COVID-19 has hit all parts of the United States. No state has been spared from this insidious virus.
What we do know is that every hospital responds the same way. People receive treatment for COVID based on their symptoms. Some may require ventilators, while others get meds and natural products that assist with their recovery.
If you keep track of the data where the hotspots are at any given time, you’ll know how to respond within your daily routine.
September’s Hotspots for COVID-19
The states currently managing significant coronavirus infections in the U.S. are Iowa, South Dakota, and North Dakota. These three areas are seeing 25+ daily new cases per 100,000 people. This statistic indicates that they have unchecked community spread.
Most states are seeing escalating community spread at 10-24 new cases per 100,000 people. All of the Midwest and South are in this area, as is Hawaii.
The Northeast, the Rocky Mountain states, Washington, and Oregon still have the potential for community spread. They’re experiencing 1-9 daily new cases per 100,000 people.
The only state that has COVID-19 close to containment is Vermont.
What About the States with Total Cases?
California, New York, Texas, and Florida are the states hardest hit by COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
California has over 739,000 confirmed cases at the start of September, registering over 13,000 deaths.
Texas had over 650,000 cases, with about the same number of deaths reported.
New York only has 439,000 reported coronavirus cases, but their death count is almost 33,000.
Florida reports about 646,000 COVID-19 cases, with about 12,000 deaths tabulated. Their reporting is inconsistent in some areas, which means the figures may be much higher.
Outside of Vermont, just Wyoming is having a successful response to the coronavirus pandemic. The state has only reported about 4,000 cases and 42 deaths.
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