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States Where the Virus is Growing the Fastest Right Now

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As of May 6, more than 1.2 million cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the United States, and more than 75,000 people have died from the disease. Both the confirmed cases and deaths in the U.S. are the highest in the world and widely considered to be underestimates. The virus continues to infect 20,000 to 30,000 people nationwide each day.

In some states, daily new cases appear to be peaking. For example, New York, the state with by far the most cases per capita, has reported in each of the last seven days slightly fewer new cases than the day before. Still, an average of 22 cases were reported for every 100,000 people in New York every day last week — more than all but three other states.

Similar to New York, about half of states reported declining daily new cases over the past seven days, which suggests they may be peaking, at their peak, or past the peak. Still, despite the decline, some of these states have been hard hit by the virus that they are still reporting far more new daily cases than other states that were not as hard hit. For example, while daily cases in Massachusetts have slowed over the past few days, the state still reported an average of new 1,876 cases every day — or nearly 30 for every 100,000 state residents.

24/7 Wall St. compiled and reviewed the numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths for the seven days through May 6 from state and local health departments. To determine the states where the number of confirmed cases per capita is growing the fastest right now, we calculated the average number of new cases per day between April 30 and May 6 in each state for every 100,000 people. This is one of many measurements used to gauge the spread of the virus, and it is important to note it is different from our approach last week.

Even as case numbers continue to rise in every state, most states are currently undergoing partial reopening or have plans set to reopen their economies soon, phasing out stay-at-home orders and easing other measures.

In an interview with 24/7 Wall St., Mark Siedner, associate professor of infectious diseases at Harvard University and clinician at Massachusetts General Hospital, said, “most of us in the medical community would feel better about reopening if it was done in parallel with the knowledge about effective, preventative or therapeutic treatment.”

Many of the hardest hit states, notably New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts, have plans to keep nonessential businesses closed and to maintain statewide stay-at-home orders at least through the second half of May.

Other states that are actively planning on easing restrictions are also reporting some of the largest increases. In Minnesota, where Gov. Tim Walz opted to allow select businesses to resume operations on April 27, the number of new cases per day rose in each of the last four days. These are the states with the highest number of COVID-19 cases.

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50. Montana
> Population: 1,062,305
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 6: 0.1 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 1)
> Peak day for new COVID-19 cases in in 7 days ending May 6: 2 on Friday, Apr 30
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 6: 43 per 100,000 people — the lowest (total: 456)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 6: 2 per 100,000 people — 4th lowest (total: 16)
> Tests completed as of May 6: 1,906 per 100,000 people — 18th lowest (total: 20,247)
> Population density: 7 people per square mile — 3rd lowest
> First confirmed case: Mar 13

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49. Hawaii
> Population: 1,420,491
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 6: 0.2 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 2)
> Peak days for new COVID-19 cases in in 7 days ending May 6: 3 each on Friday, Apr 30 and Saturday, May 1
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 6: 44 per 100,000 people — 2nd lowest (total: 626)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 6: 1 per 100,000 people — the lowest (total: 17)
> Tests completed as of May 6: 2,578 per 100,000 people — 18th highest (total: 36,625)
> Population density: 130 people per square mile — 20th highest
> First confirmed case: Mar 6

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48. Alaska
> Population: 737,438
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 6: 0.4 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 3)
> Peak days for new COVID-19 cases in in 7 days ending May 6: 4 each on May 3, 4, 5, and 6
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 6: 50 per 100,000 people — 3rd lowest (total: 371)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 6: 1 per 100,000 people — 3rd lowest (total: 9)
> Tests completed as of May 6: 3,208 per 100,000 people — 9th highest (total: 23,655)
> Population density: 1 people per square mile — the lowest
> First confirmed case: Mar 12

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47. Idaho
> Population: 1,754,208
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 6: 0.5 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 9)
> Peak day for new COVID-19 cases in in 7 days ending May 6: 21 on Wednesday, May 6
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 6: 112 per 100,000 people — 9th lowest (total: 1,957)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 6: 4 per 100,000 people — 12th lowest (total: 65)
> Tests completed as of May 6: 1,751 per 100,000 people — 15th lowest (total: 30,718)
> Population density: 21 people per square mile — 7th lowest
> First confirmed case: Mar 13

