21 states where COVID-19 is spreading fastest, slowest: Sept. 28

Wyoming has the highest COVID-19 reproduction rate, while Georgia has the lowest, according to rt.live. 

Rt.live is a website that calculates the rate at which the virus is spreading. Measured by the average number of people who become sick from an infectious person, the site tracks the effective reproduction rate (Rt) of COVID-19 infections. If the value is less than one, the spread of the disease is slowing. The higher the Rt number, the worse the spread.

Editor's note: This list contains ties and is based on data last updated Sept. 27.

10 states with fastest spread of COVID-19

1. Wyoming — 1.24

2. North Carolina — 1.18

3. Massachusetts — 1.17

4. Montana — 1.16

5. Colorado — 1.13

    Idaho — 1.13

6. New Mexico — 1.12

    Wisconsin — 1.12

7. North Dakota — 1.11

    South Dakota — 1.11

11 states with slowest spread of COVID-19

1. Georgia — 0.86

2. Virginia — 0.88

3. South Carolina — 0.89

4. Hawaii — 0.90

5. Ohio — 0.91

    Washington, D.C. — 0.91

6. Alabama — 0.92

    Arizona — 0.92

7. Louisiana — 0.93

8. Florida — 0.94

    Maryland — 0.94

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ior's note: This list contains ties. These rates were captured July 7; the most recent update made to the Rt.live site was July 6.

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