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How Long It Took for COVID-19 Cases to Double in Every State

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The United States started 2021 just about the same way it ended 2020 — by setting dismal records amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. It took 292 days for the United States to reach its first 10 million cases, and just 54 more days to double that number, with the U.S. hitting 20 million cases on Jan. 1, 2021. As of Jan. 13, there have been over 23.2 million cases confirmed nationwide.

To find how long it took for the recent levels of COVID-19 cases to double in each state, 24/7 Wall St. used data compiled from state and local health departments. For each state, 24/7 Wall St. found the date on which the number of cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases was half or nearly half the number as of Jan. 12. We then also found the date that represents the previous doubling period.

The surges in infections since the fall have been blamed on small gatherings where family members not of the same household and friends were sitting too closely together in confined rooms, driving up overall infections in their communities and across the country.

It took between a month to almost four months for the number of coronavirus infections to double in each state. Cases doubled fastest are spread nationwide.

For example, Florida, a Southern state with the third-largest population in the country, doubled its COVID-19 cases in 88 days, the third longest period of time. California, a West Coast state and the most populous, doubled its number of infections in 36 days, the second shortest period. 

 The rollout of two vaccines has provided some hope. Every day, thousands more people are getting the vaccine, but life may not go back to pre-COVID-19 normalcy soon — here are 17 non-obvious ways the pandemic has changed our lives.

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Using data from state and local health departments, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Jan. 12 in every state. We identified for every state the dates on which confirmed cases were half or almost  half the number of confirmed cases on Jan. 12 to determine how many days it took for COVID-19 cases to double in every state.

For example, it took 109 days for the cumulative number of coronavirus infections to double in Hawaii as of Jan. 12, 2021. The date 109 days ago was Sept. 25, 2020. We then identified the date on which confirmed cases were half or close to half of cumulative COVID-19 cases on Sept. 25.

Population figures came from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2019 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates.

Alabama
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Jan 12: 65 days — 11th fewest
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Jan 12: 8,318 per 100,000 people — 15th highest (total: 407,848)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases 65 days prior, Nov 8, 2020: 4,154 per 100,000 people — 15th highest (total: 203,687)
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Nov 8, 2020: 87 days
> Face covering mandate: Extended through Jan 22, for anyone age 7+
> Gathering size limit: None, social distancing required
> Population: 4.9 million

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Alaska
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Jan 12: 55 days — 21st most
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Jan 12: 6,889 per 100,000 people — 22nd lowest (total: 50,394)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases 55 days prior, Nov 18, 2020: 3,498 per 100,000 people — 24th highest (total: 25,588)
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Nov 18, 2020: 27 days
> Face covering mandate: Required for certain workers
> Gathering size limit: 10 people indoors, 20 people outdoors in Anchorage
> Population: 737,000

Arizona
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Jan 12: 47 days — 9th most
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Jan 12: 8,739 per 100,000 people — 9th highest (total: 636,100)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases 47 days prior, Nov 26, 2020: 4,318 per 100,000 people — 8th highest (total: 314,326)
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Nov 26, 2020: 125 days
> Face covering mandate: Required for certain workers
> Gathering size limit: 50 people
> Population: 7.2 million

Arkansas
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Jan 12: 61 days — 19th fewest
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Jan 12: 8,601 per 100,000 people — 10th highest (total: 259,553)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases 61 days prior, Nov 12, 2020: 4,242 per 100,000 people — 10th highest (total: 128,006)
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Nov 12, 2020: 69 days
> Face covering mandate: Statewide, for anyone age 10+
> Gathering size limit: Up to 100 people
> Population: 3.0 million

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California
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Jan 12: 36 days — 2nd most
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Jan 12: 6,953 per 100,000 people — 24th lowest (total: 2,747,288)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases 36 days prior, Dec 7, 2020: 3,458 per 100,000 people — 23rd lowest (total: 1,366,435)
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Dec 7, 2020: 102 days
> Face covering mandate: Statewide, for anyone age 2+
> Gathering size limit: Vary by county depending on a four-tier system.
> Population: 39.6 million

