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States With The Highest Number Of COVID-19 Cases

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There have been more than 1.3 million confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the United States to date. The U.S. accounts for nearly a third of all cases globally, by far the most of any country.

Within the United States, known infection rates vary considerably. In some parts of the country, the number of confirmed infections for every 100,000 people is more than quadruple the national average of 357 cases per 100,000. In other states, there are fewer than 100 infections for every 100,000 people.

24/7 Wall St. reviewed data on confirmed COVID-19 cases as reported by local and state government health agencies as of May 10, 2020 to determine the states with the highest number of cases per capita. We calculated the confirmed cases for every 100,000 people in the state using one-year population data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2018 American Community Survey.

In the absence of an overarching national strategy to contain the coronavirus, state and local lawmakers have implemented and enforced their own measures, creating a patchwork of new laws and restrictions across the country. Generally, these restrictions tend to be more severe, farther reaching, and longer lasting in states that have higher COVID-19 infection rates. Here is a list of every state’s rules for staying at home and social distancing.

Based on population data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2010 decennial census, the states with higher infection rates, like New York and New Jersey, tend to have higher population density. While rural areas are by no means immune, more densely populated states also appear to be those reporting the most rapid growing in infections in recent weeks. Here is a look at the states where the virus is growing the fastest right now.

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50. Montana
> COVID-19 infection rate as of May 10, 2020: 43.1 per 100,000 people (458 total cases)
> COVID-19 death rate as of May 10, 2020: 1.5 per 100,000 people — 4th lowest (16 total deaths)
> Testing rate as of May 10, 2020: 20.4 per 100,000 people — 17th lowest (21,704 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 2% — 3rd lowest
> Date of first known case: March 13, 2020
> Population density: 7.2 people per sq. mile — 3rd lowest
> Total population: 1.1 million

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49. Hawaii
> COVID-19 infection rate as of May 10, 2020: 44.5 per 100,000 people (632 total cases)
> COVID-19 death rate as of May 10, 2020: 1.2 per 100,000 people — the lowest (17 total deaths)
> Testing rate as of May 10, 2020: 26.6 per 100,000 people — 19th highest (37,785 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 2% — 2nd lowest
> Date of first known case: March 6, 2020
> Population density: 129.9 people per sq. mile — 20th highest
> Total population: 1.4 million

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48. Alaska
> COVID-19 infection rate as of May 10, 2020: 51.4 per 100,000 people (379 total cases)
> COVID-19 death rate as of May 10, 2020: 1.4 per 100,000 people — 3rd lowest (10 total deaths)
> Testing rate as of May 10, 2020: 37.1 per 100,000 people — 9th highest (27,364 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 1% — the lowest
> Date of first known case: March 12, 2020
> Population density: 1.1 people per sq. mile — the lowest
> Total population: 737,438

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47. West Virginia
> COVID-19 infection rate as of May 10, 2020: 75.3 per 100,000 people (1,360 total cases)
> COVID-19 death rate as of May 10, 2020: 3.0 per 100,000 people — 6th lowest (54 total deaths)
> Testing rate as of May 10, 2020: 35.1 per 100,000 people — 11th highest (63,469 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 2% — 4th lowest
> Date of first known case: March 17, 2020
> Population density: 74.5 people per sq. mile — 22nd lowest
> Total population: 1.8 million

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46. Oregon
> COVID-19 infection rate as of May 10, 2020: 75.7 per 100,000 people (3,171 total cases)
> COVID-19 death rate as of May 10, 2020: 3.0 per 100,000 people — 8th lowest (127 total deaths)
> Testing rate as of May 10, 2020: 18.0 per 100,000 people — 7th lowest (75,450 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 4% — 7th lowest
> Date of first known case: Feb. 28, 2020
> Population density: 42.6 people per sq. mile — 13th lowest
> Total population: 4.2 million

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45. Wyoming
> COVID-19 infection rate as of May 10, 2020: 85.7 per 100,000 people (495 total cases)
> COVID-19 death rate as of May 10, 2020: 1.2 per 100,000 people — 2nd lowest (7 total deaths)
> Testing rate as of May 10, 2020: 23.2 per 100,000 people — 22nd lowest (13,416 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 4% — 6th lowest
> Date of first known case: March 11, 2020
> Population density: 5.9 people per sq. mile — 2nd lowest
> Total population: 577,737

