Special Report

States Where the Virus Is Growing the Fastest Right Now

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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