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Florida and Texas lead states where new coronavirus cases are rising significantly

June 18, 2020, 9:10 PM UTC

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Even with new cases of COVID-19 climbing quickly in Florida and Texas—by more than 1,000 more new cases per day than they saw two weeks ago—governors of those states are pressing ahead with reopening initiatives.

According to a Fortune analysis of New York Times data, Florida averaged 876 new cases per day in the seven-day period ending June 3; that compares to an average of 2,193 new cases for the period ending yesterday, June 17. Earlier this week, Governor Ron DeSantis pointed to more widespread testing and the identification of asymptomatic cases through contact tracing efforts and said the state “will not roll back” the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions despite the record-breaking levels of new cases. Some of the governor’s facts have been challenged, while others have worried about the increasing rate of positive cases in the state. While Florida’s tally of new cases topped 3,000 today, that is still well below the number of new cases hard hit New York saw at its peak in April—more than 12,000 in one day.

Texas, where Governor Greg Abbott today announced plans to reopen schools this fall, averaged 2,528 new cases per day over the past seven days; two weeks ago, that figure was roughly 1,492.

U.S. map shows Covid-19 new cases

New cases are trending upward in 18 states across the country. Along with Texas and Florida, eight other states saw the number of daily new cases rising significantly—by more than 200 new cases per day, on average.

The states hit hardest in the first months of the pandemic and in the early stages of reopening are for the most part seeing the number of new cases reported each day decline significantly. New coronavirus cases in Massachusetts are down by an average of 768 cases per day as compared to two weeks ago; in Illinois, new cases are down by an average of 734 cases per day.

State-by-state breakdown of daily new cases

New cases based on a seven-day average

StateJune 3 new casesJune 17 new casesChange
Alabama403760+358
Alaska1419+5
Arizona7121,597+885
Arkansas256463+207
California2,6483,316+668
Colorado324168-157
Connecticut258155-103
Delaware8855-33
District of Columbia8744-43
Florida8762,193+1,317
Georgia571822+251
Hawaii18+7
Idaho3753+16
Illinois1,381647-734
Indiana481391-90
Iowa276269-7
Kansas118124+6
Kentucky167166-2
Louisiana364658+293
Maine4028-12
Maryland939493-446
Massachusetts1,053285-768
Michigan492188-304
Minnesota487347-140
Mississippi325308-17
Missouri199213+13
Montana610+4
Nebraska270172-98
Nevada114234+119
New Hampshire7337-36
New Jersey777337-440
New Mexico127116-10
New York1,303709-594
North Carolina8891,262+373
North Dakota3432-2
Ohio479407-72
Oklahoma82203+121
Oregon52161+110
Pennsylvania604425-178
Puerto Rico8996+7
Rhode Island12465-58
South Carolina290685+396
South Dakota6564-1
Tennessee523533+10
Texas1,4922,528+1,036
Utah264355+91
Vermont35+2
Virginia951514-437
Washington279333+54
West Virginia2526+1
Wisconsin436266-170
Wyoming819+11