Special Report

The Place In Every State Where COVID-19 Is Growing the Fastest

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Nationwide, the number of daily new COVID-19 cases has declined significantly in recent weeks. While more than 50,000 people were diagnosed with the coronavirus each day from July 7 to Aug. 2, there has not been a single day with as many confirmed cases from Aug. 15 to Aug. 25. Still, the number of Americans testing positive for COVID-19 each day in August is still above the daily figure during the earlier months of the pandemic. And though cases have been declining nationwide, each state has at least one county in which cases have been growing.

Using data from state and local health departments, 24/7 Wall St. compiled and reviewed the average of daily new confirmed COVID-19 cases for the week ending Aug. 24 and compared it to the average of new daily cases from the previous week to determine the county in each state where the virus is spreading the fastest, adjusted for the population. We excluded counties with populations of fewer than 5,000 people, as well as those with fewer than 20 reported new cases in the past 14 days. Due to a change in the state’s reporting practices, Massachusetts was not included in our analysis.

Though every state, for which there was sufficient data, had at least one county or county equivalent with a week-over-week increase in COVID-19 cases, the virus is spreading much faster in some of these counties compared to others. For instance, in four states, the county where COVID-19 is growing fastest recorded an increase of over 50 new cases per 100,000 residents in the week ending Aug. 24 as compared to the week ending Aug. 17. All four of these states are in the South. Each of these counties has a relatively small population, so an outbreak of a few dozen cases has a significant effect on the area’s cases per 100,000 rate.

Conversely, in 10 states no county recorded an increase of more than 3 cases per 100,000 residents week over week. Three of these states are in the West, and the other seven are in the Northeast. Unsurprisingly, each of these states had among the lowest average daily new cases per 100,000 residents in the last week. These are the states where the spread of the virus is slowing, and where it is getting worse.

As the number of new nationwide COVID-19 cases has declined, experts and political leaders have tried to find ways to ensure new cases continue declining, even as businesses and services reopen. One of the largest areas of concern is school reopenings. State educational agencies have implemented different precautions as students return for the fall 2020 semester, including social distancing measures, temperature screenings, and hybrid models of online and in-person learning. This is how schools are reopening in every state.

Click here to see the place in every state where COVID-19 is growing the fastest

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Alabama: Cleburne County
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +30 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Cleburne County in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 36 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Cleburne County in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 6 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Alabama in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 16 per 100,000 (15th most)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clarke County as of Aug. 17: 1,218 per 100,000 people (total: 182)
> Population: 14,938
> Largest place in Clarke County: Heflin

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Alaska: Bethel Census Area
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Bethel Census Area in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 11 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Bethel Census Area in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 4 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Alaska in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 11 per 100,000 (23rd fewest)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clarke County as of Aug. 17: 322 per 100,000 people (total: 58)
> Population: 18,040
> Largest place in Clarke County: Bethel

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Arizona: Pinal County
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +5 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Pinal County in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 15 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Pinal County in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 10 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Arizona in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 11 per 100,000 (22nd fewest)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clarke County as of Aug. 17: 2,195 per 100,000 people (total: 9,211)
> Population: 419,721
> Largest place in Clarke County: Casa Grande

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Arkansas: Lee County
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +57 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Lee County in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 101 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Lee County in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 44 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Arkansas in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 17 per 100,000 (11th most)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clarke County as of Aug. 17: 10,566 per 100,000 people (total: 993)
> Population: 9,398
> Largest place in Clarke County: Marianna

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California: Fresno County
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Fresno County in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 44 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Fresno County in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 37 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in California in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 17 per 100,000 (12th most)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clarke County as of Aug. 17: 2,394 per 100,000 people (total: 23,414)
> Population: 978,130
> Largest place in Clarke County: Fresno

Colorado: Prowers County
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +2 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Prowers County in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 14 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Prowers County in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 13 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Colorado in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 5 per 100,000 (8th fewest)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clarke County as of Aug. 17: 639 per 100,000 people (total: 77)
> Population: 12,052
> Largest place in Clarke County: Lamar

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Connecticut: Tolland County
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +2 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Tolland County in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 2 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Tolland County in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 0 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Connecticut in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 3 per 100,000 (5th fewest)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clarke County as of Aug. 17: 717 per 100,000 people (total: 1,085)
> Population: 151,269
> Largest place in Clarke County: Storrs CDP

