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United States: Here are the States With the Most (and Least) Coronavirus Cases

US President Donald Trump (C) holds a picture of the coronavirus with US Health and Human Service Secretary Alex Azar (2nd L), CDC Director Robert Redfield (2nd R), and CDC Associate Director for Laboratory Science and Safety (ADLSS) Dr. Steve Monroe (R) during a tour of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 6, 2020. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP) (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)

The first US case of the coronavirus was reported in January — a Washington state man who had recently returned from China. Almost two months later, the country has recorded at least 4,459 cases in 49 states, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia.

At least 86 people have died: 48 in Washington state, 11 in California, five each in New York and Florida, three each in Louisiana and New Jersey, two in Virginia, and one each in Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Nevada, Oregon, South Carolina and South Dakota.
As local leaders work to curb the spread of the virus within the US, health officials say they expect the number of cases to keep climbing as more people are tested.
The people in the US who have tested positive includes 46 who were repatriated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship docked in Japan; 21 repatriated from the Grand Princess cruise ship stuck for days off California; and three repatriated from Wuhan, China.

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, here are the current number of cases by state. It won’t surprise you that Washington state has the highest number of reported cases at 769.

On the flip side, West Virginia is the only state in the United States that does not currently have confirmed COVID-19. It’s important to note “confirmed” as West Virginia could very well have unconfirmed cases.

  1. Washington: 769 Cases
  2. New York: 746 Cases
  3. California: 458 Cases
  4. Massachusetts: 164 Cases
  5. Florida: 155 Cases
  6. Colorado: 135 Cases
  7. Georgia: 111 Cases
  8. New Jersey: 109 Cases
  9. Louisiana: 103 Cases
  10. Illinois: 93 Cases
  11. Texas: 77 Cases
  12. Pennsylvania: 66 Cases
  13. Michigan: 53 Cases
  14. Virginia: 45 Cases
  15. Oregon: 39 Cases
  16. Tennessee: 39 Cases
  17. Ohio: 37 Cases
  18. Minnesota: 35 Cases
  19. Maryland: 34 Cases
  20. Wisconsin: 34 Cases
  21. North Carolina: 33 Cases
  22. South Carolina: 28 Cases
  23. Utah: 28 Cases
  24. Connecticut: 26 Cases
  25. Nevada: 26 Cases
  26. Alabama: 22 Cases
  27. Iowa: 22 Cases
  28. Indiana: 21 Cases
  29. Kentucky: 21 Cases
  30. Rhode Island: 20 Cases
  31. Nebraska: 19 Cases
  32. District of Columbia: 18 Cases
  33. New Mexico: 17 Cases
  34. Arkansas: 16 Cases
  35. Arizona: 13 Cases
  36. New Hampshire: 13 Cases
  37. Maine: 12 Cases
  38. Mississippi: 10 Cases
  39. Kansas: 9 Cases
  40. South Dakota: 9 Cases
  41. Oklahoma: 8 Cases
  42. Vermont: 8 Cases
  43. Delaware: 7 Cases
  44. Hawaii: 7 Cases
  45. Montana: 7 Cases
  46. Idaho: 5 Cases
  47. Missouri: 5 Cases
  48. Wyoming: 3 Cases
  49. Alaska: 1 Case
  50. North Dakota: 1 Case
  51. West Virginia: 0 Cases
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There are 51 on the list because we included Washington, D.C. on the list as well.

While the total number of cases is interesting, it doesn’t take into account the fact that populations widely differ between the states. Calculating the percent population with coronavirus in each state provides some interesting statistics.

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The state with the highest number of cases is also the state with the highest percent COVID-19 cases compared to the population at 0.0101%, about 1 in 10,000 people in Washington have COVID-19.

While Washington, DC is 32nd in the overall number of cases, they are 3rd in terms of percentage of their population with COVID-19.

Conversely, while Florida ranks 5th in the total number of cases, they rank 22nd in terms of cases compared to population. This provides a more accurate picture of the risk by state than simply comparing the raw number of cases.

