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States Where the Virus Is Growing the Fastest Right Now

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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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