According to the USA TODAY’s analysis included data from its own county-by-county tracking report and demographic characteristics of each county drawn from the U.S. Census and American Community Survey. The USA report shares that as of May 15, a total of 231 of 3,143 counties had no reported cases.
The report gives insight of the how and why the COVID 19 was low, as well as the what is working.
Isolation has proven to be insulation in Iowa as well, as four farmland counties in the southern tier of the state still have no reported infections.
In Georgia’s rural Glascock County, which reported its first case earlier this month, Emergency Management Director Mike Lyons believes the county’s size may have shielded it from COVID-19 for as long as it did. Census data put Glascock County’s population at 3,009, making it the fifth-smallest statewide.
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