Special Report

States With the Highest Number of COVID-19 Cases

Grant Suneson

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50. Montana
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 44.2 per 100,000 people (470 total cases)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 18: 1.5 per 100,000 people 4th fewest (16 total deaths)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 2,651 per 100,000 people12th fewest (28,167 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 1.7%3rd fewest
> Date of first known case: 3/13/2020
> Population density: 7.2 people per sq. mile3rd fewest
> Total population: 1,062,305

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49. Hawaii
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 45.1 per 100,000 people (640 total cases)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 18: 1.2 per 100,000 peoplethe fewest (17 total deaths)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 2,968 per 100,000 people — 21st fewest (42,164 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 1.5% — 2nd fewest
> Date of first known case: 3/6/2020
> Population density: 129.9 people per sq. mile — 20th most
> Total population: 1,420,491

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48. Alaska
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 54.1 per 100,000 people (399 total cases)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 18: 1.4 per 100,000 people — 2nd fewest (10 total deaths)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 4,829 per 100,000 people — 11th most (35,611 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 1.1% — the fewest
> Date of first known case: 3/12/2020
> Population density: 1.1 people per sq. mile — the fewest
> Total population: 737,438

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47. West Virginia
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 82.6 per 100,000 people (1,491 total cases)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 18: 3.7 per 100,000 people — 8th fewest (67 total deaths)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 4,211 per 100,000 people — 15th most (76,035 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 2.0% — 4th fewest
> Date of first known case: 3/17/2020
> Population density: 74.5 people per sq. mile — 22nd fewest
> Total population: 1,805,832

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46. Oregon
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 88.0 per 100,000 people (3,687 total cases)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 18: 3.3 per 100,000 people — 6th fewest (138 total deaths)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 2,320 per 100,000 people — 6th fewest (97,232 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 3.8% — 8th fewest
> Date of first known case: 2/28/2020
> Population density: 42.6 people per sq. mile — 13th fewest
> Total population: 4,190,713

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