These Are the Only States Where COVID Isn't Surging

The coronavirus is taking over the large majority of the U.S., but these states are in the clear for now.

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After falling for a brief period during late summer, the coronavirus pandemic has come roaring back across the U.S. As of Oct. 13, 40 states recorded an increase in newly reported COVID-19 cases—with more than 20 of them hitting a new record high, according to The Washington Post. But there are a few states where numbers are stabilizing or better yet, beginning to decline. Read on to discover the only states in the U.S. where COVID isn't surging, according to data provided by The Washington Post as of Oct. 14. And if you're worried you have the virus, check out If You Can't Smell These 2 Things, You May Have COVID.

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Hawaii

The suburban residential districts of Honolulu, Hawaii along the coastline just outside of downtown from about 1000 feet over the Pacific Ocean.
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Percentage change in seven-day new case average: 0 percent

New cases in the past seven days per 100,000 people: 37

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Maine

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Percentage change in seven-day new case average: 0 percent

New cases in the past seven days per 100,000 people: 16

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Delaware

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Percentage change in seven-day new case average: -2 percent

New cases in the past seven days per 100,000 people: 96

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Alabama

The skyline of downtown Birmingham, Alabama at sunset.
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Percentage change in seven-day new case average: -2 percent

New cases in the past seven days per 100,000 people: 135

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Kentucky

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Percentage change in seven-day new case average: -3 percent

New cases in the past seven days per 100,000 people: 115

And for a forecast of how your body might handle the coronavirus, check out This One Thing Can Predict If You'll Have Severe COVID, New Study Says.

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Texas

The skyline of Austin, Texas at sunset with the State Capital building in the foreground
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Percentage change in seven-day new case average: -6 percent

New cases in the past seven days per 100,000 people: 82

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Vermont

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Percentage change in seven-day new case average: -18 percent

New cases in the past seven days per 100,000 people: 10

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Louisiana

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Percentage change in seven-day new case average: -31 percent

New cases in the past seven days per 100,000 people: 77

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Zachary Mack
Zachary covers beer, wine, food, spirits, and travel. He's the owner of Alphabet City Beer Co. in New York City and is a Certified Cicerone. Read more
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