Every State Where Coronavirus Cases Are Rising

Coronavirus cases in the U.S. have surpassed 6.9 million, according to the latest report Wednesday by Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

The states listed below have each reported an increase in average daily new cases over a 14-day period from September 8 to 21.

Daily case counts below reflect a three-day moving average of daily new infections reported from September 8 to 21.

Texas

  • Day 1 (September 8): 3,099.33
  • Day 14 (September 21): 11,241
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 11,241 on September 21
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 3,099.33 on September 8

While the average daily case count in Texas saw a sharp statistical rise in the latest two-week period, the figure has been declining since July 16, when it peaked at 12,730. Average daily new cases remained flat from late March to early June before rising sharply through mid-July.

California

  • Day 1 (September 8): 2,811.33
  • Day 14 (September 21): 3,250.67
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 3,997.33 on September 18
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 2,811.33 on September 8

While the average daily case tally in California was reported to be on an upward trend in the recent two-week period, the figure has been declining from mid-August, after peaking on July 29 at 11,604.

Arizona

  • Day 1 (September 8): 258
  • Day 14 (September 21): 431.67
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 1,244.33 on September 17
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 258 on September 8

The average daily case county in Arizona saw a statistical rise in the recent 14-day period. However, average daily new cases have been decreasing from July 1, when the average count peaked at 4,300.

South Carolina

  • Day 1 (September 8): 420.33
  • Day 14 (September 21): 1,183
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 1,757.33 on September 12
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 420.33 on September 8

While average daily new cases in South Carolina were reported to be on an upward trend in the recent two-week period, the average daily case count declined from July 11, when it peaked at 1,986. The figure flattened out from early April to late May before rising sharply through early July.

Oklahoma

  • Day 1 (September 8): 774
  • Day 14 (September 21): 1,089.33
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 1,173.33 on September 18
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 774 on September 8

Average daily new cases in Oklahoma declined from late July, when it peaked at 1,231 on July 27, before increasing through September. The average daily case count remained flat from mid-March to early June before it rose sharply through late July.

Colorado

  • Day 1 (September 8): 213.33
  • Day 14 (September 21): 565.67
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 570.67 on September 19
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 213.33 on September 8

While average daily new cases in Colorado were reported to be on an upward trend in the latest two-week period, the average daily case count has been declining since late July after rising from around mid-June. The figure rose sharply from early March to late April, peaking at 721 on April 25, before declining through mid-June.

Utah

  • Day 1 (September 8): 337.67
  • Day 14 (September 21): 730.67
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 1,038 on September 19
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 328.67 on September 9

Average daily new cases in Utah sharply increased in the recent 14-day period after declining from mid-July. The average daily case count increased from mid-May after flattening out from late March.

Wisconsin

  • Day 1 (September 8): 713.67
  • Day 14 (September 21): 1,536
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 2,469 on September 16
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 713.67 on September 8

The average daily case tally in Wisconsin flattened out from late March to mid-June, before rising on a sharper incline through late July. It briefly flattened out again before increasing sharply from early September through the rest of the month.

Oregon

  • Day 1 (September 8): 142.33
  • Day 14 (September 21): 238
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 249.67 on September 18
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 142.33 on September 8

While the average daily case tally in Oregon statistically increased in the recent 14-day period, average daily new cases have been declining since around July 24 when it peaked at 366.

Nevada

  • Day 1 (September 8): 216
  • Day 14 (September 21): 293
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 403 on September 19
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 193 on September 9

Average daily new infections in Nevada were reported to have statistically increased in the latest two-week period. However, the average daily case count has been dropping on a sharp decline since July 17 when it peaked at 1,336, after sharply rising from early June.

Kansas

  • Day 1 (September 8): 531.33
  • Day 14 (September 21): 504.67
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 712 on September 17
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 321.33 on September 12

Average daily new cases in Kansas have been rising from early June through early September, when it peaked at 801 on September 3. The average daily case count briefly dipped on a sharp decline through mid-September before rising sharply again.

New York

  • Day 1 (September 8): 551
  • Day 14 (September 21): 729.67
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 890.67 on September 18
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 551 on September 8

While average daily new cases in New York saw a statistical rise in the recent two-week period, the average daily case count has been declining since April 9, when it peaked at 10,824.

