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(NEXSTAR) — After a bleak 2020 holiday season filled with canceled plans and isolation, many Americans are eager to participate in big Thanksgiving gatherings this year. But while meal prep is underway, cases of COVID-19 are on the rise in several states.

The spread of the coronavirus in the community is currently high in 42 states and territories, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The New York Times analyzed data from Johns Hopkins University showing that the number of cases in the US has increased by 33% in the past two weeks.

Massachusetts has seen the biggest spike in cases with a 103% increase from the previous two weeks. Other states that are seeing significant increases in cases include Connecticut, Illinois, Michigan, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

Alabama, Alaska, California and Idaho were among the handful of states that saw a drop in cases in the past two weeks.

With cases rising across the country, here’s a breakdown of the daily averages of new cases in each state:

  1. Massachusetts – An average of 2,657 new cases per day, up 103% from the average two weeks earlier.
  2. Rhode Island – An average of 473 new cases per day, up 102% from the average two weeks earlier.
  3. Connecticut – On average 681 new cases per day, up 91% from the average two weeks earlier.
  4. Michigan – An average of 8,393 new cases per day, an increase of 83% from the average two weeks earlier.
  5. New Hampshire – An average of 1,051 new cases per day, an increase of 82% from the average two weeks earlier.
  6. Illinois – An average of 4,380 new cases per day, up 79% from the average two weeks earlier.
  7. Indiana – An average of 2,705 new cases per day, up 68% from the average two weeks earlier.
  8. New Mexico – An average of 1,649 new cases per day, up 62% from the average two weeks earlier.
  9. Missouri – An average of 1,628 new cases per day, up 59% from the average two weeks earlier.
  10. Oklahoma – An average of 992 new cases per day, up 52% ​​from the average two weeks earlier.
  11. Minnesota – An average of 4,181 new cases per day, up 52% ​​from the average two weeks earlier.
  12. New Jersey – An average of 1,812 new cases per day, up 48% from the average two weeks earlier.
  13. Tennessee – An average of 1,406 new cases per day, up 47% from the two-week earlier average.
  14. Kansas – An average of 1,139 new cases per day, up 47% from the average two weeks earlier.
  15. Ohio – An average of 5,180 new cases per day, up 47% from the average two weeks earlier.
  16. Vermont – An average of 352 new cases per day, up 45% from the average two weeks earlier.
  17. Kentucky – An average of 1,626 new cases per day, up 45% from the average two weeks earlier.
  18. New York – An average of 5,986 new cases per day, up 45% from the average two weeks earlier.
  19. Wisconsin – An average of 3,441 new cases per day, up 45% from the average two weeks earlier.
  20. Pennsylvania – Average of 5,428 new cases per day, up 39% from the average two weeks earlier.
  21. Arkansas – Average of 587 new cases per day, up 38% from the average two weeks earlier.
  22. Louisiana – An average of 460 new cases per day, up 34% from the average two weeks earlier.
  23. Delaware – Average of 328 new cases per day, up 29% from the average two weeks earlier.
  24. Arizona – An average of 3,596 new cases per day, up 29% from the average two weeks earlier.
  25. Utah – Average 1,929 new cases per day, up 27% from the average two weeks earlier.
  26. South Dakota – An average of 448 new cases per day, up 27% from the average two weeks earlier.
  27. Maine – An average of 620 new cases per day, up 26% from the average two weeks earlier.
  28. North Carolina – An average of 2123 new cases per day, up 25% from the average two weeks earlier.
  29. Mississippi – An average of 364 new cases per day, up 25% from the two-week earlier average.
  30. Maryland – On average, 857 new cases, up 24% from the two-week earlier average.
  31. District of Columbia – Average of 104 new cases per day, up 22% from the average two weeks earlier.
  32. Nebraska – An average of 872 new cases per day, up 20% from the average two weeks earlier.
  33. Iowa – An average of 1,327 new cases per day, up 20% from the average two weeks earlier.
  34. Colorado – An average of 3,202 new cases per day, up 17% from the average two weeks earlier.
  35. Virginia – An average of 1,475 new cases per day, up 14% from the average two weeks earlier.
  36. Florida – An average of 1,747 new cases per day, up 13% from the average two weeks earlier.
  37. Georgia – Average 1,232 new cases per day, up 12% from the average two weeks earlier.
  38. Nevada – An average of 784 new cases per day, up 10% from the two-week earlier average.
  39. Washington – An average of 2,036 new cases per day, up 9% from the average two weeks earlier.
  40. West Virginia – An average of 789 new cases per day, up 4% from the average two weeks earlier.
  41. South Carolina – Average 787 new cases per day, down 1% from the average two weeks earlier.
  42. North Dakota – An average of 476 new cases per day, down 2% from the average two weeks earlier.
  43. Texas – An average of 3,345 new cases per day, down 2% from the average two weeks earlier.
  44. Hawaii – An average of 111 new cases per day, down 2% from the average two weeks earlier.
  45. Wyoming – An average of 341 new cases per day, down 6% from the average two weeks earlier.
  46. Montana – Average of 617 new cases per day, down 8% from the average two weeks earlier.
  47. Oregon – An average of 945 new cases per day, down 10% from the two-week average.
  48. Alabama – An average of 481 new cases per day, down 11% from the average two weeks earlier.
  49. California – An average of 5,302 new cases per day, down 14% from the average two weeks earlier.
  50. Alaska – An average of 465 new cases per day, down 22% from the average two weeks earlier.
  51. Idaho – Average of 535 new cases per day, down 30% from the average two weeks earlier.

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