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This Is the State Where COVID-19 Cases Are Climbing Fastest

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As a the Delta variant continues to spread, new cases of COVID-19 are on the rise in the United States. There were an average of 8.4 new daily cases of the virus for every 100,000 Americans over the past week, up from an average of 4.7 new daily cases per 100,000 the week before.

Nationwide, the average number of new daily infections has increased in 48 states, decreased in none, and remained effectively unchanged in two over the past week. The current increase in cases nationwide is being driven disproportionately by Arkansas and Florida, the two states where the average number of new daily cases is climbing the fastest on a per capita basis.

In total, there have been about 33,644,000 documented cases of the novel coronavirus in the United States since the first known infection was identified in Washington state on Jan. 21, 2020.

To date, North Dakota has had the highest number of COVID-19 cases per capita of any state, at 14,598 for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, there has been a total of 10,283 cases per 100,000 people.

All COVID-19 data used in this story is current as of July 18, 2021. It is important to note that in some states, weekly infection rates may include cases of the virus that occurred earlier but were not previously counted.

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1. Arkansas
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 16.4 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 18: 34.0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 11: 17.6 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 18: 11,954 per 100,000 people (total: 360,258)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 18: 198 per 100,000 people (total: 5,977)
> 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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2. Florida
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 13.8 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 18: 26.4 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 11: 12.6 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 18: 11,221 per 100,000 people (total: 2,390,079)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 18: 180 per 100,000 people (total: 38,327)
> Population: 21,299,325

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

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3. Missouri
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 10.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 18: 29.0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 11: 18.1 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 18: 10,451 per 100,000 people (total: 640,261)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 18: 154 per 100,000 people (total: 9,463)
> 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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4. Nevada
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 8.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 18: 22.3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 11: 13.4 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 18: 11,247 per 100,000 people (total: 341,292)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 18: 189 per 100,000 people (total: 5,737)
> Population: 3,034,392

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

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5. Louisiana
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 8.3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 18: 21.6 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 11: 13.3 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 18: 10,576 per 100,000 people (total: 492,840)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 18: 232 per 100,000 people (total: 10,808)
> Population: 4,659,978

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

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6. Oklahoma
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 6.4 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 18: 13.5 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 11: 7.1 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 18: 11,764 per 100,000 people (total: 463,857)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 18: 188 per 100,000 people (total: 7,422)
> Population: 3,943,079

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

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7. Kansas
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 5.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 18: 13.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 11: 7.3 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 18: 11,069 per 100,000 people (total: 322,264)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 18: 178 per 100,000 people (total: 5,196)
> 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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8. Alabama
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 5.6 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 18: 12.0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 11: 6.4 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 18: 11,407 per 100,000 people (total: 557,575)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 18: 234 per 100,000 people (total: 11,437)
> Population: 4,887,871

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

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9. Utah
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 4.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 18: 16.3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 11: 11.4 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 18: 13,326 per 100,000 people (total: 421,257)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 18: 76 per 100,000 people (total: 2,406)
> Population: 3,161,105

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

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10. Mississippi
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 4.5 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 18: 12.6 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 11: 8.1 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 18: 10,925 per 100,000 people (total: 326,270)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 18: 250 per 100,000 people (total: 7,460)
> 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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11. Kentucky
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 4.3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 18: 7.8 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 11: 3.4 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 18: 10,489 per 100,000 people (total: 468,680)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 18: 163 per 100,000 people (total: 7,276)
> 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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12. Arizona
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 4.3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 18: 11.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 11: 6.8 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 18: 12,603 per 100,000 people (total: 903,851)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 18: 252 per 100,000 people (total: 18,076)
> 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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13. Alaska
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 4.2 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 18: 9.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 11: 5.7 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 18: 9,382 per 100,000 people (total: 69,187)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 18: 51 per 100,000 people (total: 374)
> Population: 737,438