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46. West Virginia
> Population: 1,805,832
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 6: 1.2 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 21)
> Peak day for new COVID-19 cases in in 7 days ending May 6: 23 on Saturday, May 2
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 6: 69 per 100,000 people — 5th lowest (total: 1,248)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 6: 3 per 100,000 people — 8th lowest (total: 50)
> Tests completed as of May 6: 3,185 per 100,000 people — 10th highest (total: 57,521)
> Population density: 75 people per square mile — 22nd lowest
> First confirmed case: Mar 17

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45. Vermont
> Population: 626,299
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 6: 1.2 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 8)
> Peak days for new COVID-19 cases in in 7 days ending May 6: 10 each on May 5 and 6
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 6: 145 per 100,000 people — 16th lowest (total: 908)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 6: 8 per 100,000 people — 20th highest (total: 52)
> Tests completed as of May 6: 2,946 per 100,000 people — 13th highest (total: 18,451)
> Population density: 65 people per square mile — 21st lowest
> First confirmed case: Mar 7

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44. Oregon
> Population: 4,190,713
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 6: 1.4 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 57)
> Peak day for new COVID-19 cases in in 7 days ending May 6: 63 on Wednesday, May 6
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 6: 69 per 100,000 people — 4th lowest (total: 2,887)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 6: 3 per 100,000 people — 6th lowest (total: 115)
> Tests completed as of May 6: 1,621 per 100,000 people — 8th lowest (total: 67,947)
> Population density: 43 people per square mile — 13th lowest
> First confirmed case: Feb 28

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43. Maine
> Population: 1,338,404
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 6: 1.5 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 20)
> Peak day for new COVID-19 cases in in 7 days ending May 6: 24 on Sunday, May 3
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 6: 88 per 100,000 people — 7th lowest (total: 1,174)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 6: 5 per 100,000 people — 16th lowest (total: 62)
> Tests completed as of May 6: 1,743 per 100,000 people — 14th lowest (total: 23,323)
> Population density: 38 people per square mile — 12th lowest
> First confirmed case: Mar 12

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42. Wyoming
> Population: 577,737
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 6: 1.6 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 9)
> Peak day for new COVID-19 cases in in 7 days ending May 6: 12 on Friday, Apr 30
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 6: 78 per 100,000 people — 6th lowest (total: 452)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 6: 1 per 100,000 people — 2nd lowest (total: 7)
> Tests completed as of May 6: 2,176 per 100,000 people — 25th highest (total: 12,569)
> Population density: 6 people per square mile — 2nd lowest
> First confirmed case: Mar 11

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41. Arkansas
> Population: 3,013,825
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 6: 2.3 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 68)
> Peak day for new COVID-19 cases in in 7 days ending May 6: 97 on Friday, Apr 30
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 6: 117 per 100,000 people — 10th lowest (total: 3,527)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 6: 3 per 100,000 people — 7th lowest (total: 83)
> Tests completed as of May 6: 1,991 per 100,000 people — 20th lowest (total: 59,995)
> Population density: 57 people per square mile — 17th lowest
> First confirmed case: Mar 11

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40. Oklahoma
> Population: 3,943,079
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 6: 2.5 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 98)
> Peak day for new COVID-19 cases in in 7 days ending May 6: 109 on Monday, May 4
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 6: 107 per 100,000 people — 8th lowest (total: 4,201)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 6: 6 per 100,000 people — 23rd lowest (total: 253)
> Tests completed as of May 6: 2,218 per 100,000 people — 24th highest (total: 87,459)
> Population density: 56 people per square mile — 16th lowest
> First confirmed case: Mar 6

