Special Report

Counties Where the Virus Is Growing the Fastest Right Now

25. Covington County, Mississippi
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +25.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Covington County in 7 days ending July 7: 58 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Covington County in 7 days ending June 30: 32 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Mississippi in 7 days ending July 7: 22 per 100,000 (8th most)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Covington County as of July 7: 1,964 per 100,000 people (total: 375)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of July 7: 5
> Population: 19,091
> Largest place in Covington County: Collins

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24. Bacon County, Georgia
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +26.4 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Bacon County in 7 days ending July 7: 62 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Bacon County in 7 days ending June 30: 36 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 Bacon County as of July 7: 2,520 per 100,000 people (total: 283)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of July 7: 4
> Population: 11,228
> Largest place in Bacon County: Alma

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23. Maverick County, Texas
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +26.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Maverick County in 7 days ending July 7: 48 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Maverick County in 7 days ending June 30: 21 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Texas in 7 days ending July 7: 23 per 100,000 (6th most)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Maverick County as of July 7: 949 per 100,000 people (total: 550)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of July 7: 5
> Population: 57,970
> Largest place in Maverick County: Eagle Pass

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22. McLennan County, Texas
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +27.0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in McLennan County in 7 days ending July 7: 46 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in McLennan County in 7 days ending June 30: 19 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Texas in 7 days ending July 7: 23 per 100,000 (6th most)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in McLennan County as of July 7: 724 per 100,000 people (total: 1,798)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of July 7: 13
> Population: 248,429
> Largest place in McLennan County: Waco

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21. Liberty County, Florida
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +27.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Liberty County in 7 days ending July 7: 28 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Liberty County in 7 days ending June 30: 1 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 Liberty County as of July 7: 2,929 per 100,000 people (total: 245)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of July 7: 1
> Population: 8,365
> Largest place in Liberty County: Bristol