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

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14. Georgia
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 4.0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 18: 8.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 11: 4.1 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 18: 10,871 per 100,000 people (total: 1,143,528)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 18: 205 per 100,000 people (total: 21,527)
> 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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15. Tennessee
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 3.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 18: 7.6 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 11: 3.7 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 18: 12,886 per 100,000 people (total: 872,362)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 18: 186 per 100,000 people (total: 12,625)
> Population: 6,770,010

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

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16. Washington
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 3.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 18: 8.4 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 11: 4.7 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 18: 6,085 per 100,000 people (total: 458,517)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 18: 80 per 100,000 people (total: 6,027)
> Population: 7,535,591

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

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17. Texas
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 3.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 18: 8.3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 11: 4.6 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 18: 10,502 per 100,000 people (total: 3,014,340)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 18: 180 per 100,000 people (total: 51,549)
> 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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18. Wyoming
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 3.6 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 18: 14.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 11: 11.1 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 18: 10,962 per 100,000 people (total: 63,331)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 18: 132 per 100,000 people (total: 760)
> 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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19. Idaho
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 3.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 18: 7.6 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 11: 4.5 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 18: 11,201 per 100,000 people (total: 196,489)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 18: 123 per 100,000 people (total: 2,165)
> Population: 1,754,208

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

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20. California
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 3.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 18: 6.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 11: 3.8 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 18: 9,455 per 100,000 people (total: 3,740,092)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 18: 161 per 100,000 people (total: 63,508)
> 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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21. South Carolina
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 3.0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 18: 6.8 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 11: 3.8 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 18: 11,825 per 100,000 people (total: 601,215)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 18: 194 per 100,000 people (total: 9,875)
> 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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22. Colorado
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 2.8 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 18: 9.4 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 11: 6.6 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 18: 9,905 per 100,000 people (total: 564,164)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 18: 121 per 100,000 people (total: 6,869)
> Population: 5,695,564

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

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23. North Carolina
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 2.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 18: 6.3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 11: 3.5 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 18: 9,831 per 100,000 people (total: 1,020,833)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 18: 130 per 100,000 people (total: 13,512)
> 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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24. New Mexico
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 2.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 18: 5.8 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 11: 3.1 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 18: 9,871 per 100,000 people (total: 206,846)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 18: 208 per 100,000 people (total: 4,362)
> 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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25. Iowa
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 1.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 18: 4.3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 11: 2.4 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 18: 11,892 per 100,000 people (total: 375,321)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 18: 195 per 100,000 people (total: 6,158)
> Population: 3,156,145

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

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26. Illinois
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 1.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 18: 4.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 11: 2.8 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 18: 10,976 per 100,000 people (total: 1,398,409)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 18: 203 per 100,000 people (total: 25,803)
> Population: 12,741,080

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

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27. Delaware
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 1.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 18: 4.2 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 11: 2.3 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 18: 11,392 per 100,000 people (total: 110,182)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 18: 175 per 100,000 people (total: 1,696)
> Population: 967,171

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

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28. Indiana
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 1.8 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 18: 6.4 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 11: 4.6 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 18: 11,343 per 100,000 people (total: 759,062)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 18: 208 per 100,000 people (total: 13,938)
> Population: 6,691,878

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

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29. New York
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 1.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 18: 3.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 11: 2.0 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 18: 10,854 per 100,000 people (total: 2,121,188)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 18: 273 per 100,000 people (total: 53,425)
> Population: 19,542,209

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

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30. New Jersey
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 1.5 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 18: 3.6 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 11: 2.2 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 18: 11,528 per 100,000 people (total: 1,027,014)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 18: 298 per 100,000 people (total: 26,527)
> Population: 8,908,520

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

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31. Oregon
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 1.4 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 18: 5.3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 11: 3.8 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 18: 5,042 per 100,000 people (total: 211,315)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 18: 67 per 100,000 people (total: 2,803)
> Population: 4,190,713

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

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32. Virginia
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 1.4 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 18: 3.6 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 11: 2.2 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 18: 8,031 per 100,000 people (total: 684,054)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 18: 135 per 100,000 people (total: 11,471)
> Population: 8,517,685

