COVID-19 Surge: Right after the coronavirus cases started spreading in China, it straightaway came to Italy and then in the US.
Even today, you can find so many countries out there who are affected badly due to coronavirus infection.
Limited to our discussion on COVID-19 surge in US, it has now started affecting the rural towns of the country after creating a pandemic in urban states like Florida, Arizona, Texas and more.
As per a report published in the Associated Press, there are so many states in the United States that continue to get affected with the coronavirus.
Two months back when the pandemic began, it started affecting densely populated states as mentioned above.
COVID-19 Surge In US Rural Areas In A State of Pandemic
With the passage of time, all these major urban states including New York and Texas were declared as hotspots mainly due to the huge population density.
It was also due to the fact that there are chances for more number of people to get interacted in urban cities as compared to the rural ones. And therefore, we all had to witness a COVID-19 Surge from the very beginning.
Today, the number of infected cases is also reaching to other states like Oklahoma, Idaho and Kansas.
The total number of cases is not high at the moment, they are constantly increasing.
For example, Kansas recorded a seven day average of coronavirus cases close to 96 which is an alarming number. The data was taken in early June. In Oklahoma, the seven day average of the number of coronavirus cases came out to be 81.
As we have entered into the month of July, the situation has now been changed.
At this time, the state is currently reporting a COVID-19 surge with the number of affected cases going four times than the average recorded in early June.
This Friday, the state recorded as many as 376 new coronavirus cases. The same happened Idaho where the cases grew more than four times.
Looking at the COVID-19 surge, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas has now ordered people to wear face masks at all times.
The US Is Going Through COVID-19 Surge In Rural States
He said people need to be more cautious in public. He also called on various small and medium businesses to turn away those who don’t wear a mask.
This is what he has to say, “I know wearing masks can be uncomfortable, but this is a necessary step to ensure we can save lives and keep our economy open,”
At the moment when COVID-19 pandemic is prevailing in the country, rural regions have also become the center of epidemic. It’s due to the fact that more number of cases are being reported each day.
If you look at the report of the last week, areas like Texas, Florida, Missouri and Florida have doubled the number of cases by now.
In the same ways, there are other regions like Hot Spring County, Arkansas and California, huge spikes in the number of cases can be witnessed that are even linked to the outbreak in prison.
By reviewing these figures of rural countries in the US, you can already sense a feeling that these regions have a record number of cases.
As per an article published in Tennessee, many rural countries recorded a whopping 23,000 new cases between June 17 to June 24, 2020.
Likewise, Wisconsin became another hotspot of the number of coronavirus cases. Right now, various rural states of US are following a COVID-19 surge.
Judy Burrows who is one of the health officials in the Marathon County Health Department has given his own opinion about the COVID-19 surge in the recent past.
Take a look at what he has to say about the current pandemic levels along with the number of affected people from COVID-19 pandemic.
“We did a really good job for the first 2-3 months in the pandemic in slowing the spread of the disease,” Burrows said. “Since the beginning of June, we have seen a rapid increase in the number of cases, and it’s concerning. It really seems to be everywhere.” he concluded.