Special Report

States Where the Virus Is Growing the Fastest Right Now

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10. Maryland
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through April 29: +36.1%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 29: 333 per 100,000 — 11th most (Maryland total: 20,113)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 23: 245 per 100,000 — 11th most (Maryland total: 14,775)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending April 29: 298 (Maryland total: 929)
> COVID-19 tests completed as of April 29: N/A
> Population density: 487 people per square mile — 5th highest
> First confirmed case: March 5

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9. Illinois
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through April 29: +37.0%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 29: 378 per 100,000 — 9th most (Illinois total: 48,102)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 23: 276 per 100,000 — 10th most (Illinois total: 35,108)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending April 29: 560 (Illinois total: 2,125)
> COVID-19 tests completed as of April 29: 1,901 per 100,000 people — 16th most (Illinois total tests: 242,189)
> Population density: 220 people per square mile — 12th highest
> First confirmed case: Jan. 24

8. Arkansas
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through April 29: +37.4%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 29: 104 per 100,000 — 14th fewest (Arkansas total: 3,127)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 23: 76 per 100,000 — 13th fewest (Arkansas total: 2,276)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending April 29: 15 (Arkansas total: 57)
> COVID-19 tests completed as of April 29: 1,437 per 100,000 people — 17th fewest (Arkansas total tests: 43,321)
> Population density: 57 people per square mile — 17th lowest
> First confirmed case: March 11

7. Delaware
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through April 29: +43.0%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 29: 473 per 100,000 — 7th most (Delaware total: 4,575)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 23: 331 per 100,000 — 8th most (Delaware total: 3,200)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending April 29: 48 (Delaware total: 137)
> COVID-19 tests completed as of April 29: N/A
> Population density: 389 people per square mile — 6th highest
> First confirmed case: March 11

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6. Virginia
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through April 29: +45.7%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 29: 176 per 100,000 — 19th most (Virginia total: 14,961)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 23: 121 per 100,000 — 22nd most (Virginia total: 10,266)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending April 29: 173 (Virginia total: 522)
> COVID-19 tests completed as of April 29: 1,002 per 100,000 people — 2nd fewest (Virginia total tests: 85,307)
> Population density: 199 people per square mile — 13th highest
> First confirmed case: March 7