Only 12 states aren’t at the CDC’s highest threat level

In the event you’re questioning how completely different states are faring with the level of group transmission of COVID-19, sadly the reply isn’t too optimistic for any of them. The latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data, which covers the most up-to-date seven days ending August 8 exhibits that 38 out of fifty states are at the highest alert level the CDC designates (“excessive”). Only 12 states are available under the highest level—however they aren’t doing a lot better. All 12 states are in the second-highest alert level (“substantial”) in terms of ranges of group transmission.

As you may see from the map under, 38 states are listed as having the high “excessive” level of group transmission. Meaning they’ve 100 or extra contaminated folks per 100,000 individuals in the final seven days.

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The states faring higher don’t have something to brag about, nonetheless. These states are in the “substantial” class which implies that have 50–99.99 contaminated individuals per 100,000 folks in the final seven days. States that slot into this class contains:

  • Colorado
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Vermont

Washington, D.C. can also be in the “substantial” class. And in terms of together with all U.S. territories and states, solely three made the most fascinating class—the “low” one, which suggests ranges of group transmission are between 0 and 9.99 per 100,000 folks. These territories embody the Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, and the Republic of Marshall Islands.

As for what must be accomplished to get these “excessive” and “substantial” states into the identical class as the Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, and the Marshall Islands? Hold social distancing, maintain sporting masks, and get totally vaccinated.