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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 June 14: 31.0 per 100,000
Avg. new daily cases in Lawrence in week ending June 7: 38.4 per 100,000
COVID-19 cases in Lawrence as of June 14: 28,336 (23,556.4 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).

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Kentucky: Lexington-Fayette
Avg. new daily cases in Lexington in week ending June 14: 47.4 per 100,000
Avg. new daily cases in Lexington in week ending June 7: 33.1 per 100,000
COVID-19 cases in Lexington as of June 14: 158,547 (31,048.3 per 100,000)
Peak pandemic unemployment in Lexington: 15.8% (April 2020)
Lexington population: 510,647 (347.7 people per sq. mi.)

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

Louisiana: Houma-Thibodaux
Avg. new daily cases in Houma in week ending June 14: 33.9 per 100,000
Avg. new daily cases in Houma in week ending June 7: 17.3 per 100,000
COVID-19 cases in Houma as of June 14: 57,012 (27,127.6 per 100,000)
Peak pandemic unemployment in Houma: 13.1% (April 2020)
Houma population: 210,162 (91.4 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 June 14: 21.5 per 100,000
Avg. new daily cases in Portland in week ending June 7: 26.1 per 100,000
COVID-19 cases in Portland as of June 14: 105,297 (19,789.9 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: Cumberland, MD-WV
Avg. new daily cases in Cumberland in week ending June 14: 32.0 per 100,000
Avg. new daily cases in Cumberland in week ending June 7: 27.5 per 100,000
COVID-19 cases in Cumberland as of June 14: 26,075 (26,442.0 per 100,000)
Peak pandemic unemployment in Cumberland: 14.0% (April 2020)
Cumberland population: 98,612 (131.1 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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