States With the Highest COVID-19 Infection Rates

A stunning one in every 378 U.S. residents tested positive for COVID-19 during the week ending Nov. 12, according to numbers recorded by the COVID-19 Tracking Project. The surging case load, which has been most notable throughout the Midwest, comes just ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday and cooler weather throughout most of the country, which inevitably coincides with more time spent indoors where the virus is more likely to spread.

States with the highest COVID-19 infection rates
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To determine the states with the highest rates of reported COVID-19 infection, Stacker compared case numbers from the COVID Tracking Project with population data from the U.S. Census (American Community Survey 2018 5-year estimates). The COVID Tracking Project, a volunteer effort housed at The Atlantic, compiles and standardizes data from state public health agencies. Data are current as of Nov. 15, and reflect the past month's worth of new cases. States are ranked according to their reported cases per 100,000 people in the past week.

Various metrics underscore the severity of the COVID-19 crisis, with the Midwest, West, Northeast, and Northwest all seeing record-setting throughout October and November. Isolating any region as "safe" is all but impossible to do amid the spread as swaths of the country consider shutting down again and/or exercising precautions to prevent repeats of spring behavior.

Keep reading to find out more about which states have the highest COVID-19 infection rates.

#51. Hawaii

Reported in the past week (Nov. 9 to Nov. 15):
- New cases: 708 (49.8 per 100,000 people)
- New deaths: 2.0 (0.14 per 100k, #50 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 2.2% (#48 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

Daily new cases and deaths over the past month (seven-day averages):
- 10/19 to 10/25: 6.2 new cases per 100k, 0.26 new deaths per 100k
- 10/26 to 11/1: 5.3 new cases per 100k, 0.07 new deaths per 100k
- 11/2 to 11/8: 7.7 new cases per 100k, 0.01 new deaths per 100k
- 11/9 to 11/15: 7.1 new cases per 100k, 0.02 new deaths per 100k

Total state COVID-19 counts as of Nov. 15:
- 16,759 total cases (1,178.5 per 100k, #48 highest among all states)
- 222 total deaths (15.6 per 100k, #48 highest)
- 595,115 total tests (41,849.7 per 100k, #37 highest)

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#50. Vermont

Reported in the past week (Nov. 9 to Nov. 15):
- New cases: 497 (79.5 per 100,000 people)
- New deaths: 0.0 (0.00 per 100k, #51 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 1.9% (#49 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

Daily new cases and deaths over the past month (seven-day averages):
- 10/19 to 10/25: 3.1 new cases per 100k, 0.00 new deaths per 100k
- 10/26 to 11/1: 2.8 new cases per 100k, 0.00 new deaths per 100k
- 11/2 to 11/8: 4.5 new cases per 100k, 0.02 new deaths per 100k
- 11/9 to 11/15: 11.4 new cases per 100k, 0.00 new deaths per 100k

Total state COVID-19 counts as of Nov. 15:
- 2,889 total cases (462.3 per 100k, #51 highest among all states)
- 59 total deaths (9.4 per 100k, #51 highest)
- 474,928 total tests (75,991.3 per 100k, #7 highest)

#49. Maine

Reported in the past week (Nov. 9 to Nov. 15):
- New cases: 1,251 (93.9 per 100,000 people)
- New deaths: 13.0 (0.98 per 100k, #44 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 43.9% (#6 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

Daily new cases and deaths over the past month (seven-day averages):
- 10/19 to 10/25: 2.8 new cases per 100k, 0.00 new deaths per 100k
- 10/26 to 11/1: 5.5 new cases per 100k, 0.01 new deaths per 100k
- 11/2 to 11/8: 10.5 new cases per 100k, 0.05 new deaths per 100k
- 11/9 to 11/15: 13.4 new cases per 100k, 0.14 new deaths per 100k

Total state COVID-19 counts as of Nov. 15:
- 8,944 total cases (671.1 per 100k, #50 highest among all states)
- 165 total deaths (12.4 per 100k, #50 highest)
- 734,715 total tests (55,125.1 per 100k, #20 highest)

#48. Virginia

Reported in the past week (Nov. 9 to Nov. 15):
- New cases: 9,785 (116.3 per 100,000 people)
- New deaths: 93.0 (1.11 per 100k, #42 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 8.4% (#34 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

Daily new cases and deaths over the past month (seven-day averages):
- 10/19 to 10/25: 12.3 new cases per 100k, 0.25 new deaths per 100k
- 10/26 to 11/1: 15.3 new cases per 100k, 0.13 new deaths per 100k
- 11/2 to 11/8: 16.6 new cases per 100k, 0.09 new deaths per 100k
- 11/9 to 11/15: 16.6 new cases per 100k, 0.16 new deaths per 100k

Total state COVID-19 counts as of Nov. 15:
- 201,960 total cases (2,400.3 per 100k, #43 highest among all states)
- 3,800 total deaths (45.2 per 100k, #35 highest)
- 2.9 million total tests (34,713.8 per 100k, #40 highest)

#47. Georgia

Reported in the past week (Nov. 9 to Nov. 15):
- New cases: 13,871 (134.7 per 100,000 people)
- New deaths: 309.0 (3.00 per 100k, #21 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 9.2% (#30 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

Daily new cases and deaths over the past month (seven-day averages):
- 10/19 to 10/25: 14.4 new cases per 100k, 0.24 new deaths per 100k
- 10/26 to 11/1: 15.3 new cases per 100k, 0.24 new deaths per 100k
- 11/2 to 11/8: 15.4 new cases per 100k, 0.93 new deaths per 100k
- 11/9 to 11/15: 19.2 new cases per 100k, 0.43 new deaths per 100k

Total state COVID-19 counts as of Nov. 15:
- 386,949 total cases (3,757.7 per 100k, #26 highest among all states)
- 8,957 total deaths (87.0 per 100k, #11 highest)
- 3.9 million total tests (37,749.9 per 100k, #38 highest)

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#46. California

Reported in the past week (Nov. 9 to Nov. 15):
- New cases: 54,706 (139.7 per 100,000 people)
- New deaths: 290.0 (0.74 per 100k, #49 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 4.9% (#43 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

Daily new cases and deaths over the past month (seven-day averages):
- 10/19 to 10/25: 11.2 new cases per 100k, 0.15 new deaths per 100k
- 10/26 to 11/1: 10.4 new cases per 100k, 0.12 new deaths per 100k
- 11/2 to 11/8: 13.9 new cases per 100k, 0.11 new deaths per 100k
- 11/9 to 11/15: 20.0 new cases per 100k, 0.11 new deaths per 100k

Total state COVID-19 counts as of Nov. 15:
- 1.0 million total cases (2,603.8 per 100k, #40 highest among all states)
- 18,253 total deaths (46.6 per 100k, #34 highest)
- 20.9 million total tests (53,301.3 per 100k, #23 highest)

#45. Washington D.C.

