Twenty-six states in the United States are currently being considered in the “red zone” for the COVID-19 case, according to the latest weekly briefing for the White House Task Force on governors.
Last week’s briefing showed 24 conditions in the red zone for cases, compared to 22 countries a week ago. The red zone shows over 100 new cases per 100,000 population in the last seven days.
The Oct. 11 latest briefing also shows 19 states and Washington, D.C. in the “orange zone,” citing between 51 and 100 new cases per 100,000 population last week.
Five countries are in the “yellow zone”, showing between 10 and 100 new cases per 100,000 population last week, according to the latest briefing. For weeks, there was only one state, Vermont, included in the green zone, but it has since been moved to the yellow zone.
Some of the countries that are particularly concerned about the trends, as described in detail in the briefing, are Wisconsin, Indiana, Idaho, South Dakota, North Dakota and Montana.
Josh Margolin and Ariel Mitropoulos of ABC News contributed to this report.