Delaware: New Castle County
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in New Castle County in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 8 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in New Castle County in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 8 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Delaware in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 9 per 100,000 (17th fewest)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clarke County as of Aug. 17: 1,417 per 100,000 people (total: 7,865)
> Population: 555,133
> Largest place in Clarke County: Wilmington

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Florida: Holmes County
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +6 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Holmes County in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 36 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Holmes County in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 30 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Florida in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 20 per 100,000 (7th most)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clarke County as of Aug. 17: 3,031 per 100,000 people (total: 589)
> Population: 19,430
> Largest place in Clarke County: Bonifay

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Georgia: Stewart County
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +71 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Stewart County in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 91 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Stewart County in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 20 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Georgia in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 24 per 100,000 (2nd most)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clarke County as of Aug. 17: 5,230 per 100,000 people (total: 316)
> Population: 6,042
> Largest place in Clarke County: Richland

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Hawaii: Maui County
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Maui County in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 6 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Maui County in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 2 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Hawaii in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 14 per 100,000 (19th most)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clarke County as of Aug. 17: 182 per 100,000 people (total: 300)
> Population: 165,281
> Largest place in Clarke County: Kahului CDP

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Idaho: Power County
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +21 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Power County in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 39 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Power County in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 17 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Idaho in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 19 per 100,000 (8th most)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clarke County as of Aug. 17: 1,219 per 100,000 people (total: 94)
> Population: 7,713
> Largest place in Clarke County: American Falls

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Illinois: Cumberland County
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +29 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Cumberland County in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 42 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Cumberland County in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 13 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Illinois in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 15 per 100,000 (18th most)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clarke County as of Aug. 17: 1,003 per 100,000 people (total: 109)
> Population: 10,865
> Largest place in Clarke County: Neoga

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Indiana: Daviess County
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +18 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Daviess County in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 34 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Daviess County in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 15 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Indiana in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 12 per 100,000 (24th most)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clarke County as of Aug. 17: 1,236 per 100,000 people (total: 407)
> Population: 32,937
> Largest place in Clarke County: Washington

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Iowa: Des Moines County
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +28 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Des Moines County in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 51 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Des Moines County in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 22 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Iowa in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 17 per 100,000 (10th most)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clarke County as of Aug. 17: 1,073 per 100,000 people (total: 425)
> Population: 39,600
> Largest place in Clarke County: Burlington

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Kansas: Harper County
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +46 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Harper County in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 61 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Harper County in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 15 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Kansas in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 16 per 100,000 (16th most)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clarke County as of Aug. 17: 1,551 per 100,000 people (total: 88)
> Population: 5,673
> Largest place in Clarke County: Anthony

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Kentucky: Green County
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +16 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Green County in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 40 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Green County in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 24 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Kentucky in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 13 per 100,000 (22nd most)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clarke County as of Aug. 17: 880 per 100,000 people (total: 97)
> Population: 11,023
> Largest place in Clarke County: Greensburg

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Louisiana: East Feliciana Parish
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +28 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in East Feliciana Parish in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 68 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in East Feliciana Parish in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 41 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Louisiana in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 16 per 100,000 (14th most)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clarke County as of Aug. 17: 4,421 per 100,000 people (total: 862)
> Population: 19,499
> Largest place in Clarke County: Jackson

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Maine: Penobscot County
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +2 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Penobscot County in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 4 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Penobscot County in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 1 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Maine in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 2 per 100,000 (4th fewest)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clarke County as of Aug. 17: 145 per 100,000 people (total: 220)
> Population: 151,748
> Largest place in Clarke County: Bangor

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Maryland: Somerset County
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +6 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Somerset County in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 13 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Somerset County in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 7 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Maryland in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 10 per 100,000 (20th fewest)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clarke County as of Aug. 17: 684 per 100,000 people (total: 176)
> Population: 25,737
> Largest place in Clarke County: Princess Anne

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Michigan: Isabella County
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +8 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Isabella County in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 11 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Isabella County in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 3 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Michigan in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 7 per 100,000 (13th fewest)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clarke County as of Aug. 17: 476 per 100,000 people (total: 337)
> Population: 70,775
> Largest place in Clarke County: Mount Pleasant