  1.  Washington: 0.0101% of the population with confirmed COVID-19
  2.  New York: 0.0038% of the population with confirmed COVID-19
  3.  District of Columbia: 0.0026% of the population with confirmed COVID-19
  4.  Massachusetts: 0.0024% of the population with confirmed COVID-19
  5.  Colorado: 0.0023% of the population with confirmed COVID-19
  6.  Louisiana: 0.0022% of the population with confirmed COVID-19
  7.  Rhode Island: 0.0019% of the population with confirmed COVID-19
  8.  Vermont: 0.0013% of the population with confirmed COVID-19
  9.  New Jersey: 0.0012% of the population with confirmed COVID-19
  10.  California: 0.0012% of the population with confirmed COVID-19
  11.  Georgia: 0.0010% of the population with confirmed COVID-19
  12.  South Dakota: 0.0010% of the population with confirmed COVID-19
  13.  Nebraska: 0.0010% of the population with confirmed COVID-19
  14.  New Hampshire: 0.0010% of the population with confirmed COVID-19
  15.  Oregon: 0.0009% of the population with confirmed COVID-19
  16.  Maine: 0.0009% of the population with confirmed COVID-19
  17.  Utah: 0.0009% of the population with confirmed COVID-19
  18.  Nevada: 0.0008% of the population with confirmed COVID-19
  19.  New Mexico: 0.0008% of the population with confirmed COVID-19
  20.  Illinois: 0.0007% of the population with confirmed COVID-19
  21.  Connecticut: 0.0007% of the population with confirmed COVID-19
  22.  Florida: 0.0007% of the population with confirmed COVID-19
  23.  Delaware: 0.0007% of the population with confirmed COVID-19
  24.  Iowa: 0.0007% of the population with confirmed COVID-19
  25.  Montana: 0.0007% of the population with confirmed COVID-19
  26.  Minnesota: 0.0006% of the population with confirmed COVID-19
  27.  Wisconsin: 0.0006% of the population with confirmed COVID-19
  28.  Tennessee: 0.0006% of the population with confirmed COVID-19
  29.  Maryland: 0.0006% of the population with confirmed COVID-19
  30.  South Carolina: 0.0005% of the population with confirmed COVID-19
  31.  Michigan: 0.0005% of the population with confirmed COVID-19
  32.  Arkansas: 0.0005% of the population with confirmed COVID-19
  33.  Virginia: 0.0005% of the population with confirmed COVID-19
  34.  Wyoming: 0.0005% of the population with confirmed COVID-19
  35.  Pennsylvania: 0.0005% of the population with confirmed COVID-19
  36.  Hawaii: 0.0005% of the population with confirmed COVID-19
  37.  Kentucky: 0.0005% of the population with confirmed COVID-19
  38.  Alabama: 0.0004% of the population with confirmed COVID-19
  39.  Mississippi: 0.0003% of the population with confirmed COVID-19
  40.  Ohio: 0.0003% of the population with confirmed COVID-19
  41.  North Carolina: 0.0003% of the population with confirmed COVID-19
  42.  Indiana: 0.0003% of the population with confirmed COVID-19
  43.  Kansas: 0.0003% of the population with confirmed COVID-19
  44.  Idaho: 0.0003% of the population with confirmed COVID-19
  45.  Texas: 0.0003% of the population with confirmed COVID-19
  46.  Oklahoma: 0.0002% of the population with confirmed COVID-19
  47.  Arizona: 0.0002% of the population with confirmed COVID-19
  48.  Alaska: 0.0001% of the population with confirmed COVID-19
  49.  North Dakota: 0.0001% of the population with confirmed COVID-19
  50.  Missouri: 0.0001% of the population with confirmed COVID-19
  51.  West Virginia: 0.0000% of the population with confirmed COVID-19

Of course, these numbers are rapidly changing and will be different tomorrow but this gives you an overall picture of where the number of coronavirus cases sits in each state and how that compares to the overall population.

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