Special Report

States Where COVID-19 Cases are Climbing Fastest

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40. Maryland
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 0.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 5: 14.8 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending April 28: 13.9 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 5: 17,128 per 100,000 people (total: 1,035,008)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 5: 240 per 100,000 people (total: 14,477)
> Population: 6,042,718

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

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39. Wyoming
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 0.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 5: 4.8 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending April 28: 3.9 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 5: 27,131 per 100,000 people (total: 156,745)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 5: 314 per 100,000 people (total: 1,814)
> Population: 577,737

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

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38. Kentucky
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 1.0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 5: 11.0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending April 28: 10.0 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 5: 29,766 per 100,000 people (total: 1,330,084)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 5: 349 per 100,000 people (total: 15,607)
> Population: 4,468,402

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

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37. Louisiana
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 1.2 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 5: 5.5 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending April 28: 4.3 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 5: 25,198 per 100,000 people (total: 1,174,212)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 5: 371 per 100,000 people (total: 17,268)
> Population: 4,659,978

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

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36. Mississippi
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 1.4 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 5: 4.3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending April 28: 2.9 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 5: 26,722 per 100,000 people (total: 798,065)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 5: 417 per 100,000 people (total: 12,450)
> Population: 2,986,530

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

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