The distribution of new cases in the US has shifted from the Northeast to the Southern and Western states.
Pink – The Northeast includes New England (MA, CT, RI, VT, NH, ME).
Maroon – Mid-Atlantic states (NY, NJ, PA).
Light Gray – East North Central states (MI, OH, IN, IL, WI).
Dark Gray – West North Central states (MN, IA, MO, ND, SD, NE, KS).
Navy Blue – South Atlantic states (WV, MD, DE, VA, NC, SC, GA, FL).
Baby Blue – East South Central states (KY, TN, MS, AL)
Sea Blue – West South Central states (TX, OK, AR, LA).
Dark Green – Mountain states (MT, ID, WY, NV, UT, CO, NM, AZ)
Light Green – Pacific states (CA, OR, WA).
Source: John Hopkins, McKinsey & Co.
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