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39. Washington
> Population: 7,535,591
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 6: 2.8 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 214)
> Peak day for new COVID-19 cases in in 7 days ending May 6: 254 on Tuesday, May 5
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 6: 207 per 100,000 people — 20th highest (total: 15,594)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 6: 11 per 100,000 people — 16th highest (total: 862)
> Tests completed as of May 6: 2,983 per 100,000 people — 12th highest (total: 224,813)
> Population density: 106 people per square mile — 23rd highest
> First confirmed case: Jan 21

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38. Florida
> Population: 21,299,325
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 6: 3.0 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 644)
> Peak day for new COVID-19 cases in in 7 days ending May 6: 687 on Wednesday, May 6
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 6: 178 per 100,000 people — 24th lowest (total: 38,002)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 6: 7 per 100,000 people — 23rd highest (total: 1,539)
> Tests completed as of May 6: 2,263 per 100,000 people — 23rd highest (total: 482,005)
> Population density: 324 people per square mile — 8th highest
> First confirmed case: Mar 1

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37. South Carolina
> Population: 5,084,127
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 6: 3.2 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 162)
> Peak day for new COVID-19 cases in in 7 days ending May 6: 177 on Saturday, May 2
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 6: 135 per 100,000 people — 14th lowest (total: 6,841)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 6: 6 per 100,000 people — 18th lowest (total: 296)
> Tests completed as of May 6: 1,524 per 100,000 people — 3rd lowest (total: 77,482)
> Population density: 159 people per square mile — 18th highest
> First confirmed case: Mar 6

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36. Texas
> Population: 28,701,845
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 6: 3.2 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 933)
> Peak day for new COVID-19 cases in in 7 days ending May 6: 1,053 on Wednesday, May 6
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 6: 120 per 100,000 people — 11th lowest (total: 34,422)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 6: 3 per 100,000 people — 10th lowest (total: 948)
> Tests completed as of May 6: 1,586 per 100,000 people — 6th lowest (total: 455,162)
> Population density: 107 people per square mile — 22nd highest
> First confirmed case: Feb 12

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35. Missouri
> Population: 6,126,452
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 6: 3.3 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 205)
> Peak day for new COVID-19 cases in in 7 days ending May 6: 240 on Wednesday, May 6
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 6: 149 per 100,000 people — 17th lowest (total: 9,102)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 6: 6 per 100,000 people — 24th lowest (total: 396)
> Tests completed as of May 6: 1,691 per 100,000 people — 12th lowest (total: 103,622)
> Population density: 88 people per square mile — 23rd lowest
> First confirmed case: Mar 7

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34. California
> Population: 39,557,045
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 6: 3.7 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 1483)
> Peak day for new COVID-19 cases in in 7 days ending May 6: 1,605 on Tuesday, May 5
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 6: 149 per 100,000 people — 18th lowest (total: 58,790)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 6: 6 per 100,000 people — 20th lowest (total: 2,379)
> Tests completed as of May 6: 2,131 per 100,000 people — 25th lowest (total: 842,874)
> Population density: 242 people per square mile — 11th highest
> First confirmed case: Jan 25

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33. Kentucky
> Population: 4,468,402
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 6: 3.8 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 172)
> Peak day for new COVID-19 cases in in 7 days ending May 6: 239 on Tuesday, May 5
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 6: 130 per 100,000 people — 13th lowest (total: 5,822)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 6: 6 per 100,000 people — 21st lowest (total: 275)
> Tests completed as of May 6: 1,759 per 100,000 people — 16th lowest (total: 78,603)
> Population density: 111 people per square mile — 21st highest
> First confirmed case: Mar 6

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32. North Carolina
> Population: 10,383,620
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 6: 3.9 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 402)
> Peak day for new COVID-19 cases in in 7 days ending May 6: 414 on Friday, Apr 30
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 6: 123 per 100,000 people — 12th lowest (total: 12,758)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 6: 5 per 100,000 people — 15th lowest (total: 477)
> Tests completed as of May 6: 1,650 per 100,000 people — 10th lowest (total: 171,328)
> Population density: 193 people per square mile — 14th highest
> First confirmed case: Mar 3

