The county has the highest number of COVID-19 cases per resident of the United States
The county has the highest number of COVID-19 cases per  resident of the United States

The county has the highest number of COVID-19 cases per resident of the United States

FORT KENT, Maine – Aroostook County ranks first in the country for the number of COVID-19 cases per capita, according to data compiled by the New York Times.

COVID cases in Aroostook County have risen 141 percent over the past two weeks. The county has an average of 67 cases per day, 99 cases per 100,000 members of the population. Aroostook has a population of 67,055.

Although the number of COVID cases had dropped in Maine earlier this year, they began to rise again in April. Penobscot County is the fourth highest in the last 14 days at a rate of 76.7 cases per year. 10,000 people, topped by Cumberland at 81.18 and Kennebec at 83.47. Aroostook is the latest county to move up to the top spot with 133.81 cases per. 10,000 people.

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