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Hawaii Has Fastest COVID-19 Infection Rate in US

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By    |   Tuesday, 11 August 2020 05:29 PM

Hawaii's coronavirus daily infections frequently hit triple digits, giving the Aloha state the highest rate in the country, according to Hawaii News Now.

In fact, scientists have actually tracked the rate of speed at 1.6, every person who gets sick passes coronavirus on to an average of 1.6 other people.

"That is very, very high," Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said.

Caldwell encouraged Hawaii residents to go outside to slow the spread of the virus.

Numbers with a rate of speed of 1 mean coronavirus is spreading rapidly. The second and third closest states are 1.2 in South Dakota and 1.6 in Texas.

"It's just a glaring example of how we need to be serious about this," said Dr. Scott Miscovich, who has overseen mass testing events in the state. "We need to wear masks, we need to social distance."

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Giving the Aloha state the highest rate in the country, Hawaii's coronavirus daily infections frequently hit triple digits, Hawaii News Now reported.
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