Well, I guess it’s official. COVID is winning the battle against us. 44 states reported “new cases” data on Tuesday and 24 of them were in the red zone, so it’s COVID 24, America 20.
The number of people hospitalized with COVID is up 43% in just one week.
Here is Tuesday’s red zone chart:
Footnote: Kansas and Florida are estimated based on pre-Tuesday data.
Note that the red zones are expanding to border states. In Tuesday’s reports, Wisconsin, Colorado, Minnesota and North Carolina got sucked into the vortex.
The very bad hot zones are still:
- an area centered in Las Vegas,
- an area centered in Joplin, Missouri, expanding through the area where four states align (Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma)
- an area in Northern Florida stretching from Jacksonville to Orlando
This is illustrated very well by the latest NY Times graph of hospitalization hot spots