Special Report

States Where COVID-19 Cases Are Climbing Fastest

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16. Missouri
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: -1.0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 20: 6.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 13: 7.7 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 20: 9,701 per 100,000 people (total: 594,314)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 20: 147 per 100,000 people (total: 8,996)
> Population: 6,126,452

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

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17. New Mexico
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: -1.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 20: 8.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 13: 10.0 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 20: 9,608 per 100,000 people (total: 201,336)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 20: 197 per 100,000 people (total: 4,118)
> Population: 2,095,428

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

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18. Georgia
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: -1.5 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: 8.9 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 20: 10,616 per 100,000 people (total: 1,116,775)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 20: 195 per 100,000 people (total: 20,532)
> Population: 10,519,475

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

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19. North Dakota
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: -1.6 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 20: 11.3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 13: 12.8 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 20: 14,388 per 100,000 people (total: 109,362)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 20: 198 per 100,000 people (total: 1,506)
> 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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20. Wisconsin
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: -1.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 20: 8.3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 13: 10.0 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 20: 11,531 per 100,000 people (total: 670,362)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 20: 133 per 100,000 people (total: 7,726)
> Population: 5,813,568

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