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States Where the Virus Is Growing the Fastest Right Now

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The spread of the novel coronavirus appears to be slowing in the United States. Over the last week — from May 12th through May 18th — there were an average of about 6.8 new cases per day nationwide for every 100,000 people, a 16% decline from the previous week. 

The improvement, while encouraging, also serves as a reminder of the continuing threat the virus poses — although the rate of infection may be slowing across much of the country, tens of thousands of Americans continue to be infected every day. In some states, the daily rate of new infections is far higher than in others. 

To determine the states where the number of confirmed cases per capita is growing the fastest right now, 24/7 Wall St. compiled and reviewed the numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths for the seven days through May 18 from state and local health departments. We calculated the average number of new cases per day between May 12 and May 18 in each state for every 100,000 people.

Many of the states where the virus is spreading the fastest are among the states that have been the hardest hit since the beginning of the pandemic. There are eight states where the daily infection rate over the last week is more than double the national figure — and each of them ranks among the 10 states with the highest overall infection rate. Most of these states are densely-populated places in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic. Here is a full list of the states with the highest number of COVID-19 cases

The declining daily infection rate in the United States is due in large part to restrictions put in place by state and local governments. While many states have lifted strict stay-at-home orders, social distancing laws and guidelines remain in much of the country. Here are every state’s rules for staying at home and social distancing

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50. Hawaii
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 0.1 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 1)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: None
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 45.1 per 100,000 people — 2nd fewest (total: 640)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 2,968.3 per 100,000 people — 21st fewest (total: 42,164)
> Population: 1.4 million (129.9 people per sq. mile — 20th most)
> First confirmed case: March 6, 2020

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49. Montana
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 0.1 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 1)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: None
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 44.2 per 100,000 people — the fewest (total: 470)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 2,651.5 per 100,000 people — 12th fewest (total: 28,167)
> Population: 1.1 million (7.2 people per sq. mile — 3rd fewest)
> First confirmed case: March 13, 2020

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48. Alaska
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 0.3 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 2)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: None
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 54.1 per 100,000 people — 3rd fewest (total: 399)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 4,829.0 per 100,000 people — 11th most (total: 35,611)
> Population: 737,438 (1.1 people per sq. mile — the fewest)
> First confirmed case: March 12, 2020

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47. Vermont
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 0.4 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 2)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: 1
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 150.1 per 100,000 people — 10th fewest (total: 940)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 3,804.1 per 100,000 people — 17th most (total: 23,825)
> Population: 626,299 (65.1 people per sq. mile — 21st fewest)
> First confirmed case: March 7, 2020

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46. West Virginia
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 1.0 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 18)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: 7
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 82.6 per 100,000 people — 4th fewest (total: 1,491)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 4,210.5 per 100,000 people — 15th most (total: 76,035)
> Population: 1.8 million (74.5 people per sq. mile — 22nd fewest)
> First confirmed case: March 17, 2020

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45. Idaho
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 1.3 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 23)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: 4
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 137.9 per 100,000 people — 9th fewest (total: 2,419)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 2,078.2 per 100,000 people — the fewest (total: 36,456)
> Population: 1.8 million (21.0 people per sq. mile — 7th fewest)
> First confirmed case: March 13, 2020

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44. Oregon
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 1.6 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 67)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: 7
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 88.0 per 100,000 people — 5th fewest (total: 3,687)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 2,320.2 per 100,000 people — 6th fewest (total: 97,232)
> Population: 4.2 million (42.6 people per sq. mile — 13th fewest)
> First confirmed case: Feb. 28, 2020

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43. Missouri
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 2.3 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 144)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: 70
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 178.7 per 100,000 people — 15th fewest (total: 10,945)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 2,515.5 per 100,000 people — 8th fewest (total: 154,110)
> Population: 6.1 million (87.9 people per sq. mile — 23rd fewest)
> First confirmed case: March 7, 2020

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42. Oklahoma
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 2.5 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 100)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: 10
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 134.7 per 100,000 people — 8th fewest (total: 5,310)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 3,557.2 per 100,000 people — 21st most (total: 140,262)
> Population: 3.9 million (56.4 people per sq. mile — 16th fewest)
> First confirmed case: March 6, 2020

