The Phoenix Flyer

COVID cases have dipped, but FL still has more new cases than any other state

By: - September 21, 2021 9:03 pm

Novel coronavirus SARS CoV2, which causes COVID-19. Meanwhile, new COVID mutations called variants have spread across the U.S., including newer subvariants. Microphotography by National Institute on Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

At the start of September, Florida had more than 21,000 new COVID-19 cases, according to federal data, but this week, the number dropped to 6,904.

That said, Florida’s figure is still the highest in the nation, according to data published Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

North Carolina had the second highest number of new COVID cases, at 5,276, followed by Texas (5,271),  Ohio (4,899) and Georgia (3,785.)

The lowest of the new COVID cases are South Dakota and Vermont, both below 200 cases.

Keep in mind that the CDC data show New York state (2,163)  and New York City (1,809). Combining those figures would add up to 3,972 cases, which would make New York one of the highest figures for new COVID cases. But Florida is still at the top.

Here’s the full list:

State New COVID-19 Cases
Florida 6,904
North Carolina 5,276
Texas 5,271
Ohio 4,899
Georgia 3,785
South Carolina 3,513
Alabama 3,220
Virginia 2,876
Kentucky 2,848
Illinois 2,805
Michigan 2,735
Indiana 2,662
Wisconsin 2,633
Washington 2,580
Pennsylvania 2,569
New York* 2,163
Maryland 2,113
Arizona 2,020
Missouri 1,997
New York City 1,809
Mississippi 1,669
New Jersey 1,623
Colorado 1,538
Massachusetts 1,532
Tennessee 1,500
Oklahoma 1,449
West Virginia 1,318
Idaho 1,244
Iowa 1,213
Utah 1,131
Oregon 1,108
Louisiana 1,066
North Dakota 845
Kansas 822
Minnesota 821
Nevada 739
Alaska 687
Nebraska 603
Arkansas 568
Montana 543
Wyoming 515
New Mexico 503
Connecticut 484
California 443
Delaware 439
Hawaii 419
New Hampshire 361
Rhode Island 301
District of Columbia 238
Maine 210
Vermont 192
South Dakota 150



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Diane Rado
Diane Rado

Diane Rado has covered state and local government and public schools in six states over some 30 years, focusing on policy and investigative stories as well as legislative and political reporting. She is married to a journalist and has three adult children.