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Here's how each province in Canada is doing with COVID-19 compared to U.S. states

When it comes to Canada and the United States' battles against COVID-19, it truly is a tale of two cities (or two countries, as the case may be).

And while Canada is doing better overall when it comes to quashing the virus, there are a handful of U.S. states that are doing better than certain provinces.

Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia, for example, all have higher COVID-19 case counts than at least one U.S. state.

However, Canada's hardest-hit province, Manitoba, still ranks 48th on the list — way below most U.S. states.

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Our World in Data shows the daily confirmed COVID-19 case numbers in Canada vs the United States as of Aug. 24

Although it may feel like COVID-19 cases are spiking in Canada (which they are, in Western provinces), this list really puts into perspective the disparity between Canada and the U.S.

The hardest-hit state (Mississippi), for example, has roughly 11 times the case numbers per capita compared to Canada's hardest-hit province (Manitoba).

The complete breakdown of current numbers, ranked from the highest Canadian provinces and U.S. states to the lowest by average COVID-19 cases for every million people, is as follows:

  1. Mississippi (276.4)
  2. North Dakota (241.6)
  3. Georgia (227.6)
  4. Tennessee (214.0)
  5. Nevada (199.2)
  6. Alabama (193.1)
  7. Texas (191.1)
  8. Arkansas (185.0)
  9. Kansas (185.0)
  10. Iowa (181.1)
  11. Florida (180.6)
  12. Missouri (176.6)
  13. Idaho (175.0)
  14. Oklahoma (174.1)
  15. California (164.1)
  16. South Dakota (161.8)
  17. Illinois (159.9)
  18. Hawaii (157.2)
  19. Louisiana (154.4)
  20. South Carolina (152.4)
  21. North Carolina (138.4)
  22. Kentucky (132.3)
  23. Indiana (117.1)
  24. Wisconsin (115.8)
  25. Minnesota (112.3)
  26. Nebraska (112.0)
  27. Utah (109.8)
  28. Virginia (105.0)
  29. Alaska (94.1)
  30. Rhode Island (92.6)
  31. Maryland (91.9)
  32. Montana (90.8)
  33. Arizona (89.6)
  34. Ohio (79.6)
  35. Wyoming (72.1)
  36. New Mexico (67.3)
  37. Washington (66.6)
  38. Delaware (65.1)
  39. Michigan (65.1)
  40. District of Columbia (63.6)
  41. Oregon (56.7)
  42. West Virginia (56.3)
  43. Pennsylvania (51.4)
  44. Colorado (48.8)
  45. Massachusetts (36.6)
  46. New Jersey (32.8)
  47. New York (31.1)
  48. Manitoba (25.6)
  49. Connecticut (24.9)
  50. Alberta (22.5)
  51. Maine (17.9)
  52. British Columbia (15.6)
  53. New Hampshire (12.5)
  54. Vermont (9.6)
  55. Quebec (9.0)
  56. Ontario (7.4)
  57. Prince Edward Island (2.7)
  58. Saskatchewan (2.4)
  59. Nova Scotia (0.7)
  60. New Brunswick (0.5)
  61. Newfoundland and Labrador (0.0)
  62. Yukon (0.0)
  63. Northwest Territories (0.0)
  64. Nunavut (0.0)
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