Special Report

States Where the Virus Is Growing the Fastest

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50. Missouri
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -4.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 6: 1.4 per 100,000 people – 3rd fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending June 29: 5.6 per 100,000 people — 22nd fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 6: 331 per 100,000 people — 9th fewest (total: 20,261)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 6: 16 per 100,000 people — 24th fewest (total: 996)
> Population: 6.1 million
> Date of first known case: March 7, 2020

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49. Rhode Island
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -0.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 6: 3.9 per 100,000 people – 13th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending June 29: 4.7 per 100,000 people — 19th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 6: 1,607 per 100,000 people — 3rd most (total: 16,991)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 6: 91 per 100,000 people — 5th most (total: 960)
> Population: 1.1 million
> Date of first known case: March 1, 2020

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48. Arkansas
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -0.6 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 6: 18.5 per 100,000 people – 11th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending June 29: 19.0 per 100,000 people — 5th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 6: 790 per 100,000 people — 19th most (total: 23,814)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 6: 10 per 100,000 people — 13th fewest (total: 287)
> Population: 3.0 million
> Date of first known case: March 11, 2020

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47. South Dakota
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -0.4 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 6: 5.9 per 100,000 people – 23rd fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending June 29: 6.3 per 100,000 people — 24th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 6: 801 per 100,000 people — 18th most (total: 7,063)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 6: 11 per 100,000 people — 17th fewest (total: 97)
> Population: 882,235
> Date of first known case: March 10, 2020

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46. Kentucky
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -0.3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 6: 4.3 per 100,000 people – 15th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending June 29: 4.6 per 100,000 people — 17th fewest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 6: 366 per 100,000 people — 10th fewest (total: 16,376)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 6: 13 per 100,000 people — 18th fewest (total: 585)
> Population: 4.5 million
> Date of first known case: March 6, 2020

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