In the entire U.S. 60 thousand new cases of the coronavirus were reported on April 22nd. With over 31,400,000 confirmed cases of this nasty virus, the national death toll has now reached over 563,000. That is right here in America, the most developed country in the World. We can do better, right?

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New data is showing that the virus is still high risk in most parts of the U.S. but cities are the worst according to a report from 24/7 Wall St.  Experts are all on the same page as far as agreement on what seems to spread the virus faster. The virus is much more likely to spread where there is close contact between large numbers of people.

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Places that have colleges, nursing homes and a lot of bars and restaurants are at more risk than rural areas. Makes sense that the more people you come in contact with, the bigger risk you take in contracting the virus.

The St Cloud metro which is made up of Stearns and Benton counties, as of April 22nd, reported 13,343.2 confirmed cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 people in St Cloud. From the available data, St Cloud has the 21st highest rate of confirmed cases of the nations 383 metro areas. Nationwide cases are at about 9.745 per 100,000 people.

So, keep playing it safe as you can with social distancing, wear a mask and get vaccinated as soon as the opportunity arises.  We really need to get back to as normal as possible and get businesses open and people back to work.

(24/7 Wall St)

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