July 13, 2020 / Modified jul 13, 2020 3:31 p.m.

Arizona among states at greatest risk level for COVID-19

State's infection rate is now the world's highest, according to data by the Harvard Global Health Institute.

risk level map The risk level map of the United States, by the Harvard Global Health Institute, is shown on July 13, 2020. Arizona is shown in red, indicating the highest level of risk for COVID-19.
Harvard Global Health Institute

A risk level map from the Harvard Global Health Institute shows Arizona in the red category, meaning that according to the project's researchers the state is at a "tipping point" for coronavirus, and stay-at-home orders are needed.

The map was launched on July 1 to help officials and the public make informed decisions about the pandemic. It was updated July 10.

Arizona is one of eight states in the red category, meaning the seven-day average of new infections is greater than 25 per 100,000 people. Arizona's current infection rate is double that at 49.8, and higher than any other state or nation.

The map has four levels of concern, ranging from green to red. Currently no U.S. state qualifies as green, which means none is on track to contain the virus.

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