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This is When COVID Will Peak in Your State, Says Report

The majority of the country has yet to hit their peak number of coronavirus infections. 
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When will coronavirus cases start going down—and stay down—in your state? The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, an independent global health research center at the University of Washington, put together a running estimate as to when states will reach their peak—in terms of number of infections and hospital beds needed. According to their latest projections, the majority of states have yet to reach their peak for active infections and hospital bed usage. Read on to see what's happening in your state, and to get through this pandemic at your healthiest, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus.

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Arizona

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According to IHME, Arizona won't reach their peak of active infections until November 7, when there will be an estimated 10,975. 

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Arkansas

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Arkansas will reach its peak around the same time as Arizona, hitting a high on November 6 with an estimated 4,884 active infections.

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California

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After experiencing a surge of cases over the summer, California is over a month away from peaking. According to the IHME, the Golden State will hit a high of infections on October 19, with an estimated 61,039 people battling the virus. 

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Colorado

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Colorado isn't going to peak until the end of the year. The organization estimates they will hit their high on December 1 or even later, with an estimated 6,891 active infections.

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Georgia

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Georgia, a state hit particularly hard over the summer, is very close to peaking on September 4, when they will have an estimated 15,261 active infections.

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Hawaii

Hawaii, currently experiencing a surge of coronavirus cases, isn't expected to peak until December 1 or later, with an estimated 933 active infections.

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Idaho

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Idaho will peak around November 20, with an estimated 3,383 active infections.

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Illinois

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Illinois isn't expected to peak until December 1 at the earliest, when they will have an estimated 19,869 active infections. 

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Indiana

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Indiana will peak around November 10, with an estimated 10,983 active infections.

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Iowa

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Like many of the other midwestern states surrounding it, Iowa will peak in November, around the 4th of the month, with an estimated 4,541 active infections. 

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Kansas

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Kansas will likely peak on November 26, with an estimated 6,139 active infections. 

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Kentucky

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Kentucky will peak around November 19, with an estimated 7,676 active infections.

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Maryland

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Maryland won't peak until December 1 at the earliest (but possibly later) with an estimated 12,956 active infections. 

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Minnesota

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Minnesota isn't expected to peak until October 29, when they will have an estimated 9,343 active infections. 

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Missouri

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Missouri will peak around November 30, when they will have around 11,896 active infections.

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Montana

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Montana will peak around December 1 or later with an estimated 391 active infections. 

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Nebraska

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Like its neighbors in the midwest, Nebraska will experience a November peak. According to the IHME, it will peak around November 12 with an estimated 3,714 active infections. 

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Nevada

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Nevada's peak is less than a month away on September 26, when the state's total number of active infections will be hovering around 5,020.

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New Mexico

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New Mexico isn't expected to peak until after December 1, when they will have around 4,211 active infections. 

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North Carolina

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North Carolina is expected to hit their high around November 7 with 20,061 active infections. 

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North Dakota

North Dakota is one of the western states lagging behind when it comes to their peak, estimated around December 1 or later with an active infection count of around 705. 

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Ohio

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Ohio is expected to peak a little later than most of its midwestern neighbors. According to the organization the Buckeye state won't peak until December 1 or later, with an estimated 10,371 active infections. 

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Oklahoma

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Oklahoma will be peaking around Thanksgiving (November 23) with 7,803 estimated active infections. 

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Oregon

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Oregon's estimated peak date is November 9 with around 7,385 active infections. 

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Pennsylvania

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While other Northeastern states, including Connecticut and New York have already reached their peak of new infections, Pennsylvania isn't expected to do so until November 3, with an estimated 18,034 active infections. 

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South Carolina

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South Carolina will be peaking around December 1 or later with an estimated 6,930 active infections. 

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South Dakota

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South Dakota is far from peaking. Like their neighbor in the north, they won't peak until December 1 or later with an estimated 496 infections.

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Tennessee

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Tennessee will peak around November 7 with an estimated 9,861 active infections. 

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Utah

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Utah isn't expected to peak until December 1 or later, with an estimated 6,845 active infections. 

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Virginia

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Virginia will peak on December 1 or later with an estimated 3,874 active infections. 

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Washington

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Washington won't peak until December 1 or later when they will have an estimated 10,294 active infections. 

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West Virginia

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West Virginia will also experience a later peak of December 1 or later. At that time they will have around 797 active infections. 

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Wisconsin

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Like Illinois, Wisconsin will experience a later peak of December 1, or later, when there will be an estimated 4,662 active infections. 

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Your State Isn't On the List?

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If your state isn't on this list, it has already peaked. While that is good news, it doesn't mean you are in the clear. To keep infections low continue following the fundamentals — mask wearing, social distancing, practicing hand hygiene, avoiding crowds, and staying outdoors as much as possible. And to get through this pandemic at your healthiest, don't miss these COVID Mistakes You Should Never Make.

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