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Today, the United States recorded over 1500 virus-related deaths. This incredibly sobering number reminds all of us about the severity of this disease.
The Washington Post reported today,
"On Wednesday, the country reported its highest number of deaths in a single day since mid-May, at nearly 1,500. The country has now seen its seven-day average of newly reported deaths remain above 1,000 for 17 consecutive days."
And in a separate article published on the website of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) explained that the virus is now moving into more rural areas of the Midwest of the USA. These areas had largely avoided major outbreaks to this point.
An excerpt from the article published on CIDRAP reads,
"Many states initially spared from the COVID-19 pandemic is March, April, and May, are now reporting increasing transmission rates in non-metropolitan counties fueled by community spread.
According to the Wall Street Journal, in Ohio, Missouri, Wisconsin, and Illinois, the weekly change in COVID-19 cases has been higher in rural regions compared to metro areas, and outbreaks are linked to social events, rather than workplace exposure or congregate living situations."
Please stay alert and stay safe, friends. And make sure that you're wearing a mask over both your nose and your mouth.
Click here to read the full article in The Washington Post.
And click here to read the article posted to the CIDRAP website.