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44. Maine
> COVID-19 infection rate as of May 10, 2020: 107.3 per 100,000 people (1,436 total cases)
> COVID-19 death rate as of May 10, 2020: 4.8 per 100,000 people — 14th lowest (64 total deaths)
> Testing rate as of May 10, 2020: 17.1 per 100,000 people — 2nd lowest (22,953 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 6% — 14th lowest
> Date of first known case: March 12, 2020
> Population density: 37.8 people per sq. mile — 12th lowest
> Total population: 1.3 million

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43. Oklahoma
> COVID-19 infection rate as of May 10, 2020: 113.9 per 100,000 people (4,490 total cases)
> COVID-19 death rate as of May 10, 2020: 6.8 per 100,000 people — 21st lowest (270 total deaths)
> Testing rate as of May 10, 2020: 24.3 per 100,000 people — 24th highest (95,869 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 5% — 10th lowest
> Date of first known case: March 6, 2020
> Population density: 56.4 people per sq. mile — 16th lowest
> Total population: 3.9 million

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42. Idaho
> COVID-19 infection rate as of May 10, 2020: 116.8 per 100,000 people (2,049 total cases)
> COVID-19 death rate as of May 10, 2020: 3.8 per 100,000 people — 11th lowest (67 total deaths)
> Testing rate as of May 10, 2020: 18.2 per 100,000 people — 8th lowest (31,961 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 6% — 15th lowest
> Date of first known case: March 13, 2020
> Population density: 21.0 people per sq. mile — 7th lowest
> Total population: 1.8 million

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41. Arkansas
> COVID-19 infection rate as of May 10, 2020: 133.1 per 100,000 people (4,012 total cases)
> COVID-19 death rate as of May 10, 2020: 3.0 per 100,000 people — 7th lowest (91 total deaths)
> Testing rate as of May 10, 2020: 22.9 per 100,000 people — 21st lowest (69,008 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 6% — 12th lowest
> Date of first known case: March 11, 2020
> Population density: 56.7 people per sq. mile — 17th lowest
> Total population: 3.0 million

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40. Texas
> COVID-19 infection rate as of May 10, 2020: 135.4 per 100,000 people (38,869 total cases)
> COVID-19 death rate as of May 10, 2020: 3.8 per 100,000 people — 10th lowest (1,088 total deaths)
> Testing rate as of May 10, 2020: 17.5 per 100,000 people — 5th lowest (501,776 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 8% — 22nd lowest
> Date of first known case: Feb. 12, 2020
> Population density: 106.9 people per sq. mile — 22nd highest
> Total population: 28.7 million

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39. North Carolina
> COVID-19 infection rate as of May 10, 2020: 142.2 per 100,000 people (14,764 total cases)
> COVID-19 death rate as of May 10, 2020: 5.3 per 100,000 people — 16th lowest (547 total deaths)
> Testing rate as of May 10, 2020: 18.5 per 100,000 people — 11th lowest (192,135 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 8% — 20th lowest
> Date of first known case: March 3, 2020
> Population density: 192.9 people per sq. mile — 14th highest
> Total population: 10.4 million

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38. Kentucky
> COVID-19 infection rate as of May 10, 2020: 144.1 per 100,000 people (6,440 total cases)
> COVID-19 death rate as of May 10, 2020: 6.8 per 100,000 people — 19th lowest (304 total deaths)
> Testing rate as of May 10, 2020: 19.5 per 100,000 people — 13th lowest (86,923 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 7% — 18th lowest
> Date of first known case: March 6, 2020
> Population density: 110.6 people per sq. mile — 21st highest
> Total population: 4.5 million

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37. Vermont
> COVID-19 infection rate as of May 10, 2020: 148.0 per 100,000 people (927 total cases)
> COVID-19 death rate as of May 10, 2020: 8.5 per 100,000 people — 23rd highest (53 total deaths)
> Testing rate as of May 10, 2020: 32.0 per 100,000 people — 14th highest (20,048 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 5% — 9th lowest
> Date of first known case: March 7, 2020
> Population density: 65.1 people per sq. mile — 21st lowest
> Total population: 626,299

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36. South Carolina
> COVID-19 infection rate as of May 10, 2020: 150.5 per 100,000 people (7,653 total cases)
> COVID-19 death rate as of May 10, 2020: 6.5 per 100,000 people — 18th lowest (331 total deaths)
> Testing rate as of May 10, 2020: 16.6 per 100,000 people — the lowest (84,457 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 9% — 24th highest
> Date of first known case: March 6, 2020
> Population density: 158.8 people per sq. mile — 18th highest
> Total population: 5.1 million

