Special Report

States Where the Virus Is Growing the Fastest Right Now

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15. North Carolina
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through April 29: +32.5%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 29: 92 per 100,000 — 11th fewest (North Carolina total: 9,568)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 23: 70 per 100,000 — 9th fewest (North Carolina total: 7,220)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending April 29: 100 (North Carolina total: 342)
> COVID-19 tests completed as of April 29: 1,086 per 100,000 people — 5th fewest (North Carolina total tests: 112,752)
> Population density: 193 people per square mile — 14th highest
> First confirmed case: March 3

14. Indiana
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through April 29: +33.4%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 29: 248 per 100,000 — 14th most (Indiana total: 16,588)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 23: 186 per 100,000 — 15th most (Indiana total: 12,438)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending April 29: 240 (Indiana total: 901)
> COVID-19 tests completed as of April 29: 1,303 per 100,000 people — 14th fewest (Indiana total tests: 87,181)
> Population density: 184 people per square mile — 15th highest
> First confirmed case: March 6

13. New Mexico
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through April 29: +34.6%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 29: 142 per 100,000 — 25th fewest (New Mexico total: 2,974)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 23: 105 per 100,000 — 23rd fewest (New Mexico total: 2,210)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending April 29: 39 (New Mexico total: 110)
> COVID-19 tests completed as of April 29: 2,947 per 100,000 people — 7th most (New Mexico total tests: 61,745)
> Population density: 17 people per square mile — 6th lowest
> First confirmed case: March 11

12. Rhode Island
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through April 29: +35.7%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 29: 750 per 100,000 — 4th most (Rhode Island total: 7,926)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 23: 552 per 100,000 — 5th most (Rhode Island total: 5,841)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending April 29: 58 (Rhode Island total: 239)
> COVID-19 tests completed as of April 29: 5,457 per 100,000 people — the most (Rhode Island total tests: 57,693)
> Population density: 684 people per square mile — 2nd highest
> First confirmed case: March 1

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11. Massachusetts
> 7-day increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases through April 29: +35.8%
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 29: 845 per 100,000 — 3rd most (Massachusetts total: 58,302)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of April 23: 622 per 100,000 — 4th most (Massachusetts total: 42,944)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending April 29: 971 (Massachusetts total: 3,153)
> COVID-19 tests completed as of April 29: 3,687 per 100,000 people — 3rd most (Massachusetts total tests: 254,500)
> Population density: 654 people per square mile — 3rd highest
> First confirmed case: Feb. 1