A new internal federal government map shows that nearly the entire United States has become one giant coronavirus hotspot.
The map, produced by the Departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and Health and Human Services (DHHS) and exclusively obtained by Yahoo! News, has a key with five categories: ‘low burden,’ ‘moderate burden,’ ’emerging hotspot,’ ‘hot spot’ and ‘sustained hotspots.’
The brief, dated November 29 and labeled ‘not for distribution’, reveals 48 states, and the District of Columbia, have multiple counties marked in red as ‘sustained hotspots.’
Only two states did not fall in this category: Hawaii and Rhode Island.
It comes as the US broke yet another grim record on Monday as the number of Americans in the hospital with coronavirus rose to 96,039 people – an almost 12 percent increase from the week before.
And, on Tuesday, the US reported 157,901 new infections and 1,172 deaths.
A DailyMail.com analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University shows average cases have risen 95 percent to 160,428 and average daily deaths have increased by nearly 80 precent yt 1,457 in the last month.
A new map from an internal federal government brief obtained by Yahoo! News shows that 48 US states and the District of Columbia are marked as ‘sustained hotspots’ of coronavirus
Another map from the brief also revealed the incidence rate of COVID-19 across the country is 336 cases per 100,000 people, up from 322 cases per 100,000 two weeks prior
Over the last month, the average number of daily cases in the US have risen 95% to 160,428
Average daily coronavirus deaths in the US have increased by 80% to 1,457 over the last month
On Monday, the US hit a new record of 96,039 coronavirus hospitalizations across the nation (above)
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