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41. Maine
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 2.7 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 37)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: 5
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 128.0 per 100,000 people — 7th fewest (total: 1,713)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 2,596.2 per 100,000 people — 11th fewest (total: 34,748)
> Population: 1.3 million (37.8 people per sq. mile — 12th fewest)
> First confirmed case: March 12, 2020

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40. South Carolina
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 3.1 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 157)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: 30
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 175.9 per 100,000 people — 13th fewest (total: 8,942)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 2,587.6 per 100,000 people — 10th fewest (total: 131,559)
> Population: 5.1 million (158.8 people per sq. mile — 18th most)
> First confirmed case: March 6, 2020

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39. Florida
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 3.2 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 683)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: 194
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 218.0 per 100,000 people — 19th fewest (total: 46,442)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 3,181.8 per 100,000 people — 23rd fewest (total: 677,710)
> Population: 21.3 million (323.9 people per sq. mile — 8th most)
> First confirmed case: March 1, 2020

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38. Washington
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 3.2 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 243)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: 38
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 244.6 per 100,000 people — 24th fewest (total: 18,433)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 3,785.3 per 100,000 people — 18th most (total: 285,243)
> Population: 7.5 million (105.7 people per sq. mile — 23rd most)
> First confirmed case: Jan. 21, 2020

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37. Wyoming
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 3.4 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 19)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: 1
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 98.0 per 100,000 people — 6th fewest (total: 566)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 2,807.3 per 100,000 people — 18th fewest (total: 16,219)
> Population: 577,737 (5.9 people per sq. mile — 2nd fewest)
> First confirmed case: March 11, 2020

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36. Arkansas
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 3.4 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 104)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: 3
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 159.7 per 100,000 people — 11th fewest (total: 4,813)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 2,907.1 per 100,000 people — 20th fewest (total: 87,614)
> Population: 3.0 million (56.7 people per sq. mile — 17th fewest)
> First confirmed case: March 11, 2020

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35. Nevada
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 3.6 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 109)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: 35
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 229.1 per 100,000 people — 22nd fewest (total: 6,952)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 2,660.6 per 100,000 people — 14th fewest (total: 80,732)
> Population: 3.0 million (27.4 people per sq. mile — 9th fewest)
> First confirmed case: March 5, 2020

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34. Kentucky
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 3.7 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 167)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: 13
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 177.6 per 100,000 people — 14th fewest (total: 7,935)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 3,250.3 per 100,000 people — 25th fewest (total: 145,238)
> Population: 4.5 million (110.6 people per sq. mile — 21st most)
> First confirmed case: March 6, 2020

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33. Texas
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 4.0 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 1,144)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: 203
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 169.7 per 100,000 people — 12th fewest (total: 48,693)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 2,519.0 per 100,000 people — 9th fewest (total: 723,013)
> Population: 28.7 million (106.9 people per sq. mile — 22nd most)
> First confirmed case: Feb. 12, 2020

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32. California
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 4.2 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 1,649)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: 459
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 199.3 per 100,000 people — 18th fewest (total: 78,839)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 3,122.7 per 100,000 people — 22nd fewest (total: 1.2 million)
> Population: 39.6 million (241.7 people per sq. mile — 11th most)
> First confirmed case: Jan. 25, 2020

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31. Utah
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 4.5 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 143)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: 7
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 229.0 per 100,000 people — 21st fewest (total: 7,238)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 5,401.7 per 100,000 people — 8th most (total: 170,752)
> Population: 3.2 million (37.2 people per sq. mile — 11th fewest)
> First confirmed case: Feb. 25, 2020

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30. North Carolina
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 4.7 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 487)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: 82
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 183.2 per 100,000 people — 16th fewest (total: 19,023)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 2,463.1 per 100,000 people — 7th fewest (total: 255,755)
> Population: 10.4 million (192.9 people per sq. mile — 14th most)
> First confirmed case: March 3, 2020

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29. Ohio
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 4.9 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 569)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: 189
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 243.4 per 100,000 people — 23rd fewest (total: 28,454)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 2,310.1 per 100,000 people — 5th fewest (total: 270,041)
> Population: 11.7 million (260.8 people per sq. mile — 10th most)
> First confirmed case: March 9, 2020

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28. Arizona
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 5.2 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 371)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: 117
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 194.3 per 100,000 people — 17th fewest (total: 13,937)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 2,830.7 per 100,000 people — 19th fewest (total: 203,006)
> Population: 7.2 million (62.9 people per sq. mile — 19th fewest)
> First confirmed case: Jan. 26, 2020

