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States Where the Virus Is Spreading the Fastest Right Now

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25. Texas
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through Apr. 23: +28.0%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 23: 73.4 per 100,000 — 11th fewest (Texas total: 21,069)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 16: 57.3 per 100,000 — 14th fewest (Texas total: 16,455)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 23: 150 (Texas total: 543)
> COVID-19 testing rate as of Apr. 23: 755 per 100,000 people — 3rd fewest (Texas total tests: 216,783)
> Population density: 106.9 people per square mile — 22nd highest
> First confirmed case: 2/12/2020
> Days between 1st case and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (4/2/2020): 50 days

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24. Utah
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through Apr. 23: +28.4%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 23: 109.0 per 100,000 — 24th fewest (Utah total: 3,445)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 16: 84.9 per 100,000 — 25th most (Utah total: 2,683)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 23: 13 (Utah total: 34)
> COVID-19 testing rate as of Apr. 23: 2,419 per 100,000 people — 4th most (Utah total tests: 76,460)
> Population density: 37.2 people per square mile — 11th lowest
> First confirmed case: 2/25/2020
> Days between 1st case and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order: No order issued as of April 8

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23. Pennsylvania
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through Apr. 23: +28.7%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 23: 278.6 per 100,000 — 9th most (Pennsylvania total: 35,684)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 16: 216.6 per 100,000 — 8th most (Pennsylvania total: 27,735)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 23: 915 (Pennsylvania total: 1,622)
> COVID-19 testing rate as of Apr. 23: N/A
> Population density: 278.1 people per square mile — 9th highest
> First confirmed case: 3/6/2020
> Days between 1st case and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (4/1/2020): 26 days

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22. Georgia
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through Apr. 23: +28.9%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 23: 200.6 per 100,000 — 13th most (Georgia total: 21,102)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 16: 155.6 per 100,000 — 12th most (Georgia total: 16,368)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 23: 229 (Georgia total: 846)
> COVID-19 testing rate as of Apr. 23: 894 per 100,000 people — 10th fewest (Georgia total tests: 94,072)
> Population density: 177.0 people per square mile — 16th highest
> First confirmed case: 3/2/2020
> Days between 1st case and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (4/3/2020): 32 days

21. Indiana
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through Apr. 23: +30.4%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 23: 185.9 per 100,000 — 15th most (Indiana total: 12,438)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 16: 142.6 per 100,000 — 16th most (Indiana total: 9,542)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 23: 184 (Indiana total: 661)
> COVID-19 testing rate as of Apr. 23: 1,038 per 100,000 people — 16th fewest (Indiana total tests: 69,470)
> Population density: 183.7 people per square mile — 15th highest
> First confirmed case: 3/6/2020
> Days between 1st case and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (3/24/2020): 18 days

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