Special Report

States Where the Virus Is Growing the Fastest Right Now

5. Idaho
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +6.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 19: 29.0 per 100,000 people — 10th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 12: 22.1 per 100,000 people — 11th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 19: 815 per 100,000 people — 21st fewest (total: 14,302)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 19: 7 per 100,000 people — 7th fewest (total: 119)
> Population: 1.8 million
> Date of first known case: March 13, 2020

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4. Louisiana
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +8.6 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 19: 42.1 per 100,000 people — 3rd most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 12: 33.5 per 100,000 people — 3rd most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 19: 1,968 per 100,000 people — 4th most (total: 91,706)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 19: 74 per 100,000 people — 6th most (total: 3,433)
> Population: 4.7 million
> Date of first known case: March 9, 2020

3. Georgia
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +9.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 19: 33.1 per 100,000 people — 6th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 12: 24.0 per 100,000 people — 8th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 19: 1,361 per 100,000 people — 11th most (total: 143,123)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 19: 30 per 100,000 people — 16th most (total: 3,173)
> Population: 10.5 million
> Date of first known case: March 2, 2020

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2. Alabama
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +10.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 19: 35.0 per 100,000 people — 5th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 12: 24.4 per 100,000 people — 7th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 19: 1,348 per 100,000 people — 12th most (total: 65,865)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 19: 26 per 100,000 people — 21st most (total: 1,254)
> Population: 4.9 million
> Date of first known case: March 13, 2020

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1. Florida
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +10.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 19: 53.8 per 100,000 people — the most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 12: 43.1 per 100,000 people — 2nd most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 19: 1,643 per 100,000 people — 7th most (total: 350,047)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 19: 24 per 100,000 people — 23rd most (total: 5,091)
> Population: 21.3 million
> Date of first known case: March 1, 2020