May, before rising on a sharp incline from June through mid-July, peaking at 12,761 on July 12. Since then, the average daily case count has been on a sharp downward trend, mostly declining through the recent 14-day period.

Texas

  • Day 1 (July 30): 9,933.33
  • Day 14 (August 12): 7,092
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 9,618 on August 4
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 6,092.33 on August 9

The average daily case count in Texas has been on a slightly declining trend since July 16, when it peaked at 12,730 new deaths. Since then, the figure dropped and slightly flattened out, with a few dips and rises seen in the recent 14-day period.

Arizona

  • Day 1 (July 30): 2,692
  • Day 14 (August 12): 1,090.33
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 2,909.67 on July 31
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 823.33 on August 9

In the recent 14-day period, the average daily case count in Arizona continued on a sharp downward trend, which began from early July, when it reached a peak of 4,300 on July 1. Average daily new deaths mostly flattened out from mid-March to late May, before mostly increasing on a sharp upward trend from then to early July.

Louisiana

  • Day 1 (July 30): 1,747.33
  • Day 14 (August 12): 1,159.33
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 2,727 on August 3
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 934.33 on August 7

Average daily new cases in Louisiana mostly flattened out from mid-April to mid-June, but began rising on a sharp incline after then until early August, hitting a peak level of 2,727. The recent 14-day period has seen it mostly declining, while a dramatic spike was seen from August 2-3.

Mississippi

  • Day 1 (July 30): 1,554
  • Day 14 (August 12): 779
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 1,554 on July 30
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 549 on August 10

The average daily case count in Mississippi has been mostly increasing from mid-March through late July, rising on a sharper incline from around June 19. It has been on a sharp downward trend in the latest 14-day period.

Alabama

  • Day 1 (July 30): 1,785.67
  • Day 14 (August 12): 845.67
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 1,894 on August 1
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 845.67 on August 12

Average daily new cases in Alabama mostly rose from late March, increasing on a sharp incline from around June 3, peaking on July 24 with 2,106 new deaths. Since then the average daily case count has been declining, with large dips seen from July 31 to August 4 and from August 7-12.

Georgia

  • Day 1 (July 30): 3,766.67
  • Day 14 (August 12): 3,214.33
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 3,904.67 on August 7
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 2645.33 on August 3

The average daily case count in Georgia has been rising on a sharp incline from mid-June through late July, peaking at 4,295 on July 24. Since then the figure has seen a few dips in the recent 14-day period but remained at levels higher than seen before mid-June.

Minnesota

  • Day 1 (July 30): 727.33
  • Day 14 (August 12): 492.33
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 777 on August 9
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 468.33 on August 11

The average daily case count in Minnesota has been slightly declining in the recent 14-day period, with the largest dip seen from August 9-11. However, it has been mostly on an upward trend since mid-June.

Massachusetts

  • Day 1 (July 30): 476.67
  • Day 14 (August 12): 334.67
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 476.67 on July 30
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 334.67 on August 12

Average daily new cases in Massachusetts have been on a downward trend, mostly decreasing in the recent 14-day period. The average daily case count declined dramatically on a sharp downward trend from April 24, when it peaked, to mid-June. It then mostly flattened out through July and August.

Oregon

  • Day 1 (July 30): 361.33
  • Day 14 (August 12): 270.67
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 361.33 on July 30
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 250 on August 11

While the average daily case count has slightly decreased in the recent 14-day window, it has been mostly rising from mid-March to early July. It flattened out from early to late July but has remained a higher level than before.

Nevada

  • Day 1 (July 30): 1,050.67
  • Day 14 (August 12): 559.33
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 1,127 on August 1
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 559.33 on August 14

Nevada's average daily new cases have been slightly dropping in the recent 14-day period. However, the figures have been increasing from late May and average daily new cases remain at levels higher than that seen from the start of the outbreak through early June.

Oklahoma

  • Day 1 (July 30): 904
  • Day 14 (August 12): 713.33
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 1,036 on July 31
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 549.33 on August 10

The average daily case count in Oklahoma mostly flattened from late March to early June, before mostly rising on a sharp incline through late July, when it peaked at 1,231 on July 27. It has been mostly dropping in the recent two-week period.

Iowa

  • Day 1 (July 30): 608.33
  • Day 14 (August 12): 402.67
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 608.33 on July 30
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 321.67 on August 3

While average daily new cases have slightly dropped in the latest two-week period, including a few large dips and increase, they have still remained at higher levels than thos seen from late April to late June.

Utah

  • Day 1 (July 30): 447
  • Day 14 (August 12): 344.67
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 502.67 on July 31
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 321 on August 11

Utah's average daily new cases has been declining in the recent two-week period and has been on a downward trend since July 17, when it hit a peak of 814. Average new cases have been mostly increasing from mid-March to mid July.

Colorado

  • Day 1 (July 30): 498.33
  • Day 14 (August 12): 393.33
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 499.67 on August 6
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 365 on August 11

Average daily new cases in Colorado have been sliding mostly downward in the latest two-week window, with large dips recorded from August 1-3 and August 5-11. However, the average daily case count remains at higher levels than ones seen from early June to early July. The figure has been mostly increasing from mid-June.