Colorado
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Jan 12: 54 days — 18th most
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Jan 12: 6,300 per 100,000 people — 16th lowest (total: 362,825)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases 54 days prior, Nov 19, 2020: 3,174 per 100,000 people — 16th lowest (total: 182,801)
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Nov 19, 2020: 27 days
> Face covering mandate: Statewide, for anyone age 10+
> Gathering size limit: 10 people
> Population: 5.7 million

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Connecticut
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Jan 12: 49 days — 11th most
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Jan 12: 6,088 per 100,000 people — 14th lowest (total: 217,047)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases 49 days prior, Nov 24, 2020: 3,009 per 100,000 people — 13th lowest (total: 107,280)
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Nov 24, 2020: 77 days
> Face covering mandate: Statewide, for anyone age 2+
> Gathering size limit: 10 people indoors and outdoors
> Population: 3.6 million

Delaware
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Jan 12: 48 days — 10th most
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Jan 12: 6,824 per 100,000 people — 20th lowest (total: 66,446)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases 48 days prior, Nov 25, 2020: 3,388 per 100,000 people — 19th lowest (total: 32,995)
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Nov 25, 2020: 100 days
> Face covering mandate: Statewide, for anyone aged kindergarten and up
> Gathering size limit: 10 people indoors, 50 people outdoors
> Population: 967,000

Florida
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Jan 12: 88 days — 3rd fewest
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Jan 12: 7,000 per 100,000 people — 24th highest (total: 1,503,482)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases 88 days prior, Oct 16, 2020: 3,485 per 100,000 people — 25th highest (total: 748,437)
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Oct 16, 2020: 87 days
> Face covering mandate: Required for certain workers
> Gathering size limit: Limit of 50 people encouraged
> Population: 21.3 million

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Georgia
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Jan 12: 99 days — 2nd fewest
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Jan 12: 6,110 per 100,000 people — 15th lowest (total: 648,694)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases 99 days prior, Oct 5, 2020: 3,049 per 100,000 people — 15th lowest (total: 323,714)
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Oct 5, 2020: 73 days
> Face covering mandate: Required for certain workers
> Gathering size limit: 50 people, unless there is 6 feet distance between everyone
> Population: 10.5 million

Hawaii
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Jan 12: 109 days — the fewest
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Jan 12: 1,669 per 100,000 people — 2nd lowest (total: 23,627)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases 109 days prior, Sep 25, 2020: 832 per 100,000 people — 2nd lowest (total: 11,779)
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Sep 25, 2020: 35 days
> Face covering mandate: Statewide, for anyone age 6+
> Gathering size limit: 10 people both indoors and outdoors on Oahu and Big Island
> Population: 1.4 million

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Idaho
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Jan 12: 64 days — 14th fewest
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Jan 12: 8,407 per 100,000 people — 14th highest (total: 150,239)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases 64 days prior, Nov 9, 2020: 4,154 per 100,000 people — 16th highest (total: 74,227)
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Nov 9, 2020: 51 days
> Face covering mandate: Some cities
> Gathering size limit: 10 people
> Population: 1.8 million

Illinois
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Jan 12: 63 days — 15th fewest
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Jan 12: 8,209 per 100,000 people — 18th highest (total: 1,040,168)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases 63 days prior, Nov 10, 2020: 4,034 per 100,000 people — 19th highest (total: 511,183)
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Nov 10, 2020: 61 days
> Face covering mandate: Statewide, for anyone age 2+
> Gathering size limit: Up to 10 people in suburban counties
> Population: 12.7 million

Indiana
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Jan 12: 53 days — 13th most
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Jan 12: 8,474 per 100,000 people — 13th highest (total: 570,477)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases 53 days prior, Nov 20, 2020: 4,193 per 100,000 people — 14th highest (total: 282,311)
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Nov 20, 2020: 36 days
> Face covering mandate: Statewide, for anyone age 8+
> Gathering size limit: Varies by county or city
> Population: 6.7 million

