Special Report

States Where the Virus Is Spreading the Fastest

50. North Dakota
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -36 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 141 per 100,000 people — the most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 178 per 100,000 people — the most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 10,349 per 100,000 people — the most (total: 78,658)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 121 per 100,000 people — 8th most (total: 920)
> Population: 760,000

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49. South Dakota
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -29 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 102 per 100,000 people — 5th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 131 per 100,000 people — 3rd most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 8,447 per 100,000 people — 2nd most (total: 74,518)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 107 per 100,000 people — 9th most (total: 943)
> Population: 882,000

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48. Iowa
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -28 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 98 per 100,000 people — 8th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 127 per 100,000 people — 4th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 7,218 per 100,000 people — 3rd most (total: 227,796)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 75 per 100,000 people — 21st most (total: 2,375)
> Population: 3.2 million

47. Wisconsin
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -26 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 86 per 100,000 people — 12th most
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 112 per 100,000 people — 8th most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 6,617 per 100,000 people — 4th most (total: 384,701)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 57 per 100,000 people — 21st fewest (total: 3,307)
> Population: 5.8 million

46. Louisiana
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week over week: -19 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 29: 45 per 100,000 people — 19th fewest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 22: 63 per 100,000 people — 22nd most
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 29: 4,984 per 100,000 people — 18th most (total: 232,245)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 29: 137 per 100,000 people — 4th most (total: 6,407)
> Population: 4.7 million