Special Report

States Where COVID-19 Cases Are Climbing Fastest

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15. Arkansas
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 88.0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Jan. 6: 129.5 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 30: 41.6 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Jan. 6: 19,282 per 100,000 people (total: 581,134)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Jan. 6: 307 per 100,000 people (total: 9,248)
> Population: 3,013,825

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

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14. Georgia
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 89.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Jan. 6: 179.3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 30: 90.2 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Jan. 6: 18,108 per 100,000 people (total: 1,904,918)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Jan. 6: 299 per 100,000 people (total: 31,494)
> Population: 10,519,475

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

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13. Connecticut
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 89.2 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Jan. 6: 197.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 30: 108.7 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Jan. 6: 15,240 per 100,000 people (total: 544,468)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Jan. 6: 260 per 100,000 people (total: 9,274)
> Population: 3,572,665

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

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12. Tennessee
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 90.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Jan. 6: 157.0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 30: 66.1 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Jan. 6: 21,610 per 100,000 people (total: 1,462,996)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Jan. 6: 309 per 100,000 people (total: 20,952)
> Population: 6,770,010

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

Source: Sean Pavone / Getty Images

11. North Carolina
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 91.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Jan. 6: 142.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending Dec. 30: 51.0 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Jan. 6: 16,785 per 100,000 people (total: 1,742,844)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of Jan. 6: 188 per 100,000 people (total: 19,494)
> Population: 10,383,620

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

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