Special Report

COVID-19: These Are the Most Dangerous Cities in America

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50. Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Feb. 17: 18,634
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Feb. 17 per 100,000 residents: 10,952.7
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Feb. 17: 362
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Feb. 17 per 100,000 residents: 212.8
> Population: 170,132

These are all the counties in Iowa where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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49. Kankakee, IL
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Feb. 17: 12,231
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Feb. 17 per 100,000 residents: 11,012.9
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Feb. 17: 189
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Feb. 17 per 100,000 residents: 170.2
> Population: 111,061

These are all the counties in Illinois where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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48. Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Feb. 17: 101,659
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Feb. 17 per 100,000 residents: 11,015.3
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Feb. 17: 986
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Feb. 17 per 100,000 residents: 106.8
> Population: 922,891

These are all the counties in Nebraska where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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47. Monroe, LA
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Feb. 17: 22,536
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Feb. 17 per 100,000 residents: 11,017.8
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Feb. 17: 545
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Feb. 17 per 100,000 residents: 266.4
> Population: 204,542

These are all the parishes in Louisiana where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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46. Abilene, TX
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Feb. 17: 18,745
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Feb. 17 per 100,000 residents: 11,025.9
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Feb. 17: 435
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Feb. 17 per 100,000 residents: 255.9
> Population: 170,009

These are all the counties in Texas where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).