Question 35 of 126 in In the News 2021
Started Jan 22, 2021 06:00PM UTC   •   Closing Mar 31, 2021 07:01AM UTC

How many U.S. states will have an infection rate of 1.0 or greater for COVID-19 as of 31 March 2021?


The infection rate (also known as Rt) "is the estimated number of new people each COVID-positive person will infect" (COVID Act Now - Glossary). The outcome will be determined using data from at approximately 5:00PM ET on 31 March 2021. See the table "Compare," set to "States," under "INFECTION RATE." As of 19 January 2021, 19 states had an infection rate at or above a 1.0. For the purposes of this question, the District of Columbia is considered a state.

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Name Probability
7 or fewer 91%
Between 8 and 14 8%
Between 15 and 21 1%
Between 22 and 28 0%
29 or more 0%

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