Reported in the past week (Nov. 9 to Nov. 15):
- New cases: 976 (142.6 per 100,000 people)
- New deaths: 6.0 (0.88 per 100k, #46 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 2.9% (#46 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

Daily new cases and deaths over the past month (seven-day averages):
- 10/19 to 10/25: 8.3 new cases per 100k, 0.02 new deaths per 100k
- 10/26 to 11/1: 12.6 new cases per 100k, 0.08 new deaths per 100k
- 11/2 to 11/8: 13.2 new cases per 100k, 0.17 new deaths per 100k
- 11/9 to 11/15: 20.4 new cases per 100k, 0.13 new deaths per 100k

Total state COVID-19 counts as of Nov. 15:
- 18,977 total cases (2,772.4 per 100k, #36 highest among all states)
- 660 total deaths (96.4 per 100k, #8 highest)
- 588,620 total tests (85,992.9 per 100k, #5 highest)

#44. New Hampshire

Reported in the past week (Nov. 9 to Nov. 15):
- New cases: 1,972 (146.8 per 100,000 people)
- New deaths: 10.0 (0.74 per 100k, #48 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 0.7% (#50 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

Daily new cases and deaths over the past month (seven-day averages):
- 10/19 to 10/25: 6.7 new cases per 100k, 0.06 new deaths per 100k
- 10/26 to 11/1: 9.4 new cases per 100k, 0.11 new deaths per 100k
- 11/2 to 11/8: 13.5 new cases per 100k, 0.06 new deaths per 100k
- 11/9 to 11/15: 21.0 new cases per 100k, 0.11 new deaths per 100k

Total state COVID-19 counts as of Nov. 15:
- 14,671 total cases (1,091.9 per 100k, #49 highest among all states)
- 499 total deaths (37.1 per 100k, #42 highest)
- 690,359 total tests (51,380.4 per 100k, #26 highest)

#43. Oregon

Reported in the past week (Nov. 9 to Nov. 15):
- New cases: 6,432 (157.6 per 100,000 people)
- New deaths: 31.0 (0.76 per 100k, #47 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 13.2% (#21 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

Daily new cases and deaths over the past month (seven-day averages):
- 10/19 to 10/25: 9.0 new cases per 100k, 0.12 new deaths per 100k
- 10/26 to 11/1: 11.6 new cases per 100k, 0.13 new deaths per 100k
- 11/2 to 11/8: 17.6 new cases per 100k, 0.14 new deaths per 100k
- 11/9 to 11/15: 22.5 new cases per 100k, 0.11 new deaths per 100k

Total state COVID-19 counts as of Nov. 15:
- 56,880 total cases (1,393.5 per 100k, #47 highest among all states)
- 761 total deaths (18.6 per 100k, #47 highest)
- 957,979 total tests (23,468.7 per 100k, #50 highest)

#42. New York

Reported in the past week (Nov. 9 to Nov. 15):
- New cases: 31,164 (158.9 per 100,000 people)
- New deaths: 186.0 (0.95 per 100k, #45 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 2.9% (#47 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

Daily new cases and deaths over the past month (seven-day averages):
- 10/19 to 10/25: 8.1 new cases per 100k, 0.06 new deaths per 100k
- 10/26 to 11/1: 10.4 new cases per 100k, 0.07 new deaths per 100k
- 11/2 to 11/8: 14.1 new cases per 100k, 0.09 new deaths per 100k
- 11/9 to 11/15: 22.7 new cases per 100k, 0.14 new deaths per 100k

Total state COVID-19 counts as of Nov. 15:
- 560,200 total cases (2,855.5 per 100k, #35 highest among all states)
- 26,133 total deaths (133.2 per 100k, #3 highest)
- 16.8 million total tests (85,390.4 per 100k, #6 highest)

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#41. Washington

Reported in the past week (Nov. 9 to Nov. 15):
- New cases: 11,720 (160.7 per 100,000 people)
- New deaths: 80.0 (1.10 per 100k, #43 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 6.6% (#39 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

Daily new cases and deaths over the past month (seven-day averages):
- 10/19 to 10/25: 9.2 new cases per 100k, 0.11 new deaths per 100k
- 10/26 to 11/1: 9.0 new cases per 100k, 0.14 new deaths per 100k
- 11/2 to 11/8: 16.7 new cases per 100k, 0.14 new deaths per 100k
- 11/9 to 11/15: 23.0 new cases per 100k, 0.16 new deaths per 100k

Total state COVID-19 counts as of Nov. 15:
- 127,731 total cases (1,751.1 per 100k, #46 highest among all states)
- 2,519 total deaths (34.5 per 100k, #43 highest)
- 2.7 million total tests (37,683.8 per 100k, #39 highest)

Asheville, NC
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#40. North Carolina

Reported in the past week (Nov. 9 to Nov. 15):
- New cases: 18,896 (186.1 per 100,000 people)
- New deaths: 199.0 (1.96 per 100k, #31 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 7.1% (#36 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

Daily new cases and deaths over the past month (seven-day averages):
- 10/19 to 10/25: 19.8 new cases per 100k, 0.31 new deaths per 100k
- 10/26 to 11/1: 23.3 new cases per 100k, 0.32 new deaths per 100k
- 11/2 to 11/8: 23.4 new cases per 100k, 0.32 new deaths per 100k
- 11/9 to 11/15: 26.6 new cases per 100k, 0.28 new deaths per 100k

Total state COVID-19 counts as of Nov. 15:
- 312,235 total cases (3,074.5 per 100k, #31 highest among all states)
- 4,806 total deaths (47.3 per 100k, #33 highest)
- 4.6 million total tests (45,616.2 per 100k, #33 highest)

