Special Report

States Where COVID-19 Cases Are Climbing Fastest

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20. Illinois
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 12.2 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 18: 30.5 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 11: 18.3 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 18: 13,716 per 100,000 people (total: 1,747,513)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 18: 228 per 100,000 people (total: 29,054)
> 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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19. New York
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 12.5 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 18: 32.2 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 11: 19.8 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 18: 13,502 per 100,000 people (total: 2,638,655)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 18: 289 per 100,000 people (total: 56,563)
> 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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18. Massachusetts
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 12.8 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 18: 32.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 11: 19.3 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 18: 12,769 per 100,000 people (total: 881,310)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 18: 278 per 100,000 people (total: 19,214)
> 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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17. Colorado
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 12.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 18: 59.0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 11: 46.1 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 18: 13,909 per 100,000 people (total: 792,168)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 18: 154 per 100,000 people (total: 8,757)
> 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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16. Kentucky
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 14.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 18: 36.3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Nov. 11: 21.6 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 18: 17,113 per 100,000 people (total: 764,686)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Nov. 18: 231 per 100,000 people (total: 10,318)
> Population: 4,468,402

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