Hawaii is battling the highest rate of coronavirus transmission in the nation, new knowledge exhibits.
COVID-19 instances are spreading in the tropical state at a rate of 1.6, which suggests each one who will get sick is infecting at the very least one different particular person on common, Hawaii Information Now reported.
“That could be very, very excessive,” Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell instructed the outlet.
In the meantime, the next-worse states are South Dakota, at 1.2, and Texas, which is at 1.16.
“It’s only a obtrusive instance of how we should be severe about this,” mentioned Dr. Scott Miscovich, who has overseen mass testing occasions in the state. “We have to put on masks, we have to social distance.”
He urged Hawaiians to spend extra time outdoor to assist cease the transmission of the virus.
“We’re spreading it in closed respiratory environments. Get exterior. It’s very severe,” he mentioned.
Greater than 3,600 Hawaiians have turn out to be sick with the virus regardless of strict 14-day quarantines for all guests and returning residents, in line with the newest figures from Johns Hopkins College.