Internal CDC document reveals the 10 biggest coronavirus hotspots in the country


Yoni Heisler

  • An internal CDC document reveals that the majority of coronavirus hotspots in the country are in Florida or Texas.
  • Miami-Dade County in Florida has seen more than 40,000 new COVID-19 cases over the past two weeks.
  • Many Texas hospitals are running at full or near-full capacity amidst a surge of new coronavirus cases.

An internal CDC memo obtained by Yahoo News reveals that nine of the ten biggest coronavirus hotspots in the United States are in two states: Florida and Texas. This, of course, shouldn't come as too much of a surprise given that the number of new coronavirus cases in those two states started to skyrocket in early June. In fact, the situation in some Texas counties is so dire that some hospitals have been forced to turn away coronavirus patients because ICUs are already at full capacity.

The CDC document was circulated internally earlier in the week and highlights which U.S. counties should be categorized as "areas of concern" due to an ongoing increase in coronavirus cases. Five of the ten biggest COVID-19 hotspots can be found in Florida, with the situation in Miami-Dade County being especially worrisome. The document notes that Miami-Dade County has seen more than 40,000 new coronavirus cases over the last two weeks alone.

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