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States With the Highest Number of COVID-19 Cases

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5. Connecticut
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 1,066.9 per 100,000 people (38,116 total cases)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 18: 96.5 per 100,000 people — 3rd most (3,449 total deaths)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 4,973 per 100,000 people — 10th most (177,679 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 21.5% — 3rd most
> Date of first known case: 3/8/2020
> Population density: 644.5 people per sq. mile — 4th most
> Total population: 3,572,665

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4. Rhode Island
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 1,210.1 per 100,000 people (12,795 total cases)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 18: 47.9 per 100,000 people — 7th most (506 total deaths)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 10,913 per 100,000 people — the most (115,384 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 11.1% — 18th most
> Date of first known case: 3/1/2020
> Population density: 684.3 people per sq. mile — 2nd most
> Total population: 1,057,315

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3. Massachusetts
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 1,261.2 per 100,000 people (87,052 total cases)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 18: 84.9 per 100,000 people — 4th most (5,862 total deaths)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 6,798 per 100,000 people — 4th most (469,199 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 18.6% — 5th most
> Date of first known case: 2/1/2020
> Population density: 654.0 people per sq. mile — 3rd most
> Total population: 6,902,149

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2. New Jersey
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 1,661.8 per 100,000 people (148,039 total cases)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 18: 117.1 per 100,000 people — the most (10,435 total deaths)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 5,675 per 100,000 people — 7th most (505,569 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 29.3% — the most
> Date of first known case: 3/4/2020
> Population density: 1021.3 people per sq. mile — the most
> Total population: 8,908,520

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1. New York
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 1,791.6 per 100,000 people (350,121 total cases)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 18: 115.7 per 100,000 people — 2nd most (22,619 total deaths)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 7,233 per 100,000 people — 3rd most (1,413,396 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 24.8% — 2nd most
> Date of first known case: 3/1/2020
> Population density: 358.2 people per sq. mile — 7th most
> Total population: 19,542,209

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