Special Report

States With the Highest Number of COVID-19 Cases

40. Arkansas
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 159.7 per 100,000 people (4,813 total cases)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 18: 3.3 per 100,000 people — 7th fewest (100 total deaths)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 2,907 per 100,000 people — 20th fewest (87,614 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 5.5% — 15th fewest
> Date of first known case: 3/11/2020
> Population density: 56.7 people per sq. mile — 17th fewest
> Total population: 3,013,825

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39. Texas
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 169.7 per 100,000 people (48,693 total cases)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 18: 4.7 per 100,000 people — 11th fewest (1,347 total deaths)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 2,519 per 100,000 people — 9th fewest (723,013 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 6.7% — 19th fewest
> Date of first known case: 2/12/2020
> Population density: 106.9 people per sq. mile — 22nd most
> Total population: 28,701,845

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38. South Carolina
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 175.9 per 100,000 people (8,942 total cases)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 18: 7.7 per 100,000 people — 19th fewest (391 total deaths)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 2,588 per 100,000 people — 10th fewest (131,559 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 6.8% — 20th fewest
> Date of first known case: 3/6/2020
> Population density: 158.8 people per sq. mile — 18th most
> Total population: 5,084,127

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37. Kentucky
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 177.6 per 100,000 people (7,935 total cases)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 18: 7.7 per 100,000 people — 20th fewest (346 total deaths)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 3,250 per 100,000 people — 25th fewest (145,238 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 5.5% — 14th fewest
> Date of first known case: 3/6/2020
> Population density: 110.6 people per sq. mile — 21st most
> Total population: 4,468,402

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36. Missouri
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 178.7 per 100,000 people (10,945 total cases)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 18: 9.9 per 100,000 people — 25th most (605 total deaths)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 2,515 per 100,000 people — 8th fewest (154,110 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 7.1% — 23rd fewest
> Date of first known case: 3/7/2020
> Population density: 87.9 people per sq. mile — 23rd fewest
> Total population: 6,126,452

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