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Cities Where COVID-19 Is Growing the Fastest

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7. Lawrence, KS
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +18.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in 7 days ending Aug. 31: 30.2 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 11.3 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Aug. 31: 1,045 per 100,000 people (total: 1,247)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of Aug. 31: 0
> Population: 121,436
> Avg. new daily cases in Kansas in 7 days ending Aug. 31: 20 per 100,000 (8th most)

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6. Bloomington, IL
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +19.4 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in 7 days ending Aug. 31: 39.0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 19.6 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Aug. 31: 1,032 per 100,000 people (total: 1,788)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of Aug. 31: 16
> Population: 190,884
> Avg. new daily cases in Illinois in 7 days ending Aug. 31: 15 per 100,000 (19th most)

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5. Rapid City, SD
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +25.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in 7 days ending Aug. 31: 38.3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 12.6 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Aug. 31: 1,267 per 100,000 people (total: 1,732)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of Aug. 31: 34
> Population: 147,316
> Avg. new daily cases in South Dakota in 7 days ending Aug. 31: 29 per 100,000 (4th most)

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4. Greenville, NC
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +30.6 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in 7 days ending Aug. 31: 56.4 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 25.8 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Aug. 31: 1,990 per 100,000 people (total: 3,529)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of Aug. 31: 19
> Population: 179,914
> Avg. new daily cases in North Carolina in 7 days ending Aug. 31: 15 per 100,000 (17th most)

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3. Grand Forks, ND-MN
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: +33.0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in 7 days ending Aug. 31: 58.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in 7 days ending Aug. 24: 25.9 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Aug. 31: 1,649 per 100,000 people (total: 1,682)
> COVID-19 related deaths as of Aug. 31: 15
> Population: 102,299
> Avg. new daily cases in North Dakota in 7 days ending Aug. 31: 32 per 100,000 (3rd most)

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