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Counties in every state where COVID-19 cases are growing fastest

  • Counties in every state where COVID-19 cases are growing fastest

    As businesses reopen around the country and people venture out into a “new normal,” COVID-19 cases have surged in various states. The week of June 14, 10 states hit records for the number of new cases, while Florida—widely considered likely to be the next coronavirus epicenter—saw its highest single-day case count on June 19 of 4,049. It's the fourth time in eight days Florida broke its own state record for single-day case counts. The state has now documented more than 100,000 cases since the pandemic began.

    Within each state, testing reveals a patchwork of hot spots and regions where case numbers have seen declines. Spikes have put pressure on elected officials in various towns, cities, counties, and states to revise safety guidelines, most commonly manifested as rules for wearing masks in public.

    To determine which counties in every state where COVID-19 cases are growing the fastest, Stacker consulted The New York Times' COVID-19 data repository, which includes case and death values compiled from state and local health agencies. Seven-day moving averages were calculated using this data to reduce the influence of different state and county reporting methods. The county with the highest average growth rate over the past two weeks in every state is considered the county where COVID-19 cases are growing the fastest. Any county with fewer than 20 cases on June 7 was removed from the data.

    The cases per 10,000 people statistic was calculated using county population data compiled from the U.S. Census’ 2018 American Community Survey.

    Keep reading to see which counties in your state have the fastest increase in COVID-19 cases right now.

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  • Alabama

    #1. Cleburne County
    - Average growth over two weeks: 19.6%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- August 12th: 86.7
    --- August 19th: 95.6
    --- August 26th: 123.3
    - Totals: 196 cases, 4 deaths
    #2. Geneva County
    - Average growth over two weeks: 16.6%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- August 12th: 104.8
    --- August 19th: 115.1
    --- August 26th: 141.9
    - Totals: 412 cases, 3 deaths
    #3. Clarke County
    - Average growth over two weeks: 14.8%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- August 12th: 292.6
    --- August 19th: 359.2
    --- August 26th: 383.8
    - Totals: 962 cases, 12 deaths

  • Alaska

    #1. Bethel Census Area
    - Average growth over two weeks: 40.9%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- August 12th: 13.5
    --- August 19th: 17.9
    --- August 26th: 26.8
    - Totals: 58 cases, 1 death
    #2. North Slope Borough
    - Average growth over two weeks: 33.1%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- August 12th: 20.9
    --- August 19th: 28.7
    --- August 26th: 36.9
    - Totals: 38 cases, 0 deaths
    #3. Kodiak Island Borough
    - Average growth over two weeks: 31.%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- August 12th: 24.5
    --- August 19th: 37.1
    --- August 26th: 41.
    - Totals: 56 cases, 0 deaths

  • Arizona

    #1. Graham County
    - Average growth over two weeks: 10.9%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- August 12th: 143.1
    --- August 19th: 158.5
    --- August 26th: 176.1
    - Totals: 698 cases, 22 deaths
    #2. Gila County
    - Average growth over two weeks: 7.9%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- August 12th: 172.
    --- August 19th: 187.2
    --- August 26th: 200.1
    - Totals: 1081 cases, 47 deaths
    #3. Pima County
    - Average growth over two weeks: 7.1%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- August 12th: 175.5
    --- August 19th: 191.7
    --- August 26th: 201.2
    - Totals: 20,911 cases, 563 deaths

  • Arkansas

    #1. Stone County
    - Average growth over two weeks: 50.3%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- August 12th: 54.3
    --- August 19th: 69.
    --- August 26th: 119.7
    - Totals: 169 cases, 1 death
    #2. Searcy County
    - Average growth over two weeks: 40.4%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- August 12th: 38.2
    --- August 19th: 42.9
    --- August 26th: 72.3
    - Totals: 73 cases, 0 deaths
    #3. Jackson County
    - Average growth over two weeks: 29.2%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- August 12th: 59.1
    --- August 19th: 74.2
    --- August 26th: 98.5
    - Totals: 175 cases, 1 death

