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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

    Within a month of all states beginning varying stages of reopening and people venturing out into a “new normal,” COVID-19 cases surged around the country. On June 25, the United States set a new record for daily case counts with 39,972 new cases recorded, according to Johns Hopkins University & Medicine Coronavirus Resource Center. By June 28, Florida's case counts were up fivefold from two weeks prior even as the number of tests being administered fell.

    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. Texas and Florida on June 26 reversed course on certain elements of their reopening plans, going back to restrictions like closing all bars and banning alcohol consumption in bars, respectively. By June 29, Arizona enacted a fresh shutdown order that extended from bars to all water parks, movie theaters, and gyms.

    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 14 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. Covington County
    - Average growth over two weeks: 56.83%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- June 14th: 30.14
    --- June 21st: 54.31
    --- June 28th: 72.48
    - Totals: 301 cases, 5 deaths
    #2. Fayette County
    - Average growth over two weeks: 50.24%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- June 14th: 18.17
    --- June 21st: 33.08
    --- June 28th: 39.19
    - Totals: 69 cases, 1 death
    #3. Conecuh County
    - Average growth over two weeks: 47.97%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- June 14th: 57.88
    --- June 21st: 97.72
    --- June 28th: 124.2
    - Totals: 165 cases, 3 deaths

    [Pictured: Covington County.]

  • Alaska

    #1. Matanuska-Susitna Borough
    - Average growth over two weeks: 28.19%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- June 14th: 3.91
    --- June 21st: 4.96
    --- June 28th: 6.42
    - Totals: 77 cases, 1 death
    #2. Fairbanks North Star Borough
    - Average growth over two weeks: 23.3%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- June 14th: 9.02
    --- June 21st: 10.92
    --- June 28th: 13.7
    - Totals: 148 cases, 2 deaths
    #3. Anchorage Municipality
    - Average growth over two weeks: 14.24%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- June 14th: 10.88
    --- June 21st: 12.33
    --- June 28th: 14.2
    - Totals: 455 cases, 6 deaths

    [Pictured: Anchorage County.]

  • Arizona

    #1. Gila County
    - Average growth over two weeks: 103.76%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- June 14th: 9.98
    --- June 21st: 21.94
    --- June 28th: 41.17
    - Totals: 268 cases, 5 deaths
    #2. Cochise County
    - Average growth over two weeks: 63.75%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- June 14th: 14.06
    --- June 21st: 23.01
    --- June 28th: 37.71
    - Totals: 573 cases, 6 deaths
    #3. Maricopa County
    - Average growth over two weeks: 52.83%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- June 14th: 38.05
    --- June 21st: 57.34
    --- June 28th: 88.87
    - Totals: 44,962 cases, 746 deaths

    [Pictured: Cochise County.]

  • Arkansas

    #1. Hot Spring County
    - Average growth over two weeks: 332.98%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- June 14th: 10.91
    --- June 21st: 13.94
    --- June 28th: 102.88
    - Totals: 423 cases, 0 deaths
    #2. Phillips County
    - Average growth over two weeks: 82.26%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- June 14th: 16.89
    --- June 21st: 33.85
    --- June 28th: 55.54
    - Totals: 132 cases, 3 deaths
    #3. Chicot County
    - Average growth over two weeks: 74.09%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- June 14th: 32.46
    --- June 21st: 60.44
    --- June 28th: 97.91
    - Totals: 120 cases, 3 deaths

    [Pictured: Malvern County.]

  • California

    #1. Glenn County
    - Average growth over two weeks: 82.96%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- June 14th: 8.14
    --- June 21st: 13.93
    --- June 28th: 27.14
    - Totals: 87 cases, 0 deaths
    #2. Marin County
    - Average growth over two weeks: 56.02%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- June 14th: 25.33
    --- June 21st: 34.09
    --- June 28th: 60.49
    - Totals: 1,998 cases, 18 deaths
    #3. Madera County
    - Average growth over two weeks: 43.83%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- June 14th: 12.08
    --- June 21st: 18.39
    --- June 28th: 24.91
    - Totals: 427 cases, 5 deaths

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    [Pictured: Marin County.]

  • Colorado

    #1. Alamosa County
    - Average growth over two weeks: 28.09%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- June 14th: 66.29
    --- June 21st: 87.14
    --- June 28th: 108.68
    - Totals: 187 cases, 3 deaths
    #2. Garfield County
    - Average growth over two weeks: 19.96%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- June 14th: 29.75
    --- June 21st: 35.26
    --- June 28th: 42.8
    - Totals: 273 cases, 2 deaths
    #3. San Miguel County
    - Average growth over two weeks: 19.42%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- June 14th: 29.22
    --- June 21st: 33.35
    --- June 28th: 41.59
    - Totals: 36 cases, 0 deaths

    [Pictured: Garfield County.]

  • Connecticut

    #1. Windham County
    - Average growth over two weeks: 15.47%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- June 14th: 38.21
    --- June 21st: 44.13
    --- June 28th: 50.95
    - Totals: 605 cases, 14 deaths
    #2. New London County
    - Average growth over two weeks: 3.02%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- June 14th: 43.05
    --- June 21st: 46.32
    --- June 28th: 45.6
    - Totals: 1,244 cases, 102 deaths
    #3. Middlesex County
    - Average growth over two weeks: 2.82%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- June 14th: 73.96
    --- June 21st: 76.3
    --- June 28th: 78.19
    - Totals: 1,292 cases, 183 deaths

    [Pictured: New London County.]

  • Delaware

    #1. New Castle County
    - Average growth over two weeks: 6.97%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- June 14th: 75.4
    --- June 21st: 80.7
    --- June 28th: 86.28
    - Totals: 4,925 cases, 242 deaths
    #2. Kent County
    - Average growth over two weeks: 3.15%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- June 14th: 87.95
    --- June 21st: 90.88
    --- June 28th: 93.58
    - Totals: 1,663 cases, 89 deaths
    #3. Sussex County
    - Average growth over two weeks: 1.74%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- June 14th: 199.52
    --- June 21st: 202.74
    --- June 28th: 206.53
    - Totals: 4,608 cases, 176 deaths

    [Pictured: New Castle County.]

  • Florida

    #1. Holmes County
    - Average growth over two weeks: 137.61%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- June 14th: 15.81
    --- June 21st: 19.56
    --- June 28th: 68.74
    - Totals: 161 cases, 0 deaths
    #2. Gilchrist County
    - Average growth over two weeks: 122.63%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- June 14th: 12.25
    --- June 21st: 38.2
    --- June 28th: 50.93
    - Totals: 97 cases, 0 deaths
    #3. Seminole County
    - Average growth over two weeks: 69.85%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- June 14th: 13.92
    --- June 21st: 22.08
    --- June 28th: 39.99
    - Totals: 2,366 cases, 16 deaths

    [Pictured: Seminole County.]

  • Georgia

    #1. Tattnall County
    - Average growth over two weeks: 66.56%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- June 14th: 15.1
    --- June 21st: 27.1
    --- June 28th: 41.64
    - Totals: 128 cases, 0 deaths
    #2. Glynn County
    - Average growth over two weeks: 64.52%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- June 14th: 20.6
    --- June 21st: 27.75
    --- June 28th: 53.93
    - Totals: 533 cases, 4 deaths
    #3. Bulloch County
    - Average growth over two weeks: 62.18%
    - Cases per 10,000 people:
    --- June 14th: 11.92
    --- June 21st: 16.98
    --- June 28th: 30.89
    - Totals: 286 cases, 4 deaths

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    [Pictured: Bulloch County.]

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