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Florida has broken its state’s record for daily new cases of COVID-19 multiple times in the last week. That trajectory puts Florida, which has reported more than 80,000 cases in total, atop a list of nine states where coronavirus cases are rising significantly. According to a Fortune analysis of New York Times data, Florida averaged 726 new cases per day in the 7-day period ending June 1; that compares to an average of 1,775 new cases per day in the 7-day period ending yesterday, June 15. (While concerning, those figures are well-off New York’s April 4 peak in new cases, when the state reported 12,312 new cases in one day.)

While some officials In Florida have linked the increase to higher rates of coronavirus testing, data shows that the rate of positive COVID-19 tests in Florida is increasing. The state’s data reporting and decision-making around reopening has been a subject of some controversy.

Map shows number of new Covid-19 cases by state

Arizona and Texas were also among states to see a significant increase in new cases over the past seven days as compared to two weeks prior. On average, Arizona has 811 more new cases per day in the last seven days than in the seven-day period ending June 1.

The states that were hit hard in the early stages of the pandemic and thus are still in the beginning stages of reopening continued to see decreases in new cases. New cases reported per day in Massachusetts are down by an average of 781 cases compared to two weeks ago. Seven other states, including Illinois and Virginia, saw significant drops in new cases between the two periods.

Overall, slightly more states saw the trajectory of new cases declining than rising, but the total number of new cases per day across the country, on average, was slightly higher for the week ending in June 15 (21,821) compared to two weeks ago (21,510).

State-by-state breakdown of daily new cases

New cases based on a 7-day average

State June 1st new cases June 15 new cases Change
Alabama 507 764 +257
Alaska 9 19 +10
Arizona 509 1,321 +812
Arkansas 202 454 +252
California 2,661 3,050 +389
Colorado 330 159 -170
Connecticut 267 163 -103
Delaware 91 53 -39
Washington D.C. 90 +59 -32
Florida 726 1,775 +1,048
Georgia 620 787 +167
Hawaii 1 9 +7
Idaho 35 39 +4
Illinois 1,345 672 -673
Indiana 456 410 -47
Iowa 309 286 -23
Kansas 119 113 -6
Kentucky 179 166 -13
Louisiana 362 589 +226
Maine 39 32 -8
Maryland 897 518 -379
Massachusetts 1,076 295 -781
Michigan 517 199 -318
Minnesota 556 356 -201
Mississippi 328 290 -38
Missouri 175 222 +47
Montana 6 9 +3
Nebraska 284 158 -126
Nevada 106 214 +108
New Hampshire 70 38 -32
New Jersey 832 372 -460
New Mexico 111 112 +1
New York 1,271 733 -538
North Carolina 767 1,239 +472
North Dakota 24 32 +7
Ohio 501 391 -110
Oklahoma 69 173 +104
Oregon 50 129 +79
Pennsylvania 625 465 -160
Rhode Island 132 64 -68
South Carolina 281 654 +373
South Dakota 64 65 +1
Tennessee 387 533 +146
Texas 1,370 2,057 +687
Utah 215 340 +125
Vermont 3 8 +5
Virginia 1,096 519 -577
Washington 287 283 -3
West Virginia 35 23 -12
Wisconsin 416 273 -143
Wyoming 10 17 +7

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Lyron Foster is a Hawaii based African American Musician, Author, Actor, Blogger, Filmmaker, Philanthropist and Multinational Serial Tech Entrepreneur.

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