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35. Arizona
> COVID-19 infection rate as of May 10, 2020: 152.8 per 100,000 people (10,960 total cases)
> COVID-19 death rate as of May 10, 2020: 7.4 per 100,000 people — 23rd lowest (532 total deaths)
> Testing rate as of May 10, 2020: 18.0 per 100,000 people — 6th lowest (128,940 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 9% — 23rd lowest
> Date of first known case: Jan. 26, 2020
> Population density: 62.9 people per sq. mile — 19th lowest
> Total population: 7.2 million

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34. Missouri
> COVID-19 infection rate as of May 10, 2020: 160.7 per 100,000 people (9,844 total cases)
> COVID-19 death rate as of May 10, 2020: 7.9 per 100,000 people — 24th lowest (482 total deaths)
> Testing rate as of May 10, 2020: 18.9 per 100,000 people — 12th lowest (115,546 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 9% — 24th lowest
> Date of first known case: March 7, 2020
> Population density: 87.9 people per sq. mile — 23rd lowest
> Total population: 6.1 million

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33. California
> COVID-19 infection rate as of May 10, 2020: 168.8 per 100,000 people (66,773 total cases)
> COVID-19 death rate as of May 10, 2020: 6.8 per 100,000 people — 20th lowest (2,694 total deaths)
> Testing rate as of May 10, 2020: 24.2 per 100,000 people — 25th highest (955,664 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 7% — 17th lowest
> Date of first known case: Jan. 25, 2020
> Population density: 241.7 people per sq. mile — 11th highest
> Total population: 39.6 million

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32. Wisconsin
> COVID-19 infection rate as of May 10, 2020: 175.8 per 100,000 people (10,219 total cases)
> COVID-19 death rate as of May 10, 2020: 6.9 per 100,000 people — 22nd lowest (400 total deaths)
> Testing rate as of May 10, 2020: 19.8 per 100,000 people — 16th lowest (115,382 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 9% — 25th highest
> Date of first known case: Feb. 5, 2020
> Population density: 88.8 people per sq. mile — 24th lowest
> Total population: 5.8 million

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31. Florida
> COVID-19 infection rate as of May 10, 2020: 190.6 per 100,000 people (40,596 total cases)
> COVID-19 death rate as of May 10, 2020: 8.1 per 100,000 people — 25th highest (1,721 total deaths)
> Testing rate as of May 10, 2020: 25.3 per 100,000 people — 23rd highest (539,630 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 8% — 19th lowest
> Date of first known case: March 1, 2020
> Population density: 323.9 people per sq. mile — 8th highest
> Total population: 21.3 million

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30. Utah
> COVID-19 infection rate as of May 10, 2020: 193.1 per 100,000 people (6,103 total cases)
> COVID-19 death rate as of May 10, 2020: 2.1 per 100,000 people — 5th lowest (66 total deaths)
> Testing rate as of May 10, 2020: 45.3 per 100,000 people — 7th highest (143,294 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 4% — 8th lowest
> Date of first known case: Feb. 25, 2020
> Population density: 37.2 people per sq. mile — 11th lowest
> Total population: 3.2 million

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29. North Dakota
> COVID-19 infection rate as of May 10, 2020: 196.2 per 100,000 people (1,491 total cases)
> COVID-19 death rate as of May 10, 2020: 4.6 per 100,000 people — 13th lowest (35 total deaths)
> Testing rate as of May 10, 2020: 59.0 per 100,000 people — 3rd highest (44,869 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 3% — 5th lowest
> Date of first known case: March 11, 2020
> Population density: 10.8 people per sq. mile — 4th lowest
> Total population: 760,077

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28. Nevada
> COVID-19 infection rate as of May 10, 2020: 199.3 per 100,000 people (6,049 total cases)
> COVID-19 death rate as of May 10, 2020: 10.1 per 100,000 people — 19th highest (306 total deaths)
> Testing rate as of May 10, 2020: 18.5 per 100,000 people — 10th lowest (56,132 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 11% — 21st highest
> Date of first known case: March 5, 2020
> Population density: 27.4 people per sq. mile — 9th lowest
> Total population: 3.0 million

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27. Minnesota
> COVID-19 infection rate as of May 10, 2020: 200.9 per 100,000 people (11,271 total cases)
> COVID-19 death rate as of May 10, 2020: 10.3 per 100,000 people — 18th highest (578 total deaths)
> Testing rate as of May 10, 2020: 19.8 per 100,000 people — 15th lowest (111,088 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 10% — 23rd highest
> Date of first known case: March 6, 2020
> Population density: 64.5 people per sq. mile — 20th lowest
> Total population: 5.6 million

