A year ago, health authorities announced the first confirmed U.S. Covid-19 case in Snohomish County, Washington, near Seattle. Less than 11 months later, the virus reached an isolated Hawaiian enclave created more than a century ago for patients with leprosy, now called Hansen’s disease.
It appears to be the last county in the United States to register a coronavirus case, according to a review of government records and data collected by Johns Hopkins University in the Wall Street Journal.
After the first reported case, Covid-19 raced around the United States, infecting at least 24 million Americans and killing more than 400,000. The virus spread from major cities to sparsely populated rural areas before finally reaching even the most remote areas. worked hard to preserve the virus.
To identify the latest of more than 3,000 counties that appear to have been affected by the virus, The Journal reviewed data from John Hopkins and individual states to see if Covid-1
Over the course of the year, the list of most affected districts usually shifts from crowded to small, before the current tide in the winter.