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

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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).