Special Report

States Where the Virus Is Spreading the Fastest Right Now

35. South Carolina
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through Apr. 23: +21.1%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 23: 93.6 per 100,000 — 18th fewest (South Carolina total: 4,761)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 16: 77.3 per 100,000 — 23rd fewest (South Carolina total: 3,931)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 23: 31 (South Carolina total: 140)
> COVID-19 testing rate as of Apr. 23: 848 per 100,000 people — 6th fewest (South Carolina total tests: 43,111)
> Population density: 158.8 people per square mile — 18th highest
> First confirmed case: 3/6/2020
> Days between 1st case and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (4/6/2020): 31 days

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34. Nevada
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through Apr. 23: +22.9%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 23: 134.5 per 100,000 — 18th most (Nevada total: 4,081)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 16: 109.4 per 100,000 — 20th most (Nevada total: 3,321)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 23: 45 (Nevada total: 187)
> COVID-19 testing rate as of Apr. 23: 1,117 per 100,000 people — 19th most (Nevada total tests: 33,888)
> Population density: 27.4 people per square mile — 9th lowest
> First confirmed case: 3/5/2020
> Days between 1st case and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (4/1/2020): 27 days

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33. Arizona
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through Apr. 23: +24.0%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 23: 73.2 per 100,000 — 10th fewest (Arizona total: 5,251)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 16: 59.0 per 100,000 — 15th fewest (Arizona total: 4,234)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 23: 58 (Arizona total: 208)
> COVID-19 testing rate as of Apr. 23: 769 per 100,000 people — 4th fewest (Arizona total tests: 55,152)
> Population density: 62.9 people per square mile — 19th lowest
> First confirmed case: 1/26/2020
> Days between 1st case and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (3/31/2020): 65 days

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32. Wisconsin
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through Apr. 23: +25.0%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 23: 83.3 per 100,000 — 16th fewest (Wisconsin total: 4,845)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 16: 66.7 per 100,000 — 18th fewest (Wisconsin total: 3,875)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 23: 49 (Wisconsin total: 246)
> COVID-19 testing rate as of Apr. 23: N/A
> Population density: 88.8 people per square mile — 24th lowest
> First confirmed case: 2/5/2020
> Days between 1st case and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (3/25/2020): 49 days

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31. Tennessee
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through Apr. 23: +25.2%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 23: 115.8 per 100,000 — 25th most (Tennessee total: 7,842)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 16: 92.5 per 100,000 — 21st most (Tennessee total: 6,262)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 23: 25 (Tennessee total: 166)
> COVID-19 testing rate as of Apr. 23: 1,698 per 100,000 people – 13th most (Tennessee total tests: 114,980)
> Population density: 160.6 people per square mile — 17th highest
> First confirmed case: 3/5/2020
> Days between 1st case and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (3/31/2020): 26 days

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