Special Report

States Where COVID-19 Cases are Climbing Fastest

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35. Tennessee
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 1.5 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 5: 7.6 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending April 28: 6.2 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 5: 30,020 per 100,000 people (total: 2,032,326)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 5: 387 per 100,000 people (total: 26,194)
> Population: 6,770,010

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

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34. California
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 1.6 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 5: 17.3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending April 28: 15.8 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 5: 23,376 per 100,000 people (total: 9,247,030)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 5: 227 per 100,000 people (total: 89,694)
> Population: 39,557,045

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

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33. North Dakota
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 1.6 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 5: 8.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending April 28: 7.2 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 5: 31,758 per 100,000 people (total: 241,385)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 5: 298 per 100,000 people (total: 2,268)
> Population: 760,077

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

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32. New Mexico
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 1.8 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 5: 9.8 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending April 28: 8.1 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 5: 24,960 per 100,000 people (total: 523,023)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 5: 359 per 100,000 people (total: 7,528)
> Population: 2,095,428

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

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31. Iowa
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 1.8 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 5: 9.6 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending April 28: 7.8 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 5: 24,244 per 100,000 people (total: 765,186)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 5: 302 per 100,000 people (total: 9,529)
> Population: 3,156,145

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

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