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Minnesota: Waseca County
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +16 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Waseca County in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 30 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Waseca County in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 15 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Minnesota in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 11 per 100,000 (25th fewest)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clarke County as of Aug. 17: 1,164 per 100,000 people (total: 219)
> Population: 18,809
> Largest place in Clarke County: Waseca

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Mississippi: Leflore County
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +56 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Leflore County in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 87 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Leflore County in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 31 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Mississippi in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 26 per 100,000 (the most)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clarke County as of Aug. 17: 4,046 per 100,000 people (total: 1,206)
> Population: 29,804
> Largest place in Clarke County: Greenwood

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Missouri: St. Francois County
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +21 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in St. Francois County in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 51 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in St. Francois County in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 31 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Missouri in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 18 per 100,000 (9th most)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clarke County as of Aug. 17: 1,250 per 100,000 people (total: 829)
> Population: 66,342
> Largest place in Clarke County: Farmington

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Montana: Flathead County
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Flathead County in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 11 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Flathead County in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 9 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Montana in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 9 per 100,000 (19th fewest)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clarke County as of Aug. 17: 500 per 100,000 people (total: 490)
> Population: 98,082
> Largest place in Clarke County: Kalispell

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Nebraska: Dawes County
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +31 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Dawes County in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 36 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Dawes County in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 5 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Nebraska in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 13 per 100,000 (23rd most)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clarke County as of Aug. 17: 585 per 100,000 people (total: 52)
> Population: 8,896
> Largest place in Clarke County: Chadron

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Nevada: Elko County
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Elko County in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 24 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Elko County in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 21 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Nevada in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 22 per 100,000 (5th most)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clarke County as of Aug. 17: 1,399 per 100,000 people (total: 731)
> Population: 52,252
> Largest place in Clarke County: Elko

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New Hampshire: Merrimack County
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Merrimack County in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 1 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Merrimack County in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 1 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in New Hampshire in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 1 per 100,000 (3rd fewest)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clarke County as of Aug. 17: 331 per 100,000 people (total: 494)
> Population: 149,452
> Largest place in Clarke County: Concord

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New Jersey: Hunterdon County
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +2 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Hunterdon County in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 3 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Hunterdon County in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 1 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in New Jersey in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 3 per 100,000 (7th fewest)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clarke County as of Aug. 17: 956 per 100,000 people (total: 1,196)
> Population: 125,051
> Largest place in Clarke County: Flemington

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New Mexico: Quay County
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +8 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Quay County in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 24 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Quay County in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 16 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in New Mexico in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 7 per 100,000 (12th fewest)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clarke County as of Aug. 17: 717 per 100,000 people (total: 60)
> Population: 8,373
> Largest place in Clarke County: Tucumcari

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New York: Essex County
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Essex County in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 10 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Essex County in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 1 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in New York in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 3 per 100,000 (6th fewest)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clarke County as of Aug. 17: 265 per 100,000 people (total: 100)
> Population: 37,751
> Largest place in Clarke County: Lake Placid

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North Carolina: Orange County
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +24 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Orange County in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 32 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Orange County in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 8 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in North Carolina in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 13 per 100,000 (21st most)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clarke County as of Aug. 17: 1,368 per 100,000 people (total: 1,955)
> Population: 142,938
> Largest place in Clarke County: Chapel Hill

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North Dakota: Benson County
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +19 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Benson County in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 74 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Benson County in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 55 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in North Dakota in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 22 per 100,000 (6th most)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clarke County as of Aug. 17: 2,977 per 100,000 people (total: 205)
> Population: 6,886
> Largest place in Clarke County: Fort Totten CDP

Ohio: Jackson County
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +11 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Jackson County in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 14 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Jackson County in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 3 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Ohio in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 8 per 100,000 (16th fewest)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clarke County as of Aug. 17: 421 per 100,000 people (total: 137)
> Population: 32,524
> Largest place in Clarke County: Jackson

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Oklahoma: Haskell County
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +28 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Haskell County in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 56 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Haskell County in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 28 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Oklahoma in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 17 per 100,000 (13th most)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clarke County as of Aug. 17: 1,157 per 100,000 people (total: 147)
> Population: 12,704
> Largest place in Clarke County: Stigler

