These States Have the Lowest Coronavirus Cases

As cases of the novel coronavirus continue to soar in the U.S., climbing to over 2.4 million, a handful of states have reported less than 3,000 confirmed cases.

Here we take a look at six states in the U.S. that have reported around 800 to 2,700 infections to date. All case data below is from the latest report Friday by Johns Hopkins University.

Montana

Confirmed cases: 803
Latest daily case count: 37
Population: 81,366

Montana's stay-at-home order expired on April 25. The state's daily case count has been on a mostly increasing trend from around May 27.

The second phase of reopening began on June 1, which saw restaurants, bars, gyms and some other venues open at 75 percent capacity. Gatherings of 50 or more are banned if social distancing can't be maintained among individuals.

Alaska

Confirmed cases: 813
Latest daily case count: 24
Population: 731,545

Alaska has issued several health mandates to help contain the spread of the virus. The state's daily case count was on a mostly declining trend from around March 28 to May 6, before starting on a mostly increasing trend through June.

The third and fourth phases of its reopening began on May 22, which saw the state fully reopen. Several businesses, recreational and sports activities, houses of worship, libraries and museums resumed operations.

Hawaii

Confirmed cases: 851
Latest daily case count: 16
Population: 1.4 million

Hawaii's daily case count has been on a mostly declining trend from around April 3 and began to rise again from around June 2. It then continued on a mostly increasing trend until about June 21.

The state's "safer at home" order has been extended to the end of June. Some businesses were approved to enter the first phase of reopening on June 19. It is currently in the third stage of the state's five-phase reopening plan.

Hawaii Gov. David Ige announced this Thursday that from August 1, all travelers from outside the state will be required to take a COVD-19 test prior to arrival and show proof of a negative result to avoid the 14-day quarantine mandate issued back in March.

Vermont

Confirmed cases: 1,191
Latest daily case count: 7
Population: 623,989

Back in late April, Vermont was the first northeastern state to officially reopen "low-contact" businesses, such as outdoor manual labor and one-on-one professional services like attorneys and real estate agents.

The stay-at-home order remained in effect until May 15 and non-essential businesses were permitted to resume with several restrictions in place, including capacity limits.

From early June, the number of daily news cases began to follow a mostly declining trend until mid-June, after which is started to mostly increase through June 24.

Wyoming

Confirmed cases: 1,326
Latest daily case count: 44
Population: 578,759

Wyoming never issued an official stay-at-home order. But from March 25, various public venues and businesses were shut, while residents were advised to remain at home whenever possible.

From May 1, several facilities, including gyms, barbershops, hair salons and other personal care services, resumed operations. From June 1, outdoor gatherings of up to 250 were also permitted. The state's daily case count went down to two on June 2, before mostly increasing through June 25.

West Virginia

Confirmed cases: 2,694
Latest daily case count: 63
Population: 1.8 million

Daily new infections in West Virginia reached a peak on May 27 before continuing on a mostly declining trend through June 7. The daily case count rose again from then and mostly increased through June 25.

West Virginia reopened on April 30 after its stay-at-home order expired. Several venues, such as spas, swimming pools, bowling alleys and indoor entertainment facilities, resumed operations from the end of May.

From June 5, gatherings of up to 100 people were allowed, while festivals, fairs and all outdoor, open-air concerts can resume from July 1 with restrictions in place.

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, June 2020
Social distancing signage at Old Faithful as Montana gates open for day trips on June 1, 2020 in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Getty Images

The novel coronavirus, which was first reported in Wuhan, China, has spread to over 9.6 million people across the globe, including over 2.4 million in the U.S. More than 4.8 million globally have reportedly recovered from infection, while nearly 489,900 have died.

The graphic below, provided by Statista, illustrations the daily number of newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S.

Surge in U.S. COVID-19 cases
Daily number of newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S. STATISTA

The graphic below, provided by Statista, illustrates the percentage of COVID-19-related hospitalizations, ICU admissions and deaths in the U.S.

hospitalizations, ICU admissions, deaths U.S. COVID-19 cases
Hospitalizations, ICU admissions and deaths among U.S. COVID-19 patients. STATISTA

The graphic below, provided by Statista, illustrates the seven-day rolling average of new COVID-19 cases in the U.S. and European Union.

COVID-19 cases in U.S. and EU
Seven-day rolling average of new COVID-19 cases in the U.S. and European Union. STATISTA