Special Report

States Where the Virus Is Growing the Fastest Right Now

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20. Tennessee
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through April 29: +28.2%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 29: 148 per 100,000 — 23rd most (Tennessee total: 10,052)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 23: 116 per 100,000 — 25th most (Tennessee total: 7,842)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending April 29: 22 (Tennessee total: 188)
> COVID-19 tests completed as of April 29: 2,392 per 100,000 people — 10th most (Tennessee total tests: 161,926)
> Population density: 161 people per square mile — 17th highest
> First confirmed case: March 5

19. Mississippi
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through April 29: +29.6%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 29: 212 per 100,000 — 16th most (Mississippi total: 6,342)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 23: 164 per 100,000 — 17th most (Mississippi total: 4,894)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending April 29: 46 (Mississippi total: 239)
> COVID-19 tests completed as of April 29: 2,157 per 100,000 people — 15th most (Mississippi total tests: 64,412)
> Population density: 62 people per square mile — 18th lowest
> First confirmed case: March 11

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18. Kentucky
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through April 29: +29.7%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 29: 98 per 100,000 — 13th fewest (Kentucky total: 4,375)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 23: 75 per 100,000 — 12th fewest (Kentucky total: 3,373)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending April 29: 40 (Kentucky total: 225)
> COVID-19 tests completed as of April 29: N/A
> Population density: 111 people per square mile — 21st highest
> First confirmed case: March 6

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17. Wisconsin
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through April 29: +29.8%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 29: 108 per 100,000 — 15th fewest (Wisconsin total: 6,289)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 23: 83 per 100,000 — 16th fewest (Wisconsin total: 4,845)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending April 29: 54 (Wisconsin total: 300)
> COVID-19 tests completed as of April 29: N/A
> Population density: 89 people per square mile — 24th lowest
> First confirmed case: Feb. 5

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16. Colorado
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through April 29: +31.6%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 29: 251 per 100,000 — 13th most (Colorado total: 14,316)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 23: 191 per 100,000 — 14th most (Colorado total: 10,878)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending April 29: 228 (Colorado total: 736)
> COVID-19 tests completed as of April 29: 1,178 per 100,000 people — 8th fewest (Colorado total tests: 67,094)
> Population density: 55 people per square mile — 14th lowest
> First confirmed case: March 5