Special Report

Counties Where the Virus Is Growing the Fastest Right Now

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5. Victoria County, Texas
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +53.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Victoria County in 7 days ending July 7: 82 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Victoria County in 7 days ending June 30: 29 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 Victoria County as of July 7: 1,348 per 100,000 people (total: 1,240)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of July 7: 9
> Population: 91,970
> Largest place in Victoria County: Victoria

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4. Thurston County, Nebraska
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +55.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Thurston County in 7 days ending July 7: 77 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Thurston County in 7 days ending June 30: 21 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Nebraska in 7 days ending July 7: 8 per 100,000 (23rd most)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Thurston County as of July 7: 2,325 per 100,000 people (total: 166)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of July 7: 1
> Population: 7,140
> Largest place in Thurston County: Pender

3. Grimes County, Texas
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +66.6 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Grimes County in 7 days ending July 7: 100 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Grimes County in 7 days ending June 30: 34 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 Grimes County as of July 7: 2,081 per 100,000 people (total: 575)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of July 7: 2
> Population: 27,630
> Largest place in Grimes County: Navasota

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2. Stewart County, Georgia
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +79.4 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Stewart County in 7 days ending July 7: 147 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Stewart County in 7 days ending June 30: 67 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 Stewart County as of July 7: 3,376 per 100,000 people (total: 204)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of July 7: 3
> Population: 6,042
> Largest place in Stewart County: Richland

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1. Lee County, Arkansas
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +148.5 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Lee County in 7 days ending July 7: 228 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Lee County in 7 days ending June 30: 79 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Arkansas in 7 days ending July 7: 18 per 100,000 (12th most)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Lee County as of July 7: 8,544 per 100,000 people (total: 803)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of July 7: 3
> Population: 9,398
> Largest place in Lee County: Marianna

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