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:
"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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