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27. Wisconsin
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 5.3 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 307)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: 35
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 218.2 per 100,000 people — 20th fewest (total: 12,687)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 2,703.8 per 100,000 people — 15th fewest (total: 157,189)
> Population: 5.8 million (88.8 people per sq. mile — 24th fewest)
> First confirmed case: Feb. 5, 2020

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26. Michigan
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 5.5 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 546)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: 217
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 519.4 per 100,000 people — 11th most (total: 51,915)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 4,251.7 per 100,000 people — 14th most (total: 424,998)
> Population: 10.0 million (103.4 people per sq. mile — 24th most)
> First confirmed case: March 10, 2020

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25. Tennessee
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 5.5 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 371)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: 33
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 266.0 per 100,000 people — 24th most (total: 18,011)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 4,984.2 per 100,000 people — 9th most (total: 337,428)
> Population: 6.8 million (160.6 people per sq. mile — 17th most)
> First confirmed case: March 5, 2020

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24. New Hampshire
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 5.5 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 74)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: 39
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 269.2 per 100,000 people — 23rd most (total: 3,652)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 3,647.3 per 100,000 people — 19th most (total: 49,474)
> Population: 1.4 million (145.1 people per sq. mile — 19th most)
> First confirmed case: March 2, 2020

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23. Alabama
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 5.7 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 280)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: 53
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 247.3 per 100,000 people — 25th fewest (total: 12,086)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 3,198.7 per 100,000 people — 24th fewest (total: 156,350)
> Population: 4.9 million (93.2 people per sq. mile — 25th most)
> First confirmed case: March 13, 2020

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22. Georgia
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 6.1 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 644)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: 108
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 364.0 per 100,000 people — 18th most (total: 38,287)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 3,463.0 per 100,000 people — 22nd most (total: 364,289)
> Population: 10.5 million (177.0 people per sq. mile — 16th most)
> First confirmed case: March 2, 2020

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21. Colorado
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 6.1 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 350)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: 206
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 389.8 per 100,000 people — 16th most (total: 22,202)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 2,267.7 per 100,000 people — 2nd fewest (total: 129,159)
> Population: 5.7 million (54.7 people per sq. mile — 14th fewest)
> First confirmed case: March 5, 2020

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20. Kansas
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 6.1 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 179)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: 14
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 286.4 per 100,000 people — 22nd most (total: 8,340)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 2,300.9 per 100,000 people — 4th fewest (total: 66,990)
> Population: 2.9 million (35.4 people per sq. mile — 10th fewest)
> First confirmed case: March 7, 2020

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19. North Dakota
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 6.7 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 51)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: 5
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 254.1 per 100,000 people — 25th most (total: 1,931)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 7,441.5 per 100,000 people — 2nd most (total: 56,561)
> Population: 760,077 (10.8 people per sq. mile — 4th fewest)
> First confirmed case: March 11, 2020

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18. New Mexico
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 7.1 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 149)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: 46
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 290.9 per 100,000 people — 21st most (total: 6,096)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 6,567.6 per 100,000 people — 5th most (total: 137,620)
> Population: 2.1 million (17.2 people per sq. mile — 6th fewest)
> First confirmed case: March 11, 2020

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17. Pennsylvania
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 7.1 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 915)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: 612
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 492.4 per 100,000 people — 12th most (total: 63,056)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 2,659.5 per 100,000 people — 13th fewest (total: 340,609)
> Population: 12.8 million (278.1 people per sq. mile — 9th most)
> First confirmed case: March 6, 2020

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16. Indiana
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 7.8 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 522)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: 163
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 422.2 per 100,000 people — 15th most (total: 28,255)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 2,748.3 per 100,000 people — 16th fewest (total: 183,912)
> Population: 6.7 million (183.7 people per sq. mile — 15th most)
> First confirmed case: March 6, 2020

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15. Louisiana
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 8.1 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 379)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: 144
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 744.8 per 100,000 people — 8th most (total: 34,709)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 5,788.6 per 100,000 people — 6th most (total: 269,748)
> Population: 4.7 million (89.0 people per sq. mile — 25th fewest)
> First confirmed case: March 9, 2020