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31. Nevada
> Population: 3,034,392
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 6: 3.9 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 119)
> Peak day for new COVID-19 cases in in 7 days ending May 6: 133 on Monday, May 4
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 6: 189 per 100,000 people — 25th highest (total: 5,725)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 6: 9 per 100,000 people — 18th highest (total: 279)
> Tests completed as of May 6: 1,628 per 100,000 people — 9th lowest (total: 49,394)
> Population density: 27 people per square mile — 9th lowest
> First confirmed case: Mar 5

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30. Arizona
> Population: 7,171,646
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 6: 4.3 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 307)
> Peak day for new COVID-19 cases in in 7 days ending May 6: 358 on Wednesday, May 6
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 6: 135 per 100,000 people — 15th lowest (total: 9,707)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 6: 6 per 100,000 people — 19th lowest (total: 426)
> Tests completed as of May 6: 1,549 per 100,000 people — 4th lowest (total: 111,086)
> Population density: 63 people per square mile — 19th lowest
> First confirmed case: Jan 26

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29. Alabama
> Population: 4,887,871
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 6: 4.4 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 214)
> Peak day for new COVID-19 cases in in 7 days ending May 6: 241 on Tuesday, May 5
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 6: 175 per 100,000 people — 23rd lowest (total: 8,532)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 6: 7 per 100,000 people — 24th highest (total: 340)
> Tests completed as of May 6: 2,329 per 100,000 people — 21st highest (total: 113,831)
> Population density: 93 people per square mile — 25th highest
> First confirmed case: Mar 13

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28. Utah
> Population: 3,161,105
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 6: 4.7 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 150)
> Peak day for new COVID-19 cases in in 7 days ending May 6: 158 on Tuesday, May 5
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 6: 172 per 100,000 people — 21st lowest (total: 5,449)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 6: 2 per 100,000 people — 5th lowest (total: 56)
> Tests completed as of May 6: 4,144 per 100,000 people — 6th highest (total: 131,002)
> Population density: 37 people per square mile — 11th lowest
> First confirmed case: Feb 25

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27. Ohio
> Population: 11,689,442
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 6: 4.8 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 556)
> Peak day for new COVID-19 cases in in 7 days ending May 6: 610 on Wednesday, May 6
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 6: 185 per 100,000 people — 25th lowest (total: 21,576)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 6: 10 per 100,000 people — 17th highest (total: 1,225)
> Tests completed as of May 6: 1,498 per 100,000 people — 2nd lowest (total: 175,060)
> Population density: 261 people per square mile — 10th highest
> First confirmed case: Mar 9

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26. Wisconsin
> Population: 5,813,568
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 6: 5.1 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 298)
> Peak day for new COVID-19 cases in in 7 days ending May 6: 340 on Wednesday, May 6
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 6: 153 per 100,000 people — 20th lowest (total: 8,901)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 6: 6 per 100,000 people — 22nd lowest (total: 362)
> Tests completed as of May 6: 1,664 per 100,000 people — 11th lowest (total: 96,727)
> Population density: 89 people per square mile — 24th lowest
> First confirmed case: Feb 5

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25. North Dakota
> Population: 760,077
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 6: 6.0 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 46)
> Peak day for new COVID-19 cases in in 7 days ending May 6: 51 on Friday, May 1
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 6: 174 per 100,000 people — 22nd lowest (total: 1,323)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 6: 4 per 100,000 people — 13th lowest (total: 31)
> Tests completed as of May 6: 5,377 per 100,000 people — 3rd highest (total: 40,867)
> Population density: 11 people per square mile — 4th lowest
> First confirmed case: Mar 11

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24. New Hampshire
> Population: 1,356,458
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 6: 6.0 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 82)
> Peak day for new COVID-19 cases in in 7 days ending May 6: 100 on Tuesday, May 5
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 6: 194 per 100,000 people — 24th highest (total: 2,636)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 6: 7 per 100,000 people — 25th lowest (total: 92)
> Tests completed as of May 6: 2,124 per 100,000 people — 24th lowest (total: 28,806)
> Population density: 145 people per square mile — 19th highest
> First confirmed case: Mar 2

