Special Report

States Where the Virus Is Growing the Fastest

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5. Arizona
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +7.0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 6: 45.6 per 100,000 people – the most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending June 29: 38.6 per 100,000 people — the most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 6: 1,414 per 100,000 people — 5th most (total: 101,441)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 6: 25 per 100,000 people — 18th most (total: 1,810)
> Population: 7.2 million
> Date of first known case: Jan. 26, 2020

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4. Georgia
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +7.5 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 6: 22.5 per 100,000 people – 5th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending June 29: 15.0 per 100,000 people — 9th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 6: 909 per 100,000 people — 15th most (total: 95,657)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 6: 27 per 100,000 people — 16th most (total: 2,861)
> Population: 10.5 million
> Date of first known case: March 2, 2020

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3. South Carolina
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +8.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 6: 30.1 per 100,000 people – 3rd most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending June 29: 22.0 per 100,000 people — 3rd most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 6: 882 per 100,000 people — 17th most (total: 44,847)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 6: 16 per 100,000 people — 23rd fewest (total: 820)
> Population: 5.1 million
> Date of first known case: March 6, 2020

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2. Louisiana
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +8.4 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 6: 24.8 per 100,000 people – 4th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending June 29: 16.4 per 100,000 people — 7th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 6: 1,400 per 100,000 people — 6th most (total: 65,226)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 6: 68 per 100,000 people — 6th most (total: 3,180)
> Population: 4.7 million
> Date of first known case: March 9, 2020

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1. Florida
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +14.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 6: 37.0 per 100,000 people – 2nd most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending June 29: 23.0 per 100,000 people — 2nd most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 6: 969 per 100,000 people — 14th most (total: 206,447)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 6: 18 per 100,000 people — 25th most (total: 3,778)
> Population: 21.3 million
> Date of first known case: March 1, 2020

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