Special Report

States Where the Virus Is Spreading the Fastest Right Now

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40. Wisconsin
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 9: +66.8% (1,730 to 2,885)
> Confirmed COVID-19 rate as of Apr. 9: 49.6 per 100,000 — 22nd lowest
> Population density: 88.8 people per square mile — 24th lowest
> Days between 1st case (2/5/2020) and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (3/25/2020): 49
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 9: 79 (Wisconsin total: 116)

39. Minnesota
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 9: +67.4% (742 to 1,242)
> Confirmed COVID-19 rate as of Apr. 9: 22.1 per 100,000 — the lowest
> Population density: 64.5 people per square mile — 20th lowest
> Days between 1st case (3/6/2020) and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (3/27/2020): 21
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 9: 32 (Minnesota total: 50)

38. Arkansas
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 9: +67.8% (683 to 1,146)
> Confirmed COVID-19 rate as of Apr. 9: 38.0 per 100,000 — 11th lowest
> Population density: 56.7 people per square mile — 17th 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: 9 (Arkansas total: 21)

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37. Nevada
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 9: +68.4% (1,458 to 2,456)
> Confirmed COVID-19 rate as of Apr. 9: 80.9 per 100,000 — 17th highest
> Population density: 27.4 people per square mile — 9th lowest
> Days between 1st case (3/5/2020) and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (4/1/2020): 27
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 9: 44 (Nevada total: 82)

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36. North Dakota
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 9: +69.2% (159 to 269)
> Confirmed COVID-19 rate as of Apr. 9: 35.4 per 100,000 — 10th lowest
> Population density: 10.8 people per square mile — 4th 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: 2 (North Dakota total: 5)