Special Report

Counties Where the Virus Is Growing the Fastest Right Now

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35. Jefferson County, Georgia
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +22.5 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Jefferson County in 7 days ending July 7: 41 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Jefferson County in 7 days ending June 30: 18 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Georgia in 7 days ending July 7: 23 per 100,000 (5th most)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Jefferson County as of July 7: 983 per 100,000 people (total: 155)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of July 7: 2
> Population: 15,772
> Largest place in Jefferson County: Louisville

34. Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +22.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Pointe Coupee Parish in 7 days ending July 7: 30 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Pointe Coupee Parish in 7 days ending June 30: 7 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Louisiana in 7 days ending July 7: 26 per 100,000 (4th most)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pointe Coupee Parish as of July 7: 1,390 per 100,000 people (total: 308)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of July 7: 28
> Population: 22,158
> Largest place in Pointe Coupee Parish: New Roads

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33. Hamilton County, Florida
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +23.0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Hamilton County in 7 days ending July 7: 56 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Hamilton County in 7 days ending June 30: 33 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Florida in 7 days ending July 7: 38 per 100,000 (2nd most)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hamilton County as of July 7: 2,747 per 100,000 people (total: 392)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of July 7: 2
> Population: 14,269
> Largest place in Hamilton County: Jasper

32. Morrow County, Oregon
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +23.5 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Morrow County in 7 days ending July 7: 51 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Morrow County in 7 days ending June 30: 27 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Oregon in 7 days ending July 7: 6 per 100,000 (20th fewest)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Morrow County as of July 7: 972 per 100,000 people (total: 109)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of July 7: 1
> Population: 11,215
> Largest place in Morrow County: Boardman

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31. Charleston County, South Carolina
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +23.5 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Charleston County in 7 days ending July 7: 75 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Charleston County in 7 days ending June 30: 52 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in South Carolina in 7 days ending July 7: 31 per 100,000 (3rd most)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Charleston County as of July 7: 1,539 per 100,000 people (total: 6,073)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of July 7: 41
> Population: 394,708
> Largest place in Charleston County: Charleston