Special Report

States Where the Virus Is Growing the Fastest Right Now

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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