#39. Florida

Reported in the past week (Nov. 9 to Nov. 15):
- New cases: 40,285 (195.6 per 100,000 people)
- New deaths: 401.0 (1.95 per 100k, #32 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 8.9% (#32 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

Daily new cases and deaths over the past month (seven-day averages):
- 10/19 to 10/25: 16.1 new cases per 100k, 0.32 new deaths per 100k
- 10/26 to 11/1: 19.5 new cases per 100k, 0.25 new deaths per 100k
- 11/2 to 11/8: 24.8 new cases per 100k, 0.23 new deaths per 100k
- 11/9 to 11/15: 27.9 new cases per 100k, 0.28 new deaths per 100k

Total state COVID-19 counts as of Nov. 15:
- 872,810 total cases (4,237.3 per 100k, #15 highest among all states)
- 17,734 total deaths (86.1 per 100k, #12 highest)
- 11.0 million total tests (53,510.5 per 100k, #22 highest)

#38. South Carolina

Reported in the past week (Nov. 9 to Nov. 15):
- New cases: 9,819 (198.1 per 100,000 people)
- New deaths: 76.0 (1.53 per 100k, #39 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 8.8% (#33 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

Daily new cases and deaths over the past month (seven-day averages):
- 10/19 to 10/25: 19.3 new cases per 100k, 0.44 new deaths per 100k
- 10/26 to 11/1: 21.2 new cases per 100k, 0.39 new deaths per 100k
- 11/2 to 11/8: 22.1 new cases per 100k, 0.29 new deaths per 100k
- 11/9 to 11/15: 28.3 new cases per 100k, 0.22 new deaths per 100k

Total state COVID-19 counts as of Nov. 15:
- 195,507 total cases (3,944.9 per 100k, #20 highest among all states)
- 4,112 total deaths (83.0 per 100k, #14 highest)
- 2.1 million total tests (42,183.6 per 100k, #36 highest)

#37. Maryland

Reported in the past week (Nov. 9 to Nov. 15):
- New cases: 11,934 (198.8 per 100,000 people)
- New deaths: 90.0 (1.50 per 100k, #40 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 5.8% (#41 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

Daily new cases and deaths over the past month (seven-day averages):
- 10/19 to 10/25: 11.0 new cases per 100k, 0.14 new deaths per 100k
- 10/26 to 11/1: 14.0 new cases per 100k, 0.13 new deaths per 100k
- 11/2 to 11/8: 18.7 new cases per 100k, 0.14 new deaths per 100k
- 11/9 to 11/15: 28.4 new cases per 100k, 0.21 new deaths per 100k

Total state COVID-19 counts as of Nov. 15:
- 165,930 total cases (2,763.9 per 100k, #38 highest among all states)
- 4,302 total deaths (71.7 per 100k, #21 highest)
- 3.9 million total tests (64,292.1 per 100k, #14 highest)

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#36. Texas

Reported in the past week (Nov. 9 to Nov. 15):
- New cases: 64,487 (231.3 per 100,000 people)
- New deaths: 816.0 (2.93 per 100k, #22 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 27.3% (#8 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

Daily new cases and deaths over the past month (seven-day averages):
- 10/19 to 10/25: 19.8 new cases per 100k, 0.25 new deaths per 100k
- 10/26 to 11/1: 21.8 new cases per 100k, 0.29 new deaths per 100k
- 11/2 to 11/8: 26.3 new cases per 100k, 0.34 new deaths per 100k
- 11/9 to 11/15: 33.0 new cases per 100k, 0.42 new deaths per 100k

Total state COVID-19 counts as of Nov. 15:
- 1.0 million total cases (3,660.4 per 100k, #27 highest among all states)
- 19,559 total deaths (70.1 per 100k, #22 highest)
- 9.2 million total tests (33,142.8 per 100k, #43 highest)

#35. Delaware

Reported in the past week (Nov. 9 to Nov. 15):
- New cases: 2,200 (231.7 per 100,000 people)
- New deaths: 18.0 (1.90 per 100k, #34 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 7.6% (#35 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

Daily new cases and deaths over the past month (seven-day averages):
- 10/19 to 10/25: 13.1 new cases per 100k, 0.24 new deaths per 100k
- 10/26 to 11/1: 17.5 new cases per 100k, 0.44 new deaths per 100k
- 11/2 to 11/8: 22.2 new cases per 100k, 0.12 new deaths per 100k
- 11/9 to 11/15: 33.1 new cases per 100k, 0.27 new deaths per 100k

Total state COVID-19 counts as of Nov. 15:
- 28,803 total cases (3,033.5 per 100k, #32 highest among all states)
- 736 total deaths (77.5 per 100k, #15 highest)
- 622,341 total tests (65,544.4 per 100k, #11 highest)

#34. Arizona

Reported in the past week (Nov. 9 to Nov. 15):
- New cases: 16,172 (232.8 per 100,000 people)
- New deaths: 138.0 (1.99 per 100k, #29 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 15.6% (#18 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

Daily new cases and deaths over the past month (seven-day averages):
- 10/19 to 10/25: 14.4 new cases per 100k, 0.10 new deaths per 100k
- 10/26 to 11/1: 19.1 new cases per 100k, 0.22 new deaths per 100k
- 11/2 to 11/8: 24.2 new cases per 100k, 0.38 new deaths per 100k
- 11/9 to 11/15: 33.3 new cases per 100k, 0.28 new deaths per 100k

Total state COVID-19 counts as of Nov. 15:
- 275,436 total cases (3,965.0 per 100k, #19 highest among all states)
- 6,302 total deaths (90.7 per 100k, #9 highest)
- 2.0 million total tests (28,423.6 per 100k, #46 highest)

#33. Massachusetts

Reported in the past week (Nov. 9 to Nov. 15):
- New cases: 16,876 (247.1 per 100,000 people)
- New deaths: 180.0 (2.64 per 100k, #23 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 3.1% (#45 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

