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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 26: 35.5 per 100,000
Avg. new daily cases in Lawrence in week ending April 19: – per 100,000
COVID-19 cases in Lawrence as of April 26: 26,281 (21,848.0 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 26: 15.6 per 100,000
Avg. new daily cases in Lexington in week ending April 19: 18.0 per 100,000
COVID-19 cases in Lexington as of April 26: 151,005 (29,571.3 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: New Orleans-Metairie
Avg. new daily cases in New Orleans in week ending April 26: 7.7 per 100,000
Avg. new daily cases in New Orleans in week ending April 19: 4.2 per 100,000
COVID-19 cases in New Orleans as of April 26: 307,211 (24,232.3 per 100,000)
Peak pandemic unemployment in New Orleans: 20.0% (April 2020)
New Orleans population: 1,267,777 (396.0 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 26: 24.6 per 100,000
Avg. new daily cases in Bangor in week ending April 19: 28.0 per 100,000
COVID-19 cases in Bangor as of April 26: 28,158 (18,552.6 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 26: 10.6 per 100,000
Avg. new daily cases in Salisbury in week ending April 19: 1.0 per 100,000
COVID-19 cases in Salisbury as of April 26: 95,508 (23,616.2 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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