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Oregon: Jackson County
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Jackson County in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 8 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Jackson County in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 6 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Oregon in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 6 per 100,000 (11th fewest)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clarke County as of Aug. 17: 333 per 100,000 people (total: 713)
> Population: 214,267
> Largest place in Clarke County: Medford

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Pennsylvania: Susquehanna County
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +5 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Susquehanna County in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 7 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Susquehanna County in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 2 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Pennsylvania in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 5 per 100,000 (9th fewest)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clarke County as of Aug. 17: 597 per 100,000 people (total: 247)
> Population: 41,340
> Largest place in Clarke County: Forest City

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Rhode Island: Washington County
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +2 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Washington County in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 4 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Washington County in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 2 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Rhode Island in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 9 per 100,000 (18th fewest)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clarke County as of Aug. 17: 522 per 100,000 people (total: 659)
> Population: 126,242
> Largest place in Clarke County: Westerly CDP

South Carolina: Marlboro County
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +15 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Marlboro County in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 46 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Marlboro County in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 30 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in South Carolina in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 15 per 100,000 (17th most)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clarke County as of Aug. 17: 2,403 per 100,000 people (total: 652)
> Population: 27,131
> Largest place in Clarke County: Bennettsville

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South Dakota: Custer County
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +28 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Custer County in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 45 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Custer County in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 17 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in South Dakota in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 14 per 100,000 (20th most)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clarke County as of Aug. 17: 1,003 per 100,000 people (total: 86)
> Population: 8,573
> Largest place in Clarke County: Custer

Tennessee: Chester County
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +16 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Chester County in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 52 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Chester County in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 35 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Tennessee in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 22 per 100,000 (4th most)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clarke County as of Aug. 17: 1,959 per 100,000 people (total: 336)
> Population: 17,150
> Largest place in Clarke County: Henderson

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Texas: Dallas County
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +28 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Dallas County in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 53 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Dallas County in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 25 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Texas in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 23 per 100,000 (3rd most)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clarke County as of Aug. 17: 2,651 per 100,000 people (total: 68,572)
> Population: 2,586,552
> Largest place in Clarke County: Dallas

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Utah: Summit County
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +16 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Summit County in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 23 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Summit County in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 7 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Utah in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 11 per 100,000 (24th fewest)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clarke County as of Aug. 17: 2,012 per 100,000 people (total: 815)
> Population: 40,511
> Largest place in Clarke County: Park City

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Vermont: Chittenden County
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Chittenden County in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 2 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Chittenden County in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 2 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Vermont in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 1 per 100,000 (the fewest)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clarke County as of Aug. 17: 478 per 100,000 people (total: 775)
> Population: 162,052
> Largest place in Clarke County: Burlington

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Virginia: Galax city
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +54 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Galax city in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 70 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Galax city in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 16 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Virginia in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 11 per 100,000 (21st fewest)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clarke County as of Aug. 17: 5,936 per 100,000 people (total: 394)
> Population: 6,638
> Largest place in Clarke County: Galax

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Washington: Klickitat County
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +12 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Klickitat County in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 23 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Klickitat County in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 10 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Washington in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 7 per 100,000 (14th fewest)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clarke County as of Aug. 17: 776 per 100,000 people (total: 166)
> Population: 21,396
> Largest place in Clarke County: Goldendale

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West Virginia: Monroe County
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +22 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Monroe County in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 22 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Monroe County in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 0 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in West Virginia in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 6 per 100,000 (10th fewest)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clarke County as of Aug. 17: 483 per 100,000 people (total: 65)
> Population: 13,467
> Largest place in Clarke County: Union

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Wisconsin: Iron County
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +42 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Iron County in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 54 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Iron County in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 12 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Wisconsin in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 12 per 100,000 (25th most)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clarke County as of Aug. 17: 1,925 per 100,000 people (total: 110)
> Population: 5,715
> Largest place in Clarke County: Hurley

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Wyoming: Carbon County
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +20 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Carbon County in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 50 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Carbon County in 7 days ending Aug. 17: 30 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Wyoming in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 8 per 100,000 (15th fewest)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clarke County as of Aug. 17: 1,195 per 100,000 people (total: 185)
> Population: 15,477
> Largest place in Clarke County: Rawlins

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