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States Where the Virus Is Spreading the Fastest Right Now

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20. New Hampshire
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through Apr. 23: +31.1%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 23: 117.1 per 100,000 — 24th most (New Hampshire total: 1,588)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 16: 89.3 per 100,000 — 23rd most (New Hampshire total: 1,211)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 23: 14 (New Hampshire total: 48)
> COVID-19 testing rate as of Apr. 23: N/A
> Population density: 145.1 people per square mile — 19th highest
> First confirmed case: 3/2/2020
> Days between 1st case and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (3/27/2020): 25 days

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19. Maryland
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through Apr. 23: +31.6%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 23: 234.9 per 100,000 — 11th most (Maryland total: 14,193)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 16: 178.5 per 100,000 — 11th most (Maryland total: 10,784)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 23: 192 (Maryland total: 584)
> COVID-19 testing rate as of Apr. 23: N/A
> Population density: 487.1 people per square mile — 5th highest
> First confirmed case: 3/5/2020
> Days between 1st case and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (3/30/2020): 25 days

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18. North Carolina
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through Apr. 23: +32.1%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 23: 69.5 per 100,000 — 9th fewest (North Carolina total: 7,220)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 16: 52.6 per 100,000 — 9th fewest (North Carolina total: 5,465)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 23: 111 (North Carolina total: 242)
> COVID-19 testing rate as of Apr. 23: 870 per 100,000 people — 7th fewest (North Carolina total tests: 90,336)
> Population density: 192.9 people per square mile — 14th highest
> First confirmed case: 3/3/2020
> Days between 1st case and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (3/30/2020): 27 days

17. Mississippi
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through Apr. 23: +35.0%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 23: 163.9 per 100,000 — 16th most (Mississippi total: 4,894)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 16: 121.3 per 100,000 — 18th most (Mississippi total: 3,624)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 23: 64 (Mississippi total: 193)
> COVID-19 testing rate as of Apr. 23: 1,803 per 100,000 people — 12th most (Mississippi total tests: 53,835)
> Population density: 61.7 people per square mile — 18th lowest
> First confirmed case: 3/11/2020
> Days between 1st case and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (4/3/2020): 23 days

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16. Illinois
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through Apr. 23: +36.4%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 23: 275.5 per 100,000 — 10th most (Illinois total: 35,108)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 16: 202.0 per 100,000 — 10th most (Illinois total: 25,733)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 23: 493 (Illinois total: 1,565)
> COVID-19 testing rate as of Apr. 23: 1,290 per 100,000 people — 18th most (Illinois total tests: 164,346)
> Population density: 220.0 people per square mile — 12th highest
> First confirmed case: 1/24/2020
> Days between 1st case and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (3/21/2020): 57 days

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