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

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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

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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

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