Special Report

States Where COVID-19 Cases are Climbing Fastest

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50. Colorado
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: -8.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 5: 16.5 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending April 28: 25.2 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 5: 24,339 per 100,000 people (total: 1,386,228)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 5: 219 per 100,000 people (total: 12,460)
> 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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49. Alaska
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: -1.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 5: 28.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending April 28: 29.2 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 5: 33,211 per 100,000 people (total: 244,914)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 5: 165 per 100,000 people (total: 1,219)
> 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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48. Oklahoma
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: -0.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 5: 5.2 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending April 28: 6.0 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 5: 26,411 per 100,000 people (total: 1,041,397)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 5: 362 per 100,000 people (total: 14,271)
> 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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47. Alabama
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: -0.3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 5: 4.5 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending April 28: 4.8 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 5: 26,633 per 100,000 people (total: 1,301,805)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 5: 401 per 100,000 people (total: 19,590)
> Population: 4,887,871

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

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46. Arkansas
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: -0.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 5: 4.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending April 28: 4.2 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 5: 27,743 per 100,000 people (total: 836,117)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 5: 378 per 100,000 people (total: 11,398)
> 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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