Scientists don’t know why coronavirus spreads differently across states

Scientists from the USA do not yet have an answer why coronavirus is actively spreading in some states, while in others there is a decrease in the epidemic.

Infectious Disease Expert Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, says doctors don’t know the answer.

“We are not sure what is going on,” said Osterholm. – We have 22 states in which the number of patients is increasing, 8 is kept at the same level, in 21 states there is a noticeable decrease. We are trying to understand whether lockdowns are needed in certain regions, since it is difficult to close almost the whole country again. ”

According to the Associated Press, Texas reached a record hospitalization rate this week, with more than 2,000 patients daily in Florida. In Alabama, more than a quarter of the 23,000 cases in the state have occurred in the past two weeks. Arizona has also become a new hot spot, as the number of new cases has increased from 400 to over 1,000 per day.