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These 8 states are seeing out-of-control COVID-19 spikes

The New York Times has updated its list of states where COVID-19 cases are higher and staying high

Supporters of President Trump gather for a rally at the steps of North Dakota State Library on the Capitol grounds in Bismarck, N.D., Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020.
Supporters of President Donald Trump gather for a rally at the steps of North Dakota State Library on the Capitol grounds in Bismarck, N.D., on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020.
Mike McCleary, The Bismarck Tribune via AP

Cases of the novel coronavirus continue to spike across the country as the United States recently surpassed 10 million cases.

  • The location of recent spikes has been changing slightly over the last few days. Though the entire country is seeing a swath of new cases, there are eight states that are seeing high cases that are staying high.

The New York Times updated its list of states where new cases are higher and had a daily average of 15 cases per 100,000 people.

The eight states are:

  • North Dakota.
  • South Dakota.
  • Iowa.
  • Wisconsin.
  • Nebraska.
  • Wyoming.
  • Minnesota.
  • Montana.

However, those are only the top eight states where these cases are soaring. You can now expand the list to see how all states are essentially in that position.

  • Utah is the 10th state on the list, right behind Illinois.
  • Idaho is two spaces behind Utah, but just ahead of Guam and Alaska.

Some local context:

Utah made the list for top eight places back in September, as I wrote about for the Deseret News. That was when the recent spike of cases began to happen. Utah also ranked fourth for rate of transmission at the time.

Similarly, Idaho ranked on the list at the beginning of summer 2020 when the state saw close to 500 cases per day, as I wrote about for Deseret.com