Special Report

Places in Every State Where COVID-19 Is Growing the Fastest Right Now

Kansas: Ellsworth County
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases, week over week: +123 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Ellsworth County in 7 days ending Nov. 29: 244 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Ellsworth County in 7 days ending Nov. 22: 121 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Kansas in 7 days ending Nov. 29: 93 per 100,000 (9th most)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ellsworth County as of Nov. 29: 10,424 per 100,000 people (total: 656)
> Population: 6,293
> Largest place in Ellsworth County: Ellsworth

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Kentucky: Leslie County
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases, week over week: +51 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Leslie County in 7 days ending Nov. 29: 81 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Leslie County in 7 days ending Nov. 22: 30 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Kentucky in 7 days ending Nov. 29: 63 per 100,000 (23rd most)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Leslie County as of Nov. 29: 2,511 per 100,000 people (total: 263)
> Population: 10,472
> Largest place in Leslie County: Hyden

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Louisiana: East Carroll Parish
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases, week over week: +47 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in East Carroll Parish in 7 days ending Nov. 29: 142 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in East Carroll Parish in 7 days ending Nov. 22: 94 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Louisiana in 7 days ending Nov. 29: 45 per 100,000 (19th fewest)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in East Carroll Parish as of Nov. 29: 10,436 per 100,000 people (total: 754)
> Population: 7,225
> Largest place in East Carroll Parish: Lake Providence

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Maine: Penobscot County
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases, week over week: +6 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Penobscot County in 7 days ending Nov. 29: 19 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Penobscot County in 7 days ending Nov. 22: 13 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Maine in 7 days ending Nov. 29: 15 per 100,000 (3rd fewest)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Penobscot County as of Nov. 29: 565 per 100,000 people (total: 857)
> Population: 151,748
> Largest place in Penobscot County: Bangor

Maryland: Somerset County
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases, week over week: +41 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases in Somerset County in 7 days ending Nov. 29: 103 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Somerset County in 7 days ending Nov. 22: 62 per 100,000
> Avg. new daily cases in Maryland in 7 days ending Nov. 29: 37 per 100,000 (14th fewest)
> Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Somerset County as of Nov. 29: 3,536 per 100,000 people (total: 910)
> Population: 25,737
> Largest place in Somerset County: Princess Anne