Special Report

States Where COVID-19 Cases are Climbing Fastest

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31. Wyoming
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 1.8 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 26: 11.2 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 19: 9.3 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 26: 27,324 per 100,000 people (total: 157,861)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 26: 315 per 100,000 people (total: 1,820)
> Population: 577,737

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

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32. New Jersey
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 1.4 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 26: 56.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 19: 55.6 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 26: 26,555 per 100,000 people (total: 2,365,656)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 26: 378 per 100,000 people (total: 33,640)
> Population: 8,908,520

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

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33. North Dakota
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 0.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 26: 16.5 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 19: 15.6 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 26: 32,072 per 100,000 people (total: 243,769)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 26: 299 per 100,000 people (total: 2,276)
> Population: 760,077

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

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34. Iowa
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 0.5 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 26: 17.9 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 19: 17.4 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 26: 24,592 per 100,000 people (total: 776,165)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 26: 304 per 100,000 people (total: 9,588)
> Population: 3,156,145

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

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35. South Dakota
> Change in daily avg. new COVID-19 cases week-over-week: 0.4 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 26: 7.7 per 100,000 people
> Avg. new daily cases for week ending May 19: 7.3 per 100,000 people
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of May 26: 27,103 per 100,000 people (total: 239,110)
> Cumulative COVID-19 deaths as of May 26: 331 per 100,000 people (total: 2,919)
> Population: 882,235

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

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