Special Report

States Where the Virus Is Spreading the Fastest Right Now

50. Montana
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through Apr. 23: +5.8%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 23: 41.3 per 100,000 — the fewest (Montana total: 439)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 16: 39.1 per 100,000 — 3rd fewest (Montana total: 415)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 23: 7 (Montana total: 14)
> COVID-19 testing rate as of Apr. 23: 1,090 per 100,000 people — 20th most (Montana total tests: 11,583)
> Population density: 7.2 people per square mile — 3rd lowest
> First confirmed case: 3/13/2020
> Days between 1st case and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (3/28/2020): 15 days

49. Vermont
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through Apr. 23: +7.2%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 23: 131.4 per 100,000 — 19th most (Vermont total: 823)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 16: 122.6 per 100,000 — 17th most (Vermont total: 768)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 23: 5 (Vermont total: 40)
> COVID-19 testing rate as of Apr. 23: 2,149 per 100,000 people — 6th most (Vermont total tests: 13,462)
> Population density: 65.1 people per square mile — 21st lowest
> First confirmed case: 3/7/2020
> Days between 1st case and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (3/24/2020): 17 days

48. Hawaii
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through Apr. 23: +9.4%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 23: 41.7 per 100,000 — 2nd fewest (Hawaii total: 592)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 16: 38.1 per 100,000 — 2nd fewest (Hawaii total: 541)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 23: 3 (Hawaii total: 12)
> COVID-19 testing rate as of Apr. 23: N/A
> Population density: 129.9 people per square mile — 20th highest
> First confirmed case: 3/6/2020
> Days between 1st case and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (3/25/2020): 19 days

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47. Washington
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through Apr. 23: +10.1%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 23: 163.0 per 100,000 — 17th most (Washington total: 12,282)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 16: 148.0 per 100,000 — 15th most (Washington total: 11,152)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 23: 99 (Washington total: 682)
> COVID-19 testing rate as of Apr. 23: 1,925 per 100,000 people — 11th most (Washington total tests: 145,031)
> Population density: 105.7 people per square mile — 23rd highest
> First confirmed case: 1/21/2020
> Days between 1st case and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (3/23/2020): 62 days

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46. Wyoming
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through Apr. 23: +10.1%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 23: 56.4 per 100,000 — 7th fewest (Wyoming total: 326)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 16: 51.2 per 100,000 — 7th fewest (Wyoming total: 296)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 23: 4 (Wyoming total: 6)
> COVID-19 testing rate as of Apr. 23: 634 per 100,000 people — the fewest (Wyoming total tests: 3,664)
> Population density: 5.9 people per square mile — 2nd 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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