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23. Georgia
> Population: 10,519,475
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 6: 6.8 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 711)
> Peak day for new COVID-19 cases in in 7 days ending May 6: 746 on Monday, May 4
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 6: 291 per 100,000 people — 17th highest (total: 30,576)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 6: 12 per 100,000 people — 15th highest (total: 1,305)
> Tests completed as of May 6: 2,066 per 100,000 people — 22nd lowest (total: 217,303)
> Population density: 177 people per square mile — 16th highest
> First confirmed case: Mar 2

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22. Tennessee
> Population: 6,770,010
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 6: 7.1 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 479)
> Peak day for new COVID-19 cases in in 7 days ending May 6: 526 on Saturday, May 2
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 6: 202 per 100,000 people — 21st highest (total: 13,690)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 6: 3 per 100,000 people — 11th lowest (total: 226)
> Tests completed as of May 6: 3,355 per 100,000 people — 8th highest (total: 227,101)
> Population density: 161 people per square mile — 17th highest
> First confirmed case: Mar 5

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21. South Dakota
> Population: 882,235
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 6: 7.3 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 65)
> Peak day for new COVID-19 cases in in 7 days ending May 6: 84 on Friday, Apr 30
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 6: 315 per 100,000 people — 15th highest (total: 2,779)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 6: 3 per 100,000 people — 9th lowest (total: 29)
> Tests completed as of May 6: 2,280 per 100,000 people — 22nd highest (total: 20,114)
> Population density: 11 people per square mile — 5th lowest
> First confirmed case: Mar 10

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20. New Mexico
> Population: 2,095,428
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 6: 7.5 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 156)
> Peak day for new COVID-19 cases in in 7 days ending May 6: 188 on Tuesday, May 5
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 6: 197 per 100,000 people — 22nd highest (total: 4,138)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 6: 8 per 100,000 people — 22nd highest (total: 162)
> Tests completed as of May 6: 4,089 per 100,000 people — 7th highest (total: 85,684)
> Population density: 17 people per square mile — 6th lowest
> First confirmed case: Mar 11

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19. Louisiana
> Population: 4,659,978
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 6: 7.7 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 361)
> Peak day for new COVID-19 cases in in 7 days ending May 6: 387 on Tuesday, May 5
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 6: 644 per 100,000 people — 6th highest (total: 29,996)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 6: 44 per 100,000 people — 5th highest (total: 2,042)
> Tests completed as of May 6: 4,308 per 100,000 people — 5th highest (total: 200,767)
> Population density: 89 people per square mile — 25th lowest
> First confirmed case: Mar 9

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18. Minnesota
> Population: 5,611,179
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 6: 7.9 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 441)
> Peak day for new COVID-19 cases in in 7 days ending May 6: 562 on Wednesday, May 6
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 6: 153 per 100,000 people — 19th lowest (total: 8,579)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 6: 9 per 100,000 people — 19th highest (total: 485)
> Tests completed as of May 6: 1,736 per 100,000 people — 13th lowest (total: 97,421)
> Population density: 65 people per square mile — 20th lowest
> First confirmed case: Mar 6

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17. Michigan
> Population: 9,995,915
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 6: 8.0 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 802)
> Peak day for new COVID-19 cases in in 7 days ending May 6: 870 on Friday, Apr 30
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 6: 451 per 100,000 people — 10th highest (total: 45,054)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 6: 43 per 100,000 people — 6th highest (total: 4,250)
> Tests completed as of May 6: 2,399 per 100,000 people — 20th highest (total: 239,759)
> Population density: 103 people per square mile — 24th highest
> First confirmed case: Mar 10