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26. Alabama
> COVID-19 infection rate as of May 10, 2020: 202.3 per 100,000 people (9,889 total cases)
> COVID-19 death rate as of May 10, 2020: 8.0 per 100,000 people — 25th lowest (393 total deaths)
> Testing rate as of May 10, 2020: 26.3 per 100,000 people — 20th highest (128,506 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 8% — 21st lowest
> Date of first known case: March 13, 2020
> Population density: 93.2 people per sq. mile — 25th highest
> Total population: 4.9 million

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25. Ohio
> COVID-19 infection rate as of May 10, 2020: 206.0 per 100,000 people (24,081 total cases)
> COVID-19 death rate as of May 10, 2020: 11.5 per 100,000 people — 17th highest (1,341 total deaths)
> Testing rate as of May 10, 2020: 17.4 per 100,000 people — 4th lowest (203,672 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 12% — 20th highest
> Date of first known case: March 9, 2020
> Population density: 260.8 people per sq. mile — 10th highest
> Total population: 11.7 million

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24. Tennessee
> COVID-19 infection rate as of May 10, 2020: 218.1 per 100,000 people (14,768 total cases)
> COVID-19 death rate as of May 10, 2020: 3.6 per 100,000 people — 9th lowest (242 total deaths)
> Testing rate as of May 10, 2020: 37.3 per 100,000 people — 8th highest (252,748 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 6% — 13th lowest
> Date of first known case: March 5, 2020
> Population density: 160.6 people per sq. mile — 17th highest
> Total population: 6.8 million

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23. Washington
> COVID-19 infection rate as of May 10, 2020: 221.3 per 100,000 people (16,674 total cases)
> COVID-19 death rate as of May 10, 2020: 12.2 per 100,000 people — 16th highest (921 total deaths)
> Testing rate as of May 10, 2020: 32.2 per 100,000 people — 13th highest (242,989 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 7% — 16th lowest
> Date of first known case: Jan. 21, 2020
> Population density: 105.7 people per sq. mile — 23rd highest
> Total population: 7.5 million

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22. New Hampshire
> COVID-19 infection rate as of May 10, 2020: 226.4 per 100,000 people (3,071 total cases)
> COVID-19 death rate as of May 10, 2020: 9.8 per 100,000 people — 20th highest (133 total deaths)
> Testing rate as of May 10, 2020: 25.7 per 100,000 people — 22nd highest (34,794 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 9% — 25th lowest
> Date of first known case: March 2, 2020
> Population density: 145.1 people per sq. mile — 19th highest
> Total population: 1.4 million

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21. Kansas
> COVID-19 infection rate as of May 10, 2020: 231.9 per 100,000 people (6,751 total cases)
> COVID-19 death rate as of May 10, 2020: 5.4 per 100,000 people — 17th lowest (157 total deaths)
> Testing rate as of May 10, 2020: 17.2 per 100,000 people — 3rd lowest (49,933 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 14% — 18th highest
> Date of first known case: March 7, 2020
> Population density: 35.4 people per sq. mile — 10th lowest
> Total population: 2.9 million

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20. New Mexico
> COVID-19 infection rate as of May 10, 2020: 232.1 per 100,000 people (4,863 total cases)
> COVID-19 death rate as of May 10, 2020: 9.5 per 100,000 people — 22nd highest (200 total deaths)
> Testing rate as of May 10, 2020: 48.9 per 100,000 people — 5th highest (102,498 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 5% — 11th lowest
> Date of first known case: March 11, 2020
> Population density: 17.2 people per sq. mile — 6th lowest
> Total population: 2.1 million

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19. Virginia
> COVID-19 infection rate as of May 10, 2020: 269.6 per 100,000 people (22,962 total cases)
> COVID-19 death rate as of May 10, 2020: 9.5 per 100,000 people — 21st highest (813 total deaths)
> Testing rate as of May 10, 2020: 19.7 per 100,000 people — 14th lowest (167,758 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 14% — 17th highest
> Date of first known case: March 7, 2020
> Population density: 199.1 people per sq. mile — 13th highest
> Total population: 8.5 million

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18. Mississippi
> COVID-19 infection rate as of May 10, 2020: 318.1 per 100,000 people (9,501 total cases)
> COVID-19 death rate as of May 10, 2020: 14.4 per 100,000 people — 14th highest (430 total deaths)
> Testing rate as of May 10, 2020: 30.8 per 100,000 people — 16th highest (91,999 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 10% — 22nd highest
> Date of first known case: March 11, 2020
> Population density: 61.7 people per sq. mile — 18th lowest
> Total population: 3.0 million

