10 states where COVID-19 deaths have climbed

COVID-19 deaths are falling nationwide but 10 states are still seeing higher daily death averages than recorded two weeks prior.

As of Feb. 23, the below states reported seven-day death averages that topped figures seen on Feb. 9. Becker's calculated the 14-day change in daily average death rates using data tracked by The New York Times.

Nationwide, deaths have fallen 26 percent in the last 14 days, averaging 1,908 daily deaths, data from the Times shows.

Note: States are ranked by the 14-day change in daily deaths as of Feb. 23.

1. Montana
Seven-day death average: 9
14-day change: 172.7 percent

2. Maine
Seven-day death average: 16
14-day change: 86.1 percent

3. Wyoming
Seven-day death average: 4.1
14-day change: 70.8 percent

4. Tennessee
Seven-day death average: 78
14-day change: 52.9 percent

5. Arizona
Seven-day death average: 86
14-day change: 26.5 percent

6. West Virginia
Seven-day death average: 21
14-day change: 16.7 percent

7. Alabama
Average daily deaths: 37
14-day change: 8.8 percent

8. New Mexico
Seven-day death average: 17
14-day change: 6.3 percent

9. Delaware
Seven-day death average: 7
14-day change: 6.1 percent

10. Kentucky
Seven-day death average: 30
14-day change: 3.5 percent


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