Special Report

States Where the Virus is Growing the Fastest Right Now

45. West Virginia
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 25: 1.6 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 30)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 25: 98 per 100,000 people — 5th fewest (total: 1,774)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 25: 4 — 6th fewest
> Tests completed as of May 25: 4,780 per 100,000 people — 16th most (total: 86,325)
> Population density: 75 people per square mile — 22nd lowest
> First confirmed case: March 17

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44. Idaho
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 25: 2.2 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 38)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 25: 150 per 100,000 people — 7th fewest (total: 2,626)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 25: 5 — 8th fewest
> Tests completed as of May 25: 2,347 per 100,000 people — the fewest (total: 41,167)
> Population density: 21 people per square mile — 7th lowest
> First confirmed case: March 13

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43. Missouri
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 25: 2.5 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 156)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 25: 199 per 100,000 people — 13th fewest (total: 12,167)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 25: 65 — 23rd most
> Tests completed as of May 25: 2,569 per 100,000 people — 2nd fewest (total: 157,385)
> Population density: 88 people per square mile — 23rd lowest
> First confirmed case: March 7

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42. Oklahoma
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 25: 2.6 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 101)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 25: 154 per 100,000 people — 9th fewest (total: 6,090)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 25: 17 — 15th fewest
> Tests completed as of May 25: 4,081 per 100,000 people — 25th fewest (total: 160,903)
> Population density: 56 people per square mile — 16th lowest
> First confirmed case: March 6

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41. Wyoming
> Avg. daily new cases in 7 days ending May 25: 2.6 per 100,000 people (total avg. daily new cases: 15)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 25: 145 per 100,000 people — 6th fewest (total: 838)
> COVID-19 related deaths in 7 days ending May 25: 2 — 5th fewest
> Tests completed as of May 25: 3,393 per 100,000 people — 16th fewest (total: 19,601)
> Population density: 6 people per square mile — 2nd lowest
> First confirmed case: March 11

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