Don's Home Health | Pandemics Corona Virus US Epicenters

Reopening sees surge in cases:
In April New York and New Jersey with the highest rates and California (largest population), accounted for 46% of all the cases in the country.
See NY,NJ,CA below

A surge after reopening in the South and Southwest changed the epicenter in July. Florida, Texas, Arizona and California accounted for 52% of all cases by July 15.

See July.


Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Outbreak


New Jersey Covid-19 Information Hub


CDC COVID Data Tracker

Hot Spots Bold - States 50% higher than national average thru Dec 2 and 30% higher after that.
State Daily New Cases
per 100,000
April
Peak
July 15 Sep. 8 Oct. 8 Nov 2 Dec 2 Jan 4 Feb 3
US 10 20 10 15 24 50 66 45
New York 51 4 6 7 10 37 71 53
New Jersey 39 4 6 8 18 46 49 51
California 3 20 11 8 10 37 96 42
Florida 6 56 13 12 20 39 62 46
Arizona 4 51 8 9 19 62 112 64
Texas 3 37 13 13 20 38 63 70
North Dakota 13 38 60 139 89 26 24
South Dakota 27 55 134 100 4843
Idaho 37 16 28 45 70 50
Wisconsin 14 15 43 80 70 44
Iowa 24 29 66 64 43
Utah 20 13 33 55 86 85 43
Montana 12 42 77 79 36
Nebraska 14 29 60 93 50
Wyoming 25 61 93 38
Minnesota 12 20 46 115 34
Rhode Island 15 42 114 96 51
New Mexico 14 38 88 59
Indiana 18 44 87 71
Nevada 16 27 75 68
Tennessee 72 93 40
Kansas 85 36
Oklahoma 84 52
Arkansas 86 51
Georgia 17 30 80 51
South Carolina 75 67
The first confirmed case relating to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States was announced by the state of Washington on January 21, 2020. Washington made the first announcement of a death from the disease in the U.S. on February 29
Washington had the highest absolute number of confirmed cases (500) and the highest number per capita (7 cases per 100,000)of any state in the country, until it was surpassed by New York state on April 10.
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CDC COVID Data Tracker


Vaccination Progress by state


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State and City cases and deaths per capita
I've looked at places where I have friends and family or places which were considered hot spots in the news.

California

Place Popu-
lation
Cases Deaths Cases Deaths Posi-
tivity
Rate
%
vacc-
inated
Total New * Total New* % of
popu-
lation
New
/100K
Total
/1M
New
/1M
Feb 1
United States 331,000,000 26,945,503 147,839 455,282 3,256 8.1% 45 1375 9.8 8.0% 9.7%
California 39,510,000 3,328,928 16,355 41332 543 8.4% 41 1,046 13.7 6.5% 9.2%
The first confirmed case relating to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States was announced by the state of Washington on January 21, 2020. Washington made the first announcement of a death from the disease in the U.S. on February 29
Washington had the highest absolute number of confirmed cases (500) and the highest number per capita (7 cases per 100,000)of any state in the country, until it was surpassed by New York state on April 10.

US COVID-19 Travel Advisory | Ohio Dept. of Health
Those entering Ohio after travel to states reporting positive testing rates of 15% or higher for COVID-19 are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days.
December 9
South Dakota 52%
Idaho 50%
Kansas 43%
Iowa 39%
Pennsylvania 36%
Alabama 34%
Arizona 30%
Mississippi 24%
Utah 20%
Tennessee 19%
Missouri 18%
Nevada 17%
Montana 17%
Arkansas 16%
Oklahoma 16%
Ohio 16%

California

Jan 1
Place Popu-
lation
Cases Deaths Cases Deaths Posi-
tivity
Rate
Total New * Total New* % of
popu-
lation
New
/100K
Total
/1M
New
/1M
United States 331,000,000 20,674,700 190,438 356,842 2,559 6.2% 58 1078 7.7
California 39,510,000 2,345,657 37,446 26,294 305 5.9% 95 666 7.7

December 11: Highest cases per 100,000 per day

November 1: Highest cases per 100,000 per day


October 2: Highest cases per 100,000 per day

Source: U.S. coronavirus cases and state maps: Tracking cases, deaths - Washington Post
September 8: Highest cases per 100,000 per day


July surge in the South:
The four states below accounted for 52% of all cases by July 15.

     

Coronavirus Rising in Florida, Arizona, California and Texas: What We Know - The New York Times

New Cases per million - Average per Million per day June 22 - 29
State popu-
lation
New per
100K
Total
>Cases/M
Arizona 7.3 44 10,577
Florida 22 307 6,814
Nevada 3.1 20 5,809
Texas 29.0 20 5,494
California 39.5 14 5,643
Illinois 12.7 7 11,325
New Jersey 8.9 6 19,860
New York 20.1 4 21,453
See * U.S. COVID-19 case rate by state | Statista


A UC Berkeley poll released on August 5th found 80 percent of Biden voters thought the state moved too quickly to reopen businesses, while 79 percent of Trump supporters thought the opposite -- that the restrictions needed to be lifted because of the damage inflicted on the economy. Overall, 61 percent of residents said the state was too hasty in its initial reopening.
Source: Mercury News