Special Report

States Where the Virus Is Spreading the Fastest Right Now

5. Delaware
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through Apr. 23: +54.2%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 23: 330.9 per 100,000 — 8th most (Delaware total: 3,200)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 16: 214.5 per 100,000 — 9th most (Delaware total: 2,075)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 23: 37 (Delaware total: 89)
> COVID-19 testing rate as of Apr. 23: N/A
> Population density: 388.6 people per square mile — 6th highest
> First confirmed case: 3/11/2020
> Days between 1st case and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (3/24/2020): 13 days

4. Ohio
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through Apr. 23: +67.8%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 23: 120.8 per 100,000 — 21st most (Ohio total: 14,117)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 16: 72.0 per 100,000 — 21st fewest (Ohio total: 8,414)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 23: 221 (Ohio total: 610)
> COVID-19 testing rate as of Apr. 23: N/A
> Population density: 260.8 people per square mile — 10th highest
> First confirmed case: 3/9/2020
> Days between 1st case and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (3/23/2020): 14 days

3. Nebraska
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through Apr. 23: +70.1%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 23: 94.0 per 100,000 — 19th fewest (Nebraska total: 1,813)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 16: 55.3 per 100,000 — 13th fewest (Nebraska total: 1,066)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 23: 18 (Nebraska total: 42)
> COVID-19 testing rate as of Apr. 23: 902 per 100,000 people — 12th fewest (Nebraska total tests: 17,394)
> Population density: 24.9 people per square mile — 8th lowest
> First confirmed case: 2/17/2020
> Days between 1st case and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order: No order issued as of April 8

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2. North Dakota
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through Apr. 23: +72.8%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 23: 89.3 per 100,000 — 17th fewest (North Dakota total: 679)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 16: 51.7 per 100,000 — 8th fewest (North Dakota total: 393)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 23: 5 (North Dakota total: 14)
> COVID-19 testing rate as of Apr. 23: 2,051 per 100,000 people — 7th most (North Dakota total tests: 15,589)
> Population density: 10.8 people per square mile — 4th lowest
> First confirmed case: 3/11/2020
> Days between 1st case and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order: No order issued as of April 8

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1. Iowa
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through Apr. 23: +75.1%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 23: 118.8 per 100,000 — 23rd most (Iowa total: 3,748)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 16: 67.8 per 100,000 — 19th fewest (Iowa total: 2,141)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 23: 30 (Iowa total: 90)
> COVID-19 testing rate as of Apr. 23: 895 per 100,000 people — 11th fewest (Iowa total tests: 28,244)
> Population density: 56.1 people per square mile — 15th lowest
> First confirmed case: 3/8/2020
> Days between 1st case and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order: No order issued as of April 8

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