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Counties in Every State Where COVID-19 Is Growing the Fastest

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Massachusetts: Worcester County
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases in Worcester through Apr. 22: 61.6% (2,350 to 3,798)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Worcester per 100,000 as of Apr. 22: 461.9 (State: 628.7)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Worcester per 100,000 as of Apr. 15: 285.8 (State: 438.0)
> COVID-19 related deaths in Worcester in 7 days ending Apr. 22: 0 (State: 1,074)
> Workforce in high-risk industries: 14.6%
> Total population: 822,280

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Michigan: Otsego County
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases in Otsego through Apr. 22: 122.9% (35 to 78)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Otsego per 100,000 as of Apr. 22: 319.7 (State: 341.1)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Otsego per 100,000 as of Apr. 15: 143.5 (State: 281.8)
> COVID-19 related deaths in Otsego in 7 days ending Apr. 22: 4 (State: 892)
> Workforce in high-risk industries: 18.9%
> Total population: 24,397

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Minnesota: Clay County
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clay through Apr. 22: 83.7% (43 to 79)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clay per 100,000 as of Apr. 22: 125.8 (State: 49.2)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clay per 100,000 as of Apr. 15: 68.5 (State: 32.7)
> COVID-19 related deaths in Clay in 7 days ending Apr. 22: 2 (State: 92)
> Workforce in high-risk industries: 9.6%
> Total population: 62,801

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Mississippi: Leake County
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases in Leake through Apr. 22: 170.0% (40 to 108)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Leake per 100,000 as of Apr. 22: 472.2 (State: 163.7)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Leake per 100,000 as of Apr. 15: 174.9 (State: 112.4)
> COVID-19 related deaths in Leake in 7 days ending Apr. 22: 0 (State: 71)
> Workforce in high-risk industries: 8.3%
> Total population: 22,870

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Missouri: Pulaski County
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pulaski through Apr. 22: 66.7% (18 to 30)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pulaski per 100,000 as of Apr. 22: 57.0 (State: 100.8)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pulaski per 100,000 as of Apr. 15: 34.2 (State: 80.4)
> COVID-19 related deaths in Pulaski in 7 days ending Apr. 22: 0 (State: 61)
> Workforce in high-risk industries: 20.3%
> Total population: 52,591

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