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States Where the Virus Is Growing the Fastest Right Now

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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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