Special Report

States Where the Virus Is Spreading the Fastest Right Now

40. Idaho
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through Apr. 23: +17.2%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 23: 100.7 per 100,000 — 22nd fewest (Idaho total: 1,766)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 16: 85.9 per 100,000 — 24th most (Idaho total: 1,507)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 23: 10 (Idaho total: 51)
> COVID-19 testing rate as of Apr. 23: 1,011 per 100,000 people — 15th fewest (Idaho total tests: 17,730)
> Population density: 21.0 people per square mile — 7th lowest
> First confirmed case: 3/13/2020
> Days between 1st case and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (3/25/2020): 12 days

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39. Massachusetts
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through Apr. 23: +18.3%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 23: 551.7 per 100,000 — 5th most (Massachusetts total: 38,077)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 16: 466.2 per 100,000 — 4th most (Massachusetts total: 32,181)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 23: 461 (Massachusetts total: 1,706)
> COVID-19 testing rate as of Apr. 23: 2,351 per 100,000 people — 5th most (Massachusetts total tests: 162,241)
> Population density: 654.0 people per square mile — 3rd highest
> First confirmed case: 2/1/2020
> Days between 1st case and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (3/24/2020): 52 days

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38. Florida
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through Apr. 23: +18.4%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 23: 129.7 per 100,000 — 20th most (Florida total: 27,631)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 16: 109.6 per 100,000 — 19th most (Florida total: 23,340)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 23: 264 (Florida total: 945)
> COVID-19 testing rate as of Apr. 23: 1,364 per 100,000 people — 17th most (Florida total tests: 290,476)
> Population density: 323.9 people per square mile — 8th highest
> First confirmed case: 3/1/2020
> Days between 1st case and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (4/3/2020): 33 days

37. Oregon
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through Apr. 23: +18.6%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 23: 49.1 per 100,000 — 5th fewest (Oregon total: 2,059)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 16: 41.4 per 100,000 — 6th fewest (Oregon total: 1,736)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 23: 14 (Oregon total: 78)
> COVID-19 testing rate as of Apr. 23: 00 per 100,000 people — (Oregon total tests: 00)
> Population density: 42.6 people per square mile — 13th lowest
> First confirmed case: 2/28/2020
> Days between 1st case and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (3/23/2020): 24 days

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36. Missouri
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through Apr. 23: +20.1%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 23: 100.2 per 100,000 — 21st fewest (Missouri total: 6,137)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 16: 83.4 per 100,000 — 25th fewest (Missouri total: 5,111)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 23: 56 (Missouri total: 208)
> COVID-19 testing rate as of Apr. 23: 967 per 100,000 people — 13th fewest (Missouri total tests: 59,266)
> Population density: 87.9 people per square mile — 23rd lowest
> First confirmed case: 3/7/2020
> Days between 1st case and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (4/6/2020): 30 days

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