Special Report

States Where COVID-19 Cases are Climbing Fastest

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1. Hawaii
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 13.8 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 26: 70.6 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 19: 56.8 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 26: 18,218 per 100,000 people (total: 258,781)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 26: 101 per 100,000 people (total: 1,434)
> Population: 1,420,491

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

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2. California
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 10.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 26: 39.0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 19: 28.1 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 26: 23,999 per 100,000 people (total: 9,493,324)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 26: 229 per 100,000 people (total: 90,488)
> 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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3. West Virginia
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 10.0 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 26: 37.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 19: 27.1 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 26: 28,349 per 100,000 people (total: 511,930)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 26: 384 per 100,000 people (total: 6,932)
> Population: 1,805,832

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

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4. Nevada
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 9.5 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 26: 28.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 19: 19.4 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 26: 24,199 per 100,000 people (total: 734,290)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 26: 358 per 100,000 people (total: 10,852)
> 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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5. New Mexico
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 7.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 26: 25.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 19: 18.0 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 26: 25,356 per 100,000 people (total: 531,309)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 26: 367 per 100,000 people (total: 7,700)
> 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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