Special Report

States Where the Virus Is Spreading the Fastest Right Now

30. Vermont
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 9: +85.8% (338 to 628)
> Confirmed COVID-19 rate as of Apr. 9: 100.3 per 100,000 — 15th highest
> Population density: 65.1 people per square mile — 21st lowest
> Days between 1st case (3/7/2020) and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (3/24/2020): 17
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 9: 6 (Vermont total: 23)

29. Florida
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 9: +86.9% (9,000 to 16,819)
> Confirmed COVID-19 rate as of Apr. 9: 79.0 per 100,000 — 18th highest
> Population density: 323.9 people per square mile — 8th highest
> Days between 1st case (3/1/2020) and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (4/3/2020): 33
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 9: 226 (Florida total: 370)

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28. Arizona
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 9: +88.6% (1,600 to 3,018)
> Confirmed COVID-19 rate as of Apr. 9: 42.1 per 100,000 — 17th lowest
> Population density: 62.9 people per square mile — 19th lowest
> Days between 1st case (1/26/2020) and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (3/31/2020): 65
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 9: 54 (Arizona total: 89)

27. Ohio
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 9: +89.9% (2,902 to 5,512)
> Confirmed COVID-19 rate as of Apr. 9: 47.2 per 100,000 — 19th lowest
> Population density: 260.8 people per square mile — 10th highest
> Days between 1st case (3/9/2020) and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (3/23/2020): 14
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 9: 132 (Ohio total: 213)

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26. Oklahoma
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 9: +91.6% (879 to 1,684)
> Confirmed COVID-19 rate as of Apr. 9: 42.7 per 100,000 — 18th lowest
> Population density: 56.4 people per square mile — 16th lowest
> Days between 1st case (3/6/2020) 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: 46 (Oklahoma total: 80)