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COVID-19 Rates Tripled in Certain US Areas

COVID-19 Rates Tripled in Certain US Areas

United States: COVID-19 rates are concerning and side-effects related to the same increase the threat and worries associated with the diseases. The infection is contagious and higher in the deprived areas and the rates are three times higher than the affluent areas, according to a recent study.

The researchers have outlined that the difference between the areas can also been seen with respect to the presence of nursing homes and healthcare facilities. Besides this, the researchers have pointed out that the elevated levels of COVID-19 were also seen among the people which belonged to an ethnic minority background and people who travel, according to irishtimes.com.

According to the experts, the higher infections have been reported in border counties of Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan and Louth. The conclusion has been made by the study conducted by Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and Pobal.

As per the researchers, the number of cases was also high across the places which touch the border with Northern Ireland – where the number of cases is high.

COVID-19 data from different areas show that places with communal living facilities like nursing homes and direct provision centers, as well as areas with higher populations of certain racial and ethnic minority groups, had more ICU admissions, as per irishtimes.com.

COVID and Deprived Areas:

The researchers have outlined that the infection rates in 5.6 percent of the population is above 50 percent as compared to the affluent areas in the most deprived areas. Accordingly, the rates in affluent areas was nearly 3.7 percent.

The result has been conducted after a study was conducted on approximately 300,000 individuals, who caught infection from March 2020 to April 2021, as reported by irishtimes.com.

The matter was addressed by the author of study – Dr Anne Devlin, who stated that there were “important lessons to be learned” from the infectious rate seen between affluent and deprived areas. She mentioned, “There are numerous important implications for policymakers in terms of planning for potential future pandemics or other widespread health shock.”

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