Daily new cases and deaths over the past month (seven-day averages):
- 10/19 to 10/25: 14.4 new cases per 100k, 0.27 new deaths per 100k
- 10/26 to 11/1: 19.1 new cases per 100k, 0.31 new deaths per 100k
- 11/2 to 11/8: 24.5 new cases per 100k, 0.28 new deaths per 100k
- 11/9 to 11/15: 35.3 new cases per 100k, 0.38 new deaths per 100k

Total state COVID-19 counts as of Nov. 15:
- 188,275 total cases (2,756.5 per 100k, #39 highest among all states)
- 10,329 total deaths (151.2 per 100k, #2 highest)
- 7.3 million total tests (106,416.7 per 100k, #4 highest)

#32. Louisiana

Reported in the past week (Nov. 9 to Nov. 15):
- New cases: 11,532 (247.3 per 100,000 people)
- New deaths: 96.0 (2.06 per 100k, #28 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 5.8% (#42 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

Daily new cases and deaths over the past month (seven-day averages):
- 10/19 to 10/25: 14.4 new cases per 100k, 0.27 new deaths per 100k
- 10/26 to 11/1: 12.7 new cases per 100k, 0.27 new deaths per 100k
- 11/2 to 11/8: 16.1 new cases per 100k, 0.34 new deaths per 100k
- 11/9 to 11/15: 35.3 new cases per 100k, 0.29 new deaths per 100k

Total state COVID-19 counts as of Nov. 15:
- 204,513 total cases (4,385.3 per 100k, #14 highest among all states)
- 6,132 total deaths (131.5 per 100k, #5 highest)
- 3.0 million total tests (64,962.4 per 100k, #13 highest)

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#31. Mississippi
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#31. Mississippi

Reported in the past week (Nov. 9 to Nov. 15):
- New cases: 7,620 (255.0 per 100,000 people)
- New deaths: 100.0 (3.35 per 100k, #18 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 85.9% (#1 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

Daily new cases and deaths over the past month (seven-day averages):
- 10/19 to 10/25: 24.3 new cases per 100k, 0.40 new deaths per 100k
- 10/26 to 11/1: 25.9 new cases per 100k, 0.44 new deaths per 100k
- 11/2 to 11/8: 29.6 new cases per 100k, 0.45 new deaths per 100k
- 11/9 to 11/15: 36.4 new cases per 100k, 0.48 new deaths per 100k

Total state COVID-19 counts as of Nov. 15:
- 134,309 total cases (4,493.8 per 100k, #10 highest among all states)
- 3,543 total deaths (118.5 per 100k, #7 highest)
- 1.0 million total tests (33,732.1 per 100k, #42 highest)

#30. Pennsylvania

Reported in the past week (Nov. 9 to Nov. 15):
- New cases: 34,243 (267.7 per 100,000 people)
- New deaths: 292.0 (2.28 per 100k, #25 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 22.6% (#11 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

Daily new cases and deaths over the past month (seven-day averages):
- 10/19 to 10/25: 13.5 new cases per 100k, 0.19 new deaths per 100k
- 10/26 to 11/1: 17.5 new cases per 100k, 0.17 new deaths per 100k
- 11/2 to 11/8: 23.4 new cases per 100k, 0.23 new deaths per 100k
- 11/9 to 11/15: 38.2 new cases per 100k, 0.33 new deaths per 100k

Total state COVID-19 counts as of Nov. 15:
- 265,137 total cases (2,072.8 per 100k, #44 highest among all states)
- 9,312 total deaths (72.8 per 100k, #20 highest)
- 2.8 million total tests (22,082.7 per 100k, #51 highest)

#29. New Jersey

Reported in the past week (Nov. 9 to Nov. 15):
- New cases: 24,679 (277.9 per 100,000 people)
- New deaths: 137.0 (1.54 per 100k, #38 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 20.0% (#12 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

Daily new cases and deaths over the past month (seven-day averages):
- 10/19 to 10/25: 13.6 new cases per 100k, 0.12 new deaths per 100k
- 10/26 to 11/1: 18.0 new cases per 100k, 0.11 new deaths per 100k
- 11/2 to 11/8: 24.1 new cases per 100k, 0.12 new deaths per 100k
- 11/9 to 11/15: 39.7 new cases per 100k, 0.22 new deaths per 100k

Total state COVID-19 counts as of Nov. 15:
- 279,274 total cases (3,144.3 per 100k, #29 highest among all states)
- 16,566 total deaths (186.5 per 100k, #1 highest)
- 5.3 million total tests (60,112.2 per 100k, #17 highest)

#28. West Virginia

Reported in the past week (Nov. 9 to Nov. 15):
- New cases: 5,255 (287.3 per 100,000 people)
- New deaths: 80.0 (4.37 per 100k, #12 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 6.8% (#38 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

Daily new cases and deaths over the past month (seven-day averages):
- 10/19 to 10/25: 14.3 new cases per 100k, 0.19 new deaths per 100k
- 10/26 to 11/1: 23.3 new cases per 100k, 0.27 new deaths per 100k
- 11/2 to 11/8: 27.5 new cases per 100k, 0.35 new deaths per 100k
- 11/9 to 11/15: 41.0 new cases per 100k, 0.62 new deaths per 100k

Total state COVID-19 counts as of Nov. 15:
- 33,659 total cases (1,840.2 per 100k, #45 highest among all states)
- 582 total deaths (31.8 per 100k, #44 highest)
- 926,879 total tests (50,675.3 per 100k, #27 highest)

#27. Alabama

Reported in the past week (Nov. 9 to Nov. 15):
- New cases: 14,135 (290.6 per 100,000 people)
- New deaths: 164.0 (3.37 per 100k, #17 highest)
- Test positive ratio: -20.1% (#51 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

Daily new cases and deaths over the past month (seven-day averages):
- 10/19 to 10/25: 34.4 new cases per 100k, 0.23 new deaths per 100k
- 10/26 to 11/1: 28.3 new cases per 100k, 0.31 new deaths per 100k
- 11/2 to 11/8: 28.5 new cases per 100k, 0.33 new deaths per 100k
- 11/9 to 11/15: 41.5 new cases per 100k, 0.48 new deaths per 100k

Total state COVID-19 counts as of Nov. 15:
- 217,822 total cases (4,477.6 per 100k, #11 highest among all states)
- 3,248 total deaths (66.8 per 100k, #23 highest)
- 1.5 million total tests (30,000.0 per 100k, #45 highest)

