13 States Where Coronavirus Cases Are Going Down
More than a dozen states are seeing reported coronavirus cases decrease. See where there's good news.
It's been roughly seven weeks since the White House Coronavirus Task Force unveiled the social distancing and stay-at-home guidelines designed to abate the deadly COVID-19 contagion. While many parts of the country are still reeling, there are more than a dozen states where the number of coronavirus cases are going down. It's still too early to pop the champagne and celebrate with a ticker-tape parade, but it's good news for these 13 states where coronavirus is on the decline. And for more coronavirus information you need, check out 25 Coronavirus Facts You Should Know by Now.
As of Apr. 29, New Jersey has reported just over 116,00o total coronavirus cases and over 6,770 deaths. Newly reported cases peaked in mid-April at nearly 4,300 a day, but now, the Garden State is seeing about half of that number of new cases daily (around 2,400). And if you want to know when your state may come out of quarantine, check out Here's When Your State's Lockdown Is Expected to Start to Lift.
Florida has seen more than 33,000 total coronavirus cases and over 1,200 deaths. Newly reported cases peaked in early April at 1,400 daily, but that number was down considerably to 350 on Apr. 29. And if you want to know what Florida's beloved Disney World will look like post-coronavirus, check out 8 Major Ways Disney World Will Look Different After Coronavirus.
Louisiana has reported a total of 27,000 coronavirus cases and over 1,800 deaths as of Apr. 29. New daily cases peaked in early April at 2,700, but that number is now way down. The state was seeing less than 400 new cases daily by the end of April.
Connecticut has reported 27,000 coronavirus cases and more than 2,100 deaths. On Apr. 22, the number of new daily cases peaked at 2,100, but that number fell by two-thirds—to 730—by the end of the month. And if you're a commuter looking for answers about life after COVID-19, here are 8 Things You May Never See on Public Transit Again After Coronavirus.
Georgia has seen roughly 24,300 total coronavirus cases and over 1,100 deaths as of Apr. 29. The peak of new daily cases was in early April at 1,600. Now, Georgia is down to 50 percent of that in new cases of coronavirus each day.
Ohio has reported about 17,300 total coronavirus cases and over 900 deaths. The peak of new daily cases was on Apr. 19 at 1,380, but that number sank down to 540 on Apr. 29.
South Dakota has seen a total of 2,400 coronavirus cases, which has thus far led to 13 deaths. The peak of new daily cases was on Apr. 15 with 180, but that number fell to around 60 on Apr. 29.
Idaho has seen 2,000 total coronavirus cases and about 60 deaths. The peak for the state was on Apr. 2, when there were 222 new reported cases. But on Apr. 29, that number went down to 32.
West Virginia has experienced about 1,100 total cases of coronavirus and 40 deaths. The peak for them was on Apr. 18, when there were 74 new cases of COVID-19. On Apr. 29, the state saw just two new cases.
Vermont has reported 890 total coronavirus cases and about 50 deaths. The peak for this state was on Apr. 4, when there were 72 new cases of coronavirus. On Apr. 29, there were zero new cases reported.
On the islands of Hawaii, there have been just over 600 total cases of coronavirus and nearly 20 deaths. The peak for this state was in early April, with 34 new COVID-19 cases. But that number went way down to four on Apr. 29.
In Montana, there have been over 450 total COVID-19 cases and 16 deaths. The number of new daily cases was at its peak in late March with 35 patients reported. But on Apr. 29, there were two new cases reported.
In Alaska, there have been just over 350 total cases of coronavirus and seven deaths. The peak for this state was on Apr. 9, when there were 22 new COVID-19 cases reported. Twenty days later, on Apr. 29, that number fell to four new cases.