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16 states set single-day coronavirus records last week

Data: COVID Tracking Project and state health department data compiled by Axios; Map: Danielle Alberti and Naema Ahmed/Axios

16 states week set new highs last week for coronavirus infections recorded in a single day, according to the COVID Tracking Project and state health departments. Eight states surpassed records set the previous week.

The big picture: California has topped Florida and New York in reporting the most cases of any state in the country.


  • July 24: Georgia (4,813); Indiana (996); Missouri (1,652), beating its record from the previous day; New Mexico (335); Oklahoma (1,147).
  • July 23: Alabama (2,399), Iowa (841) and West Virginia (344).
  • July 22: California (12,807) and North Dakota (160).
  • July 21: Wisconsin (1,161).
  • July 20: Louisiana (3,186), beating its record from the previous day.
  • July 19: Kentucky (977), Oregon (430), and South Carolina (2,374).
  • July 18: North Carolina (2,481).

Between the lines: The U.S. is reporting a seven-day rolling average of about 66,000 new cases per day. 19 states broke their single-day coronavirus infection records last week.

What they're saying: "We are living, right now, through a historic pandemic outbreak. And, we are, right now, in a situation where we do not see any particular end in sight," NIAID director Anthony Fauci told a panel hosted by the not-for-profit TB Alliance on July 23.

Editor's note: This story has been updated to include COVID Tracking Project (CTP) data, in addition to data taken directly from state health departments. CTP began reporting non-resident cases as part of Alaska's total case count on July 16.

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