America is now a Covid-19 hot spot

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  • July 31, 2020
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A volunteer greets local residents at a food distribution center in New York City on March 18, 2020. | John Moore/Getty Images

These maps show how your state is doing.

The US is now in the middle of what can only be described as a national Covid-19 epidemic, with cases across the country rising at alarming rates in recent weeks.

Public health experts look at a few markers to determine how bad things are in each state: the number of daily new cases; the infection rate, which can show how likely the virus is to spread; and the percentage of tests that come back positive, which should be low in a state with sufficient testing.

A Vox analysis indicates the vast majority of states report alarming trends across all three benchmarks for coronavirus outbreaks. Most states still report a high — sometimes very high

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