St. Louis County named top-10 most dangerous county in the US to travel to for Thanksgiving


ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - A new list of the most high-risk counties in the United States to travel to this holiday – in terms of the COVID-19 pandemic – has included St. Louis County.

The ranking is from Kinsa HealthWeather, a website that has become known for its accurate 10-day predictions of where COVID-19 outbreaks will happen. And they're predicting bad things for St. Louis County over the next couple weeks.

The site gave every county in the US a "risk score" and St. Louis County earned a 97. Only nine counties in the US had higher scores, including three counties in Illinois: Lake County, Will County and Cook County.

You can find the score of every zip code in the US as well, on Kinsa's website, here. It's difficult to find a score outside of the "Critical Risk" category in the greater St. Louis area.

Here's the full top-10 list:

Photo credit (Kinsa)

"We would urge all of your readers, and particularly those considering travel holidays during these uncertain times, to check the local health risk for their intended destination and make a decision which is in the best interest of themselves, their families and their community," Kinsa spokeswoman Nita Nehru stated.

The seven-day positivity rate in Missouri is 20.4%, as of Monday. The state reported 3,370 new confirmed cases and two more deaths on Monday. All told, Missouri has reported 274,897 confirmed cases and 3,561 deaths since the pandemic began.

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