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2 States Saw a COVID-19 Spike This Week. Here's What's Happening.

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21. Kentucky
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: -0.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending April 29: 11.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending April 22: 12.8 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of April 29: 9,889 per 100,000 people (total: 441,880)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of April 29: 145 per 100,000 people (total: 6,476)
> Population: 4,468,402

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

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22. California
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: -1.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending April 29: 4.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending April 22: 5.7 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of April 29: 9,185 per 100,000 people (total: 3,633,185)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of April 29: 152 per 100,000 people (total: 60,208)
> Population: 39,557,045

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

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23. North Dakota
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: -1.3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending April 29: 17.6 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending April 22: 18.9 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of April 29: 14,098 per 100,000 people (total: 107,154)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of April 29: 196 per 100,000 people (total: 1,486)
> Population: 760,077

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

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24. North Carolina
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: -1.3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending April 29: 18.2 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending April 22: 19.5 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of April 29: 9,282 per 100,000 people (total: 963,771)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of April 29: 121 per 100,000 people (total: 12,583)
> Population: 10,383,620

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

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25. Iowa
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: -1.3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending April 29: 12.4 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending April 22: 13.8 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of April 29: 11,518 per 100,000 people (total: 363,530)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of April 29: 188 per 100,000 people (total: 5,930)
> Population: 3,156,145

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