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Iowa
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Jan 12: 65 days — 10th fewest
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Jan 12: 9,409 per 100,000 people — 6th highest (total: 296,866)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases 65 days prior, Nov 8, 2020: 4,703 per 100,000 people — 6th highest (total: 148,391)
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Nov 8, 2020: 56 days
> Face covering mandate: Statewide, for anyone age 2+ when indoors
> Gathering size limit: 15 people indoors, 30 people outdoors
> Population: 3.2 million

Kansas
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Jan 12: 56 days — 24th most
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Jan 12: 8,496 per 100,000 people — 12th highest (total: 247,502)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases 56 days prior, Nov 17, 2020: 4,213 per 100,000 people — 13th highest (total: 122,741)
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Nov 17, 2020: 44 days
> Face covering mandate: Statewide, for anyone age 5+
> Gathering size limit: 45 people
> Population: 2.9 million

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Kentucky
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Jan 12: 53 days — 14th most
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Jan 12: 6,910 per 100,000 people — 23rd lowest (total: 308,729)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases 53 days prior, Nov 20, 2020: 3,407 per 100,000 people — 20th lowest (total: 152,206)
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Nov 20, 2020: 44 days
> Face covering mandate: Statewide, for anyone age 5+
> Gathering size limit: 8 people from 2 households
> Population: 4.5 million

Louisiana
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Jan 12: 85 days — 4th fewest
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Jan 12: 7,592 per 100,000 people — 22nd highest (total: 352,939)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases 85 days prior, Oct 19, 2020: 3,786 per 100,000 people — 22nd highest (total: 175,982)
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Oct 19, 2020: 94 days
> Face covering mandate: Statewide, for anyone age 8+
> Gathering size limit: 25% capacity both indoors and outdoors
> Population: 4.7 million

Maine
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Jan 12: 33 days — the most
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Jan 12: 2,256 per 100,000 people — 3rd lowest (total: 30,326)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases 33 days prior, Dec 10, 2020: 1,106 per 100,000 people — 3rd lowest (total: 14,861)
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Dec 10, 2020: 34 days
> Face covering mandate: Statewide, for anyone age 2+ when indoors
> Gathering size limit: 50 people indoors, 100 outdoors
> Population: 1.3 million

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Maryland
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Jan 12: 64 days — 13th fewest
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Jan 12: 5,167 per 100,000 people — 8th lowest (total: 312,351)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases 64 days prior, Nov 9, 2020: 2,570 per 100,000 people — 8th lowest (total: 155,371)
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Nov 9, 2020: 113 days
> Face covering mandate: Statewide, for anyone age 6+
> Gathering size limit: 10 people indoors
> Population: 6.0 million

Massachusetts
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Jan 12: 46 days — 7th most
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Jan 12: 6,420 per 100,000 people — 17th lowest (total: 442,529)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases 46 days prior, Nov 27, 2020: 3,181 per 100,000 people — 17th lowest (total: 219,252)
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Nov 27, 2020: 147 days
> Face covering mandate: Statewide, for anyone age 6+
> Gathering size limit: 10 people indoors, 25 people outdoors
> Population: 6.9 million

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Michigan
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Jan 12: 57 days — 24th fewest
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Jan 12: 5,709 per 100,000 people — 9th lowest (total: 570,150)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases 57 days prior, Nov 16, 2020: 2,893 per 100,000 people — 11th lowest (total: 288,954)
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Nov 16, 2020: 40 days
> Face covering mandate: Statewide, for anyone age 4+ (age 2+ on school buses)
> Gathering size limit: Vary by setting, nonresidential indoor gatherings of more than 10 banned
> Population: 10.0 million

Minnesota
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Jan 12: 59 days — 21st fewest
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Jan 12: 7,782 per 100,000 people — 21st highest (total: 438,867)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases 59 days prior, Nov 14, 2020: 3,787 per 100,000 people — 21st highest (total: 213,582)
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Nov 14, 2020: 38 days
> Face covering mandate: Statewide, for anyone age 6+
> Gathering size limit: Limit of 10 people encouraged
> Population: 5.6 million

