COVID cases fall by 20%
The number of new COVID-19 cases continues to plummet all across the U.S.
By the numbers: The U.S. is now averaging roughly 70,000 new cases per day, a 20% drop over the past two weeks.
- Deaths fell 15% over the same period, to an average of 1,400 per day.
- That's still a lot, equivalent to a 9/11 roughly every two days. But that number has been steadily coming down throughout the fall, and likely will continue to drop.
What we're watching: Although localized outbreaks will crop up throughout the fall and winter, the pace of new infections has fallen over the past two weeks in 45 states.
- The areas most at risk for another severe flare-up are largely concentrated in the West.
- Alaska still has the largest number of cases relative to its population, followed by Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota and Idaho.