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

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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

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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

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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

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