These 10 States Are Having the Biggest COVID Outbreaks Right Now

These are the places where new COVID cases are surging most.

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In the past week, the United States has seen an average of 52,156 new cases of COVID per day, an increase of 21 percent from the average two weeks earlier, according to the latest data from The New York Times. What's more, new cases are trending upward in 36 states, including most of the Northeast, which has become cause for concern after months of progress. But even though the majority of the U.S. is seeing COVID cases raise, eight states in particular have seen the most new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents over the last seven days. According to data from The New York Times as of Oct. 14, these are the states with the biggest coronavirus surges right now. And if you're worried about your symptoms, know that If You Can't Smell These 2 Things, You May Have COVID.

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Oklahoma

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New cases in the last seven days: 206 per 100,000 people

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Wyoming

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New cases in the last seven days: 206 per 100,000 people

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Iowa

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New cases in the last seven days: 242 per 100,000 people

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Nebraska

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New cases in the last seven days: 247 per 100,000 people

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Idaho

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New cases in the last seven days: 252 per 100,000 people

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Utah

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New cases in the last seven days: 261 per 100,000 people

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Wisconsin

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New cases in the last seven days: 348 per 100,000 people

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Montana

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New cases in the last seven days: 379 per 100,000 people

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South Dakota

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New cases in the last seven days: 419 per 100,000 people

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North Dakota

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New cases in the last seven days: 509 per 100,000 people

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