Mississippi
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Jan 12: 71 days — 7th fewest
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Jan 12: 8,130 per 100,000 people — 20th highest (total: 241,957)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases 71 days prior, Nov 2, 2020: 4,061 per 100,000 people — 18th highest (total: 120,865)
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Nov 2, 2020: 92 days
> Face covering mandate: Required in some counties, required statewide in schools
> Gathering size limit: 10 people indoors, 50 outdoors
> Population: 3.0 million

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Missouri
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Jan 12: 64 days — 12th fewest
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Jan 12: 6,959 per 100,000 people — 25th lowest (total: 427,117)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases 64 days prior, Nov 9, 2020: 3,461 per 100,000 people — 24th lowest (total: 212,441)
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Nov 9, 2020: 54 days
> Face covering mandate: Some cities
> Gathering size limit: None, social distancing required
> Population: 6.1 million

Montana
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Jan 12: 61 days — 18th fewest
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Jan 12: 8,147 per 100,000 people — 19th highest (total: 87,077)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases 61 days prior, Nov 12, 2020: 4,026 per 100,000 people — 20th highest (total: 43,031)
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Nov 12, 2020: 27 days
> Face covering mandate: Statewide, required in all K-12 schools
> Gathering size limit: 25 people
> Population: 1.1 million

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Nebraska
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Jan 12: 62 days — 16th fewest
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Jan 12: 9,133 per 100,000 people — 7th highest (total: 176,670)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases 62 days prior, Nov 11, 2020: 4,535 per 100,000 people — 7th highest (total: 87,733)
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Nov 11, 2020: 44 days
> Face covering mandate: Some counties
> Gathering size limit: 75% indoor venue capacity
> Population: 1.9 million

Nevada
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Jan 12: 55 days — 22nd most
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Jan 12: 8,209 per 100,000 people — 17th highest (total: 252,842)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases 55 days prior, Nov 18, 2020: 4,073 per 100,000 people — 17th highest (total: 125,459)
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Nov 18, 2020: 92 days
> Face covering mandate: Statewide, for anyone age 10+
> Gathering size limit: 50 people or 25% capacity
> Population: 3.0 million

New Hampshire
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Jan 12: 36 days — 3rd most
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Jan 12: 3,909 per 100,000 people — 6th lowest (total: 53,148)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases 36 days prior, Dec 7, 2020: 1,899 per 100,000 people — 6th lowest (total: 25,816)
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Dec 7, 2020: 27 days
> Face covering mandate: Statewide, for anyone age 5+
> Gathering size limit: None, social distancing strongly encouraged
> Population: 1.4 million

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New Jersey
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Jan 12: 59 days — 20th fewest
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Jan 12: 6,695 per 100,000 people — 18th lowest (total: 594,686)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases 59 days prior, Nov 14, 2020: 3,315 per 100,000 people — 18th lowest (total: 294,472)
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Nov 14, 2020: 181 days
> Face covering mandate: Statewide, for anyone age 2+
> Gathering size limit: 10 people indoors, 25 people outdoors
> Population: 8.9 million

New Mexico
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Jan 12: 53 days — 15th most
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Jan 12: 7,534 per 100,000 people — 23rd highest (total: 157,974)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases 53 days prior, Nov 20, 2020: 3,677 per 100,000 people — 23rd highest (total: 77,098)
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Nov 20, 2020: 30 days
> Face covering mandate: Statewide
> Gathering size limit: Vary by county and color-coded system
> Population: 2.1 million

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New York
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Jan 12: 55 days — 23rd most
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Jan 12: 5,939 per 100,000 people — 12th lowest (total: 1,155,370)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases 55 days prior, Nov 18, 2020: 2,951 per 100,000 people — 12th lowest (total: 574,072)
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Nov 18, 2020: 206 days
> Face covering mandate: Statewide, for anyone age 3+
> Gathering size limit: Vary by zone
> Population: 19.5 million

