The introduction of vaccines to curb the global coronavirus pandemic doesn’t mean risks from the lethal virus have been minimized across the country. Estimates produced with the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) and Census Bureau have assessed factors including household income, age, single-parent households, language skills, employment, disability, health insurance, pre-existing conditions, and population density to construct a map of the riskiest places for a COVID-19 outbreak.
Although no U.S. counties have a majority of their population in the high-risk category, almost two dozen have 40 percent or more at high risk. They include Sumter County, Fla., where 48.4 percent of the population is at high risk for contracting the virus (and where 1 in 15 people have been diagnosed with the coronavirus); Real County, Texas (46.5 percent high risk, 1 in 11 tested positive); and Hyde County, N.C. (45.4 percent, 1 in 8 tested positive). Check out the COVID-19 risk profile for your county with Social Explorer’s award-winning, flexible maps.
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