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14. Mississippi
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 8.3 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 248)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: 64
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 382.8 per 100,000 people — 17th most (total: 11,432)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 3,876.3 per 100,000 people — 16th most (total: 115,767)
> Population: 3.0 million (61.7 people per sq. mile — 18th fewest)
> First confirmed case: March 11, 2020

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13. Virginia
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 9.9 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 842)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: 145
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 347.4 per 100,000 people — 19th most (total: 29,591)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 2,285.6 per 100,000 people — 3rd fewest (total: 194,677)
> Population: 8.5 million (199.1 people per sq. mile — 13th most)
> First confirmed case: March 7, 2020

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12. New York
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 11.0 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 2,156)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: 633
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 1,791.6 per 100,000 people — the most (total: 350,121)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 7,232.5 per 100,000 people — 3rd most (total: 1.4 million)
> Population: 19.5 million (358.2 people per sq. mile — 7th most)
> First confirmed case: March 1, 2020

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11. Minnesota
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 11.0 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 619)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: 108
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 291.8 per 100,000 people — 20th most (total: 16,372)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 2,791.0 per 100,000 people — 17th fewest (total: 156,606)
> Population: 5.6 million (64.5 people per sq. mile — 20th fewest)
> First confirmed case: March 6, 2020

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10. Iowa
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 12.2 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 384)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: 62
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 473.8 per 100,000 people — 13th most (total: 14,955)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 3,268.2 per 100,000 people — 25th most (total: 103,148)
> Population: 3.2 million (56.1 people per sq. mile — 15th fewest)
> First confirmed case: March 8, 2020

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9. South Dakota
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 12.3 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 109)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: 5
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 456.5 per 100,000 people — 14th most (total: 4,027)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 3,292.2 per 100,000 people — 24th most (total: 29,045)
> Population: 882,235 (11.4 people per sq. mile — 5th fewest)
> First confirmed case: March 10, 2020

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8. New Jersey
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 14.0 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 1,250)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: 848
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 1,661.8 per 100,000 people — 2nd most (total: 148,039)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 5,675.1 per 100,000 people — 7th most (total: 505,569)
> Population: 8.9 million (1,021.3 people per sq. mile — the most)
> First confirmed case: March 4, 2020

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7. Nebraska
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 15.2 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 293)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: 20
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 550.7 per 100,000 people — 10th most (total: 10,625)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 3,635.9 per 100,000 people — 20th most (total: 70,147)
> Population: 1.9 million (24.9 people per sq. mile — 8th fewest)
> First confirmed case: Feb. 17, 2020

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6. Connecticut
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 15.3 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 548)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: 367
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 1,066.9 per 100,000 people — 5th most (total: 38,116)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 4,973.3 per 100,000 people — 10th most (total: 177,679)
> Population: 3.6 million (644.5 people per sq. mile — 4th most)
> First confirmed case: March 8, 2020

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5. Maryland
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 15.4 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 932)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: 349
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 658.0 per 100,000 people — 9th most (total: 39,762)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 3,425.5 per 100,000 people — 23rd most (total: 206,994)
> Population: 6.0 million (487.1 people per sq. mile — 5th most)
> First confirmed case: March 5, 2020

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4. Massachusetts
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 17.5 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 1,206)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: 656
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 1,261.2 per 100,000 people — 3rd most (total: 87,052)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 6,797.9 per 100,000 people — 4th most (total: 469,199)
> Population: 6.9 million (654.0 people per sq. mile — 3rd most)
> First confirmed case: Feb. 1, 2020

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3. Delaware
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 18.8 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 181)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: 53
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 813.6 per 100,000 people — 6th most (total: 7,869)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 4,389.9 per 100,000 people — 13th most (total: 42,458)
> Population: 967,171 (388.6 people per sq. mile — 6th most)
> First confirmed case: March 11, 2020

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2. Illinois
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 18.8 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 2,398)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: 576
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 757.3 per 100,000 people — 7th most (total: 96,485)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 4,734.6 per 100,000 people — 12th most (total: 603,241)
> Population: 12.7 million (220.0 people per sq. mile — 12th most)
> First confirmed case: Jan. 24, 2020

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1. Rhode Island
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 20.1 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 213)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: 55
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 1,210.1 per 100,000 people — 4th most (total: 12,795)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 10,912.9 per 100,000 people — the most (total: 115,384)
> Population: 1.1 million (684.3 people per sq. mile — 2nd most)
> First confirmed case: March 1, 2020

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