Special Report

States Where COVID-19 Cases are Climbing Fastest

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30. South Dakota
> 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: 4.5 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending April 28: 2.7 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 5: 26,956 per 100,000 people (total: 237,812)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 5: 330 per 100,000 people (total: 2,912)
> Population: 882,235

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

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29. Nevada
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 1.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 5: 10.8 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending April 28: 8.9 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 5: 23,752 per 100,000 people (total: 720,739)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 5: 355 per 100,000 people (total: 10,780)
> Population: 3,034,392

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

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28. Kansas
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 2.2 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 5: 9.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending April 28: 7.7 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 5: 26,646 per 100,000 people (total: 775,813)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 5: 297 per 100,000 people (total: 8,635)
> Population: 2,911,510

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

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27. Ohio
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 2.2 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 5: 10.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending April 28: 8.4 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 5: 23,073 per 100,000 people (total: 2,697,058)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 5: 329 per 100,000 people (total: 38,428)
> Population: 11,689,442

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

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26. Utah
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 2.3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 5: 7.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending April 28: 5.4 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 5: 29,491 per 100,000 people (total: 932,253)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 5: 150 per 100,000 people (total: 4,747)
> Population: 3,161,105

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

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