Special Report

States Where COVID-19 Cases Are Climbing Fastest

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25. West Virginia
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 71.2 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Jan. 6: 127.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 30: 56.5 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Jan. 6: 18,810 per 100,000 people (total: 339,679)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Jan. 6: 297 per 100,000 people (total: 5,361)
> Population: 1,805,832

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

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24. Vermont
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 75.6 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Jan. 6: 137.3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 30: 61.7 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Jan. 6: 10,130 per 100,000 people (total: 63,443)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Jan. 6: 73 per 100,000 people (total: 456)
> Population: 626,299

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

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23. Virginia
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 77.5 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Jan. 6: 166.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 30: 89.4 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Jan. 6: 13,934 per 100,000 people (total: 1,186,895)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Jan. 6: 184 per 100,000 people (total: 15,631)
> Population: 8,517,685

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

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22. Utah
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 77.6 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Jan. 6: 118.8 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 30: 41.2 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Jan. 6: 20,765 per 100,000 people (total: 656,407)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Jan. 6: 121 per 100,000 people (total: 3,811)
> Population: 3,161,105

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

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21. Colorado
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 77.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Jan. 6: 150.5 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 30: 72.7 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Jan. 6: 16,904 per 100,000 people (total: 962,777)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Jan. 6: 181 per 100,000 people (total: 10,335)
> 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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