Special Report

States With the Highest Number of COVID-19 Cases

35. North Carolina
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 183.2 per 100,000 people (19,023 total cases)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 18: 6.4 per 100,000 people — 16th fewest (661 total deaths)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 2,463 per 100,000 people — 7th fewest (255,755 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 7.4% — 25th fewest
> Date of first known case: 3/3/2020
> Population density: 192.9 people per sq. mile — 14th most
> Total population: 10,383,620

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34. Arizona
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 194.3 per 100,000 people (13,937 total cases)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 18: 9.5 per 100,000 people — 25th fewest (680 total deaths)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 2,831 per 100,000 people — 19th fewest (203,006 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 6.9% — 22nd fewest
> Date of first known case: 1/26/2020
> Population density: 62.9 people per sq. mile — 19th fewest
> Total population: 7,171,646

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33. California
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 199.3 per 100,000 people (78,839 total cases)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 18: 8.2 per 100,000 people — 22nd fewest (3,261 total deaths)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 3,123 per 100,000 people — 22nd fewest (1,235,243 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 6.4% — 16th fewest
> Date of first known case: 1/25/2020
> Population density: 241.7 people per sq. mile — 11th most
> Total population: 39,557,045

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32. Florida
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 218.0 per 100,000 people (46,442 total cases)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 18: 9.4 per 100,000 people — 24th fewest (1,997 total deaths)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 3,182 per 100,000 people — 23rd fewest (677,710 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 6.9% — 21st fewest
> Date of first known case: 3/1/2020
> Population density: 323.9 people per sq. mile — 8th most
> Total population: 21,299,325

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31. Wisconsin
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 218.2 per 100,000 people (12,687 total cases)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of May 18: 7.9 per 100,000 people — 21st fewest (459 total deaths)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 2,704 per 100,000 people — 15th fewest (157,189 total tests)
> Positive test rate: 8.1% — 24th most
> Date of first known case: 2/5/2020
> Population density: 88.8 people per sq. mile — 24th fewest
> Total population: 5,813,568

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