Over the past week, there have been an average of 30.6 confirmed new daily cases of the virus per 100,000 Americans, virtually unchanged from an average of 30.7 new daily cases per 100,000 the week before. Still, new cases of COVID-19 are emerging every day across much of the country.
Nationwide, the average number of new daily infections has increased in 35 states in the past week. Currently, Hawaii has the fastest growing average number of new cases per capita per day.
To date, Rhode Island has had the highest number of COVID-19 cases per capita of any state, at 35,018 per 100,000 people. Nationwide, there were a total of 25,271 cases per 100,000 people.
All COVID-19 data used in this story is as of May 26, 2022. It’s important to note that in some states, weekly infection rates may include cases of the virus that have occurred earlier but were not previously counted.