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Florida leads U.S. in new coronavirus cases

June 16, 2020, 9:30 PM UTC

For the latest data on coronavirus cases by state, please check out our updated map here.

Florida has broken its state’s record for daily new cases of COVID-19 multiple times in the past week. That trajectory puts Florida, which has reported more than 80,000 cases in total, atop a list of nine states where coronavirus cases are rising significantly. According to a Fortune analysis of New York Times data, Florida averaged 726 new cases per day in the seven-day period ending June 1; that compares to an average of 1,775 new cases per day in the seven-day period ending yesterday, June 15. (While concerning, those figures are well off New York’s April 4 peak in new cases, when the state reported 12,312 new cases in one day.)

While some officials In Florida have linked the increase to higher rates of coronavirus testing, data shows that the rate of positive COVID-19 tests in Florida is increasing. The state’s data reporting and decision-making around reopening has been a subject of some controversy.

Map shows number of new Covid-19 cases by state

Arizona and Texas were also among states to see a significant increase in new cases over the past seven days as compared to two weeks prior. On average, Arizona has 811 more new cases per day in the past seven days than in the seven-day period ending June 1.

The states that were hit hard in the early stages of the pandemic and thus are still in the beginning stages of reopening continued to see decreases in new cases. New cases reported per day in Massachusetts are down by an average of 781 cases compared to two weeks ago. Seven other states, including Illinois and Virginia, saw significant drops in new cases between the two periods.

Overall, slightly more states saw the trajectory of new cases declining than rising, but the total number of new cases per day across the country, on average, was slightly higher for the week ending June 15 (21,821) compared to two weeks ago (21,510).

State-by-state breakdown of daily new cases

New cases based on a seven-day average

StateJune 1 new casesJune 15 new casesChange
Alabama507764+257
Alaska919+10
Arizona5091,321+812
Arkansas202454+252
California2,6613,050+389
Colorado330159-170
Connecticut267163-103
Delaware9153-39
Washington, D.C.9059-32
Florida7261,775+1,048
Georgia620787+167
Hawaii19+7
Idaho3539+4
Illinois1,345672-673
Indiana456410-47
Iowa309286-23
Kansas119113-6
Kentucky179166-13
Louisiana362589+226
Maine3932-8
Maryland897518-379
Massachusetts1,076295-781
Michigan517199-318
Minnesota556356-201
Mississippi328290-38
Missouri175222+47
Montana69+3
Nebraska284158-126
Nevada106214+108
New Hampshire7038-32
New Jersey832372-460
New Mexico111112+1
New York1,271733-538
North Carolina7671,239+472
North Dakota2432+7
Ohio501391-110
Oklahoma69173+104
Oregon50129+79
Pennsylvania625465-160
Rhode Island13264-68
South Carolina281654+373
South Dakota6465+1
Tennessee387533+146
Texas1,3702,057+687
Utah215340+125
Vermont38+5
Virginia1,096519-577
Washington287283-3
West Virginia3523-12
Wisconsin416273-143
Wyoming1017+7