50 Places Are At The Highest COVID-19 Risk Level

Data as of September 19

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
Tennessee Red 7,636 new cases/day 112 per 100K +8%
Guam Red 165 new cases/day 104 per 100K +10%
West Virginia Red 1,833 new cases/day 102 per 100K +23%
Alaska Red 741 new cases/day 101 per 100K +33%
South Carolina Red 5,022 new cases/day 98 per 100K -8%

Note: 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.