Special Report

States Where the Virus Is Growing the Fastest Right Now

5. North Dakota
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through April 29: +45.9%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 29: 130 per 100,000 — 21st fewest (North Dakota total: 991)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 23: 89 per 100,000 — 17th fewest (North Dakota total: 679)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending April 29: 5 (North Dakota total: 19)
> COVID-19 tests completed as of April 29: 3,121 per 100,000 people — 6th most (North Dakota total tests: 23,723)
> Population density: 11 people per square mile — 4th lowest
> First confirmed case: March 11

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4. Minnesota
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through April 29: +53.7%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 29: 75 per 100,000 — 7th fewest (Minnesota total: 4,181)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 23: 48 per 100,000 — 4th fewest (Minnesota total: 2,721)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending April 29: 122 (Minnesota total: 301)
> COVID-19 tests completed as of April 29: 1,138 per 100,000 people — 6th fewest (Minnesota total tests: 63,829)
> Population density: 65 people per square mile — 20th lowest
> First confirmed case: March 6

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3. Kansas
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through April 29: +57.9%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 29: 120 per 100,000 — 20th fewest (Kansas total: 3,491)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 23: 76 per 100,000 — 14th fewest (Kansas total: 2,211)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending April 29: 14 (Kansas total: 124)
> COVID-19 tests completed as of April 29: N/A
> Population density: 35 people per square mile — 10th lowest
> First confirmed case: March 7

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2. Iowa
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through April 29: +70.1%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 29: 202 per 100,000 — 17th most (Iowa total: 6,376)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 23: 119 per 100,000 — 23rd most (Iowa total: 3,748)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending April 29: 46 (Iowa total: 136)
> COVID-19 tests completed as of April 29: 1,262 per 100,000 people — 13th fewest (Iowa total tests: 39,823)
> Population density: 56 people per square mile — 15th lowest
> First confirmed case: March 8

1. Nebraska
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through April 29: +86.1%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 29: 175 per 100,000 — 20th most (Nebraska total: 3,374)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 23: 94 per 100,000 — 19th fewest (Nebraska total: 1,813)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending April 29: 13 (Nebraska total: 55)
> COVID-19 tests completed as of April 29: 1,234 per 100,000 people — 9th fewest (Nebraska total tests: 23,798)
> Population density: 25 people per square mile — 8th lowest
> First confirmed case: 2/17