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#26. Connecticut

Reported in the past week (Nov. 9 to Nov. 15):
- New cases: 10,520 (293.7 per 100,000 people)
- New deaths: 66.0 (1.84 per 100k, #36 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 17.5% (#14 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

Daily new cases and deaths over the past month (seven-day averages):
- 10/19 to 10/25: 12.9 new cases per 100k, 0.14 new deaths per 100k
- 10/26 to 11/1: 20.6 new cases per 100k, 0.16 new deaths per 100k
- 11/2 to 11/8: 27.6 new cases per 100k, 0.22 new deaths per 100k
- 11/9 to 11/15: 42.0 new cases per 100k, 0.26 new deaths per 100k

Total state COVID-19 counts as of Nov. 15:
- 88,645 total cases (2,475.1 per 100k, #42 highest among all states)
- 4,737 total deaths (132.3 per 100k, #4 highest)
- 2.7 million total tests (75,573.5 per 100k, #8 highest)

#25. Nevada

Reported in the past week (Nov. 9 to Nov. 15):
- New cases: 10,161 (347.6 per 100,000 people)
- New deaths: 58.0 (1.98 per 100k, #30 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 11.7% (#27 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

Daily new cases and deaths over the past month (seven-day averages):
- 10/19 to 10/25: 26.6 new cases per 100k, 0.19 new deaths per 100k
- 10/26 to 11/1: 28.2 new cases per 100k, 0.16 new deaths per 100k
- 11/2 to 11/8: 41.8 new cases per 100k, 0.34 new deaths per 100k
- 11/9 to 11/15: 49.7 new cases per 100k, 0.28 new deaths per 100k

Total state COVID-19 counts as of Nov. 15:
- 120,183 total cases (4,111.8 per 100k, #16 highest among all states)
- 1,909 total deaths (65.3 per 100k, #24 highest)
- 1.4 million total tests (48,790.8 per 100k, #30 highest)

#24. Rhode Island

Reported in the past week (Nov. 9 to Nov. 15):
- New cases: 3,786 (358.3 per 100,000 people)
- New deaths: 22.0 (2.08 per 100k, #27 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 4.6% (#44 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

Daily new cases and deaths over the past month (seven-day averages):
- 10/19 to 10/25: 35.1 new cases per 100k, 0.34 new deaths per 100k
- 10/26 to 11/1: 41.0 new cases per 100k, 0.32 new deaths per 100k
- 11/2 to 11/8: 52.1 new cases per 100k, 0.34 new deaths per 100k
- 11/9 to 11/15: 51.2 new cases per 100k, 0.30 new deaths per 100k

Total state COVID-19 counts as of Nov. 15:
- 41,529 total cases (3,930.4 per 100k, #23 highest among all states)
- 1,254 total deaths (118.7 per 100k, #6 highest)
- 1.3 million total tests (124,490.8 per 100k, #2 highest)

#23. Arkansas

Reported in the past week (Nov. 9 to Nov. 15):
- New cases: 11,174 (373.6 per 100,000 people)
- New deaths: 98.0 (3.28 per 100k, #19 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 12.5% (#23 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

Daily new cases and deaths over the past month (seven-day averages):
- 10/19 to 10/25: 33.7 new cases per 100k, 0.52 new deaths per 100k
- 10/26 to 11/1: 29.0 new cases per 100k, 0.54 new deaths per 100k
- 11/2 to 11/8: 46.2 new cases per 100k, 0.76 new deaths per 100k
- 11/9 to 11/15: 53.4 new cases per 100k, 0.47 new deaths per 100k

Total state COVID-19 counts as of Nov. 15:
- 133,040 total cases (4,448.5 per 100k, #13 highest among all states)
- 2,183 total deaths (73.0 per 100k, #19 highest)
- 1.5 million total tests (50,341.7 per 100k, #28 highest)

#22. Kentucky

Reported in the past week (Nov. 9 to Nov. 15):
- New cases: 16,748 (377.2 per 100,000 people)
- New deaths: 96.0 (2.16 per 100k, #26 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 6.9% (#37 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

Daily new cases and deaths over the past month (seven-day averages):
- 10/19 to 10/25: 30.0 new cases per 100k, 0.29 new deaths per 100k
- 10/26 to 11/1: 37.6 new cases per 100k, 0.26 new deaths per 100k
- 11/2 to 11/8: 39.2 new cases per 100k, 0.24 new deaths per 100k
- 11/9 to 11/15: 53.9 new cases per 100k, 0.31 new deaths per 100k

Total state COVID-19 counts as of Nov. 15:
- 137,586 total cases (3,098.6 per 100k, #30 highest among all states)
- 1,661 total deaths (37.4 per 100k, #41 highest)
- 2.2 million total tests (49,414.4 per 100k, #29 highest)

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#21. Ohio

Reported in the past week (Nov. 9 to Nov. 15):
- New cases: 47,828 (410.8 per 100,000 people)
- New deaths: 205.0 (1.76 per 100k, #37 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 12.2% (#24 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

Daily new cases and deaths over the past month (seven-day averages):
- 10/19 to 10/25: 20.0 new cases per 100k, 0.17 new deaths per 100k
- 10/26 to 11/1: 25.6 new cases per 100k, 0.12 new deaths per 100k
- 11/2 to 11/8: 38.4 new cases per 100k, 0.26 new deaths per 100k
- 11/9 to 11/15: 58.7 new cases per 100k, 0.25 new deaths per 100k

Total state COVID-19 counts as of Nov. 15:
- 298,096 total cases (2,560.5 per 100k, #41 highest among all states)
- 5,722 total deaths (49.2 per 100k, #31 highest)
- 5.3 million total tests (45,199.1 per 100k, #34 highest

#20. Tennessee

Reported in the past week (Nov. 9 to Nov. 15):
- New cases: 29,086 (437.3 per 100,000 people)
- New deaths: 298.0 (4.48 per 100k, #11 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 13.2% (#20 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

