15 cities where COVID-19 cases, deaths are decreasing most

Some cities are showing sustained decreases in COVID-19 cases and deaths, according to an analysis from The New York Times.

The analysis is based on county-level data compiled by NYT and will feature regularly updated charts on past, current and future trajectory in the U.S.

Here are the top 15 metro areas where COVID-19 cases and deaths have decreased the most (relative to population) in the past week. The list reflects NYT's rankings as of April 29 at 8:30 a.m. CDT.

15 cities where COVID-19 cases are decreasing the most

1. Albany, Ga.
Change rate: -244 cases per 100,000 population

2. New Orleans
Change rate: -147 cases per 100,000 population

3. New York City area
Change rate: -124 cases per 100,000 population

4. East Stroudsburg, Pa.
Change rate: -79.6 cases per 100,000 population

5. Edwards, Colo.
Change rate: -78.2 cases per 100,000 population

6. Hammond, La.
Change rate: -76.2 cases per 100,000 population

7. Houma, La.
Change rate: -66.9 cases per 100,000 population

8. Detroit
Change rate: -62.7 cases per 100,000 population

9. Scranton Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
Change rate: -62.3 cases per 100,000 population

10. Reading, Pa. 
Change rate: -62.1 cases per 100,000 population

11. Kankakee, Ill.
Change rate: -59.1 cases per 100,000 population

12. Bloombsberg-Berwick, Pa.
Change rate: -55 cases per 100,000 population

13. Lebanon, Pa.
Change rate: -51.7 cases per 100,000 population

14. Shreveport, La.
Change rate: -47.7 cases per 100,000 population

15. Hot Springs, Ark.
Change rate: -45.4 cases per 100,000 population

 

15 cities where COVID-19 deaths are decreasing the most

1. New York City area
Change rate: -12.3 deaths per 100,000 population

2. East Stroudsburg, Pa.
Change rate: -7.7 deaths per 100,000 population

3. Albany, Ga.
Change rate: -5.9 deaths per 100,000 population

4. Greenfield Town, Mass.
Change rate: -5.6 deaths per 100,000 population

4. Pittsfield, Mass.
Change rate: -5.5 deaths per 100,000 population

5. Meridian, Mass.
Change rate: -5 deaths per 100,000 population

6. Hammond, La.
Change rate: -4.5 deaths per 100,000 population

7. Lubbock, Texas
Change rate: -4.4 deaths per 100,000 population

8. New Orleans
Change rate: -4.1 deaths per 100,000 population

9. Burlington, Vt.
Change rate: -4.1 deaths per 100,000 population

10. Shreveport, La.
Change rate: -3.7 deaths per 100,000 population

11. Monroe, La.
Change rate: -3.4 deaths per 100,000 population

12. Reading, Pa.
Change rate: -3.3 deaths per 100,000 population

13. Ocean City, N.J.
Change rate: -3.2 deaths per 100,000 population

14. Greeley, Colo.
Change rate: -2.9 deaths per 100,000 population

15. Flint, Mich.
Change rate: -2.5 deaths per 100,000 population

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