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Here Are Your Chances of Catching COVID-19, State by State

Find out if you’re in danger where you live.
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With coronavirus outbreaks happening in a state near you—if not your own—you are likely wondering about how dangerous it is out there. The data crunchers from GlobalEpidemics.org—who compiled from key sources like WHO and the Bing COVID Tracker—have calculated a "Risk Factor" for each state. "Risk levels are calculated based on daily cases per 100,000 population (7 day rolling average)," says the organization. Here's your risk factor per state, from most risky (that'd be "red") to least risky (that'd be "green").

1

Arizona—Risk Level Red

Tucson, Arizona

Arizona has nearly 80,000 cases and 1,645 deaths.

2

Florida—Risk Level Red

Miami, Florida
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Florida has 152,000 cases and 3,504 deaths.

3

Mississippi—Risk Level Red

Jackson, Mississippi, USA skyline over the Capitol Building.
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Mississippi has 27,248 cases and 1,073 deaths.

4

South Carolina—Risk Level Orange

Historical downtown area of Charleston, South Carolina, USA at twilight.
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South Carolina has 36,399 cases and 739 deaths.

5

Arkansas—Risk Level Orange

Little Rock, Arkansas, USA downtown skyline on the Arkansas River.
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Arkansas has 20,777 cases and 270 deaths.

6

Louisiana—Risk Level Orange

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Louisiana has 58,203 cases and 3,221 deaths.

7

Nevada—Risk Level Orange

Nevada has 18,582 cases and 507 deaths.

8

Texas—Risk Level Orange

Texas has 167,000 cases and 2,482 deaths.

9

Georgia—Risk Level Orange

Atlanta, Georgia, USA downtown skyline.
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Georgia has 77,280 cases and 2,758 deaths.

10

Utah—Risk Level Orange

Salt Lake City, Utah
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Utah has 22,364 cases and 172 deaths.

11

Alabama—Risk Level Orange

Alabama has 38,045 cases and 950 deaths.

12

California—Risk Level Orange

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California has 232,000 cases and 6,083 deaths.

13

North Carolina—Risk Level Orange

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North Carolina has 65,062 cases and 1,362 deaths.

14

Iowa—Risk Level Orange

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Iowa has 29,152 cases and 717 deaths.

15

Idaho—Risk Level Orange

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Idaho has 6,124 cases and 92 deaths.

16

Tennessee—Risk Level Orange

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Tennessee has 42,815 cases and 597 deaths.

17

Everywhere Else Except Vermont and Hawaii—Risk Level Yellow

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These are states that are managing their COVID-19 cases but monitoring them carefully as they move into phases of reopening.

18

Vermont and Hawaii—Risk Level Green

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Your risk here is relatively low. Vermont has only 1,208 cases and 56 deaths, while Hawaii has seen 901 cases and 18 deaths, and both states have small populations compared to the winder United States.

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