Special Report

Counties Where the Virus Is Growing the Fastest Right Now

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10. Perry County, Alabama
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +37.6 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Perry County in 7 days ending July 7: 80 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Perry County in 7 days ending June 30: 42 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Alabama in 7 days ending July 7: 22 per 100,000 (9th most)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Perry County as of July 7: 1,887 per 100,000 people (total: 179)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of July 7: 1
> Population: 9,486
> Largest place in Perry County: Marion

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9. Macon County, Tennessee
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +42.3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Macon County in 7 days ending July 7: 91 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Macon County in 7 days ending June 30: 49 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Tennessee in 7 days ending July 7: 20 per 100,000 (11th most)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Macon County as of July 7: 2,129 per 100,000 people (total: 500)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of July 7: 4
> Population: 23,487
> Largest place in Macon County: Lafayette

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8. Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +42.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Calcasieu Parish in 7 days ending July 7: 63 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Calcasieu Parish in 7 days ending June 30: 20 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 Calcasieu Parish as of July 7: 1,203 per 100,000 people (total: 2,408)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of July 7: 59
> Population: 200,182
> Largest place in Calcasieu Parish: Lake Charles

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7. Glynn County, Georgia
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +46.6 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Glynn County in 7 days ending July 7: 91 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Glynn County in 7 days ending June 30: 44 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 Glynn County as of July 7: 1,466 per 100,000 people (total: 1,231)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of July 7: 6
> Population: 83,974
> Largest place in Glynn County: Brunswick

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6. Hale County, Texas
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +52.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Hale County in 7 days ending July 7: 94 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Hale County in 7 days ending June 30: 41 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 Hale County as of July 7: 1,735 per 100,000 people (total: 592)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of July 7: 7
> Population: 34,113
> Largest place in Hale County: Plainview

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