Special Report

These Are the Cities in Every State Where COVID-19 is Growing the Fastest

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Kansas: Topeka
Avg. new daily cases in Topeka in week ending August 10: 27.2 per 100,000
Avg. new daily cases in Topeka in week ending August 3: 23.4 per 100,000
COVID-19 cases in Topeka as of August 10: 24,571 (10,555.6 per 100,000)
Peak pandemic unemployment in Topeka: 12.4% (April 2020)
Topeka population: 232,778 (72.0 people per sq. mi.)

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

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Kentucky: Owensboro
Avg. new daily cases in Owensboro in week ending August 10: 49.8 per 100,000
Avg. new daily cases in Owensboro in week ending August 3: 31.0 per 100,000
COVID-19 cases in Owensboro as of August 10: 13,877 (11,712.8 per 100,000)
Peak pandemic unemployment in Owensboro: 15.5% (April 2020)
Owensboro population: 118,477 (131.9 people per sq. mi.)

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

Louisiana: Houma-Thibodaux
Avg. new daily cases in Houma in week ending August 10: 159.6 per 100,000
Avg. new daily cases in Houma in week ending August 3: 97.5 per 100,000
COVID-19 cases in Houma as of August 10: 27,117 (12,902.9 per 100,000)
Peak pandemic unemployment in Houma: 13.1% (April 2020)
Houma population: 210,162 (91.4 people per sq. mi.)

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

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Maine: Bangor
Avg. new daily cases in Bangor in week ending August 10: 10.3 per 100,000
Avg. new daily cases in Bangor in week ending August 3: 4.9 per 100,000
COVID-19 cases in Bangor as of August 10: 6,611 (4,355.8 per 100,000)
Peak pandemic unemployment in Bangor: 9.6% (April 2020)
Bangor population: 151,774 (44.7 people per sq. mi.)

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

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Maryland: Salisbury, MD-DE
Avg. new daily cases in Salisbury in week ending August 10: 15.7 per 100,000
Avg. new daily cases in Salisbury in week ending August 3: 9.0 per 100,000
COVID-19 cases in Salisbury as of August 10: 41,598 (10,285.9 per 100,000)
Peak pandemic unemployment in Salisbury: 16.0% (April 2020)
Salisbury population: 404,417 (192.7 people per sq. mi.)

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