Special Report

States Where COVID-19 Cases Are Climbing Fastest

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50. Maine
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: -1.2 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Jan. 6: 53.4 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 30: 54.6 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Jan. 6: 11,173 per 100,000 people (total: 149,543)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Jan. 6: 118 per 100,000 people (total: 1,582)
> Population: 1,338,404

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

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49. Idaho
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 16.0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Jan. 6: 39.0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 30: 23.0 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Jan. 6: 18,386 per 100,000 people (total: 322,524)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Jan. 6: 239 per 100,000 people (total: 4,188)
> Population: 1,754,208

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

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48. Montana
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 23.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Jan. 6: 40.4 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 30: 17.2 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Jan. 6: 18,776 per 100,000 people (total: 199,455)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Jan. 6: 274 per 100,000 people (total: 2,911)
> Population: 1,062,305

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

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47. New Hampshire
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 23.5 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Jan. 6: 104.2 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 30: 80.7 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Jan. 6: 15,105 per 100,000 people (total: 204,897)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Jan. 6: 148 per 100,000 people (total: 2,004)
> Population: 1,356,458

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

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46. Wyoming
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 36.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Jan. 6: 61.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 30: 25.0 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Jan. 6: 20,319 per 100,000 people (total: 117,389)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Jan. 6: 272 per 100,000 people (total: 1,572)
> Population: 577,737

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

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