Special Report

Counties Where the Virus Is Growing the Fastest Right Now

Source: Courtesy of USDA

20. Pocahontas County, Iowa
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +27.2 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Pocahontas County in 7 days ending July 7: 72 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Pocahontas County in 7 days ending June 30: 45 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Iowa in 7 days ending July 7: 13 per 100,000 (17th most)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pocahontas County as of July 7: 1,406 per 100,000 people (total: 97)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of July 7: 1
> Population: 6,898
> Largest place in Pocahontas County: Pocahontas

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19. West Carroll Parish, Louisiana
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +27.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in West Carroll Parish in 7 days ending July 7: 37 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in West Carroll Parish in 7 days ending June 30: 9 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 West Carroll Parish as of July 7: 1,386 per 100,000 people (total: 155)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of July 7: 5
> Population: 11,180
> Largest place in West Carroll Parish: Oak Grove

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18. Malheur County, Oregon
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +28.4 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Malheur County in 7 days ending July 7: 45 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Malheur County in 7 days ending June 30: 17 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 Malheur County as of July 7: 733 per 100,000 people (total: 223)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of July 7: 1
> Population: 30,431
> Largest place in Malheur County: Ontario

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17. Colusa County, California
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +28.4 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Colusa County in 7 days ending July 7: 36 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Colusa County in 7 days ending June 30: 7 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in California in 7 days ending July 7: 20 per 100,000 (10th most)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Colusa County as of July 7: 391 per 100,000 people (total: 84)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of July 7: 0
> Population: 21,464
> Largest place in Colusa County: Colusa

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16. Miami-Dade County, Florida
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +29.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Miami-Dade County in 7 days ending July 7: 66 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Miami-Dade County in 7 days ending June 30: 36 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 Miami-Dade County as of July 7: 1,880 per 100,000 people (total: 51,058)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of July 7: 1,057
> Population: 2,715,516
> Largest place in Miami-Dade County: Miami