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These 5 States Are Headed for Another Lockdown, Virologist Says

Best Life Logo By Charlie Duerr of Best Life | Slide 1 of 6: The United States has continued to see the number of new coronavirus cases rise in several parts of the country since states began lifting lockdown orders in May. In fact, new cases and hospitalizations have spiked at such a concerning rate in some states that experts are saying the only way to rectify the situation is a return to lockdown."Quite simply, these states reopened before it was safe to do so—there was still frequent community transmission, measures to reduce transmission were not implemented (physical distancing requirements and masks in public places), and there were not sufficient test-and-trace capabilities in place," Angela Rasmussen, PhD, a virologist at Columbia University in New York City, recently told Best Life.Now, Rasmussen is saying at least five additional states should consider doing the same. The criteria used to form this opinion? "Anywhere that case counts are beginning to tilt up, especially if that upward shift can't be explained by increased testing, should consider re-instituting stay-home measures," Rasmussen said. Read on to see which states she's most concerned about. And for more on the states seeing surges, check out 6 States Where Coronavirus Numbers Are Spiking.

These 5 States Are Headed for Another Lockdown, Virologist Says

The United States has continued to see the number of new coronavirus cases rise in several parts of the country since states began lifting lockdown orders in May. In fact, new cases and hospitalizations have spiked at such a concerning rate in some states that experts are saying the only way to rectify the situation is a return to lockdown.

"Quite simply, these states reopened before it was safe to do so—there was still frequent community transmission, measures to reduce transmission were not implemented (physical distancing requirements and masks in public places), and there were not sufficient test-and-trace capabilities in place," Angela Rasmussen, PhD, a virologist at Columbia University in New York City, recently told Best Life.

Now, Rasmussen is saying at least five additional states should consider doing the same. The criteria used to form this opinion? "Anywhere that case counts are beginning to tilt up, especially if that upward shift can't be explained by increased testing, should consider re-instituting stay-home measures," Rasmussen said. Read on to see which states she's most concerned about. And for more on the states seeing surges, check out 6 States Where Coronavirus Numbers Are Spiking.

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