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16. Colorado
> Population: 5,695,564
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 6: 8.1 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 463)
> Peak day for new COVID-19 cases in in 7 days ending May 6: 575 on Friday, Apr 30
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 6: 305 per 100,000 people — 16th highest (total: 17,364)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 6: 16 per 100,000 people — 13th highest (total: 903)
> Tests completed as of May 6: 1,572 per 100,000 people — 5th lowest (total: 89,529)
> Population density: 55 people per square mile — 14th lowest
> First confirmed case: Mar 5

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15. Virginia
> Population: 8,517,685
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 6: 8.2 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 697)
> Peak day for new COVID-19 cases in in 7 days ending May 6: 766 on Saturday, May 2
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 6: 227 per 100,000 people — 19th highest (total: 19,357)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 6: 8 per 100,000 people — 21st highest (total: 690)
> Tests completed as of May 6: 1,603 per 100,000 people — 7th lowest (total: 136,558)
> Population density: 199 people per square mile — 13th highest
> First confirmed case: Mar 7

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14. Pennsylvania
> Population: 12,807,060
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 6: 8.3 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 1058)
> Peak day for new COVID-19 cases in in 7 days ending May 6: 1,244 on Friday, Apr 30
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 6: 405 per 100,000 people — 11th highest (total: 51,845)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 6: 24 per 100,000 people — 8th highest (total: 3,106)
> Tests completed as of May 6: 2,052 per 100,000 people — 21st lowest (total: 262,788)
> Population density: 278 people per square mile — 9th highest
> First confirmed case: Mar 6

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13. Mississippi
> Population: 2,986,530
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 6: 8.4 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 251)
> Peak day for new COVID-19 cases in in 7 days ending May 6: 266 on Tuesday, May 5
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 6: 282 per 100,000 people — 18th highest (total: 8,424)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 6: 13 per 100,000 people — 14th highest (total: 374)
> Tests completed as of May 6: 2,689 per 100,000 people — 17th highest (total: 80,308)
> Population density: 62 people per square mile — 18th lowest
> First confirmed case: Mar 11

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12. Kansas
> Population: 2,911,510
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 6: 9.3 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 272)
> Peak day for new COVID-19 cases in in 7 days ending May 6: 313 on Monday, May 4
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 6: 197 per 100,000 people — 23rd highest (total: 5,734)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 6: 5 per 100,000 people — 17th lowest (total: 144)
> Tests completed as of May 6: 1,446 per 100,000 people — the lowest (total: 42,114)
> Population density: 35 people per square mile — 10th lowest
> First confirmed case: Mar 7

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11. Indiana
> Population: 6,691,878
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 6: 10.1 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 678)
> Peak day for new COVID-19 cases in in 7 days ending May 6: 707 on Friday, May 1
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 6: 327 per 100,000 people — 14th highest (total: 21,870)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 6: 19 per 100,000 people — 12th highest (total: 1,264)
> Tests completed as of May 6: 1,865 per 100,000 people — 17th lowest (total: 124,782)
> Population density: 184 people per square mile — 15th highest
> First confirmed case: Mar 6

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10. Maryland
> Population: 6,042,718
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 6: 16.1 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 973)
> Peak day for new COVID-19 cases in in 7 days ending May 6: 1,045 on Wednesday, May 6
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 6: 466 per 100,000 people — 9th highest (total: 28,163)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 6: 22 per 100,000 people — 10th highest (total: 1,338)
> Tests completed as of May 6: 2,459 per 100,000 people — 19th highest (total: 148,600)
> Population density: 487 people per square mile — 5th highest
> First confirmed case: Mar 5

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9. Iowa
> Population: 3,156,145
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 6: 16.2 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 511)
> Peak day for new COVID-19 cases in in 7 days ending May 6: 548 on Monday, May 4
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 6: 330 per 100,000 people — 13th highest (total: 10,404)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 6: 7 per 100,000 people — 25th highest (total: 219)
> Tests completed as of May 6: 2,105 per 100,000 people — 23rd lowest (total: 66,427)
> Population density: 56 people per square mile — 15th lowest
> First confirmed case: Mar 8

