Covid-19 News: the most covid hotspot in america

Covid-19 News: the most covid hotspot in america

The newly disclosed data reveal that nearly 900 out of 938 metropolitan areas and more than 2,000 out of 3,270 counties qualify as "sustained hotspots," meaning they have "potentially higher risk for experiencing healthcare resource limitations." It also showed that more than a dozen metro areas and nearly 50 counties saw a 500% or greater increase in deaths from the previous week.

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"We're swamped with patients now," said Lim in Oklahoma, where Texas County ranks high on the index. He said the local hospital's pleas for better testing have gone largely unheeded.

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Worldwide infections surpassed the 660,000 mark with more than 30,000 deaths as new cases also stacked up quickly in Europe, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. The U.S. leads the world in reported cases with more than 120,000. Confirmed deaths surpassed 2,000 on Saturday, twice the number just two days before, highlighting how quickly infections are escalating. Still, five countries have higher death tolls: Italy, Spain, China, Iran and France. Italy has more than 10,000 deaths, the most of any country.

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Cases in Chicago and suburban Cook County accounted for about three-fourths of Illinois' 3,026 total as of Friday. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot closed popular lakeshore parks after people failed to practice social distancing, despite a statewide shelter-at-home order.

New York remained the worst-hit U.S. city. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said defeating the virus will take "weeks and weeks and weeks." The U.N. donated 250,000 face masks to the city, and Cuomo delayed the state's presidential primary from April 28 to June 23.

To epidemiologists and physicians, this checkerboard spread was all very predictable. It was never a question of whether the virus would hit rural America, but when.

There is no question that jails are an epicenter of COVID-19 transmission in the United States, and it's essential that we take measures to control its spread in these settings. Cook County Jail in Illinois had one of the largest known outbreaks in the country, and the infection rate at Rikers Island is nearly five times that of New York City. Across Texas, 70% of inmates and staff who were tested in April turned out to be positive. At the state prison in Marion, Ohio, 73% of those tested were positive.

Now a team from the University of Chicago has mapped confirmed COVID-19 infections per county—and has adjusted for population sizes. The researchers' findings reveal significant clusters in parts of Georgia, Arkansas and Mississippi, among other areas. Even though the involved populations may be smaller than those of New York or Seattle, they could be disproportionally hit by the disease.

A University of Texas study found last month that in counties with no reported cases, there's about a 10 percent chance the virus is spreading undetected. Elsewhere, it may only be a matter of time.

"While high case numbers in population-dense, high-travel areas like New York City, New Jersey and Seattle are of course a focus of concern, local hot spots in areas with limited hospital infrastructure can be easily overlooked," said Xun Li, the assistant director of data science at the CSDS. "Even in the past few days we watched clusters emerge in areas like Albany, Georgia and spin up very rapidly. Now we're getting reports that ICUs are at or over capacity there."

As the epicenter has shifted westward, the situation has calmed in China, where some restrictions have been lifted. Some subway service was restored in Wuhan, where the virus first emerged in December, after the city of 11 million had its virus risk evaluation reduced from high to medium.

Last month, the virus reached into communities big and small, rural and urban, white and minority, north and south, east and west. More than two-thirds of American counties reported more cases in a week of November than they've ever had, USA TODAY's analysis shows.

One number they pay attention to is the number of confirmed cases per million people in the area. While New York and New Jersey were still the highest at 1,444 cases per million people, Albany and New Orleans were not far behind at 527 and 508, respectively.

North Dakota had growing embers of the pandemic in late July, even before the big Sturgis motorcycle rally in early August. In Iowa, outbreaks flared up around meatpacking plants and college towns. By late August, communities from southern Illinois to North Dakota were experiencing a rapid spread of the virus.

As President Donald Trump made his way to Norfolk, Virginia, to see off a U.S. Navy medical ship sent to New York City to help, he suggested imposing some kind of quarantine for New York and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut, all hit hard by the coronavirus. But he later tweeted that he intended to issue a "strong travel advisory" instead.

Chopra said: "Both the growth rate and the total cumulative numbers in Detroit are high, and all of these underlying risk factors that our population has, including obesity, diabetes, hypertension, CHF . We are also more vulnerable because of the high incidence of poverty, lack of water supply – and the fact that we have low literacy rates."

Two large COVID19 clusters cover most of Arkansas and nearby areas in Mississippi. With low numbers of deaths in these clusters but a rapid growth rate of newly confirmed cases, Arkansas is likely highly vulnerable for intensive cases in the coming weeks, the scientists said.

In Blaine County, Idaho, population 22,000, an outbreak spurred by the annual influx of wealthy tourists seeking ski slopes turned the resort region into one of the first rural hot spots. The infection rate soared and was, at one point in late March, the highest in the nation.

And every state but Hawaii is now in the task force's "red zone" for new deaths, with more than two per 100,000 residents in the previous week — a change from the Dec. 13 governor's report, which had Washington in the yellow zone.

There are still more than 180 counties across 25 states that have yet to report a positive case, according to The Post's analysis. Nearly all of them are among the least populous places in the country. Experts say it's possible such locales have avoided the virus, but a lack of testing can also allow an outbreak to fester silently.


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