While the White House maintains that the we’re nowhere near the end of the line with the coronavirus, officials say that just a handful of states are responsible for nearly half of America's new coronavirus cases in the past week.
That's according to data from Johns Hopkins University, pointing to Florida, Michigan, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. The numbers show those states account for nearly 198-thousand new infections over the past seven days, or roughly 44%.
They only represent about 22% of the country's population – with Michigan leading the way in highest per capita case rate during that time. Notably not among them? Texas. As you might recall, Texas lifted their mask mandate at the beginning of March.
Source: US News & World Report