Special Report

This Is the City in Every State Where COVID-19 Is Growing the Fastest

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South Dakota: Rapid City
Avg. new daily cases in Rapid City in week ending May 24: 8.9 per 100,000
Avg. new daily cases in Rapid City in week ending May 17: 7.3 per 100,000
COVID-19 cases in Rapid City as of May 24: 40,035 (28,926.6 per 100,000)
Peak pandemic unemployment in Rapid City: 13.8% (April 2020)
Rapid City population: 138,402 (22.2 people per sq. mi.)

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

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Tennessee: Memphis, TN-MS-AR
Avg. new daily cases in Memphis in week ending May 24: 20.2 per 100,000
Avg. new daily cases in Memphis in week ending May 17: 11.3 per 100,000
COVID-19 cases in Memphis as of May 24: 353,416 (26,381.8 per 100,000)
Peak pandemic unemployment in Memphis: 13.4% (April 2020)
Memphis population: 1,339,623 (292.6 people per sq. mi.)

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

Texas: Brownsville-Harlingen
Avg. new daily cases in Brownsville in week ending May 24: 25.9 per 100,000
Avg. new daily cases in Brownsville in week ending May 17: 21.2 per 100,000
COVID-19 cases in Brownsville as of May 24: 106,034 (25,146.4 per 100,000)
Peak pandemic unemployment in Brownsville: 17.6% (April 2020)
Brownsville population: 421,666 (473.3 people per sq. mi.)

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

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Utah: Salt Lake City
Avg. new daily cases in Salt Lake City in week ending May 24: 23.4 per 100,000
Avg. new daily cases in Salt Lake City in week ending May 17: 20.9 per 100,000
COVID-19 cases in Salt Lake City as of May 24: 370,828 (30,875.5 per 100,000)
Peak pandemic unemployment in Salt Lake City: 11.3% (April 2020)
Salt Lake City population: 1,201,043 (156.3 people per sq. mi.)

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

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Vermont: Burlington-South Burlington
Avg. new daily cases in Burlington in week ending May 24: 42.1 per 100,000
Avg. new daily cases in Burlington in week ending May 17: 49.0 per 100,000
COVID-19 cases in Burlington as of May 24: 46,505 (21,256.1 per 100,000)
Peak pandemic unemployment in Burlington: 14.8% (April 2020)
Burlington population: 218,784 (174.7 people per sq. mi.)

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

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