Vaccine distribution is progressing well throughout the United States, yet the new coronavirus continues to spread throughout the population. In the past week alone There are an average of 23,942 new infections every day.
Since the first case in the United States was found on January 21, 2020, a total of 32,844,500 cases of COVID-19 have been reported nationwide, or 10,039 per 100,000 people. And some states have much higher rates of per capita infections than others. The number of confirmed cases per 100,000 varies from as low as 2,443 to as high as 14,443 depending on the state.
Although the first case of the novel coronavirus in the United States was on the west coast But the epicenter of the early outbreak was on the other side of the country in New York City. In the months since then, parts of the country hardest hit by the virus have moved to the Southeast, Midwest and California.
Currently, the states with the lowest number of cases per capita tend to be concentrated in the west. While the states with the highest population-adjusted infection rates tend to be located in the Midwest.
The severity of the COVID-19 outbreak in a state depends on a number of factors, however, it said decisive response at the start of the pandemic is likely to worsen today. Rather than strict measures to curb the spread, Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming were the only states that did not issue a state-wide stay-at-home order in March or the beginning of the month. April And in those states, all seven states had higher infections. rates higher than the United States overall.
All COVID-19 information used in this story is current as of May 27, 2021.