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

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33. Hawaii
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 1.4 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 18: 4.6 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 11: 3.2 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 18: 2,617 per 100,000 people (total: 37,174)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 18: 36 per 100,000 people (total: 518)
> Population: 1,420,491

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

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34. Wisconsin
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 1.3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 18: 2.8 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 11: 1.5 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 18: 11,686 per 100,000 people (total: 679,389)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 18: 141 per 100,000 people (total: 8,196)
> Population: 5,813,568

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

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35. Vermont
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 1.3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 18: 1.8 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 11: 0.5 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 18: 3,661 per 100,000 people (total: 22,929)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 18: 40 per 100,000 people (total: 250)
> 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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36. Massachusetts
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 1.3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 18: 2.4 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 11: 1.1 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 18: 10,311 per 100,000 people (total: 711,676)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 18: 261 per 100,000 people (total: 18,013)
> Population: 6,902,149

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

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37. North Dakota
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 1.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 18: 2.8 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 11: 1.7 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 18: 14,598 per 100,000 people (total: 110,958)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 18: 202 per 100,000 people (total: 1,536)
> 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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38. Connecticut
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 1.0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 18: 2.6 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 11: 1.6 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 18: 9,807 per 100,000 people (total: 350,386)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 18: 232 per 100,000 people (total: 8,279)
> Population: 3,572,665

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

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39. Minnesota
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 0.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 18: 2.6 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 11: 1.7 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 18: 10,819 per 100,000 people (total: 607,069)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 18: 138 per 100,000 people (total: 7,723)
> Population: 5,611,179

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

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40. West Virginia
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 0.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 18: 3.3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 11: 2.4 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 18: 9,124 per 100,000 people (total: 164,763)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 18: 161 per 100,000 people (total: 2,916)
> Population: 1,805,832

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

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41. Maryland
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 0.8 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 18: 2.0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 11: 1.1 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 18: 7,673 per 100,000 people (total: 463,665)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 18: 162 per 100,000 people (total: 9,773)
> Population: 6,042,718

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

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42. Montana
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 0.8 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 18: 5.5 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 11: 4.7 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 18: 10,779 per 100,000 people (total: 114,508)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 18: 158 per 100,000 people (total: 1,683)
> Population: 1,062,305

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

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43. Michigan
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 0.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 18: 2.3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 11: 1.6 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 18: 10,032 per 100,000 people (total: 1,002,789)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 18: 211 per 100,000 people (total: 21,096)
> Population: 9,995,915

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

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44. Ohio
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 0.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 18: 2.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 11: 2.1 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 18: 9,541 per 100,000 people (total: 1,115,242)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 18: 175 per 100,000 people (total: 20,411)
> 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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45. Maine
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 0.5 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 18: 1.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 11: 1.5 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 18: 5,183 per 100,000 people (total: 69,373)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 18: 66 per 100,000 people (total: 877)
> Population: 1,338,404

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

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46. Nebraska
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 0.5 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 18: 4.8 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 11: 4.3 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 18: 11,699 per 100,000 people (total: 225,711)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 18: 118 per 100,000 people (total: 2,270)
> Population: 1,929,268

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

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47. New Hampshire
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 0.4 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 18: 2.0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 11: 1.6 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 18: 7,360 per 100,000 people (total: 99,840)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 18: 102 per 100,000 people (total: 1,381)
> Population: 1,356,458

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

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48. Pennsylvania
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 0.4 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 18: 1.8 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 11: 1.4 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 18: 9,486 per 100,000 people (total: 1,214,927)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 18: 217 per 100,000 people (total: 27,772)
> Population: 12,807,060

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

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49. Rhode Island
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 0.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 18: 1.8 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 11: 1.7 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 18: 14,459 per 100,000 people (total: 152,873)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 18: 258 per 100,000 people (total: 2,732)
> Population: 1,057,315

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

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50. South Dakota
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 0.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 18: 1.8 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending July 11: 1.7 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 18: 14,140 per 100,000 people (total: 124,750)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of July 18: 231 per 100,000 people (total: 2,040)
> 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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