Special Report

States Where COVID-19 Cases Are Climbing Fastest

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35. Alaska
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 51.8 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Jan. 6: 72.2 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 30: 20.4 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Jan. 6: 20,933 per 100,000 people (total: 154,369)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Jan. 6: 128 per 100,000 people (total: 947)
> Population: 737,438

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

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34. Oklahoma
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 52.8 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Jan. 6: 87.2 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 30: 34.5 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Jan. 6: 18,383 per 100,000 people (total: 724,875)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Jan. 6: 295 per 100,000 people (total: 11,650)
> Population: 3,943,079

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

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33. North Dakota
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 55.8 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Jan. 6: 97.8 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 30: 42.0 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Jan. 6: 23,394 per 100,000 people (total: 177,812)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Jan. 6: 266 per 100,000 people (total: 2,023)
> Population: 760,077

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

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32. Kentucky
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 57.4 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Jan. 6: 112.0 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: 19,821 per 100,000 people (total: 885,678)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Jan. 6: 274 per 100,000 people (total: 12,255)
> Population: 4,468,402

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

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31. Illinois
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 59.2 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Jan. 6: 185.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 30: 125.9 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Jan. 6: 17,763 per 100,000 people (total: 2,263,166)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Jan. 6: 246 per 100,000 people (total: 31,312)
> 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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