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

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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

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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