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

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Kansas: Lawrence
Avg. new daily cases in Lawrence in week ending May 24: 36.0 per 100,000
Avg. new daily cases in Lawrence in week ending May 17: 39.2 per 100,000
COVID-19 cases in Lawrence as of May 24: 27,670 (23,002.7 per 100,000)
Peak pandemic unemployment in Lawrence: 12.1% (April 2020)
Lawrence population: 120,290 (263.9 people per sq. mi.)

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

Kentucky: Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN
Avg. new daily cases in Louisville/Jefferson County in week ending May 24: 35.0 per 100,000
Avg. new daily cases in Louisville/Jefferson County in week ending May 17: 19.4 per 100,000
COVID-19 cases in Louisville/Jefferson County as of May 24: 364,183 (28,970.4 per 100,000)
Peak pandemic unemployment in Louisville/Jefferson County: 17.4% (April 2020)
Louisville/Jefferson County population: 1,257,088 (388.4 people per sq. mi.)

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

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Louisiana: New Orleans-Metairie
Avg. new daily cases in New Orleans in week ending May 24: 27.8 per 100,000
Avg. new daily cases in New Orleans in week ending May 17: 18.4 per 100,000
COVID-19 cases in New Orleans as of May 24: 314,133 (24,778.3 per 100,000)
Peak pandemic unemployment in New Orleans: 20.0% (April 2020)
New Orleans population: 1,267,777 (396.0 people per sq. mi.)

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

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Maine: Portland-South Portland
Avg. new daily cases in Portland in week ending May 24: 52.8 per 100,000
Avg. new daily cases in Portland in week ending May 17: 56.9 per 100,000
COVID-19 cases in Portland as of May 24: 102,536 (19,271.0 per 100,000)
Peak pandemic unemployment in Portland: 10.9% (April 2020)
Portland population: 532,075 (255.8 people per sq. mi.)

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

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Maryland: Salisbury, MD-DE
Avg. new daily cases in Salisbury in week ending May 24: 38.0 per 100,000
Avg. new daily cases in Salisbury in week ending May 17: 27.3 per 100,000
COVID-19 cases in Salisbury as of May 24: 98,378 (24,325.9 per 100,000)
Peak pandemic unemployment in Salisbury: 16.0% (April 2020)
Salisbury population: 404,417 (192.7 people per sq. mi.)

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

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