Nebraska

  • Day 1 (July 30): 351.33
  • Day 14 (August 12): 321.33
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 351.33 on July 30
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 197.33 on August 9

Nebraska's average daily new cases have been on a slight downward trend in the latest 14-day period, dipping to much lower levels than the peak figures seen from late April through early May. But the average daily case count has been on an upward trend from early July.

West Virginia

  • Day 1 (July 30): 153
  • Day 14 (August 12): 135.33
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 161 on August 1
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 100 on August 5

The average daily case count in West Virginia has been declining in the latest two-week period. But it has been increasing on a sharp incline from early June before hitting a peak of 188 on July 24, after which it mostly dropped.

Virginia

  • Day 1 (July 30): 964.67
  • Day 14 (August 12): 957.67
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 1,406 on August 8
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 811.67 on August 11

The average daily case count in Virginia has been slightly decreasing in the recent two-week period, with a large drop reported from August 8-11. But the figure is still on a general upward trend, having mostly increased from early July. It mostly flattened out from early June to early July.

Maryland

  • Day 1 (July 30): 940.67
  • Day 14 (August 12): 634
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 1,032.33 on August 1
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 620.33 on August 5

Maryland's average daily case count mostly increased on a sharp incline from early to late July, after which it dropped. In the recent 14-day period, the figure declined since then but remained at levels that were higher than those seen before mid-July.

Alaska

  • Day 1 (July 30): 86.67
  • Day 14 (August 12): 63
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 134 on August 1
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 47.33 on August 5 and 6

Average daily new cases in Alaska have been mostly declining in the latest 14-day period, apart from large rises seen from July 30 to August 1 and August 5-8. While the average daily case count has been on a declining trend recently, it still remains higher than the lower levels reported from late March to late June.

New Mexico

  • Day 1 (July 30): 269.67
  • Day 14 (August 12): 181
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 269.67 on July 30
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 159.67 on August 9

The average daily case count in New Mexico has been on a sharp downward trend in the latest 14-day period, after peaking at 365 on July 28. Its lowest average daily case counts in recent weeks were still higher than the levels seen from March through mid-June.

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

Spread of COVID-19 U.S.
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Arkansas

  • Day 1 (July 30): 776.67
  • Day 14 (August 12): 579.33
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 886 on August 6
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 533.33 on August 10

The average daily case count in Arkansas has been dipping in the recent two-week period, with a dramatic drop seen from August 6-11. However, the figure has been on a mostly increasing trend from mid-March, increasing on a sharper incline from early May.

Tennessee

  • Day 1 (July 30): 2,305
  • Day 14 (August 12): 1,532.33
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 2,454 on July 31
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 1,227 on August 11

The average daily case count in Tennessee has been on a downward trend in the recent two-week period but has not dipped to the low levels seen from mid-March to early July. The figure has been mostly climbing since mid-March.

North Carolina

  • Day 1 (July 30): 1,866
  • Day 14 (August 12): 1,087.33
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 1,873 on July 31
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 1,087.33 on August 12

Average daily new cases in North Carolina have been on a downward trend in the recent 14-day window, after peaking on July 23, with a dramatic dip seen from August 7-12. The average daily case count has been on an upward trend from mid-March to late July.

South Carolina

  • Day 1 (July 30):
  • Day 14 (August 12):
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period:
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period:

Average daily new cases in South Carolina flattened out from early April to early June, after which they increased on a sharp incline, peaking on July 11 at 1,986. Since then, the average daily case count has been on a sharp downward trend through the latest 14-day period.

Wyoming

  • Day 1 (July 30): 45.67
  • Day 14 (August 12): 25.67
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 45.67 on July 30
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 12 on August 11

Average daily new cases in Wyoming have been on a sharp downward trend in the recent 14-day period, seeming to approach some of the state's lowest levels seen from late April to early June.

Wisconsin

  • Day 1 (July 30): 920.33
  • Day 14 (August 12): 715
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 997.67 on August 7
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 569.67 on August 11

The average daily case count in Wisconsin has been mostly declining in the latest 14-day window, with a few large increases from August 4-7 and from August 11-12. The figure also saw large dips from August 7-11 and from July 31 to August 4. Average daily new cases are still reported to be at higher levels than those seen from mid-March to early July.

New Hampshire

  • Day 1 (July 30): 27.67
  • Day 14 (August 12): 27
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 33 on August 7
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 14.33 on August 10

The average daily case count in New Hampshire has been slightly declining in the recent 14-day period, with a large dip seen from August 7-10. But average daily new cases were on a sharper downward trend from the start of May to mid-June, after which the figures mostly flattened out through late July.

Maine

  • Day 1 (July 30): 24.67
  • Day 14 (August 12): 12.67
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 24.67 on July 30
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 8 on August 10

Maine's average daily case count mostly dropped on a sharper decline from May 21, when it reported it hit its peak of 69. The figure continued on a downward trend through the recent 14-day window but has been mostly decreasing on a slightly less dramatic decline than previous months.

Washington

  • Day 1 (July 30): 532.67
  • Day 14 (August 12): 564
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 970.67 on August 2
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 532.67 on July 30

Washington's average daily new cases have seen a few large increases in the latest 14-day period. The average daily case count mostly increased from early March, apart from a brief decline from early to mid-April.

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