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Real-time coronavirus updates: University says students may have intentionally contracted COVID-19 to sell plasma



Twenty-six US states are currently considered in the “red zone” for COVID-19 cases, according to the latest weekly White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing for governors.

Last week’s briefing showed 24 states in the red zone for cases, up from 22 states the previous week. The red zone indicates more than 100 new cases per 100,000 population in the past seven days.

The latest briefing, dated October 11, also shows 19 states and Washington, D.C. in the “orange zone”, indicating between 51 and 100 new cases per 100,000 population last week.

Five states are in the “yellow zone”, indicating 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 – in the green zone, but it has since moved to the yellow zone.

Some of the states showing particularly troubling trends, as detailed in the briefing, are Wisconsin, Indiana, Idaho, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Montana.

Josh Margolin and Arielle Mitropoulos of ABC News contributed to this report.


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