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This Is the City in Every State Where COVID-19 Is Growing the Fastest

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Kansas: Lawrence
Avg. new daily cases in Lawrence in week ending April 5: 7.5 per 100,000
Avg. new daily cases in Lawrence in week ending March 29: 5.1 per 100,000
COVID-19 cases in Lawrence as of April 5: 25,399 (21,114.8 per 100,000)
Peak pandemic unemployment in Lawrence: 12.1% (April 2020)
Lawrence population: 120,290 (263.9 people per sq. mi.)

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

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Kentucky: Lexington-Fayette
Avg. new daily cases in Lexington in week ending April 5: 20.9 per 100,000
Avg. new daily cases in Lexington in week ending March 29: 22.0 per 100,000
COVID-19 cases in Lexington as of April 5: 149,346 (29,246.4 per 100,000)
Peak pandemic unemployment in Lexington: 15.8% (April 2020)
Lexington population: 510,647 (347.7 people per sq. mi.)

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

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Louisiana: Hammond
Avg. new daily cases in Hammond in week ending April 5: 2.9 per 100,000
Avg. new daily cases in Hammond in week ending March 29: 2.3 per 100,000
COVID-19 cases in Hammond as of April 5: 32,936 (24,940.7 per 100,000)
Peak pandemic unemployment in Hammond: 18.1% (April 2020)
Hammond population: 132,057 (166.9 people per sq. mi.)

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

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Maine: Bangor
Avg. new daily cases in Bangor in week ending April 5: 17.7 per 100,000
Avg. new daily cases in Bangor in week ending March 29: 10.8 per 100,000
COVID-19 cases in Bangor as of April 5: 27,367 (18,031.4 per 100,000)
Peak pandemic unemployment in Bangor: 9.6% (April 2020)
Bangor population: 151,774 (44.7 people per sq. mi.)

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

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Maryland: Salisbury, MD-DE
Avg. new daily cases in Salisbury in week ending April 5: 8.3 per 100,000
Avg. new daily cases in Salisbury in week ending March 29: 5.9 per 100,000
COVID-19 cases in Salisbury as of April 5: 95,038 (23,500.0 per 100,000)
Peak pandemic unemployment in Salisbury: 16.0% (April 2020)
Salisbury population: 404,417 (192.7 people per sq. mi.)

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

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