It’s unclear if this is a true change or the result of a Memorial Day disruption in reporting.
But, overall reported case rates are five times higher right now than they were this time last year, even though people are far less likely to have cases reported due to home testing.
By the numbers: Last week, there were an average of 98,688 new cases reported a day, down 4% from nearly 103,000 two weeks prior. There were fewer than 20,000 a day reported at the beginning of June last year.
Hawaii had the highest case rate with 89 new reported cases per 100,000 people. Rhode Island, Delaware, Florida, New Jersey, Colorado and Alaska all had rates of 40 or more new cases per 100,000.