Special Report

Cities Where COVID-19 Is Growing the Fastest

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1. Merced, CA
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +57.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 89.6 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in 7 days ending Aug. 10: 31.9 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Aug. 17: 2,506 per 100,000 people (total: 6,744)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of Aug. 17: 89
> Population: 274,765
> Avg. new daily cases in California in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 21 per 100,000 (10th most)