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17. Georgia
> COVID-19 infection rate as of May 10, 2020: 318.7 per 100,000 people (33,524 total cases)
> COVID-19 death rate as of May 10, 2020: 13.4 per 100,000 people — 15th highest (1,405 total deaths)
> Testing rate as of May 10, 2020: 23.2 per 100,000 people — 23rd lowest (244,458 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 14% — 16th highest
> Date of first known case: March 2, 2020
> Population density: 177.0 people per sq. mile — 16th highest
> Total population: 10.5 million

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16. Colorado
> COVID-19 infection rate as of May 10, 2020: 345.9 per 100,000 people (19,703 total cases)
> COVID-19 death rate as of May 10, 2020: 17.0 per 100,000 people — 13th highest (971 total deaths)
> Testing rate as of May 10, 2020: 18.3 per 100,000 people — 9th lowest (104,077 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 19% — 8th highest
> Date of first known case: March 5, 2020
> Population density: 54.7 people per sq. mile — 14th lowest
> Total population: 5.7 million

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15. Indiana
> COVID-19 infection rate as of May 10, 2020: 360.5 per 100,000 people (24,126 total cases)
> COVID-19 death rate as of May 10, 2020: 20.6 per 100,000 people — 12th highest (1,379 total deaths)
> Testing rate as of May 10, 2020: 20.9 per 100,000 people — 18th lowest (140,029 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 17% — 11th highest
> Date of first known case: March 6, 2020
> Population density: 183.7 people per sq. mile — 15th highest
> Total population: 6.7 million

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14. Iowa
> COVID-19 infection rate as of May 10, 2020: 378.9 per 100,000 people (11,959 total cases)
> COVID-19 death rate as of May 10, 2020: 8.4 per 100,000 people — 24th highest (265 total deaths)
> Testing rate as of May 10, 2020: 23.5 per 100,000 people — 24th lowest (74,174 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 16% — 13th highest
> Date of first known case: March 8, 2020
> Population density: 56.1 people per sq. mile — 15th lowest
> Total population: 3.2 million

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13. South Dakota
> COVID-19 infection rate as of May 10, 2020: 384.6 per 100,000 people (3,393 total cases)
> COVID-19 death rate as of May 10, 2020: 3.9 per 100,000 people — 12th lowest (34 total deaths)
> Testing rate as of May 10, 2020: 26.0 per 100,000 people — 21st highest (22,952 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 15% — 14th highest
> Date of first known case: March 10, 2020
> Population density: 11.4 people per sq. mile — 5th lowest
> Total population: 882,235

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12. Nebraska
> COVID-19 infection rate as of May 10, 2020: 431.0 per 100,000 people (8,315 total cases)
> COVID-19 death rate as of May 10, 2020: 5.1 per 100,000 people — 15th lowest (98 total deaths)
> Testing rate as of May 10, 2020: 24.0 per 100,000 people — 25th lowest (46,314 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 18% — 10th highest
> Date of first known case: Feb. 17, 2020
> Population density: 24.9 people per sq. mile — 8th lowest
> Total population: 1.9 million

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11. Pennsylvania
> COVID-19 infection rate as of May 10, 2020: 442.0 per 100,000 people (56,611 total cases)
> COVID-19 death rate as of May 10, 2020: 28.9 per 100,000 people — 8th highest (3,707 total deaths)
> Testing rate as of May 10, 2020: 22.2 per 100,000 people — 20th lowest (284,383 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 20% — 7th highest
> Date of first known case: March 6, 2020
> Population density: 278.1 people per sq. mile — 9th highest
> Total population: 12.8 million

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10. Michigan
> COVID-19 infection rate as of May 10, 2020: 471.6 per 100,000 people (47,138 total cases)
> COVID-19 death rate as of May 10, 2020: 45.5 per 100,000 people — 6th highest (4,551 total deaths)
> Testing rate as of May 10, 2020: 28.6 per 100,000 people — 17th highest (285,678 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 17% — 12th highest
> Date of first known case: March 10, 2020
> Population density: 103.4 people per sq. mile — 24th highest
> Total population: 10.0 million

