Special Report

States Where the Virus Is Spreading the Fastest Right Now

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5. Pennsylvania
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 9: +162.0% (7,016 to 18,379)
> Confirmed COVID-19 rate as of Apr. 9: 143.5 per 100,000 — 8th highest
> Population density: 278.1 people per square mile — 9th highest
> Days between 1st case (3/6/2020) and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (4/1/2020): 26
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 9: 254 (Pennsylvania total: 344)

4. Rhode Island
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 9: +162.9% (657 to 1,727)
> Confirmed COVID-19 rate as of Apr. 9: 163.3 per 100,000 — 7th highest
> Population density: 684.3 people per square mile — 2nd highest
> Days between 1st case (3/1/2020) and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (3/28/2020): 27
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 9: 31 (Rhode Island total: 43)

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3. Maryland
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 9: +165.3% (2,331 to 6,185)
> Confirmed COVID-19 rate as of Apr. 9: 102.4 per 100,000 — 14th highest
> Population density: 487.1 people per square mile — 5th highest
> Days between 1st case (3/5/2020) and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (3/30/2020): 25
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 9: 103 (Maryland total: 139)

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2. South Dakota
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 9: +170.9% (165 to 447)
> Confirmed COVID-19 rate as of Apr. 9: 50.7 per 100,000 — 23rd lowest
> Population density: 11.4 people per square mile — 5th lowest
> Days between 1st case (3/10/2020) and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order: No order issued as of April 9
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 9: 5 (South Dakota total: 7)

1. Delaware
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 9: +207.6% (393 to 1,209)
> Confirmed COVID-19 rate as of Apr. 9: 125.0 per 100,000 — 11th highest
> Population density: 388.6 people per square mile — 6th highest
> Days between 1st case (3/11/2020) and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (3/24/2020): 13
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 9: 11 (Delaware total: 23)