In these five states the COVID cases are declining.

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As the number of new coronavirus infections per day in the U.S. reached a record 91,295 cases on Thursday, a handful of states reported a decrease in new infections over the past two weeks.

The five states listed below each reported a decrease in the average number of daily new cases over a 14-day period from October 16 to 29, according to data from Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

The daily case numbers below reflect a seven-day moving average of new daily infections reported from October 16 to 29.

Missouri
Day 1 (October 16): 2,040.34
Day 14 (October 29): 1.477,75
Highest daily case number in the 14-day period: 2,213 on October 17
Lowest daily number of cases in a 14-day period: 1,477.75 on October 29

While the average daily number of cases in Missouri has statistically declined in the last two weeks, the number has increased throughout the entire outbreak since mid-March, according to JHU.

Oklahoma
Day 1 (October 16): 1,127
Day 14 (October 29): 864.25
Highest daily number of cases in a period of 14 days: 1,348 on October 22
Lowest daily number of cases in a 14-day period: 864.25 on October 29

While the average number of new cases per day in Oklahoma has statistically declined in the last two weeks, the average number has risen sharply since early June, after flattening out from mid-March, according to the JHU.

Louisiana
Day 1 (October 16): 551,86
Day 14 (October 29): 498,75
Highest daily case number in a 14-day period: 615.71 on October 24
Lowest daily number of cases in a 14-day period: 494.50 on 27 October

The average number of new cases occurring daily in Louisiana has statistically declined in the last two weeks. However, the number has flattened out since late August, after declining since late July, when it peaked at 2,267 on July 23, according to the JHU.

Hawaii
Day 1 (October 16): 79.14
Day 14 (29 October): 59.75
Highest daily case number in a 14-day period: 91.57 on 22 and 23 October
Lowest daily number of cases in a 14-day period: 59.75 on October 29

The average daily number of new cases in Hawaii has been on a downward trend over the past 14 days. The average number has been declining since late August when it peaked at 255 on August 26. From mid-March to mid-July, the number remained unchanged before rising sharply according to the JHU.

Delaware
Day 1 (October 16): 129.57
Day 14 (October 29): 148
Highest daily number of cases in a 14-day period: 148 on 29 October
Lowest daily number of cases in a 14-day period: 124 on 22 October

The average daily case count in Delaware reported a statistical decline over the last 14 days. However, the average daily case count flattened from early July, after declining from the end of April, when it peaked at 235 on April 25, according to the JHU.

The overall picture

The novel coronavirus has infected more than 45.1 million people worldwide, including over 8.9 million in the United States, since its first report in Wuhan, China.

More than 1.1 million people worldwide have died as a result of the infection, while more than 30.3 million are reported to have recovered by Friday, according to the JHU.

The following chart, created by Statista, illustrates the prevalence of COVID 19 cases in the USA.

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