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9. Maryland
> COVID-19 infection rate as of May 10, 2020: 539.3 per 100,000 people (32,587 total cases)
> COVID-19 death rate as of May 10, 2020: 25.5 per 100,000 people — 10th highest (1,538 total deaths)
> Testing rate as of May 10, 2020: 21.5 per 100,000 people — 19th lowest (129,637 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 25% — 4th highest
> Date of first known case: March 5, 2020
> Population density: 487.1 people per sq. mile — 5th highest
> Total population: 6.0 million

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8. Illinois
> COVID-19 infection rate as of May 10, 2020: 610.2 per 100,000 people (77,741 total cases)
> COVID-19 death rate as of May 10, 2020: 26.7 per 100,000 people — 9th highest (3,406 total deaths)
> Testing rate as of May 10, 2020: 33.7 per 100,000 people — 12th highest (429,984 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 18% — 9th highest
> Date of first known case: Jan. 24, 2020
> Population density: 220.0 people per sq. mile — 12th highest
> Total population: 12.7 million

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7. Delaware
> COVID-19 infection rate as of May 10, 2020: 666.6 per 100,000 people (6,447 total cases)
> COVID-19 death rate as of May 10, 2020: 23.2 per 100,000 people — 11th highest (224 total deaths)
> Testing rate as of May 10, 2020: 28.3 per 100,000 people — 18th highest (27,326 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 22% — 5th highest
> Date of first known case: March 11, 2020
> Population density: 388.6 people per sq. mile — 6th highest
> Total population: 967,171

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6. Louisiana
> COVID-19 infection rate as of May 10, 2020: 678.1 per 100,000 people (31,600 total cases)
> COVID-19 death rate as of May 10, 2020: 47.5 per 100,000 people — 5th highest (2,213 total deaths)
> Testing rate as of May 10, 2020: 46.3 per 100,000 people — 6th highest (215,872 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 15% — 15th highest
> Date of first known case: March 9, 2020
> Population density: 89.0 people per sq. mile — 25th lowest
> Total population: 4.7 million

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5. Connecticut
> COVID-19 infection rate as of May 10, 2020: 939.2 per 100,000 people (33,554 total cases)
> COVID-19 death rate as of May 10, 2020: 83.0 per 100,000 people — 3rd highest (2,967 total deaths)
> Testing rate as of May 10, 2020: 36.4 per 100,000 people — 10th highest (130,192 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 26% — 3rd highest
> Date of first known case: March 8, 2020
> Population density: 644.5 people per sq. mile — 4th highest
> Total population: 3.6 million

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4. Rhode Island
> COVID-19 infection rate as of May 10, 2020: 1,066.3 per 100,000 people (11,274 total cases)
> COVID-19 death rate as of May 10, 2020: 39.9 per 100,000 people — 7th highest (422 total deaths)
> Testing rate as of May 10, 2020: 86.3 per 100,000 people — the highest (91,213 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 12% — 19th highest
> Date of first known case: March 1, 2020
> Population density: 684.3 people per sq. mile — 2nd highest
> Total population: 1.1 million

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3. Massachusetts
> COVID-19 infection rate as of May 10, 2020: 1,127.1 per 100,000 people (77,793 total cases)
> COVID-19 death rate as of May 10, 2020: 72.1 per 100,000 people — 4th highest (4,979 total deaths)
> Testing rate as of May 10, 2020: 56.3 per 100,000 people — 4th highest (388,389 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 20% — 6th highest
> Date of first known case: Feb. 1, 2020
> Population density: 654.0 people per sq. mile — 3rd highest
> Total population: 6.9 million

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2. New Jersey
> COVID-19 infection rate as of May 10, 2020: 1,555.1 per 100,000 people (138,532 total cases)
> COVID-19 death rate as of May 10, 2020: 103.9 per 100,000 people — 2nd highest (9,255 total deaths)
> Testing rate as of May 10, 2020: 31.5 per 100,000 people — 15th highest (280,220 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 49% — the highest
> Date of first known case: March 4, 2020
> Population density: 1,021.3 people per sq. mile — the highest
> Total population: 8.9 million

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1. New York
> COVID-19 infection rate as of May 10, 2020: 1,704.6 per 100,000 people (333,122 total cases)
> COVID-19 death rate as of May 10, 2020: 108.8 per 100,000 people — the highest (21,271 total deaths)
> Testing rate as of May 10, 2020: 59.0 per 100,000 people — 2nd highest (1.1 million total tests)
> Positive test rate: 29% — 2nd highest
> Date of first known case: March 1, 2020
> Population density: 358.2 people per sq. mile — 7th highest
> Total population: 19.5 million

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