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States ranked by COVID-19 test positivity rates: March 24

Here are the rates of positive COVID-19 tests in each state, along with the number of new cases most recently reported and number of tests conducted per 100,000 people. 

Data points were last updated March 24. Data for positivity rates and tests are seven-day moving averages. New cases are daily counts as reported by state and the District of Columbia. The information cited is from the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. States are arranged in descending order of test positivity rates.

For user-friendly data on current COVID-19 hospitalization rates, please refer to The New York Times‘ presentation of HHS data here.  

South Dakota: 30.3 percent positive

New daily cases: 128

Tests per 100,000: 69.8

Idaho: 22 

New daily cases: 359

Tests per 100,000: 76.7

Iowa: 19.7

New daily cases: 767

Tests per 100,000: 54.1

Kansas: 14.7

New daily cases: 29

Tests per 100,000: 63.6

Alabama: 13.5

New daily cases: 10

Tests per 100,000: 66.4

Mississippi: 13.1

New daily cases: 306

Tests per 100,000: 72.7

Missouri: 10.4

New daily cases: 509

Tests per 100,000: 226.2

Michigan: 9.9

New daily cases: 4,540

Tests per 100,000: 359.1

Tennessee: 8.9

New daily cases: 1,459

Tests per 100,000: 211.5

Georgia: 8.7

New daily cases: 1,791

Tests per 100,000: 179.4

Kentucky: 8

New daily cases: 878

Tests per 100,000: 183

Pennsylvania: 7.8

New daily cases: 2,911

Tests per 100,000: 314

Virginia: 7.5

New daily cases: 1,267

Tests per 100,000: 225

North Dakota: 7.2

New daily cases: 164

Tests per 100,000: 185.9

Texas: 6.9

New daily cases: 4,718

Tests per 100,000: 185.6

Utah: 6.3

New daily cases: 383

Tests per 100,000: 218.2

North Carolina: 6.1

New daily cases: 1,062

Tests per 100,000: 266.4

Florida: 6.1

New daily cases: 5,302

Tests per 100,000: 352.6

New Jersey: 5.9

New daily cases: 4,803

Tests per 100,000: 800.3

South Carolina: 5.8

New daily cases: 709

Tests per 100,000: 382.9

Delaware: 5.2

New daily cases: 180

Tests per 100,000: 524.2

Wyoming: 5

New daily cases: 69 

Tests per 100,000: 221.2

Oklahoma: 4.9

New daily cases: 184

Tests per 100,000: 208.7

Ohio: 4.9

New daily cases: 1,628

Tests per 100,000: 264.1

Minnesota: 4.9

New daily cases: 855

Tests per 100,000: 433.5

Colorado: 4.6

New daily cases: 1,370

Tests per 100,000: 411.4

Montana: 4.1

New daily cases: 354

Tests per 100,000: 357.6

Arkansas: 4.1

New daily cases: 239

Tests per 100,000: 171

West Virginia: 3.8

New daily cases: 327

Tests per 100,000: 500.6

New Hampshire: 3.7

New daily cases: 382

Tests per 100,000: 578.3

Connecticut: 3.6

New daily cases: 898

Tests per 100,000: 731

Maryland: 3.6

New daily cases: 722

Tests per 100,000: 444.5

Washington: 3.4

New daily cases: 550

Tests per 100,000: 295.7

Nevada: 3.4

New daily cases: 147

Tests per 100,000: 227.5

New York: 3.3

New daily cases: 3,309

Tests per 100,000: 1,185

Louisiana: 3.2

New daily cases: 705

Tests per 100,000: 311.2

Nebraska: 3

New daily cases: 136 

Tests per 100,000: 389.9

Indiana: 2.8

New daily cases: 663

Tests per 100,000: 418.8

Illinois: 2.5

New daily cases: 1,812

Tests per 100,000: 568.9

Wisconsin: 2.5

New daily cases: 0

Tests per 100,000: 342.3

Massachusetts: 2.2

New daily cases: 1,821

Tests per 100,000: 1,212.6

Rhode Island: 2.2

New daily cases: 297

Tests per 100,000: 1,581

District of Columbia: 2.2

New daily cases: 105

Tests per 100,000: 699.4

Alaska: 2.1

New daily cases: 176

Tests per 100,000: 837.4

New Mexico: 2.1

New daily cases: 171

Tests per 100,000: 445.4

Oregon: 2

New daily cases: 310

Tests per 100,000: 326.3

Arizona: 1.8

New daily cases: 507

Tests per 100,000: 368.4

California: 1.6

New daily cases: 2,453

Tests per 100,000: 424.3

Hawaii: 1.6

New daily cases: 38

Tests per 100,000: 374.4

Vermont: 1.5

New daily cases: 94

Tests per 100,000: 1,383.2

Maine: 1

New daily cases: 131

Tests per 100,000: 1,417.6

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