**After five consecutive weeks of decline,** new cases in the U.S. **held steady** at 48 per 100K population last week. The states that showed a significant **increase** in growth of cases last week included Alabama (at 48 cases per 100K pop., that was up 15% from the previous week), Arkansas (38, up 46%), Colorado (43, up 16%), Florida (30, up 58%), Maryland (124, up 15%), North Carolina (44, up 37%), North Dakota (74, up 64%), and Wisconsin (47, up 31%). ) (*Math note: **Curious to know the total number of new cases that, say, Alabama had last week? Move the decimal point in its shown population (in millions) one to the right to get how many hundreds of thousands of people live there (i.e., 49) and then multiply that number by its cases per 100K (i.e., 48) and you'll see that the state reported about 2,352 new cases last week.)*

Want to know the **total** number of cases a state had in a given week? Move the decimal point in the state population one to the right (so Wisconsin, at 5.8M, becomes "58"; this number is the Wisconsin population expressed in terms of how many hundreds of thousands of people the state has) and multiply that by the "Cases per 100K" shown. (So if Wisconsin has a population 58 hundreds of thousands and, in a given week, 36 new cases per 100K , its total number of new cases that week was 58 x 36, or about 2,088 new cases.).