North Carolina
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Jan 12: 56 days — 25th most
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Jan 12: 6,064 per 100,000 people — 13th lowest (total: 635,975)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases 56 days prior, Nov 17, 2020: 3,027 per 100,000 people — 14th lowest (total: 317,495)
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Nov 17, 2020: 83 days
> Face covering mandate: Statewide, for anyone age 5+
> Gathering size limit: 10 people indoors, 30% capacity or 100 people outdoors, whichever is less
> Population: 10.4 million

North Dakota
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Jan 12: 70 days — 8th fewest
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Jan 12: 12,462 per 100,000 people — the highest (total: 94,968)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases 70 days prior, Nov 3, 2020: 6,192 per 100,000 people — the highest (total: 47,187)
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Nov 3, 2020: 30 days
> Face covering mandate: Statewide, for anyone age 5+
> Gathering size limit: Vary based on color-coded tiers
> Population: 760,000

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Ohio
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Jan 12: 46 days — 8th most
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Jan 12: 6,784 per 100,000 people — 19th lowest (total: 792,938)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases 46 days prior, Nov 27, 2020: 3,420 per 100,000 people — 21st lowest (total: 399,808)
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Nov 27, 2020: 32 days
> Face covering mandate: Statewide, for anyone age 10+
> Gathering size limit: 10 people
> Population: 11.7 million

Oklahoma
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Jan 12: 53 days — 16th most
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Jan 12: 8,528 per 100,000 people — 11th highest (total: 337,457)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases 53 days prior, Nov 20, 2020: 4,227 per 100,000 people — 11th highest (total: 167,261)
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Nov 20, 2020: 55 days
> Face covering mandate: Some cities
> Gathering size limit: Varies by city
> Population: 3.9 million

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Oregon
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Jan 12: 53 days — 17th most
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Jan 12: 3,002 per 100,000 people — 4th lowest (total: 126,607)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases 53 days prior, Nov 20, 2020: 1,474 per 100,000 people — 4th lowest (total: 62,175)
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Nov 20, 2020: 60 days
> Face covering mandate: Statewide, for anyone age 13+
> Gathering size limit: Vary by county
> Population: 4.2 million

Pennsylvania
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Jan 12: 43 days — 6th most
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Jan 12: 5,729 per 100,000 people — 10th lowest (total: 733,429)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases 43 days prior, Nov 30, 2020: 2,823 per 100,000 people — 9th lowest (total: 361,464)
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Nov 30, 2020: 44 days
> Face covering mandate: Statewide, for anyone age 2+
> Gathering size limit: Depending on venue size
> Population: 12.8 million

Rhode Island
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Jan 12: 50 days — 12th most
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Jan 12: 9,571 per 100,000 people — 5th highest (total: 101,393)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases 50 days prior, Nov 23, 2020: 4,774 per 100,000 people — 5th highest (total: 50,573)
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Nov 23, 2020: 49 days
> Face covering mandate: Statewide, for anyone age 2+
> Gathering size limit: 10 people both indoors and outdoors
> Population: 1.1 million

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South Carolina
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Jan 12: 71 days — 6th fewest
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Jan 12: 6,980 per 100,000 people — 25th highest (total: 359,357)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases 71 days prior, Nov 2, 2020: 3,475 per 100,000 people — 25th lowest (total: 178,917)
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Nov 2, 2020: 94 days
> Face covering mandate: Some counties
> Gathering size limit: 50% capacity or 250 people
> Population: 5.1 million

South Dakota
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Jan 12: 71 days — 5th fewest
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Jan 12: 10,544 per 100,000 people — 2nd highest (total: 93,276)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases 71 days prior, Nov 2, 2020: 5,192 per 100,000 people — 2nd highest (total: 45,932)
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Nov 2, 2020: 32 days
> Face covering mandate: Recommended
> Gathering size limit: None, social distancing required
> Population: 882,000

