Special Report

States Where COVID-19 Cases are Climbing Fastest

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26. Alaska
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 2.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 26: 32.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 19: 29.4 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 26: 33,836 per 100,000 people (total: 249,522)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 26: 170 per 100,000 people (total: 1,252)
> Population: 737,438

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

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27. Idaho
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 2.5 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 26: 11.5 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 19: 9.0 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 26: 25,634 per 100,000 people (total: 449,682)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 26: 282 per 100,000 people (total: 4,939)
> Population: 1,754,208

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

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28. Michigan
> 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 26: 41.8 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 19: 39.6 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 26: 25,029 per 100,000 people (total: 2,501,863)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 26: 362 per 100,000 people (total: 36,218)
> Population: 9,995,915

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

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29. Maryland
> 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 26: 37.6 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 19: 35.4 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 26: 17,842 per 100,000 people (total: 1,078,124)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 26: 241 per 100,000 people (total: 14,578)
> Population: 6,042,718

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

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30. Georgia
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 2.1 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 26: 14.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 19: 12.6 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 26: 24,162 per 100,000 people (total: 2,541,713)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 26: 363 per 100,000 people (total: 38,157)
> Population: 10,519,475

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

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