COVID-19 live updates: Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico leading nation in cases


The U.S. is currently averaging more than 88,000 new cases per day — a nearly 40% increase since late-October, according to federal data. This increase marks the first surge in daily national cases after nearly 10 weeks of declines.

Michigan, which is now reporting more cases than at any other point in the pandemic, has the nation’s highest infection rate, followed by Minnesota, New Mexico, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Wisconsin and Vermont. Puerto Rico, Florida and Hawaii have the nation’s lowest infection rate, according to federal data.

One in every 427 Americans has died from COVID-19, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

Over the last month, the U.S. has reported nearly 37,000 COVID-19 deaths, according to federal data.

Wyoming currently has the country’s highest death rate, followed by Montana, West Virginia, Kentucky and Idaho, according to federal data.

-ABC News’ Arielle Mitropoulos