Daily new cases and deaths over the past month (seven-day averages):
- 10/19 to 10/25: 40.5 new cases per 100k, 0.48 new deaths per 100k
- 10/26 to 11/1: 29.7 new cases per 100k, 0.48 new deaths per 100k
- 11/2 to 11/8: 43.9 new cases per 100k, 0.52 new deaths per 100k
- 11/9 to 11/15: 62.5 new cases per 100k, 0.64 new deaths per 100k

Total state COVID-19 counts as of Nov. 15:
- 310,937 total cases (4,675.0 per 100k, #8 highest among all states)
- 3,893 total deaths (58.5 per 100k, #26 highest)
- 4.1 million total tests (61,649.0 per 100k, #15 highest)

#19. New Mexico
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#19. New Mexico

Reported in the past week (Nov. 9 to Nov. 15):
- New cases: 9,500 (454.0 per 100,000 people)
- New deaths: 104.0 (4.97 per 100k, #6 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 10.6% (#29 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

Daily new cases and deaths over the past month (seven-day averages):
- 10/19 to 10/25: 32.1 new cases per 100k, 0.25 new deaths per 100k
- 10/26 to 11/1: 37.2 new cases per 100k, 0.36 new deaths per 100k
- 11/2 to 11/8: 49.0 new cases per 100k, 0.59 new deaths per 100k
- 11/9 to 11/15: 64.9 new cases per 100k, 0.71 new deaths per 100k

Total state COVID-19 counts as of Nov. 15:
- 63,171 total cases (3,019.0 per 100k, #33 highest among all states)
- 1,208 total deaths (57.7 per 100k, #27 highest)
- 1.4 million total tests (65,017.7 per 100k, #12 highest)

#18. Oklahoma

Reported in the past week (Nov. 9 to Nov. 15):
- New cases: 17,870 (456.1 per 100,000 people)
- New deaths: 90.0 (2.30 per 100k, #24 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 50.1% (#5 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

Daily new cases and deaths over the past month (seven-day averages):
- 10/19 to 10/25: 34.4 new cases per 100k, 0.28 new deaths per 100k
- 10/26 to 11/1: 26.9 new cases per 100k, 0.35 new deaths per 100k
- 11/2 to 11/8: 44.3 new cases per 100k, 0.34 new deaths per 100k
- 11/9 to 11/15: 65.2 new cases per 100k, 0.33 new deaths per 100k

Total state COVID-19 counts as of Nov. 15:
- 154,128 total cases (3,933.7 per 100k, #21 highest among all states)
- 1,528 total deaths (39.0 per 100k, #40 highest)
- 1.8 million total tests (46,137.4 per 100k, #31 highest)

#17. Michigan

Reported in the past week (Nov. 9 to Nov. 15):
- New cases: 46,789 (469.9 per 100,000 people)
- New deaths: 431.0 (4.33 per 100k, #13 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 9.1% (#31 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

Daily new cases and deaths over the past month (seven-day averages):
- 10/19 to 10/25: 23.7 new cases per 100k, 0.29 new deaths per 100k
- 10/26 to 11/1: 31.3 new cases per 100k, 0.25 new deaths per 100k
- 11/2 to 11/8: 45.3 new cases per 100k, 0.35 new deaths per 100k
- 11/9 to 11/15: 67.1 new cases per 100k, 0.62 new deaths per 100k

Total state COVID-19 counts as of Nov. 15:
- 275,792 total cases (2,769.7 per 100k, #37 highest among all states)
- 8,376 total deaths (84.1 per 100k, #13 highest)
- 5.7 million total tests (57,168.9 per 100k, #19 highest)

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#16. Missouri

Reported in the past week (Nov. 9 to Nov. 15):
- New cases: 30,254 (496.8 per 100,000 people)
- New deaths: 221.0 (3.63 per 100k, #16 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 14.9% (#19 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

Daily new cases and deaths over the past month (seven-day averages):
- 10/19 to 10/25: 30.0 new cases per 100k, 0.52 new deaths per 100k
- 10/26 to 11/1: 37.6 new cases per 100k, 0.52 new deaths per 100k
- 11/2 to 11/8: 55.5 new cases per 100k, 0.30 new deaths per 100k
- 11/9 to 11/15: 71.0 new cases per 100k, 0.52 new deaths per 100k

Total state COVID-19 counts as of Nov. 15:
- 239,451 total cases (3,931.8 per 100k, #22 highest among all states)
- 3,374 total deaths (55.4 per 100k, #28 highest)
- 2.8 million total tests (45,736.8 per 100k, #32 highest)

#15. Idaho

Reported in the past week (Nov. 9 to Nov. 15):
- New cases: 9,005 (533.5 per 100,000 people)
- New deaths: 76.0 (4.50 per 100k, #10 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 40.6% (#7 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

Daily new cases and deaths over the past month (seven-day averages):
- 10/19 to 10/25: 51.7 new cases per 100k, 0.36 new deaths per 100k
- 10/26 to 11/1: 50.1 new cases per 100k, 0.48 new deaths per 100k
- 11/2 to 11/8: 65.2 new cases per 100k, 0.46 new deaths per 100k
- 11/9 to 11/15: 76.2 new cases per 100k, 0.64 new deaths per 100k

Total state COVID-19 counts as of Nov. 15:
- 81,317 total cases (4,817.9 per 100k, #7 highest among all states)
- 759 total deaths (45.0 per 100k, #36 highest)
- 427,954 total tests (25,355.6 per 100k, #48 highest)

#14. Alaska

Reported in the past week (Nov. 9 to Nov. 15):
- New cases: 3,988 (540.0 per 100,000 people)
- New deaths: 14.0 (1.90 per 100k, #35 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 5.8% (#40 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

Daily new cases and deaths over the past month (seven-day averages):
- 10/19 to 10/25: 39.6 new cases per 100k, 0.02 new deaths per 100k
- 10/26 to 11/1: 51.1 new cases per 100k, 0.29 new deaths per 100k
- 11/2 to 11/8: 60.4 new cases per 100k, 0.02 new deaths per 100k
- 11/9 to 11/15: 77.1 new cases per 100k, 0.27 new deaths per 100k

Total state COVID-19 counts as of Nov. 15:
- 23,814 total cases (3,224.6 per 100k, #28 highest among all states)
- 98 total deaths (13.3 per 100k, #49 highest)
- 867,382 total tests (117,449.3 per 100k, #3 highest)

