Special Report

States Where the Virus Is Spreading the Fastest Right Now

45. Alaska
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through Apr. 23: +11.7%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 23: 45.4 per 100,000 — 3rd fewest (Alaska total: 335)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 16: 40.7 per 100,000 — 4th fewest (Alaska total: 300)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 23: none (Alaska total: 9)
> COVID-19 testing rate as of Apr. 23: 1,472 per 100,000 people — 15th most (Alaska total tests: 10,858)
> Population density: 1.1 people per square mile — the lowest
> First confirmed case: 3/12/2020
> Days between 1st case and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (3/28/2020): 16 days

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44. Louisiana
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through Apr. 23: +12.1%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 23: 542.0 per 100,000 — 6th most (Louisiana total: 25,258)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 16: 483.5 per 100,000 — 3rd most (Louisiana total: 22,532)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 23: 317 (Louisiana total: 1,473)
> COVID-19 testing rate as of Apr. 23: 3,040 per 100,000 people — 3rd most (Louisiana total tests: 141,672)
> Population density: 89.0 people per square mile — 25th lowest
> First confirmed case: 3/9/2020
> Days between 1st case and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (3/23/2020): 14 days

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43. Maine
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through Apr. 23: +13.9%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 23: 67.8 per 100,000 — 8th fewest (Maine total: 907)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 16: 59.5 per 100,000 — 16th fewest (Maine total: 796)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 23: 12 (Maine total: 39)
> COVID-19 testing rate as of Apr. 23: N/A
> Population density: 37.8 people per square mile — 12th lowest
> First confirmed case: 3/12/2020
> Days between 1st case and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (4/2/2020): 21 days

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42. New York
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through Apr. 23: +15.7%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 23: 1,316.2 per 100,000 — the most (New York total: 257,216)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 16: 1,137.5 per 100,000 — the most (New York total: 222,284)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 23: 3,110 (New York total: 15,302)
> COVID-19 testing rate as of Apr. 23: 3,428 per 100,000 people — 2nd most (New York total tests: 669,982)
> Population density: 358.2 people per square mile — 7th highest
> First confirmed case: 3/1/2020
> Days between 1st case and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (3/22/2020): 21 days

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41. Michigan
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through Apr. 23: +16.1%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 23: 339.8 per 100,000 — 7th most (Michigan total: 33,966)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 16: 292.7 per 100,000 — 7th most (Michigan total: 29,263)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 23: 720 (Michigan total: 2,813)
> COVID-19 testing rate as of Apr. 23: N/A
> Population density: 103.4 people per square mile — 24th highest
> First confirmed case: 3/10/2020
> Days between 1st case and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (3/24/2020): 14 days

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