Special Report

States Where the Virus Is Spreading the Fastest Right Now

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30. Colorado
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through Apr. 23: +25.4%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 23: 191.0 per 100,000 — 14th most (Colorado total: 10,878)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 16: 152.3 per 100,000 — 13th most (Colorado total: 8,675)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 23: 134 (Colorado total: 508)
> COVID-19 testing rate as of Apr. 23: 889 per 100,000 people — 9th fewest (Colorado total tests: 50,645)
> Population density: 54.7 people per square mile — 14th lowest
> First confirmed case: 3/5/2020
> Days between 1st case and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (3/26/2020): 21 days

29. West Virginia
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through Apr. 23: +27.1%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 23: 52.0 per 100,000 — 6th fewest (West Virginia total: 939)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 16: 40.9 per 100,000 — 5th fewest (West Virginia total: 739)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 23: 13 (West Virginia total: 26)
> COVID-19 testing rate as of Apr. 23: 1,431 per 100,000 people — 16th most (West Virginia total tests: 25,836)
> Population density: 74.5 people per square mile — 22nd lowest
> First confirmed case: 3/17/2020
> Days between 1st case and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (3/24/2020): 7 days

28. New Jersey
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through Apr. 23: +27.3%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 23: 1076.1 per 100,000 — 2nd most (New Jersey total: 95,865)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 16: 845.4 per 100,000 — 2nd most (New Jersey total: 75,317)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 23: 1,545 (New Jersey total: 5,063)
> COVID-19 testing rate as of Apr. 23: 1,938 per 100,000 people — 10th most (New Jersey total tests: 172,612)
> Population density: 1021.3 people per square mile — the highest
> First confirmed case: 3/4/2020
> Days between 1st case and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (3/21/2020): 17 days

27. Alabama
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through Apr. 23: +28.0%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 23: 115.3 per 100,000 — 25th fewest (Alabama total: 5,635)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 16: 90.1 per 100,000 — 22nd most (Alabama total: 4,404)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 23: 66 (Alabama total: 203)
> COVID-19 testing rate as of Apr. 23: 990 per 100,000 people — 14th fewest (Alabama total tests: 48,387)
> Population density: 93.2 people per square mile — 25th highest
> First confirmed case: 3/13/2020
> Days between 1st case and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (4/4/2020): 22 days

26. Oklahoma
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through Apr. 23: +28.0%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 23: 76.5 per 100,000 — 14th fewest (Oklahoma total: 3,017)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 16: 59.8 per 100,000 — 17th fewest (Oklahoma total: 2,357)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 23: 48 (Oklahoma total: 179)
> COVID-19 testing rate as of Apr. 23: 781 per 100,000 people — 5th fewest (Oklahoma total tests: 30,795)
> Population density: 56.4 people per square mile — 16th lowest
> First confirmed case: 3/6/2020
> Days between 1st case and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order: No order issued as of April 8

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