45 places are at the highest COVID-19 risk level

Data as of August 7

Red

  • Threshold: 25+ daily new cases per 100,000 people
  • Indicates: unchecked community spread

Orange

  • Threshold: 10-24 daily new cases per 100,000 people
  • Indicates: escalating community spread

Yellow

  • Threshold: 1-9 daily new cases per 100,000 people
  • Indicates: potential community spread

Green

  • Threshold: <1 daily new case per 100,000 people
  • Indicates: close to containment
The highest-risk places include:
State Risk Level Avg. this week Per 100K 2 Week Trend
American Samoa Red 69 new cases/day 139 per 100K +47%
Puerto Rico Red 2,882 new cases/day 88 per 100K +11%
Guam Red 102 new cases/day 66 per 100K +28%
Alaska Red 451 new cases/day 62 per 100K +9%
Kentucky Red 2,597 new cases/day 58 per 100K +3%

Notes

— Daily cases are a 7-day average to smooth out day-to-day variations in the data. Risk levels are based on a scale developed by the Harvard Global Health Institute and a collaboration of top scientists at institutions around the country.