THE HILL – According to data from Johns Hopkins University, five states make up 44 percent of all new infections in the U.S. between March 29 and April 4, or about 197,500 cases out of about 452,000 cases nationwide.
New York is the top hot spot, recording 52,922 cases last week, averaging about 7560 new cases per day, which is about 12 percent of the U.S.’s total cases.
Next up is Michigan, recording 47,036 new cases last week, an average of 6,719 per day.
Meanwhile, Florida came in third with 37,927 cases. Pennsylvania and New Jersey reported about 29,847 and 29,753 new cases, respectively.
Together, these five states account for 22 percent of the U.S. population … Click here to read more.
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Outbreak evolution for 50 states, D.C, Puerto Rico
Johns Hopkins University, April 7, 2021
As states throughout the U.S. lift stay-at-home orders, reopen businesses, and relax social distancing measures, this graph shows whether cases of COVID-19 are increasing, decreasing, or remaining constant within each state.
Federal guidelines advise that states wait until they experience a downward trajectory of documented cases within a 14-day period before proceeding to a phased opening.
Lifting social distancing measures prematurely, while cases continue to increase or remain at high levels, could result in a resurgence of new cases.
In this visualization, states that appear in shades of orange have experienced a growth in new cases over the past two weeks.
States that appear in shades of green have seen declines in cases over the same period of time. The shade of the colors indicates the size of each state’s growth or decline in new cases; the darker the shade, the bigger the change.