These Are the Only States Where COVID Cases Are Going Down

They are outnumbered by the ones where cases are up, the latest data shows.

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As of Oct. 6, more than 7,498,300 people in the United States have contracted COVID-19 and at least 210,200 have died from the disease, according to The New York Times coronavirus database. In the last week alone, the U.S. averaged about 44,280 new cases per day, an increase of about six percent compared with the average from two weeks prior. What's more, only 15 states are currently seeing less new daily cases than they were a month ago. The other 34 all currently have a higher seven-day average than they did during the same period in September. With that, here are the only states in the U.S. where COVID cases have gone down in the last month. (All numbers are based on the latest data available as of Oct. 6, and reflect each state's seven-day average of new daily COVID cases on Oct. 5 and Sept. 5.) And for the places around the country taking the fewest safety precautions, check out This State Is Doing the Least to Protect Against COVID Right Now.

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Georgia

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Seven-day average of new daily cases on Oct. 5: 1,222

Seven-day average of new daily cases on Sept. 5: 1,934

For more on the areas where cases continue to rise, These 4 States Saw Record COVID Spikes This Weekend.

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Louisiana

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Seven-day average of new daily cases on Oct. 5: 517

Seven-day average of new daily cases on Sept. 5: 775

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Florida

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Seven-day average of new daily cases on Oct. 5: 2,367

Seven-day average of new daily cases on Sept. 5: 2,883

To learn where in the country it's hardest to be out of a job, This Is the Worst State If You're Out of Work Now.

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Virginia

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Seven-day average of new daily cases on Oct. 5: 687

Seven-day average of new daily cases on Sept. 5: 988

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West Virginia

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Seven-day average of new daily cases on Oct. 5: 176

Seven-day average of new daily cases on Sept. 5: 189

Where is the pandemic causing the most trouble right now? These 11 States Now Have the Worst COVID Outbreaks in the U.S.

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Maryland

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Seven-day average of new daily cases on Oct. 5: 558

Seven-day average of new daily cases on Sept. 5: 616

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California

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Seven-day average of new daily cases on Oct. 5: 3,257

Seven-day average of new daily cases on Sept. 5: 4,939

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Arizona

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Seven-day average of new daily cases on Oct. 5: 511

Seven-day average of new daily cases on Sept. 5: 600

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Hawaii

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Seven-day average of new daily cases on Oct. 5: 94

Seven-day average of new daily cases on Sept. 5: 222

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Alabama

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Seven-day average of new daily cases on Oct. 5: 961

Seven-day average of new daily cases on Sept. 5: 1,131

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Kansas

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Seven-day average of new daily cases on Oct. 5: 568

Seven-day average of new daily cases on Sept. 5: 592

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Kentucky

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Seven-day average of new daily cases on Oct. 5: 826

Seven-day average of new daily cases on Sept. 5: 872

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Mississippi

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Seven-day average of new daily cases on Oct. 5: 522

Seven-day average of new daily cases on Sept. 5: 636

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Illinois

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Seven-day average of new daily cases on Oct. 5: 2,037

Seven-day average of new daily cases on Sept. 5: 2,439

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South Carolina

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Seven-day average of new daily cases on Oct. 5: 815

Seven-day average of new daily cases on Sept. 5: 1,006

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