These Are the 17 States Where COVID Deaths Are Rising Right Now

Paul Thompson
·4 mins read

Along with rising case numbers currently being reported in the majority of the United States, new deaths from COVID, too, are seeing an uptick, according to the latest data from The New York Times. COVID deaths in the first week of October were averaging around 720 per day, up significantly from the seven-day average of 471 reported in the first week of July. In the last two weeks in particular, several parts of the country have seen concerning spikes in new reported deaths. As of Oct. 6, here are the 17 states that have seen the largest 14-day increase in daily COVID deaths, counting down to the state with the worst 500 percent increase. (We've also included the number of new deaths reported on Monday, Oct. 5, and the number of new deaths reported in the last seven days.) And for more on the coronavirus spread around the country, check out These Are the Only States Where COVID Cases Are Going Down.

17

Hawaii

The skyline of Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii on a sunny day
The skyline of Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii on a sunny day

New deaths reported on Oct. 5: 1

New deaths in the last seven days: 25

Increase in new deaths over the last 14 days: 19 percent

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16

Oregon

Portland OR view
Portland OR view

New deaths reported on Oct. 5: 1

New deaths in the last seven days: 25

Increase in new deaths over the last 14 days: 19 percent

15

Indiana

The skyline of Indianapolis, Indiana from the White River
The skyline of Indianapolis, Indiana from the White River

New deaths reported on Oct. 5: 7

New deaths in the last seven days: 90

Increase in new deaths over the last 14 days: 23 percent

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

14

Kansas

Wichita, happiest cities, drunkest cities, fattest cities, rent, property
Wichita, happiest cities, drunkest cities, fattest cities, rent, property

New deaths reported on Oct. 5: 8

New deaths in the last seven days: 66

Increase in new deaths over the last 14 days: 33 percent

13

Illinois

Illinois
Illinois

New deaths reported on Oct. 5: 21

New deaths in the last seven days: 194

Increase in new deaths over the last 14 days: 33 percent

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12

Iowa

Iowa
Iowa

New deaths reported on Oct. 5: 12

New deaths in the last seven days: 75

Increase in new deaths over the last 14 days: 47 percent

11

Minnesota

downtown minneapolis minnesota
downtown minneapolis minnesota

New deaths reported on Oct. 5: 3

New deaths in the last seven days: 69

Increase in new deaths over the last 14 days: 47 percent

And for more on how states are dealing with pandemic, This State Is Doing the Least to Protect Against COVID Right Now.

10

Kentucky

frankfort kentucky state capitol buildings
frankfort kentucky state capitol buildings

New deaths reported on Oct. 5: 6

New deaths in the last seven days: 53

Increase in new deaths over the last 14 days: 47 percent

9

Tennessee

nashville tennessee
nashville tennessee

New deaths reported on Oct. 5: 20

New deaths in the last seven days: 208

Increase in new deaths over the last 14 days: 53 percent

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8

Washington

olympia washington
olympia washington

New deaths reported on Oct. 5: 15

New deaths in the last seven days: 55

Increase in new deaths over the last 14 days: 53 percent

7

Nebraska

lincoln nebraska
lincoln nebraska

New deaths reported on Oct. 5: 5

New deaths in the last seven days: 22

Increase in new deaths over the last 14 days: 57 percent

6

South Dakota

miami florida skyline
miami florida skyline

New deaths reported on Oct. 5: 0

New deaths in the last seven days: 30

Increase in new deaths over the last 14 days: 67 percent

5

North Dakota

atlanta skyscrapers seen from a park with a body of water
atlanta skyscrapers seen from a park with a body of water

New deaths reported on Oct. 5: 3

New deaths in the last seven days: 43

Increase in new deaths over the last 14 days: 87 percent

4

Arkansas

baton rouge louisiana
baton rouge louisiana

New deaths reported on Oct. 5: 22

New deaths in the last seven days: 118

Increase in new deaths over the last 14 days: 115 percent

3

Delaware

Saturated early morning light hits the buildings and architecture of downtown Wilmington Delaware
Saturated early morning light hits the buildings and architecture of downtown Wilmington Delaware

New deaths reported on Oct. 5: 0

New deaths in the last seven days: 11

Increase in new deaths over the last 14 days: 136 percent

2

Wisconsin

milwaukee wisconsin skyline
milwaukee wisconsin skyline

New deaths reported on Oct. 5: 5

New deaths in the last seven days: 100

Increase in new deaths over the last 14 days: 194 percent

1

Utah

street in park city utah
street in park city utah

New deaths reported on Oct. 5: 5

New deaths in the last seven days: 30

Increase in new deaths over the last 14 days: 500 percent