#13. Colorado

Reported in the past week (Nov. 9 to Nov. 15):
- New cases: 31,267 (565.3 per 100,000 people)
- New deaths: 66.0 (1.19 per 100k, #41 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 11.5% (#28 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

Daily new cases and deaths over the past month (seven-day averages):
- 10/19 to 10/25: 23.3 new cases per 100k, 0.09 new deaths per 100k
- 10/26 to 11/1: 36.0 new cases per 100k, 0.07 new deaths per 100k
- 11/2 to 11/8: 53.2 new cases per 100k, 0.16 new deaths per 100k
- 11/9 to 11/15: 80.8 new cases per 100k, 0.17 new deaths per 100k

Total state COVID-19 counts as of Nov. 15:
- 159,234 total cases (2,878.9 per 100k, #34 highest among all states)
- 2,234 total deaths (40.4 per 100k, #39 highest)
- 2.5 million total tests (44,935.6 per 100k, #35 highest)

#12. Kansas

Reported in the past week (Nov. 9 to Nov. 15):
- New cases: 17,874 (614.5 per 100,000 people)
- New deaths: 90.0 (3.09 per 100k, #20 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 26.4% (#9 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

Daily new cases and deaths over the past month (seven-day averages):
- 10/19 to 10/25: 26.4 new cases per 100k, 0.57 new deaths per 100k
- 10/26 to 11/1: 44.0 new cases per 100k, 0.27 new deaths per 100k
- 11/2 to 11/8: 61.2 new cases per 100k, 0.67 new deaths per 100k
- 11/9 to 11/15: 87.8 new cases per 100k, 0.44 new deaths per 100k

Total state COVID-19 counts as of Nov. 15:
- 115,507 total cases (3,971.0 per 100k, #18 highest among all states)
- 1,256 total deaths (43.2 per 100k, #37 highest)
- 706,787 total tests (24,298.4 per 100k, #49 highest)

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#11. Indiana

Reported in the past week (Nov. 9 to Nov. 15):
- New cases: 41,223 (621.1 per 100,000 people)
- New deaths: 281.0 (4.23 per 100k, #14 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 13.1% (#22 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

Daily new cases and deaths over the past month (seven-day averages):
- 10/19 to 10/25: 32.3 new cases per 100k, 0.42 new deaths per 100k
- 10/26 to 11/1: 42.0 new cases per 100k, 0.50 new deaths per 100k
- 11/2 to 11/8: 60.8 new cases per 100k, 0.57 new deaths per 100k
- 11/9 to 11/15: 88.7 new cases per 100k, 0.60 new deaths per 100k

Total state COVID-19 counts as of Nov. 15:
- 251,597 total cases (3,790.6 per 100k, #25 highest among all states)
- 4,910 total deaths (74.0 per 100k, #18 highest)
- 3.5 million total tests (53,274.9 per 100k, #24 highest)

#10. Illinois
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#10. Illinois

Reported in the past week (Nov. 9 to Nov. 15):
- New cases: 85,629 (667.9 per 100,000 people)
- New deaths: 624.0 (4.87 per 100k, #7 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 12.0% (#25 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

Daily new cases and deaths over the past month (seven-day averages):
- 10/19 to 10/25: 34.9 new cases per 100k, 0.34 new deaths per 100k
- 10/26 to 11/1: 49.7 new cases per 100k, 0.33 new deaths per 100k
- 11/2 to 11/8: 71.8 new cases per 100k, 0.52 new deaths per 100k
- 11/9 to 11/15: 95.4 new cases per 100k, 0.70 new deaths per 100k

Total state COVID-19 counts as of Nov. 15:
- 573,616 total cases (4,473.9 per 100k, #12 highest among all states)
- 11,162 total deaths (87.1 per 100k, #10 highest)
- 9.1 million total tests (70,747.1 per 100k, #9 highest)

#9. Utah

Reported in the past week (Nov. 9 to Nov. 15):
- New cases: 21,187 (695.7 per 100,000 people)
- New deaths: 59.0 (1.94 per 100k, #33 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 19.1% (#13 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

Daily new cases and deaths over the past month (seven-day averages):
- 10/19 to 10/25: 49.2 new cases per 100k, 0.14 new deaths per 100k
- 10/26 to 11/1: 54.5 new cases per 100k, 0.20 new deaths per 100k
- 11/2 to 11/8: 75.6 new cases per 100k, 0.21 new deaths per 100k
- 11/9 to 11/15: 99.4 new cases per 100k, 0.28 new deaths per 100k

Total state COVID-19 counts as of Nov. 15:
- 153,808 total cases (5,050.6 per 100k, #6 highest among all states)
- 718 total deaths (23.6 per 100k, #46 highest)
- 1.6 million total tests (52,598.0 per 100k, #25 highest)

#8. Montana

Reported in the past week (Nov. 9 to Nov. 15):
- New cases: 7,479 (717.9 per 100,000 people)
- New deaths: 64.0 (6.14 per 100k, #4 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 26.0% (#10 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

Daily new cases and deaths over the past month (seven-day averages):
- 10/19 to 10/25: 69.4 new cases per 100k, 0.77 new deaths per 100k
- 10/26 to 11/1: 77.0 new cases per 100k, 1.08 new deaths per 100k
- 11/2 to 11/8: 84.8 new cases per 100k, 1.10 new deaths per 100k
- 11/9 to 11/15: 102.6 new cases per 100k, 0.88 new deaths per 100k

Total state COVID-19 counts as of Nov. 15:
- 47,158 total cases (4,526.9 per 100k, #9 highest among all states)
- 520 total deaths (49.9 per 100k, #30 highest)
- 572,561 total tests (54,962.4 per 100k, #21 highest)

#7. Nebraska

Reported in the past week (Nov. 9 to Nov. 15):
- New cases: 14,439 (758.0 per 100,000 people)
- New deaths: 76.0 (3.99 per 100k, #15 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 15.7% (#17 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

Daily new cases and deaths over the past month (seven-day averages):
- 10/19 to 10/25: 44.1 new cases per 100k, 0.35 new deaths per 100k
- 10/26 to 11/1: 56.4 new cases per 100k, 0.43 new deaths per 100k
- 11/2 to 11/8: 87.5 new cases per 100k, 0.38 new deaths per 100k
- 11/9 to 11/15: 108.3 new cases per 100k, 0.57 new deaths per 100k

