According to the latest data, Hawaii is the best state in the United States to curb the spread of the new coronavirus,media BGR reported. The state’s overall outbreak remains low. Starting on August 1, visitors to the state will be able to bypass a 14-day mandatory quarantine period, provided that they show a negative COVID 19 test result simply on arrival.
According to statistics, of the 50 U.S. states, Hawaii is the least likely to be infected with the COVID-19 virus. This is based on an interactive risk map in the United States. The map was created by the Harvard Institute for Global Health, the Edmund Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, the Rockefeller Foundation, CovidActNow, Covid-Local, CIDRAP and other groups.
Most of the shadows in Hawaii that you see from the map are green – representing the lowest risk level.
It’s worth noting that other states also have green patches, such as Alaska. In fact, it’s also shown to be mostly green — but the researchers point out that Hawaii currently has 1.3 new cases per day for 100,000 people per day,930,000 people, compared with 5.2 in Alaska. Therefore, Hawaii is a statistically safe place.
Nevertheless, it remains to be noted that Hawaii or anywhere in the United States is now not risk-free. Hawaii reported more than 20 new confirmed cases per day for four consecutive days during the U.S. Independence Day holiday. Similarly, 14 flight attendants have tested positive for the new coronavirus in recent days after training at Hawaiian Airlines’ Honolulu headquarters and are now in quarantine, according to USA Today. Relatedly, new rules for visitors to the state will come into effect on August 1.
At that time, visitors to Hawaii will have to show negative test results if they want to avoid the state’s mandatory 14-day quarantine period for new visitors.