COVID-19 case surge: Rising rates in New York, Vermont, Massachusetts

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WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — As coronavirus cases in the U.S. climb towards another peak, new daily cases have reached their highest point yet in 17 states, according to the New York Times.

On Thursday, new confirmed cases climbed over the 65,000 mark—a total the country hasn’t seen since the end of July. Additionally, we’re seeing cases rise in more than 45 states, according to a Times tracking tool.

The U.S. leads the world with 7.9 million coronavirus cases and some 217,000 confirmed deaths. Globally, there have been 39 million reported cases and 1.09 million confirmed deaths.

As the nation experiences a 25% increase in confirmed cases, here’s a look at the percentage of increases in COVID-19 cases around the Capital Region:

  • Vermont: Average of nine cases per day, an increase of 110% from the average two weeks earlier
  • New York: Average of 1,329 cases per day, an increase of 29% from the average two weeks earlier
  • Massachusetts: Average of 663 cases per day, an increase of 20% from the average two weeks earlier

And in other states seeing case increases:

  • Alabama: Average of 1,027 cases per day, an increase of 21% from the average two weeks earlier
  • Alaska: Average of 193 cases per day, an increase of 64% from the average two weeks earlier
  • Arizona: Average of 763 cases per day, an increase of 59% from the average two weeks earlier
  • Arkansas: Average of 911 cases per day, an increase of 11% from the average two weeks earlier
  • California: Average of 3,285 cases per day, an increase of 2% from the average two weeks earlier
  • Colorado: Average of 894 cases per day, an increase of 57% from the average two weeks earlier
  • Connecticut: Average of 326 cases per day, an increase of 80% from the average two weeks earlier
  • Delaware: Average of 125 cases per day, an increase of 5% from the average two weeks earlier
  • Florida: Average of 2,711 cases per day, an increase of 18% from the average two weeks earlier
  • Georgia: Average of 1,409 cases per day, an increase of 14% from the average two weeks earlier
  • Idaho: Average of 660 cases per day, an increase of 37% from the average two weeks earlier
  • Illinois: Average of 3,069 cases per day, an increase of 48% from the average two weeks earlier
  • Indiana: Average of 1,655 cases per day, an increase of 66% from the average two weeks earlier
  • Iowa: Average of 1,044 cases per day, an increase of 13% from the average two weeks earlier
  • Kansas: Average of 788 cases per day, an increase of 19% from the average two weeks earlier
  • Kentucky: Average of 980 cases per day, an increase of 27% from the average two weeks earlier
  • Louisiana: Average of 543 cases per day, an increase of 7% from the average two weeks earlier
  • Maryland: Average of 589 cases per day, an increase of 11% from the average two weeks earlier
  • Michigan: Average of 1,483 cases per day, an increase of 56% from the average two weeks earlier
  • Minnesota: Average of 1,312 cases per day, an increase of 28% from the average two weeks earlier
  • Mississippi: Average of 760 cases per day, an increase of 49% from the average two weeks earlier
  • Missouri: Average of 1,916 cases per day, an increase of 27% from the average two weeks earlier
  • Montana: Average of 611 cases per day, an increase of 91% from the average two weeks earlier
  • Nebraska: Average of 767 cases per day, an increase of 55% from the average two weeks earlier
  • Nevada: Average of 587 cases per day, an increase of 30% from the average two weeks earlier
  • New Hampshire: Average of 78 cases per day, an increase of 101% from the average two weeks earlier
  • New Jersey: Average of 835 cases per day, an increase of 35% from the average two weeks earlier
  • New Mexico: Average of 457 cases per day, an increase of 123% from the average two weeks earlier
  • North Carolina: Average of 1,943 cases per day, an increase of 36% from the average two weeks earlier
  • North Dakota: Average of 610 cases per day, an increase of 54% from the average two weeks earlier
  • Ohio: Average of 1,654 cases per day, an increase of 53% from the average two weeks earlier
  • Oklahoma: Average of 1,182 cases per day, an increase of 16% from the average two weeks earlier
  • Oregon: Average of 345 cases per day, an increase of 21% from the average two weeks earlier
  • Pennsylvania: Average of 1,362 cases per day, an increase of 39% from the average two weeks earlier
  • Rhode Island: Average of 199 cases per day, an increase of 63% from the average two weeks earlier
  • South Carolina: Average of 907 cases per day, an increase of 13% from the average two weeks earlier
  • South Dakota: Average of 653 cases per day, an increase of 50% from the average two weeks earlier
  • Tennessee: Average of 1,870 cases per day, an increase of 38% from the average two weeks earlier
  • Texas: Average of 4,587 cases per day, an increase of 8% from the average two weeks earlier
  • Utah: Average of 1,216 cases per day, an increase of 23% from the average two weeks earlier
  • Virginia: Average of 1,058 cases per day, an increase of 42% from the average two weeks earlier
  • Washington: Average of 659 cases per day, an increase of 29% from the average two weeks earlier
  • West Virginia: Average of 251 cases per day, an increase of 33% from the average two weeks earlier
  • Wisconsin: Average of 3,124 cases per day, an increase of 25% from the average two weeks earlier
  • Wyoming: Average of 183 cases per day, an increase of 65% from the average two weeks earlier

Two states have seen decreases:

  • Hawaii: Average of 89 cases per day, a decrease of 17% from the average two weeks earlier
  • Maine: Average of 28 cases per day, a decrease of 9% from the average two weeks earlier

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