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11 states are seeing coronavirus cases grow sharply. Here’s the full state-by-state breakdown

June 25, 2020, 10:14 PM UTC

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As America hit its highest-ever single-day increase in coronavirus infections yesterday, new cases of COVID-19 are trending up in 26 states. The picture is especially worrying in 11 states where the number of new cases has grown significantly—by an average of more than 200 more new cases per day when compared to two weeks ago—according to a Fortune analysis of New York Times data.

Texas, where Gov. Greg Abbott today announced a “pause” on the state’s reopening because of the surging case numbers, averaged 1,746 new coronavirus cases per day in the week ending June 10; in the seven-day period ending yesterday, June 24, that figure was 4,549. The average number of new cases per day jumped up by 2,527 in Florida; 1,828 in California; and by 1,616 in Arizona over the two-week period.

“The fact that our most populous states are seeing trends going the wrong way is quite disturbing,” says Howard Koh, a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health and a former assistant secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Koh links the worsening situation to the fact that many states began reopening their economies before they met the government’s criteria to do so. But he notes that California followed the guidelines closely and is among the states being challenged now.

“We’re still very humbled by this virus, and we’re still very deep into the first wave, five months and counting,” he says.

Map shows change in new covid-19 cases

There are a handful of states that have seen new case numbers trending in the other direction. Michigan, which was averaging 912 new cases per day two weeks ago, saw that figure fall to an average of 288 cases per day over the past seven days. Maryland and Illinois also saw significant drops in the number of new infections.

“It’s distressing to see 50 states going in 50 different directions in terms of trends and strategies,” says Koh. “This is the time to double down on public health and prevention because that’s what works.”

State-by-state breakdown of daily new cases

New cases based on a seven-day average

StateJune 10 new casesJune 24 new casesChange
Alabama448679231
Alaska18213
Arizona1,1052,7211,616
Arkansas329538210
California2,8194,6441,825
Colorado2052126
Connecticut17969-110
Delaware496414
Wash. D.C.7440-34
Florida1,2303,7562,527
Georgia6791,296617
Hawaii4138
Idaho39145106
Illinois944658-286
Indiana384318-66
Iowa337326-11
Kansas9318794
Kentucky221190-30
Louisiana414549135
Maine3126-5
Maryland642338-304
Massachusetts366209-158
Michigan912288-624
Minnesota431353-78
Mississippi30939889
Missouri23533298
Montana51914
Nebraska166142-23
Nevada181373192
New Hampshire5523-32
New Jersey468313-156
New Mexico159132-26
New York860646-214
North Carolina1,0421,303261
North Dakota3729-9
Ohio398620222
Oklahoma96372276
Oregon10017575
Pennsylvania506484-22
Puerto Rico187117-70
Rhode Island7756-21
South Carolina4441,049605
South Dakota6353-10
Tennessee479673194
Texas1,7464,5492,803
Utah346493147
Vermont158-7
Virginia753534-219
Washington309447138
West Virginia173620
Wisconsin30832719
Wyoming92415