Special Report

States Where COVID-19 Cases Are Climbing Fastest

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11. Kansas
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: -0.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 20: 5.6 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 13: 6.3 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 20: 10,719 per 100,000 people (total: 312,073)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 20: 173 per 100,000 people (total: 5,040)
> Population: 2,911,510

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

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12. California
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: -0.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 20: 3.5 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 13: 4.2 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 20: 9,269 per 100,000 people (total: 3,666,591)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 20: 156 per 100,000 people (total: 61,513)
> 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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13. Texas
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: -0.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 20: 7.3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 13: 8.0 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 20: 10,189 per 100,000 people (total: 2,924,466)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 20: 174 per 100,000 people (total: 49,941)
> Population: 28,701,845

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

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14. North Carolina
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: -0.8 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 20: 10.5 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 13: 11.3 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 20: 9,559 per 100,000 people (total: 992,578)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 20: 124 per 100,000 people (total: 12,911)
> 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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15. Louisiana
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: -0.8 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: 9.7 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 20: 10,009 per 100,000 people (total: 466,440)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 20: 225 per 100,000 people (total: 10,500)
> Population: 4,659,978

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