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Sat Sep 12, 2020, 07:17 PM

States ranked by COVID-19 test positivity rates: Sept. 12

A more detailed interactive chart is available from John Hopkins at this link:

https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/testing/tracker/overview

However, it is ironic that after Trump considered turning his back on COVID, since blue states were the ones being hit hard initially, it turns out that Trump should be thanking blue states for keeping COVID from completely overwhelming the United States. The States with the highest positive rates right now are red states while more populated blue states have done a better job in getting down the rates of positive tests. If California or New York had South Dakota's positivity rates, the nationwide death toll would be far higher, and Trump would be busy blaming Governors and disclaiming any responsibility.

Instead, Trump's favorite governor from South Dakota has the highest positivity rate, but no one really notices because it has a small population.

https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/public-health/states-ranked-by-covid-19-test-positivity-rates-july-14.html

South Dakota: 17.5 percent positive
New daily cases: 283
Tests per 1,000: 1.4

Idaho: 16.8
New daily cases: 333
Tests per 1,000: 0.8

Alabama: 15.6
New daily cases: 1,138
Tests per 1,000: 1.2

Kansas: 14.6
New daily cases: 568
Tests per 1,000: 1.1

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 07:19 PM

1. K&R!

Ty!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 07:24 PM

2. And shouldn't it be more problematic if smaller population has a higher rate?

Supposedly, COVID is more easily spread in cities and crowded places. So naturally, less populated and sparsely spaced out states should theoretically make the spread lower.

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Response to Claustrum (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 07:37 PM

5. True, But If A State With Population of 800K...

...hosts an event like Sturgis with over 400K visitors from across the country with little social distancing and packs them into a small town, then there is going to be a consequence.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 07:25 PM

3. Ranked at very bottom 46th lowest rate...guess who?..very high population..New York State...

Well I wonder why?...Does the governor of that state know more than the other states???

Maybe he does.....just maybe he does....

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 10:01 PM

9. NY has the 2nd highest death rate after NJ.

NJ is 182 per 100,000 population and NY is 170.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #9)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 10:06 PM

10. The vast majority of NY and NJ's deaths happened in March and April

The first two months of the pandemic. Since May, the death toll and positivity rates have been the lowest in the nation.

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #10)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 10:08 PM

11. Those people are still dead.

Aren't they?

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Response to former9thward (Reply #11)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 10:14 PM

12. Yes, but the entire world was hit at the same time

I believe that if you look at the non-US, global rate most deaths occured at that time. The point of the OP was to look at CURRENT positivity rates.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #11)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 10:14 PM

13. Yes ... it's a shame that trump did not include Cuomo in the briefings in January

smh

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 07:28 PM

4. we are lucky here in Vermont

I am really pleased to see so many people wearing masks when I go out...

Phil Scott will get re-elected because of his work around Covid...

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Response to handmade34 (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 07:41 PM

6. And that's the thing I don't understand. COVID isn't political.

And leading people through a crisis will get them re-elected (look at Bush and Ghoulianni) and get their approval way up for re-election. Same thing is happening across the world. If you handle COVID right, your approval rating goes up.

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Response to Claustrum (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 08:16 PM

7. Covid isn't political

but good leadership during a crisis will boost a candidate... we want Biden to win and one of the reasons is because we know he will take Covid seriously and lead

I only mention Scott because he a Republican here in liberal Vermont, but he has earned the respect of many 'middle of the roaders' for his even handedness... of course, a big reason we are doing so well is low population and so many people wear masks, even if it is only out of respect for each other

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 08:25 PM

8. I live in Lawrence, Kansas. KU is having in-person classes because the administration wants to

have football. The students are not being careful.

These past few months several student apartment buildings have gone up behind my duplex and also to one side of me. This afternoon when I looked out my back window, I saw the students were having a large party. The parking lots of all 4 of the buildings behind me are connected, and they were packed with drinking, socializing, unmasked students. It was as crowded as a rock concert!

Kansas hasn't been hit hard by CV before now, but with colleges and universities in full swing, we're going to be. Already KU has come close to 600 cases during the first week of school!

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