Special Report

States Where COVID-19 Cases Are Climbing Fastest

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21. Vermont
> 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: 7.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 13: 9.5 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 20: 3,823 per 100,000 people (total: 23,945)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 20: 41 per 100,000 people (total: 254)
> Population: 626,299

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

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22. South Dakota
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: -1.8 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 20: 5.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 13: 7.5 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 20: 14,031 per 100,000 people (total: 123,784)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 20: 226 per 100,000 people (total: 1,994)
> Population: 882,235

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

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23. Ohio
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: -1.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 20: 8.4 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 13: 10.3 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 20: 9,347 per 100,000 people (total: 1,092,616)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 20: 168 per 100,000 people (total: 19,628)
> Population: 11,689,442

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

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24. Arizona
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: -1.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 20: 7.8 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: 12,188 per 100,000 people (total: 874,065)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 20: 244 per 100,000 people (total: 17,480)
> Population: 7,171,646

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

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25. Nevada
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: -2.0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 20: 10.0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 13: 11.9 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 20: 10,591 per 100,000 people (total: 321,368)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 20: 183 per 100,000 people (total: 5,540)
> Population: 3,034,392

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