Special Report

States Where the Virus Is Spreading the Fastest Right Now

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45. Hawaii
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 9: +55.5% (283 to 440)
> Confirmed COVID-19 rate as of Apr. 9: 31.0 per 100,000 — 4th lowest
> Population density: 129.9 people per square mile — 20th highest
> Days between 1st case (3/6/2020) and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (3/25/2020): 19
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 9: 4 (Hawaii total: 6)

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44. Wyoming
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 9: +56.2% (153 to 239)
> Confirmed COVID-19 rate as of Apr. 9: 41.4 per 100,000 — 15th lowest
> Population density: 5.9 people per square mile — 2nd lowest
> Days between 1st case (3/11/2020) 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: none reported in Wyoming

43. Alaska
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 9: +59.6% (146 to 233)
> Confirmed COVID-19 rate as of Apr. 9: 31.6 per 100,000 — 6th lowest
> Population density: 1.1 people per square mile — the lowest
> Days between 1st case (3/12/2020) and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (3/28/2020): 16
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 9: 3 (Alaska total: 5)

42. Oregon
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 9: +59.9% (826 to 1,321)
> Confirmed COVID-19 rate as of Apr. 9: 31.5 per 100,000 — 5th lowest
> Population density: 42.6 people per square mile — 13th lowest
> Days between 1st case (2/28/2020) and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (3/23/2020): 24
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 9: 23 (Oregon total: 44)

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41. Colorado
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 9: +66.4% (3,728 to 6,202)
> Confirmed COVID-19 rate as of Apr. 9: 108.9 per 100,000 — 12th highest
> Population density: 54.7 people per square mile — 14th lowest
> Days between 1st case (3/5/2020) and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (3/26/2020): 21
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 9: 131 (Colorado total: 227)