Total state COVID-19 counts as of Nov. 15:
- 96,834 total cases (5,083.8 per 100k, #5 highest among all states)
- 779 total deaths (40.9 per 100k, #38 highest)
- 1.1 million total tests (59,337.2 per 100k, #18 highest)

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#6. Minnesota

Reported in the past week (Nov. 9 to Nov. 15):
- New cases: 42,719 (772.9 per 100,000 people)
- New deaths: 249.0 (4.50 per 100k, #9 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 17.1% (#15 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

Daily new cases and deaths over the past month (seven-day averages):
- 10/19 to 10/25: 28.4 new cases per 100k, 0.30 new deaths per 100k
- 10/26 to 11/1: 43.6 new cases per 100k, 0.33 new deaths per 100k
- 11/2 to 11/8: 78.0 new cases per 100k, 0.47 new deaths per 100k
- 11/9 to 11/15: 110.4 new cases per 100k, 0.64 new deaths per 100k

Total state COVID-19 counts as of Nov. 15:
- 223,581 total cases (4,045.0 per 100k, #17 highest among all states)
- 2,905 total deaths (52.6 per 100k, #29 highest)
- 3.4 million total tests (60,870.6 per 100k, #16 highest)

#5. Wisconsin

Reported in the past week (Nov. 9 to Nov. 15):
- New cases: 48,014 (830.9 per 100,000 people)
- New deaths: 359.0 (6.21 per 100k, #3 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 16.3% (#16 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

Daily new cases and deaths over the past month (seven-day averages):
- 10/19 to 10/25: 83.3 new cases per 100k, 0.56 new deaths per 100k
- 10/26 to 11/1: 80.4 new cases per 100k, 0.73 new deaths per 100k
- 11/2 to 11/8: 100.1 new cases per 100k, 0.70 new deaths per 100k
- 11/9 to 11/15: 118.7 new cases per 100k, 0.89 new deaths per 100k

Total state COVID-19 counts as of Nov. 15:
- 329,924 total cases (5,709.6 per 100k, #3 highest among all states)
- 2,751 total deaths (47.6 per 100k, #32 highest)
- 3.9 million total tests (66,890.1 per 100k, #10 highest)

#4. Iowa
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#4. Iowa

Reported in the past week (Nov. 9 to Nov. 15):
- New cases: 26,741 (853.7 per 100,000 people)
- New deaths: 143.0 (4.57 per 100k, #8 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 51.9% (#4 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

Daily new cases and deaths over the past month (seven-day averages):
- 10/19 to 10/25: 35.1 new cases per 100k, 0.48 new deaths per 100k
- 10/26 to 11/1: 56.1 new cases per 100k, 0.38 new deaths per 100k
- 11/2 to 11/8: 84.7 new cases per 100k, 0.57 new deaths per 100k
- 11/9 to 11/15: 122.0 new cases per 100k, 0.65 new deaths per 100k

Total state COVID-19 counts as of Nov. 15:
- 167,282 total cases (5,340.2 per 100k, #4 highest among all states)
- 1,985 total deaths (63.4 per 100k, #25 highest)
- 988,601 total tests (31,559.5 per 100k, #44 highest)

#3. Wyoming
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#3. Wyoming

Reported in the past week (Nov. 9 to Nov. 15):
- New cases: 5,184 (891.0 per 100,000 people)
- New deaths: 30.0 (5.16 per 100k, #5 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 65.1% (#2 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

Daily new cases and deaths over the past month (seven-day averages):
- 10/19 to 10/25: 49.5 new cases per 100k, 0.27 new deaths per 100k
- 10/26 to 11/1: 65.9 new cases per 100k, 0.47 new deaths per 100k
- 11/2 to 11/8: 88.1 new cases per 100k, 0.66 new deaths per 100k
- 11/9 to 11/15: 127.3 new cases per 100k, 0.74 new deaths per 100k

Total state COVID-19 counts as of Nov. 15:
- 22,494 total cases (3,866.0 per 100k, #24 highest among all states)
- 144 total deaths (24.7 per 100k, #45 highest)
- 152,702 total tests (26,244.9 per 100k, #47 highest)

#2. South Dakota
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#2. South Dakota

Reported in the past week (Nov. 9 to Nov. 15):
- New cases: 9,977 (1154.4 per 100,000 people)
- New deaths: 108.0 (12.50 per 100k, #1 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 57.6% (#3 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

Daily new cases and deaths over the past month (seven-day averages):
- 10/19 to 10/25: 98.1 new cases per 100k, 0.86 new deaths per 100k
- 10/26 to 11/1: 134.2 new cases per 100k, 1.02 new deaths per 100k
- 11/2 to 11/8: 133.6 new cases per 100k, 1.64 new deaths per 100k
- 11/9 to 11/15: 164.9 new cases per 100k, 1.79 new deaths per 100k

Total state COVID-19 counts as of Nov. 15:
- 65,381 total cases (7,564.7 per 100k, #2 highest among all states)
- 644 total deaths (74.5 per 100k, #17 highest)
- 294,114 total tests (34,029.6 per 100k, #41 highest)

#1. North Dakota
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#1. North Dakota

Reported in the past week (Nov. 9 to Nov. 15):
- New cases: 9,491 (1261.8 per 100,000 people)
- New deaths: 90.0 (11.96 per 100k, #2 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 11.8% (#26 highest, recommended ratio: under 5%)

Daily new cases and deaths over the past month (seven-day averages):
- 10/19 to 10/25: 109.0 new cases per 100k, 0.84 new deaths per 100k
- 10/26 to 11/1: 139.1 new cases per 100k, 1.04 new deaths per 100k
- 11/2 to 11/8: 175.9 new cases per 100k, 1.52 new deaths per 100k
- 11/9 to 11/15: 180.3 new cases per 100k, 1.71 new deaths per 100k

Total state COVID-19 counts as of Nov. 15:
- 63,796 total cases (8,481.2 per 100k, #1 highest among all states)
- 570 total deaths (75.8 per 100k, #16 highest)
- 962,925 total tests (128,014.3 per 100k, #1 highest)

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