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.
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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.
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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.

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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

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