This Is How Bad COVID Cases Are in Your State, Data Shows

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For a few months earlier in 2021, it felt as though we were reaching the end of the coronavirus pandemic. Sadly, with low vaccination rates and the spread of the highly infectious Delta variant, it's only getting harder for the U.S. to contain the virus. As of Sept. 9, over 177 million Americans have been fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But while that number represents more than 53 percent of the country, some states are nowhere near that level of protection, and many are seeing significant surges in case numbers. So, how bad are COVID cases in your state?

There are countless ways to measure the level of outbreak in any particular area. The experts at COVID Act Now use several categories to determine each state's level of vulnerability: the daily new case rate, positive test rate, infection rate, and percentage of the population vaccinated. To keep things simple, we are focusing on the rate of daily new cases per 100,000 people, which is one of the most effective ways to capture the state of the COVID outbreak in a given area. Using a color-coded system, COVID Act Now marks a state as green if it's "on track to contain COVID," meaning there is less than 1 new case per 100,000 people, but there are not currently any states that meet this limit. There are also currently no states designated yellow, meaning "slow disease growth," with a rate of 1 to 9 cases per 100,000 people.

Instead, states' daily new case rates are marked orange ("at risk of outbreak") for 10 to 24 cases per 100,000 people; red ("active or imminent outbreak") for 25 to 74 cases per 100,000 people; or dark red ("severe outbreak") for 75 or more cases per 100,000 people. As of Sept. 9, a staggering 34 states are red and eight more are dark red. The remaining eight are orange. As the Delta variant continues to spread, every U.S. state remains at an elevated risk level, making total containment a distant prospect. From fewest to most daily new coronavirus cases, here's how your state is faring.

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50

Connecticut

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

49

Maryland

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

48

Michigan

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

47

New York

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

46

Massachusetts

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

45

New Jersey

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

44

New Hampshire

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

43

Vermont

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

42

California

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

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41

Maine

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

40

Pennsylvania

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

39

Rhode Island

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

38

Illinois

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

37

Minnesota

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

36

Wisconsin

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

35

Nevada

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

34

New Mexico

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

33

Missouri

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

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32

Nebraska

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

31

Colorado

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

30

Virginia

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

29

Iowa

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

28

Arizona

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

27

Delaware

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

26

Utah

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

25

South Dakota

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

24

Oregon

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

23

Washington

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

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22

Kansas

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

21

Montana

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

20

North Dakota

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

19

Ohio

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

18

Hawaii

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

17

Indiana

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

16

Arkansas

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

15

Idaho

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

14

Texas

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

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13

North Carolina

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

12

Oklahoma

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

11

Florida

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

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10

Georgia

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

9

Mississippi

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

8

Alabama

80.8 daily new cases per 100,000 people (dark red)

7

Wyoming

81.2 daily new cases per 100,000 people (dark red)

6

Alaska

83.2 daily new cases per 100,000 people (dark red)

5

West Virginia

83.7 daily new cases per 100,000 people (dark red)

4

Kentucky

91.1 daily new cases per 100,000 people (dark red)

3

Louisiana

91.8 daily new cases per 100,000 people (dark red)

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2

South Carolina

99.1 daily new cases per 100,000 people (dark red)

1

Tennessee

101.3 daily new cases per 100,000 people (dark red)

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