9% of Area Residents Tested by Mo. National Guard Positive for COVID-19 – The Joplin Globe

Read article - Cites data compiled by the Dartmouth Atlas Project showing that the Joplin, Missouri area had the highest average daily growth rate of COVID-19 cases in the nation for a two-week period in late June and early July. According to the Dartmouth data, the rate peaked at nearly 16% during that time.