Special Report

States Where COVID-19 Is Growing the Fastest

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40. Illinois
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 0.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Jan. 6: 45.5 per 100,000 people — 18th lowest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 31: 44.6 per 100,000 people — 19th lowest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Jan. 6: 7,843 per 100,000 people — 18th highest (total: 999,288)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Jan. 6: 147 per 100,000 people — 10th highest (total: 18,735)
> Population: 12,741,080

These are all the counties in Illinois where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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39. North Dakota
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 0.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Jan. 6: 30 per 100,000 people — 5th lowest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 31: 29.1 per 100,000 people — 7th lowest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Jan. 6: 12,345 per 100,000 people — the highest (total: 93,832)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Jan. 6: 175.5 per 100,000 people — 4th highest (total: 1,334)
> Population: 760,077

These are all the counties in North Dakota where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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38. Wyoming
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 1.3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Jan. 6: 40.8 per 100,000 people — 12th lowest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 31: 39.5 per 100,000 people — 14th lowest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Jan. 6: 7,943 per 100,000 people — 13th highest (total: 45,890)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Jan. 6: 80.3 per 100,000 people — 15th lowest (total: 464)
> Population: 577,737

These are all the counties in Wyoming where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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37. Minnesota
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 1.4 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Jan. 6: 31.6 per 100,000 people — 7th lowest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 31: 30.2 per 100,000 people — 8th lowest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Jan. 6: 7,620 per 100,000 people — 21st highest (total: 427,587)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Jan. 6: 98.5 per 100,000 people — 24th lowest (total: 5,528)
> Population: 5,611,179

These are all the counties in Minnesota where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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36. Washington
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 1.5 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Jan. 6: 29.8 per 100,000 people — 4th lowest
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 31: 28.4 per 100,000 people — 5th lowest
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Jan. 6: 3,460 per 100,000 people — 5th lowest (total: 260,752)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Jan. 6: 47.8 per 100,000 people — 7th lowest (total: 3,605)
> Population: 7,535,591

These are all the counties in Washington where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).