Bragging Rights for Mass – Lowest Transmission Rate In US
What's your "Rt"? No, it doesn't mean right tackle, but can be a bruising business. The abbreviation is a way of accounting for the average transmission rate of COVID-19.
According to a website created by the founders of Instagram, Massachusetts is at this moment (Tuesday evening), the state with the lowest transmission rate for the disease.
When we checked rt.live, Massachusetts was listed as having a rate of 0.68.
That's well below the 1.0 rate associated with a rapid spread of the disease. The rate represents a tally of the number of people that become infected by someone with COVID-19. The site's nationwide numbers are drawn from government data, updated continually.
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