  • California

    #1. Inyo County
    - Average growth over two weeks: 32.9%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- August 12th: 45.1
    --- August 19th: 63.6
    --- August 26th: 79.3
    - Totals: 144 cases, 13 deaths
    #2. Mendocino County
    - Average growth over two weeks: 19.9%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- August 12th: 50.1
    --- August 19th: 62.6
    --- August 26th: 71.8
    - Totals: 656 cases, 16 deaths
    #3. Tehama County
    - Average growth over two weeks: 19.9%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- August 12th: 40.5
    --- August 19th: 49.
    --- August 26th: 58.2
    - Totals: 394 cases, 1 death

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  • Colorado

    #1. Prowers County
    - Average growth over two weeks: 20.8%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- August 12th: 44.
    --- August 19th: 54.9
    --- August 26th: 64.1
    - Totals: 79 cases, 0 deaths
    #2. Kit Carson County
    - Average growth over two weeks: 16.6%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- August 12th: 68.7
    --- August 19th: 91.1
    --- August 26th: 91.5
    - Totals: 74 cases, 3 deaths
    #3. Conejos County
    - Average growth over two weeks: 14.8%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- August 12th: 28.2
    --- August 19th: 33.5
    --- August 26th: 37.2
    - Totals: 31 cases, 0 deaths

  • Connecticut

    #1. Windham County
    - Average growth over two weeks: 2.7%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- August 12th: 62.9
    --- August 19th: 65.1
    --- August 26th: 66.4
    - Totals: 785 cases, 15 deaths
    #2. New London County
    - Average growth over two weeks: 2.2%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- August 12th: 53.8
    --- August 19th: 55.3
    --- August 26th: 56.2
    - Totals: 1526 cases, 106 deaths
    #3. Fairfield County
    - Average growth over two weeks: 1.4%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- August 12th: 190.6
    --- August 19th: 193.
    --- August 26th: 196.
    - Totals: 18,667 cases, 1413 deaths

  • Delaware

    #1. Kent County
    - Average growth over two weeks: 5.6%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- August 12th: 130.7
    --- August 19th: 141.6
    --- August 26th: 145.6
    - Totals: 2560 cases, 109 deaths
    #2. New Castle County
    - Average growth over two weeks: 4.2%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- August 12th: 129.7
    --- August 19th: 135.6
    --- August 26th: 140.8
    - Totals: 7925 cases, 300 deaths
    #3. Sussex County
    - Average growth over two weeks: 3.4%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- August 12th: 265.8
    --- August 19th: 280.2
    --- August 26th: 284.1
    - Totals: 6,225 cases, 195 deaths

  • Florida

    #1. Lafayette County
    - Average growth over two weeks: 263.7%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- August 12th: 172.5
    --- August 19th: 1,034.5
    --- August 26th: 1,322.2
    - Totals: 1169 cases, 7 deaths
    #2. Suwannee County
    - Average growth over two weeks: 27.6%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- August 12th: 338.7
    --- August 19th: 510.3
    --- August 26th: 533.1
    - Totals: 2377 cases, 56 deaths
    #3. Union County
    - Average growth over two weeks: 25.%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- August 12th: 224.9
    --- August 19th: 315.6
    --- August 26th: 345.9
    - Totals: 547 cases, 5 deaths

  • Georgia

    #1. Chattooga County
    - Average growth over two weeks: 28.2%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- August 12th: 106.
    --- August 19th: 145.1
    --- August 26th: 173.4
    - Totals: 491 cases, 5 deaths
    #2. Lumpkin County
    - Average growth over two weeks: 27.7%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- August 12th: 107.3
    --- August 19th: 131.2
    --- August 26th: 174.6
    - Totals: 619 cases, 12 deaths
    #3. Dawson County
    - Average growth over two weeks: 24.3%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- August 12th: 158.7
    --- August 19th: 203.
    --- August 26th: 245.1
    - Totals: 614 cases, 6 deaths

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