COVID-19 cases are rising in states across the country – and only a handful counteract the trend

The New York Times analyzed data from Johns Hopkins University showing that cases across the United States have increased 33% over the past two weeks. (Getty Images)

(NEXSTAR) – After a gloomy holiday season in 2020 filled with canceled plans and isolation, many Americans are eager to attend major Thanksgiving gatherings this year. But while meal preparation is underway, COVID-19 cases are rising in several states.

The Community’s spread of coronavirus is currently at high levels in 42 states and territories, according to the latest data from Center for Disease Control and Prevention. That New York Times analyzed data from Johns Hopkins University showing that cases across the United States have increased by 33% over the past two weeks.

Massachusetts has seen the largest increase in cases with a 103% increase from the previous two weeks. Other states that see a significant increase in cases include Connecticut, Illinois, Michigan, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

Alabama, Alaska, California and Idaho were among the handful of states that experienced a fall in cases over the past two weeks.

With cases rising across the country, here’s a look at the daily averages of new cases in each state:

  1. Massachusetts – Averages 2,657 new cases a day, up 103% from the average two weeks earlier.
  2. Rhode Island – Average of 473 new cases per day, an increase of 102% from the average two weeks earlier.
  3. Connecticut – Averages 681 new cases a day, an increase of 91% from the average two weeks earlier.
  4. Michigan – Averaged 8,393 new cases a day, an increase of 83% from the average two weeks earlier.
  5. New Hampshire – An average of 1,051 new cases a day, an increase of 82% from the average two weeks earlier.
  6. Illinois – Averages 4,380 new cases a day, an increase of 79% from the average two weeks earlier.
  7. Indiana – Averages 2,705 new cases a day, up 68% from the average two weeks earlier.
  8. New Mexico – Averaged 1,649 new cases a day, an increase of 62% from the average two weeks earlier.
  9. Missouri – Average of 1,628 new cases per day, an increase of 59% from the average two weeks earlier.
  10. Oklahoma – Average of 992 new cases a day, up 52% ​​from the average two weeks earlier.
  11. Minnesota – Average of 4,181 new cases per day, an increase of 52% from the average two weeks earlier.
  12. New Jersey – Averages 1,812 new cases a day, up 48% from the average two weeks earlier.
  13. Tennessee – Averages 1,406 new cases a day, an increase of 47% from the average two weeks earlier.
  14. Kansas – Averaged 1,139 new cases a day, an increase of 47% from the average two weeks earlier.
  15. Ohio – Average of 5,180 new cases per day, an increase of 47% from the average two weeks earlier.
  16. Vermont – Averages 352 new cases a day, an increase of 45% from the average two weeks earlier.
  17. Kentucky – Averages 1,626 new cases a day, an increase of 45% from the average two weeks earlier.
  18. New York – Averages 5,986 new cases a day, an increase of 45% from the average two weeks earlier.
  19. Wisconsin – Averages 3,441 new cases a day, an increase of 45% from the average two weeks earlier.
  20. Pennsylvania – Averages 5,428 new cases a day, up 39% from the average two weeks earlier.
  21. Arkansas – Average 587 new cases a day, up 38% from the average two weeks earlier.
  22. Louisiana – Averages 460 new cases a day, up 34% from the average two weeks earlier.
  23. Delaware – Averages 328 new cases a day, up 29% from the average two weeks earlier.
  24. Arizona – Average of 3,596 new cases per day, an increase of 29% from the average two weeks earlier.
  25. Utah – Averages 1,929 new cases a day, up 27% from the average two weeks earlier.
  26. South Dakota – Averages 448 new cases a day, up 27% from the average two weeks earlier.
  27. Maine – Averages 620 new cases a day, up 26% from the average two weeks earlier.
  28. North Carolina – Average of 2,123 new cases per day, an increase of 25% from the average two weeks earlier.
  29. Mississippi – Averages 364 new cases a day, up 25% from the average two weeks earlier.
  30. Maryland – Average of 857 new cases, a 24% increase from the average two weeks earlier.
  31. District of Columbia – Average of 104 new cases per day, an increase of 22% from the average two weeks earlier.
  32. Nebraska – Averages 872 new cases a day, up 20% from the average two weeks earlier.
  33. Iowa – Averages 1,327 new cases a day, up 20% from the average two weeks earlier.
  34. Colorado – Averaged 3,202 new cases a day, an increase of 17% from the average two weeks earlier.
  35. Virginia – Averages 1,475 new cases a day, up 14% from the average two weeks earlier.
  36. Florida – Averaged 1,747 new cases a day, an increase of 13% from the average two weeks earlier.
  37. Georgia – Average of 1,232 new cases per day, an increase of 12% from the average two weeks earlier.
  38. Nevada – Average of 784 new cases per day, an increase of 10% from the average two weeks earlier.
  39. Washington – Averaged 2,036 new cases a day, up 9% from the average two weeks earlier.
  40. West Virginia – Average of 789 new cases per day, an increase of 4% from the average two weeks earlier.
  41. South Carolina – Average of 787 new cases per day, a decrease of 1% from the average two weeks earlier.
  42. North Dakota – Averages 476 new cases a day, down 2% from the average two weeks earlier.
  43. Texas – Averages 3,345 new cases a day, down 2% from the average two weeks earlier.
  44. Hawaii – Average 111 new cases a day, down 2% from the average two weeks earlier.
  45. Wyoming – Averages 341 new cases a day, down 6% from the average two weeks earlier.
  46. Montana – Average of 617 new cases per day, a decrease of 8% from the average two weeks earlier.
  47. Oregon – Averages 945 new cases a day, down 10% from the average two weeks earlier.
  48. Alabama – Averages 481 new cases a day, down 11% from the average two weeks earlier.
  49. California – Averages 5,302 new cases a day, down 14% from the average two weeks earlier.
  50. Alaska – Averages 465 new cases a day, down 22% from the average two weeks earlier.
  51. Idaho – Averages 535 new cases a day, down 30% from the average two weeks earlier.

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