A new report has just been released by the New York Times showing South Carolina as having the 3rd worst COVID-19 outbreak in the world.
The report treats each US state as a country and ranks them according to the new cases that have been confirmed over the past week, adjusted for population size.
Last week, South Carolina saw 2,300 new cases per million residents, which was only topped by Florida and Arizona. North Carolina even made the top 25 with 1,000 new cases per million residents, coming in just behind Chile and South Africa.
The New York Times used data from John Hopkins University as well as information that was released by state and local agencies during the week of June 28 to July 4. Then, the information was broken down by cases per one million residents.
South Carolina currently has 58,003 confirmed COVID-19 cases, which increased by 5,722 of this past weekend alone (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday).
The New York Times report was compiled using data from John Hopkins University and local data released by each state between June 28 to July 4.
You can read the full report here.