Special Report

States Where COVID-19 Cases Are Climbing Fastest

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45. Minnesota
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 37.6 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Jan. 6: 89.0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 30: 51.4 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Jan. 6: 18,627 per 100,000 people (total: 1,045,170)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Jan. 6: 191 per 100,000 people (total: 10,740)
> 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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44. Iowa
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 38.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Jan. 6: 86.0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 30: 47.8 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Jan. 6: 18,758 per 100,000 people (total: 592,028)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Jan. 6: 254 per 100,000 people (total: 8,019)
> Population: 3,156,145

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

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43. Oregon
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 39.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Jan. 6: 66.2 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 30: 27.1 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Jan. 6: 10,391 per 100,000 people (total: 435,453)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Jan. 6: 136 per 100,000 people (total: 5,710)
> Population: 4,190,713

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

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42. Washington
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 40.0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Jan. 6: 96.6 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 30: 56.6 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Jan. 6: 11,789 per 100,000 people (total: 888,336)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Jan. 6: 131 per 100,000 people (total: 9,909)
> Population: 7,535,591

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

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41. Wisconsin
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 41.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Jan. 6: 114.0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 30: 72.1 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Jan. 6: 19,649 per 100,000 people (total: 1,142,290)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Jan. 6: 193 per 100,000 people (total: 11,246)
> Population: 5,813,568

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

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