Special Report

Cities Where COVID-19 Is Growing the Fastest

21. Chico, CA
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +7.4 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 17.0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in 7 days ending Aug. 10: 9.6 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Aug. 17: 631 per 100,000 people (total: 1,432)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of Aug. 17: 12
> Population: 231,256
> Avg. new daily cases in California in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 21 per 100,000 (10th most)

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20. Laredo, TX
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +7.6 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 87.3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in 7 days ending Aug. 10: 79.8 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Aug. 17: 3,511 per 100,000 people (total: 9,552)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of Aug. 17: 130
> Population: 275,910
> Avg. new daily cases in Texas in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 24 per 100,000 (7th most)

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19. Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +7.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 17.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in 7 days ending Aug. 10: 9.9 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Aug. 17: 1,660 per 100,000 people (total: 7,368)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of Aug. 17: 77
> Population: 446,527
> Avg. new daily cases in California in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 21 per 100,000 (10th most)

18. Columbus, IN
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +8.3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 16.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in 7 days ending Aug. 10: 8.6 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Aug. 17: 1,128 per 100,000 people (total: 924)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of Aug. 17: 47
> Population: 82,753
> Avg. new daily cases in Indiana in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 14 per 100,000 (21st most)

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17. Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +9.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 19.0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in 7 days ending Aug. 10: 10.0 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Aug. 17: 1,395 per 100,000 people (total: 1,762)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of Aug. 17: 57
> Population: 126,770
> Avg. new daily cases in Arizona in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 14 per 100,000 (18th most)