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Tennessee
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Jan 12: 54 days — 19th most
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Jan 12: 9,677 per 100,000 people — 3rd highest (total: 660,874)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases 54 days prior, Nov 19, 2020: 4,804 per 100,000 people — 3rd highest (total: 328,088)
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Nov 19, 2020: 74 days
> Face covering mandate: Some counties
> Gathering size limit: 10 people indoors
> Population: 6.8 million

Texas
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Jan 12: 61 days — 17th fewest
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Jan 12: 6,881 per 100,000 people — 21st lowest (total: 1,995,292)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases 61 days prior, Nov 12, 2020: 3,428 per 100,000 people — 22nd lowest (total: 993,841)
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Nov 12, 2020: 93 days
> Face covering mandate: Statewide, for anyone age 10+
> Gathering size limit: Limited to 10 people in some counties
> Population: 28.7 million

Utah
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Jan 12: 58 days — 23rd fewest
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Jan 12: 9,658 per 100,000 people — 4th highest (total: 309,629)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases 58 days prior, Nov 15, 2020: 4,798 per 100,000 people — 4th highest (total: 153,808)
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Nov 15, 2020: 43 days
> Face covering mandate: Statewide, for anyone age 3+
> Gathering size limit: Vary by county
> Population: 3.2 million

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Vermont
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Jan 12: 40 days — 4th most
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Jan 12: 1,482 per 100,000 people — the lowest (total: 9,247)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases 40 days prior, Dec 3, 2020: 744 per 100,000 people — the lowest (total: 4,642)
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Dec 3, 2020: 27 days
> Face covering mandate: Statewide, for anyone age 2+
> Gathering size limit: No indoor or outdoor gathering with people outside the household
> Population: 626,000

Virginia
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Jan 12: 58 days — 22nd fewest
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Jan 12: 4,779 per 100,000 people — 7th lowest (total: 407,947)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases 58 days prior, Nov 15, 2020: 2,366 per 100,000 people — 7th lowest (total: 201,960)
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Nov 15, 2020: 97 days
> Face covering mandate: Statewide, for anyone age 5+
> Gathering size limit: 10 people indoors and outdoors
> Population: 8.5 million

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Washington
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Jan 12: 54 days — 20th most
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Jan 12: 3,658 per 100,000 people — 5th lowest (total: 278,544)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases 54 days prior, Nov 19, 2020: 1,805 per 100,000 people — 5th lowest (total: 137,411)
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Nov 19, 2020: 92 days
> Face covering mandate: Statewide, for anyone age 2+
> Gathering size limit: No indoor gatherings, 5 people outdoors
> Population: 7.5 million

West Virginia
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Jan 12: 40 days — 5th most
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Jan 12: 5,759 per 100,000 people — 11th lowest (total: 103,203)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases 40 days prior, Dec 3, 2020: 2,847 per 100,000 people — 10th lowest (total: 51,025)
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Dec 3, 2020: 32 days
> Face covering mandate: Statewide, for anyone age 9+
> Gathering size limit: 25 people
> Population: 1.8 million

Wisconsin
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Jan 12: 68 days — 9th fewest
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Jan 12: 8,779 per 100,000 people — 8th highest (total: 511,136)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases 68 days prior, Nov 5, 2020: 4,292 per 100,000 people — 9th highest (total: 249,924)
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Nov 5, 2020: 35 days
> Face covering mandate: Statewide, for anyone age 6+
> Gathering size limit: Vary by county
> Population: 5.8 million

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Wyoming
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Jan 12: 56 days — 25th fewest
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Jan 12: 8,306 per 100,000 people — 16th highest (total: 48,072)
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases 56 days prior, Nov 17, 2020: 4,225 per 100,000 people — 12th highest (total: 24,453)
> Time it took for COVID-19 cases to double as of Nov 17, 2020: 20 days
> Face covering mandate: Statewide, for anyone age 12+
> Gathering size limit: 25% capacity
> Population: 578,000

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