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Pedestrians wearing protective masks cross paths on September 22 in New York City. New infections in New York State were reported to be on an upward trend in the latest two-week period. Getty Images

New Jersey

  • Day 1 (September 8): 312
  • Day 14 (September 21): 423.67
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 505.67 on September 18
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 312 on September 8

The average daily case count in New Jersey was reported to have seen a statistical rise in the latest 14-day period. But average daily new cases flattened out from early June after declining sharply from early April, when it peaked at 3,972.

Connecticut

  • Day 1 (September 8): 168.67
  • Day 14 (September 21): 211
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 280 on September 15
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 47 on September 19

While the average daily case count in Connecticut was reported to have declined in the recent two-week period, average daily new cases flattened out from early June after decreasing from April 21, when it peaked at 1,502.

Iowa

  • Day 1 (September 8): 460
  • Day 14 (September 21): 604.67
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 1,068.67 on September 19
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 460 on September 8

Average daily new cases in Iowa remained relatively flat from late April to mid-August before rising on a sharp incline through August 27, when the average count peaked at 1,741. The average daily case tally then declined through early September.

New Mexico

  • Day 1 (September 8): 53.67
  • Day 14 (September 21): 92.67
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 157 on September 18
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 53.67 on September 8

The average daily case count in New Mexico was reported to be on an upward trend in the latest two-week period. However, it has been declining since July 28, when it peaked at 365, after rising on a sharp incline from mid-June.

Minnesota

  • Day 1 (September 8): 427
  • Day 14 (September 21): 900.33
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 1,098 on September 19
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 341.33 on September 9

The average daily case count in Minnesota rose sharply from early April to late May before declining through mid-June. After then, the figure declined through September, peaking at 341.33 on September 9.

Rhode Island

  • Day 1 (September 8): 144.33
  • Day 14 (September 21): 141.33
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 179.67 on September 9
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 41 on September 12

While average daily new cases in Rhode Island were reported to be on an upward trend in the recent 14-day period, the average count decreased from April 24, when it peaked at 429, before flattening out from early June.

Wyoming

  • Day 1 (September 8): 40
  • Day 14 (September 21): 78.33
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 102 on September 17
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 40 on September 8

The average daily case count in Wyoming increased from early June to late July before slightly flattening out before seeing a few sharp rises and dips through early September. From then, the figure rose on a sharp incline through the rest of the month.

South Dakota

  • Day 1 (September 8): 154
  • Day 14 (September 21): 248.33
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 384.33 on September 18
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 154 on September 8

Average daily new cases in South Dakota remained flat from early April to late July before rising on a sharp incline through August 28, when it peaked at 457. The average daily case tally then sharply decreased through early September before rising again for the rest of the month.

Idaho

  • Day 1 (September 8): 212
  • Day 14 (September 21): 366.67
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 384.67 on September 18
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 194 on September 13

The average daily case count in Idaho remained flat from early April to early June before rising sharply through July 16, when it peaked at 678. It then declined through early September before rising again through the rest of the month.

North Dakota

  • Day 1 (September 8): 159.67
  • Day 14 (September 21): 300.33
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 425 on September 18
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 159.67 on September 8

Average daily new cases in North Dakota remained relatively flat from late March to late June before rising on a sharp incline through September, peaking at 425 on September 18.

Montana

  • Day 1 (September 8): 68
  • Day 14 (September 21): 179
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 244 on September 18
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 68 on September 8

Average daily new cases in Montana remained flat from late March to late June before increasing on a sharp incline through late July. The average daily case count remained flat through early September before sharply rising again, peaking at 244 on September 18.

Maine

  • Day 1 (September 8): 10
  • Day 14 (September 21): 37.33
  • Highest daily case count in 14-day period: 40.33 on September 11
  • Lowest daily case count in 14-day period: 10 on September 8

Average daily new cases in Maine have been declining from May 21, when the average count peaked at 69, through late July, after which it began increasing through September.

The wider picture

The novel coronavirus has infected over 31.6 million people across the globe since it was first reported in Wuhan, China, including over 6.9 million in the U.S. More than 972,300 have died following infection, while over 21.7 million have reportedly recovered as of Wednesday, according to JHU.

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

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The below graphic, also provided by Statista, illustrates the percentage of Americans who do or don't want COVID-19 restrictions to be relaxed in the country.

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The graphics below, also provided by Statista, illustrate the spread of COVID-19 cases in counties across the globe.

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