Kansas No. 1 in new daily COVID-19 cases Tuesday

January 2022

According to the New York Times’ latest report of U.S. cases, Kansas represents the U.S. state with the most new cases per 100,000 recorded Tuesday. The table is sorted by states with the most cases over the last seven days.

Over the preceding weeks, the Sunflower State reported higher counts in new daily cases, reaching a pandemic-era peak on Jan. 11 before ticking back down in the days following.

On a national scale, Tuesday’s daily COVID-19 tracking project from The New York Times notes Kansas at the top of its chart tracking new cases per 100,000 in each state. As of the afternoon of Jan. 25, Kansas remains at No. 1

According to The New York Times, Kansas sits at 365 new cases per 100,000. Just behind it is Guam with 364 new cases per 100,000.

Missouri landed halfway down the chart, displaying 228 new cases per 100,000, considerably further behind Kansas.

Both states, however, rose above the U.S. average of daily new cases on Tuesday. According to the same report, the national average of cases per 100,000 is 201.