Special Report

States Where the Virus Is Spreading the Fastest Right Now

35. New Hampshire
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 9: +71.0% (479 to 819)
> Confirmed COVID-19 rate as of Apr. 9: 60.4 per 100,000 — 23rd highest
> Population density: 145.1 people per square mile — 19th highest
> Days between 1st case (3/2/2020) and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (3/27/2020): 25
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 9: 16 (New Hampshire total: 21)

34. New York
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 9: +72.4% (92,770 to 159,937)
> Confirmed COVID-19 rate as of Apr. 9: 818.4 per 100,000 — the highest
> Population density: 358.2 people per square mile — 7th highest
> Days between 1st case (3/1/2020) and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (3/22/2020): 21
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 9: 4,414 (New York total: 7,067)

33. South Carolina
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 9: +79.7% (1,554 to 2,792)
> Confirmed COVID-19 rate as of Apr. 9: 54.9 per 100,000 — 25th lowest
> Population density: 158.8 people per square mile — 18th highest
> Days between 1st case (3/6/2020) and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (4/6/2020): 31
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 9: 36 (South Carolina total: 67)

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32. California
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 9: +80.4% (11,190 to 20,191)
> Confirmed COVID-19 rate as of Apr. 9: 51.0 per 100,000 — 24th lowest
> Population density: 241.7 people per square mile — 11th highest
> Days between 1st case (1/25/2020) and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (3/19/2020): 54
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 9: 301 (California total: 548)

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31. Utah
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 9: +84.4% (1,074 to 1,980)
> Confirmed COVID-19 rate as of Apr. 9: 62.6 per 100,000 — 22nd highest
> Population density: 37.2 people per square mile — 11th lowest
> Days between 1st case (2/25/2020) 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: 6 (Utah total: 13)