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Derek Thompson+ Your Authors @DKThomp Writer at @TheAtlantic. Host of podcast CRAZY/GENIUS. Author of book HIT MAKERS. Talker on NPR's @hereandnow and @CBSNews. derek[at]theatlantic[dot]com Jun. 28, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

New COVID cases in Florida, Arizona, and Nevada are rising faster on a per-capita basis than in any other country in the world

Arizona: 481
Florida: 446
Nevada: 357
Qatar: 333

See more here: 

Daily new confirmed cases of COVID per million in US states
(data via @COVID19Tracking) vs. worst-hit countries (data via @OurWorldInData)

AZ - 481
FL - 446
NV - 357
Qatar - 333
Bahrain - 332
Armenia - 329
SC - 312
Chile - 232

Why compare states to countries?

Because the U.S. is so big that overall case growth masks a lot of underlying diversity.

AZ/FL/NV case growth is literally world-leading. Meanwhile, the northeast as a whole is experiencing case growth similar to a lot of Euro countries.

At the same time, state vs country comparisons will never be perfect. It's been notoriously difficult to make apples-to-apples comparisons across countries given testing discrepancies and other differences.

But to end where I began: Our southern surge is globally extraordinary.

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