Here's How Fast COVID Is Spreading in Your State

Based on the rate of daily new cases, this is how rapidly coronavirus is surging where you are.

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As we move deeper into the fall, the coronavirus pandemic shows no signs of abating. On the contrary, numbers are up across the U.S., and no state has been spared an outbreak. With health experts warning that things could continue to get worse as the temperature drops and more people are forced indoors—where COVID is more likely to spread—it's worth stepping back and taking a look at the current state of the crisis. Based on the number of daily new cases, this is how fast COVID is spreading in every state.

To determine the current growth of the virus across the country, we looked at the color-coded map of COVID risk developed by the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI). The map divides states into categories based on the number of daily new cases per 100,000 people as a 7-day moving average. States with 25 or more daily new cases per 100,000 people are "tipping point" states at the highest "red" risk level. States with fewer than 1 case per 100,000 people are "green," meaning "on track for containment." As of Oct. 8, there are no green states.

Wondering how your state is faring? Read on to find out the daily new case rate and the risk level for every state in the country. And for more troubling coronavirus numbers, These Are the States Where COVID Deaths Are Rising Right Now.

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Vermont

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1.6 daily new cases per 100,000 people (yellow)

And for states on the right track, These Are the Only States Where COVID Cases Are Going Down.

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Maine

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2.4 daily new cases per 100,000 people (yellow)

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New Hampshire

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5.3 daily new cases per 100,000 people (yellow)

And for insight from the nation's leading infectious disease expert, Dr. Fauci Says These States "Better Hold Off" on Thanksgiving This Year.

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Hawaii

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6.5 daily new cases per 100,000 people (yellow)

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New York

New York City
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6.8 daily new cases per 100,000 people (yellow)

And for more on the effect the pandemic had across the country, These Are the States People Fled From Most Due to COVID.

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Oregon

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6.9 daily new cases per 100,000 people (yellow)

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Washington

Seattle, Washington
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6.9 daily new cases per 100,000 people (yellow)

And for the states with the fewest coronavirus restrictions, These States Are Doing the Least to Protect Against COVID Right Now.

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Arizona

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7.4 daily new cases per 100,000 people (yellow)

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Connecticut

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7.8 daily new cases per 100,000 people (yellow)

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New Jersey

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7.8 daily new cases per 100,000 people (yellow)

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California

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8.0 daily new cases per 100,000 people (yellow)

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Pennsylvania

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8.3 daily new cases per 100,000 people (yellow)

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Massachussetts

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8.6 daily new cases per 100,000 people (yellow)

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Rhode Island

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9.0 daily new cases per 100,000 people (yellow)

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Maryland

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9.2 daily new cases per 100,000 people (yellow)

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Virginia

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9.5 daily new cases per 100,000 people (yellow)

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West Virginia

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10.0 daily new cases per 100,000 people (yellow)

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Michigan

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10.1 daily new cases per 100,000 people (orange)

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Ohio

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10.3 daily new cases per 100,000 people (orange)

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Colorado

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10.4 daily new cases per 100,000 people (orange)

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Florida

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10.4 daily new cases per 100,000 people (orange)

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Georgia

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11.9 daily new cases per 100,000 people (orange)

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New Mexico

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12.2 daily new cases per 100,000 people (orange)

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Louisiana

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12.3 daily new cases per 100,000 people (orange)

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Nevada

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13.1 daily new cases per 100,000 people (orange)

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South Carolina

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14.9 daily new cases per 100,000 people (orange)

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Texas

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14.9 daily new cases per 100,000 people (orange)

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Illinois

Chicago, Illinois
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15.8 daily new cases per 100,000 people (orange)

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North Carolina

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16.5 daily new cases per 100,000 people (orange)

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Indiana

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17.1 daily new cases per 100,000 people (orange)

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Minnesota

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18.6 daily new cases per 100,000 people (orange)

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Mississippi

Jackson, Mississippi, USA cityscape at dusk.
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19.4 daily new cases per 100,000 people (orange)

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Delaware

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19.6 daily new cases per 100,000 people (orange)

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Alaska

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20.2 daily new cases per 100,000 people (orange)

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Alabama

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20.2 daily new cases per 100,000 people (orange)

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Kentucky

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20.3 daily new cases per 100,000 people (orange)

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Kansas

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20.7 daily new cases per 100,000 people (orange)

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Tennessee

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22.6 daily new cases per 100,000 people (orange)

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Wyoming

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23.4 daily new cases per 100,000 people (orange)

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Oklahoma

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

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Arkansas

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

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Missouri

Missouri
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26.4 daily new cases per 100,000 people (red)

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Iowa

Iowa
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26.4 daily new cases per 100,000 people (red)

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Nebraska

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

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Idaho

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

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Utah

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

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Montana

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

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Wisconsin

Appleton is a city in Outagamie (mostly), Calumet, and Winnebago counties in the U.S. state of Wisconsin.
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41.9 daily new cases per 100,000 people (red)

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South Dakota

A view of Rapid City, South Dakota at night, with a park in the foreground.
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46.5 daily new cases per 100,000 people (red)

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North Dakota

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

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