Special Report

States Where the Virus Is Spreading the Fastest Right Now

25. Mississippi
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 9: +92.0% (1,177 to 2,260)
> Confirmed COVID-19 rate as of Apr. 9: 75.7 per 100,000 — 20th highest
> Population density: 61.7 people per square mile — 18th lowest
> Days between 1st case (3/11/2020) and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (4/3/2020): 23
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 9: 50 (Mississippi total: 76)

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24. Missouri
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 9: +93.0% (1,834 to 3,539)
> Confirmed COVID-19 rate as of Apr. 9: 57.8 per 100,000 — 25th highest
> Population density: 87.9 people per square mile — 23rd lowest
> Days between 1st case (3/7/2020) and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (4/6/2020): 30
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 9: 70 (Missouri total: 94)

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23. North Carolina
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 9: +96.6% (1,857 to 3,651)
> Confirmed COVID-19 rate as of Apr. 9: 35.2 per 100,000 — 9th lowest
> Population density: 192.9 people per square mile — 14th highest
> Days between 1st case (3/3/2020) and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (3/30/2020): 27
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 9: 57 (North Carolina total: 74)

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22. Michigan
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 9: +98.1% (10,791 to 21,375)
> Confirmed COVID-19 rate as of Apr. 9: 213.8 per 100,000 — 6th highest
> Population density: 103.4 people per square mile — 24th highest
> Days between 1st case (3/10/2020) and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (3/24/2020): 14
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 9: 659 (Michigan total: 1,076)

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21. New Jersey
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 9: +99.4% (25,590 to 51,027)
> Confirmed COVID-19 rate as of Apr. 9: 572.8 per 100,000 — 2nd highest
> Population density: 1021.3 people per square mile — the highest
> Days between 1st case (3/4/2020) and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (3/21/2020): 17
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 9: 1,161 (New Jersey total: 1,700)