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8. Connecticut
> Population: 3,572,665
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 6: 17.0 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 608)
> Peak day for new COVID-19 cases in in 7 days ending May 6: 692 on Friday, May 1
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 6: 857 per 100,000 people — 5th highest (total: 30,621)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 6: 74 per 100,000 people — 3rd highest (total: 2,633)
> Tests completed as of May 6: 3,119 per 100,000 people — 11th highest (total: 111,447)
> Population density: 645 people per square mile — 4th highest
> First confirmed case: Mar 8

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7. Delaware
> Population: 967,171
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 6: 18.1 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 175)
> Peak day for new COVID-19 cases in in 7 days ending May 6: 211 on Friday, May 1
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 6: 597 per 100,000 people — 7th highest (total: 5,778)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 6: 20 per 100,000 people — 11th highest (total: 193)
> Tests completed as of May 6: 2,825 per 100,000 people — 16th highest (total: 27,326)
> Population density: 389 people per square mile — 6th highest
> First confirmed case: Mar 11

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6. Illinois
> Population: 12,741,080
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 6: 18.9 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 2411)
> Peak day for new COVID-19 cases in in 7 days ending May 6: 2,565 on Monday, May 4
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 6: 518 per 100,000 people — 8th highest (total: 65,962)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 6: 22 per 100,000 people — 9th highest (total: 2,838)
> Tests completed as of May 6: 2,835 per 100,000 people — 15th highest (total: 361,260)
> Population density: 220 people per square mile — 12th highest
> First confirmed case: Jan 24

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5. Nebraska
> Population: 1,929,268
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 6: 19.3 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 373)
> Peak day for new COVID-19 cases in in 7 days ending May 6: 440 on Tuesday, May 5
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 6: 334 per 100,000 people — 12th highest (total: 6,438)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 6: 4 per 100,000 people — 14th lowest (total: 81)
> Tests completed as of May 6: 1,961 per 100,000 people — 19th lowest (total: 37,829)
> Population density: 25 people per square mile — 8th lowest
> First confirmed case: Feb 17

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4. New York
> Population: 19,542,209
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 6: 22.1 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 4313)
> Peak day for new COVID-19 cases in in 7 days ending May 6: 5,845 on Friday, Apr 30
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 6: 1,644 per 100,000 people — the highest (total: 321,192)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 6: 101 per 100,000 people — the highest (total: 19,645)
> Tests completed as of May 6: 5,403 per 100,000 people — 2nd highest (total: 1,055,921)
> Population density: 358 people per square mile — 7th highest
> First confirmed case: Mar 1

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3. Massachusetts
> Population: 6,902,149
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 6: 27.2 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 1876)
> Peak day for new COVID-19 cases in in 7 days ending May 6: 2,312 on Friday, Apr 30
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 6: 1,044 per 100,000 people — 3rd highest (total: 72,025)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 6: 64 per 100,000 people — 4th highest (total: 4,420)
> Tests completed as of May 6: 4,921 per 100,000 people — 4th highest (total: 339,639)
> Population density: 654 people per square mile — 3rd highest
> First confirmed case: Feb 1

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2. New Jersey
> Population: 8,908,520
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 6: 28.2 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 2510)
> Peak day for new COVID-19 cases in in 7 days ending May 6: 2,713 on Friday, May 1
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 6: 1,480 per 100,000 people — 2nd highest (total: 131,890)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 6: 96 per 100,000 people — 2nd highest (total: 8,549)
> Tests completed as of May 6: 2,940 per 100,000 people — 14th highest (total: 261,869)
> Population density: 1,021 people per square mile — the highest
> First confirmed case: Mar 4

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1. Rhode Island
> Population: 1,057,315
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 6: 28.4 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 301)
> Peak day for new COVID-19 cases in in 7 days ending May 6: 338 on Friday, Apr 30
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 6: 965 per 100,000 people — 4th highest (total: 10,205)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 6: 35 per 100,000 people — 7th highest (total: 370)
> Tests completed as of May 6: 7,786 per 100,000 people — the highest (total: 82,318)
> Population density: 684 people per square mile — 2nd highest
> First confirmed case: Mar 1

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