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

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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

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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

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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

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