Special Report

States Where COVID-19 Cases Are Climbing Fastest

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10. Alabama
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 95.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Jan. 6: 151.8 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 30: 56.1 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Jan. 6: 19,073 per 100,000 people (total: 932,253)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Jan. 6: 338 per 100,000 people (total: 16,503)
> 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. Mississippi
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 96.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Jan. 6: 147.5 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 30: 50.8 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Jan. 6: 18,955 per 100,000 people (total: 566,102)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Jan. 6: 351 per 100,000 people (total: 10,492)
> 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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8. Massachusetts
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 122.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Jan. 6: 233.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 30: 110.8 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Jan. 6: 17,278 per 100,000 people (total: 1,192,549)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Jan. 6: 296 per 100,000 people (total: 20,410)
> 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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7. Louisiana
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 125.0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Jan. 6: 191.0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 30: 66.0 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Jan. 6: 18,651 per 100,000 people (total: 869,146)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Jan. 6: 322 per 100,000 people (total: 15,018)
> 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. Florida
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 130.8 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Jan. 6: 273.3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 30: 142.5 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Jan. 6: 20,750 per 100,000 people (total: 4,419,665)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Jan. 6: 294 per 100,000 people (total: 62,542)
> 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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