12.07.2020

If you live in one of these states, the CDC says you’re in a coronavirus ‘red zone’

If you live in one of these states, the CDC says you’re in a coronavirus ‘red zone’ Image Source: Vladimir Hodac / Adobe

While vaccines might help us defeat the coronavirus over the next few months, the current state of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States is bad and only getting worse. Earlier this week, the US, for the first time since the pandemic began, reported more than 2,800 coronavirus-related deaths in a 24-hour window. What’s more, coronavirus hospitalizations this week hit a record high of 100,660.

As it stands now, coronavirus-related deaths and hospitalizations are up by 37% and 29% across the country. Diving a bit deeper, there are two dozen states where the coronavirus is growing so rapidly that CDC director Dr. Robert Redfield referred to them as “red zones.”

Redfield’s remarks were made during a U.S. Chamber of Commerce virtual event earlier in the week.

Read the full story at BGR | Science.