Special Report

States Where the Virus Is Spreading the Fastest Right Now

15. New Mexico
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through Apr. 23: +38.4%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 23: 105.5 per 100,000 — 23rd fewest (New Mexico total: 2,210)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 16: 76.2 per 100,000 — 22nd fewest (New Mexico total: 1,597)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 23: 27 (New Mexico total: 71)
> COVID-19 testing rate as of Apr. 23: 1,968 per 100,000 people — 8th most (New Mexico total tests: 41,232)
> Population density: 17.2 people per square mile — 6th lowest
> First confirmed case: 3/11/2020
> Days between 1st case and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (3/24/2020): 13 days

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14. Kentucky
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through Apr. 23: +38.9%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 23: 75.5 per 100,000 — 12th fewest (Kentucky total: 3,373)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 16: 54.4 per 100,000 — 11th fewest (Kentucky total: 2,429)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 23: 56 (Kentucky total: 185)
> COVID-19 testing rate as of Apr. 23: N/A
> Population density: 110.6 people per square mile — 21st highest
> First confirmed case: 3/6/2020
> Days between 1st case and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (3/26/2020): 20 days

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13. California
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through Apr. 23: +39.1%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 23: 95.3 per 100,000 — 20th fewest (California total: 37,707)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 16: 68.5 per 100,000 — 20th fewest (California total: 27,108)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 23: 549 (California total: 1,438)
> COVID-19 testing rate as of Apr. 23: N/A
> Population density: 241.7 people per square mile — 11th highest
> First confirmed case: 1/25/2020
> Days between 1st case and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (3/19/2020): 54 days

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12. Kansas
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through Apr. 23: +39.2%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 23: 75.9 per 100,000 — 13th fewest (Kansas total: 2,211)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 16: 54.5 per 100,000 — 12th fewest (Kansas total: 1,588)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 23: 30 (Kansas total: 110)
> COVID-19 testing rate as of Apr. 23: 00 per 100,000 people — (Kansas total tests: 00)
> Population density: 35.4 people per square mile — 10th lowest
> First confirmed case: 3/7/2020
> Days between 1st case and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (3/30/2020): 23 days

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11. Connecticut
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through Apr. 23: +41.5%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 23: 628.9 per 100,000 — 3rd most (Connecticut total: 22,469)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Apr. 16: 444.6 per 100,000 — 5th most (Connecticut total: 15,884)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending Apr. 23: 573 (Connecticut total: 1,544)
> COVID-19 testing rate as of Apr. 23: 1,957 per 100,000 people — 9th most (Connecticut total tests: 69,918)
> Population density: 644.5 people per square mile — 4th highest
> First confirmed case: 3/8/2020
> Days between 1st case and beginning of statewide stay-at-home order (3/23/2020): 15 days

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