Special Report

States Where COVID-19 Cases are Climbing Fastest

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41. New York
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: -5.8 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 26: 47.4 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 19: 53.3 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 26: 27,541 per 100,000 people (total: 5,382,200)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 26: 349 per 100,000 people (total: 68,226)
> Population: 19,542,209

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

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42. New Hampshire
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: -6.3 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 26: 39.2 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 19: 45.5 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 26: 23,805 per 100,000 people (total: 322,904)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 26: 186 per 100,000 people (total: 2,526)
> Population: 1,356,458

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

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43. Illinois
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: -6.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 26: 40.8 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 19: 47.6 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 26: 25,649 per 100,000 people (total: 3,267,954)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 26: 299 per 100,000 people (total: 38,103)
> Population: 12,741,080

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

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44. Rhode Island
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: -6.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 26: 67.4 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 19: 74.2 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 26: 35,018 per 100,000 people (total: 370,255)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 26: 337 per 100,000 people (total: 3,565)
> Population: 1,057,315

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

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45. Massachusetts
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: -12.4 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 26: 54.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 19: 67.3 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 26: 26,829 per 100,000 people (total: 1,851,791)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 26: 297 per 100,000 people (total: 20,533)
> Population: 6,902,149

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

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