There is not a single state in the United States that has not experienced difficulties and tragic losses from the COVID pandemic. When outbreaks spread from cities to rural areas across the country, it became clear that no area was safe from potential infection. But do different places affect how a brush with the deadly disease will play out? According to the latest information, you are twice as likely to die of coronavirus if you live in a big city, according to a new report from NPR. To find this, reporters analyzed data on COVID-19-related deaths from Johns Hopkins University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and compared the figures from large cities, medium-sized cities, and small towns or rural areas. They found that of the first 100,000 deaths in the United States, a benchmark hit by the country in late May, 77,000 occurred in major metropolitan areas. During the other 100,000 registered deaths, more than half of all deaths were seen in large cities, with at least 56,000 reported. This means that 66.5 percent of the total deaths since the virus first affected American social media were among city dwellers, while 33.5 percent were in other areas, which made city dwellers twice as many die of COVID.
NPR points out that the largest metropolitan area in the country, New York City, was the site of 30,000 of the first 100,000 COVID deaths in the country. A study conducted in late June also showed that the COVID death rate in New York during this period was 1.45 percent – more than twice as high as 0.7 percent seen in countries such as France and China at the time. Of course, New York City was an early episode of the pandemic in the United States – and at that time there was also less understanding of how to treat the virus, which led to more deaths.
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In NPR’s research, medium-sized cities saw the largest increase in the other 100,000 deaths recorded, doubling from 15,000 to 30,000 in the latest set of data – especially in hard-hit states such as Arizona, Florida, California and Texas. of us live in a bubble. We will interact with each other – rural, urban, whatever, ” Ali Mokdad, MD, an epidemiologist at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, told NPR. “People live far apart, are less likely to see each other, but we have events that bring us together. And the cases follow.” And if you think you have COVID, check out These are the 51 most common COVID symptoms you may have.Read the original article on Best life.
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