Special Report

States Where COVID-19 Cases Are Climbing Fastest

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1. Mississippi
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 3.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 20: 9.6 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 13: 5.9 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 20: 10,577 per 100,000 people (total: 315,891)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 20: 243 per 100,000 people (total: 7,269)
> Population: 2,986,530

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

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2. Wyoming
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 0.4 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 20: 12.0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 13: 11.6 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 20: 10,268 per 100,000 people (total: 59,321)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 20: 123 per 100,000 people (total: 713)
> Population: 577,737

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

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3. South Carolina
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 0.3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 20: 10.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 13: 10.6 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 20: 11,595 per 100,000 people (total: 589,488)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 20: 190 per 100,000 people (total: 9,667)
> Population: 5,084,127

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

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4. Arkansas
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: -0.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 20: 6.4 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 13: 6.4 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 20: 11,254 per 100,000 people (total: 339,162)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 20: 193 per 100,000 people (total: 5,805)
> Population: 3,013,825

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

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5. Idaho
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: -0.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 20: 9.0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 13: 9.2 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 20: 10,858 per 100,000 people (total: 190,472)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 20: 118 per 100,000 people (total: 2,073)
> Population: 1,754,208

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