Special Report

States Where the Virus Is Spreading the Fastest Right Now

15. Indiana
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 9: +109.0% (3,039 to 6,351)
> Confirmed COVID-19 rate as of Apr. 9: 94.9 per 100,000 — 16th highest
> Population density: 183.7 people per square mile — 15th highest
> Days between 1st case (3/6/2020) and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (3/24/2020): 18
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 9: 168 (Indiana total: 246)

14. Massachusetts
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 9: +111.3% (8,966 to 18,941)
> Confirmed COVID-19 rate as of Apr. 9: 274.4 per 100,000 — 4th highest
> Population density: 654.0 people per square mile — 3rd highest
> Days between 1st case (2/1/2020) and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (3/24/2020): 52
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 9: 349 (Massachusetts total: 503)

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13. Illinois
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 9: +113.4% (7,695 to 16,422)
> Confirmed COVID-19 rate as of Apr. 9: 128.9 per 100,000 — 9th highest
> Population density: 220.0 people per square mile — 12th highest
> Days between 1st case (1/24/2020) and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (3/21/2020): 57
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 9: 369 (Illinois total: 534)

12. Nebraska
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 9: +117.6% (273 to 594)
> Confirmed COVID-19 rate as of Apr. 9: 30.8 per 100,000 — 3rd lowest
> Population density: 24.9 people per square mile — 8th lowest
> Days between 1st case (2/17/2020) 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 (Nebraska total: 15)

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11. Alabama
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 9: +123.5% (1,270 to 2,838)
> Confirmed COVID-19 rate as of Apr. 9: 58.1 per 100,000 — 24th highest
> Population density: 93.2 people per square mile — 25th highest
> Days between 1st case (3/13/2020) and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (4/4/2020): 22
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 9: 46 (Alabama total: 78)