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

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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).