Special Report

States With the Highest Number of COVID-19 Cases

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45. Wyoming
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 98.0 per 100,000 people (566 total cases)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 18: 1.4 per 100,000 people — 3rd fewest (08 total deaths)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 2,807 per 100,000 people — 18th fewest (16,219 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 3.5% — 6th fewest
> Date of first known case: 3/11/2020
> Population density: 5.9 people per sq. mile — 2nd fewest
> Total population: 577,737

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44. Maine
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 128.0 per 100,000 people (1,713 total cases)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 18: 5.3 per 100,000 people — 13th fewest (71 total deaths)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 2,596 per 100,000 people — 11th fewest (34,748 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 4.9% — 12th fewest
> Date of first known case: 3/12/2020
> Population density: 37.8 people per sq. mile — 12th fewest
> Total population: 1,338,404

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43. Oklahoma
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 134.7 per 100,000 people (5,310 total cases)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 18: 7.3 per 100,000 people — 18th fewest (288 total deaths)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 3,557 per 100,000 people — 21st most (140,262 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 3.8% — 7th fewest
> Date of first known case: 3/6/2020
> Population density: 56.4 people per sq. mile — 16th fewest
> Total population: 3,943,079

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42. Idaho
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 137.9 per 100,000 people (2,419 total cases)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 18: 4.2 per 100,000 people — 9th fewest (73 total deaths)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 2,078 per 100,000 people — the fewest (36,456 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 6.6% — 18th fewest
> Date of first known case: 3/13/2020
> Population density: 21.0 people per sq. mile — 7th fewest
> Total population: 1,754,208

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41. Vermont
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 150.1 per 100,000 people (940 total cases)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 18: 8.6 per 100,000 people — 23rd fewest (54 total deaths)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 3,804 per 100,000 people — 17th most (23,825 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 3.9% — 9th fewest
> Date of first known case: 3/7/2020
> Population density: 65.1 people per sq. mile — 21st fewest
> Total population: 626,299

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