48 Places Are At The Highest COVID-19 Risk Level

Data as of December 3

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
South Dakota Red 1,029 new cases/day 116 per 100K -20%
Rhode Island Red 1,201 new cases/day 113 per 100K +36%
Minnesota Red 6,332 new cases/day 112 per 100K -8%
Wyoming Red 612 new cases/day 106 per 100K -25%
Utah Red 3,180 new cases/day 99 per 100K 0%

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.