Here's How Much Worse COVID Is Getting in Your State

The rate of daily new cases is alarming in nearly every U.S. state.

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With so much of our national focus on the presidential election, coverage of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has fallen somewhat to the wayside. The situation, however, has only gotten worse. New cases, hospitalizations, and deaths are continuing to rise, with many states experiencing more catastrophic numbers than they've seen since this all began. To get a clearer picture of where the virus is furthest from being contained, we're looking at the rate of daily new cases per 100,000 people and seeing how much worse the COVID outbreak is getting in every state.

The daily new case rate data comes from the Brown School of Public Health's COVID Risk Levels map, which breaks things down into four different colors based on the number of new coronavirus cases over the last seven days: green ("on track for containment"), yellow ("community spread"), orange ("accelerated spread"), and red ("tipping point"). Currently, there are no green states, and a staggering 26 red states, many of which significantly surpass the minimum cut-off of 25 daily new cases per 100,000 people.

Keep reading for a look at how each state is faring, from fewest to most new cases as of Nov. 4. And for states that are working to combat the ongoing crisis, These 11 States Are Starting to Lock Down Again.

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Vermont

Church Street in Burlington, Vermont in the afternoon
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3.1 daily new cases per 100,000 people (yellow)

And for more on coronavirus success, This Is the Only State Where COVID Cases Are Dropping.

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Hawaii

cityscape view of Waikiki, Hawaii at sunrise
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5.3 daily new cases per 100,000 people (yellow)

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Maine

tall buildings and houses in downtown Portland, Maine at dusk
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5.9 daily new cases per 100,000 people (yellow)

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New Hampshire

townscape photo of Portsmouth, New Hampshire at sunset
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9.7 daily new cases per 100,000 people (yellow)

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California

pedestrians walking across the street on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, California at dusk
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10.5 daily new cases per 100,000 people (orange)

And for a state in serious trouble, The Governor of This State Is Threatening to "Shut the Whole Place Down."

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New York

Manhattan Skyline and Brooklyn Bridge in New York, New York in the afternoon
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10.8 daily new cases per 100,000 people (orange)

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Louisiana

street cars in New Orleans, Louisiana in the afternoon
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11.0 daily new cases per 100,000 people (orange)

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Washington

Pier 66 at dusk in downtown Seattle, Washington
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11.2 daily new cases per 100,000 people (orange)

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Oregon

cityscape photo of Eugene, Oregon at dusk
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12.0 daily new cases per 100,000 people (orange)

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Maryland

city skyline and Chesapeake Bay in Annapolis, Maryland in the afternoon
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14.5 daily new cases per 100,000 people (orange)

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Georgia

cityscape photo of Atlanta, Georgia at dusk
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15.0 daily new cases per 100,000 people (orange)

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Virginia

city skyline in downtown Richmond, Virginia at dusk
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15.4 daily new cases per 100,000 people (orange)

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North Carolina

cityscape photo of Raleigh, North Carolina in the afternoon
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15.6 daily new cases per 100,000 people (orange)

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Massachusetts

the Boston Harbor in Boston, Massachusetts at dusk
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16.7 daily new cases per 100,000 people (orange)

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Delaware

city skyline and Christiana River in Wilmington, Delaware
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16.9 daily new cases per 100,000 people (orange)

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Arizona

cityscape photo of homes, buildings, and mountains in Phoenix, Arizona
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18.0 daily new cases per 100,000 people (orange)

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Pennsylvania

city skyline on the Susquehanna River in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania at dusk
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18.2 daily new cases per 100,000 people (orange)

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New Jersey

The skyline of Newark, New Jersey
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18.3 daily new cases per 100,000 people (orange)

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Florida

empty street, palm trees, and white buildings in Palm Beach, Florida at night
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20.1 daily new cases per 100,000 people (orange)

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South Carolina

downtown area of Charleston, South Carolina in the afternoon
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20.6 daily new cases per 100,000 people (orange)

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Texas

city skyline on the Colorado River in Austin, Texas at dusk
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21.1 daily new cases per 100,000 people (orange)

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Connecticut

landscape photo of Shelton, Connecticut in the morning
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23.3 daily new cases per 100,000 people (orange)

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Mississippi

city skyline and Mississippi Stat Capitol Building in Jackson, Mississippi
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23.5 daily new cases per 100,000 people (orange)

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West Virginia

city skyline and river in downtown Charleston, West Virginia at dusk
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24.0 daily new cases per 100,000 people (orange)

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Ohio

city skyline on the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio at dusk
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26.5 daily new cases per 100,000 people (red)

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Nevada

cityscape photo of the Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada at dusk
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27.2 daily new cases per 100,000 people (red)

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Alabama

huntsville alabama skyline
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27.9 daily new cases per 100,000 people (red)

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Oklahoma

city skyline of downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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28.2 daily new cases per 100,000 people (red)

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Tennessee

city skyline and river in Nashville, Tennessee
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31.7 daily new cases per 100,000 people (red)

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Rhode Island

city skyline of and river in Providence, Rhode Island at sunset
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33.8 daily new cases per 100,000 people (red)

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Michigan

cityscape photo of Kalamazoo, Michigan in the afternoon
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35.3 daily new cases per 100,000 people (red)

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Arkansas

Little Rock is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arkansas.
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35.5 daily new cases per 100,000 people (red)

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Colorado

city skyline of Denver, Colorado at night
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36.8 daily new cases per 100,000 people (red)

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New Mexico

buildings and an empty street in downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico at night
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37.6 daily new cases per 100,000 people (red)

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Kentucky

cityscape photo of Frankfort, Kentucky at dusk
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37.8 daily new cases per 100,000 people (red)

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Missouri

cityscape photo of St. Louis, Missouri at dusk
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41.2 daily new cases per 100,000 people (red)

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Indiana

the Monument Circle and downtown area of Indianapolis, Indiana at night
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43.8 daily new cases per 100,000 people (red)

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Idaho

cityscape photo of Boise, Idaho at sunset
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46.4 daily new cases per 100,000 people (red)

12
Minnesota

building and lakes in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota
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49.8 daily new cases per 100,000 people (red)

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Kansas

buildings and the Cooper dome in the downtown area of Topeka, Kansas
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50.1 daily new cases per 100,000 people (red)

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Illinois

Buckingham fountain lighting up in Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois at night
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50.2 daily new cases per 100,000 people (red)

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Alaska

photo taken by a drone of the downtown area of Sitka, Alaska
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51.1 daily new cases per 100,000 people (red)

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Utah

cityscape photo of Salt Lake City, Utah at dusk
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53.3 daily new cases per 100,000 people (red)

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Nebraska

lake, bridge, and buildings in the downtown Omaha, Nebraska
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59.5 daily new cases per 100,000 people (red)

6
Iowa

white houses, green land and empty roads, photo taken from above, in Iowa City, Iowa
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69.2 daily new cases per 100,000 people (red)

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Montana

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77.0 daily new cases per 100,000 people (red)

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Wyoming

cityscape photo of downtown Jackson Hole, Wyoming
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80.9 daily new cases per 100,000 people (red)

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Wisconsin

city skyline in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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81.0 daily new cases per 100,000 people (red)

And for more on how coronavirus spreads, Chances Are High Your Grocery Store Clerk Has Silent COVID, Study Says.

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South Dakota

cityscape photo of downtown Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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131.0 daily new cases per 100,000 people (red)

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North Dakota

cityscape photo Fargo, North Dakota in the afternoon
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167.8 daily new cases per 100,000 people (red)

And for more states to keep an eye on, The White House Just Warned of a COVID Surge in These 4 States.

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