Special Report

States Where the Virus Is Growing the Fastest Right Now

50. Vermont
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through April 29: +1.3%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 29: 133 per 100,000 — 22nd fewest (Vermont total: 834)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 23: 131 per 100,000 — 20th most (Vermont total: 823)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending April 29: 7 (Vermont total: 47)
> COVID-19 tests completed as of April 29: 2,285 per 100,000 people — 14th most (Vermont total tests: 14,310)
> Population density: 65 people per square mile — 21st lowest
> First confirmed case: March 7

49. Montana
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through April 29: +2.7%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 29: 42 per 100,000 — the fewest (Montana total: 451)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 23: 41 per 100,000 — the fewest (Montana total: 439)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending April 29: 1 (Montana total: 15)
> COVID-19 tests completed as of April 29: 1,242 per 100,000 people — 10th fewest (Montana total tests: 13,191)
> Population density: 7 people per square mile — 3rd lowest
> First confirmed case: March 13

48. Hawaii
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through April 29: +2.9%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 29: 43 per 100,000 — 2nd fewest (Hawaii total: 609)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 23: 42 per 100,000 — 2nd fewest (Hawaii total: 592)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending April 29: 4 (Hawaii total: 16)
> COVID-19 tests completed as of April 29: N/A
> Population density: 130 people per square mile — 20th highest
> First confirmed case: March 6

47. Alaska
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through April 29: +4.8%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 29: 48 per 100,000 — 3rd fewest (Alaska total: 351)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 23: 45 per 100,000 — 3rd fewest (Alaska total: 335)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending April 29: None (Alaska total: 9)
> COVID-19 tests completed as of April 29: 2,317 per 100,000 people — 12th most (Alaska total tests: 17,089)
> Population density: 1 people per square mile — the lowest
> First confirmed case: March 12

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46. Louisiana
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through April 29: +8.0%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 29: 586 per 100,000 — 6th most (Louisiana total: 27,286)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 23: 542 per 100,000 — 6th most (Louisiana total: 25,258)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending April 29: 285 (Louisiana total: 1,758)
> COVID-19 tests completed as of April 29: 3,243 per 100,000 people — 4th most (Louisiana total tests: 151,108)
> Population density: 89 people per square mile — 25th lowest
> First confirmed case: March 9