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States Where the Virus is Growing the Fastest Right Now

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5. Massachusetts
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 25: 15.4 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 1,062)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 25: 1,351 per 100,000 people — 3rd most (total: 93,271)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 25: 434 — 5th most
> Tests completed as of May 25: 7,832 per 100,000 people — 5th most (total: 540,561)
> Population density: 654 people per square mile — 3rd highest
> First confirmed case: Feb. 1

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4. Delaware
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 25: 17.0 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 165)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 25: 927 per 100,000 people — 6th most (total: 8,965)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 25: 22 — 17th fewest
> Tests completed as of May 25: 5,573 per 100,000 people — 13th most (total: 53,896)
> Population density: 389 people per square mile — 6th highest
> First confirmed case: March 11

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3. Illinois
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 25: 17.2 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 2,195)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 25: 879 per 100,000 people — 7th most (total: 112,017)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 25: 477 — 4th most
> Tests completed as of May 25: 6,040 per 100,000 people — 10th most (total: 769,564)
> Population density: 220 people per square mile — 12th highest
> First confirmed case: Jan. 24

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2. Maryland
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 25: 17.7 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 1,071)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 25: 780 per 100,000 people — 9th most (total: 47,152)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 25: 196 — 11th most
> Tests completed as of May 25: 4,130 per 100,000 people — 25th most (total: 249,577)
> Population density: 487 people per square mile — 5th highest
> First confirmed case: March 5

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1. Rhode Island
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 25: 19.5 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 206)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 25: 1,330 per 100,000 people — 4th most (total: 14,065)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 25: 76 — 20th most
> Tests completed as of May 25: 12,551 per 100,000 people — the most (total: 132,701)
> Population density: 684 people per square mile — 2nd highest
> First confirmed case: March 1

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