November 19, according to US media reports, before November 17, Loving County in the western wilderness of Texas was the only county in the United States with no confirmed cases of Coronavirus, but this week in this desert The only pure land has also fallen. On the 17th, the county reported 3 confirmed cases.
According to reports from the World Journal and the New York Times, after the outbreak in the United States, counties on the map were invaded by the virus. In the end, there was only one white spot with no confirmed cases in the country, which was Lowen County in the Wild West of Texas It looks like the only house standing in a residential area that was wiped out by a tornado. The local residents are very proud of this record.
Chuck Flecy runs a local food truck business. One day, when he saw a few oilfield workers coming to buy lunch, he told them that they could take off their masks with ease because there was no coronavirus.
However, on November 17, a member of the Luowen County Health Bureau announced that there were three confirmed cases in the area. It is understood that this desert county covers an area of 1,733 square kilometers and has only 169 long-term residents.
It is the least populated county among the 48 states in the continental United States. Due to sparse population, there is only one clinic and no hospital. Locals joked that people here have been doing that for a long time before social distancing became popular.
However, local residents also pointed out that the first case occurred in Luowen County this summer. The man was an oil field worker who lived in a “man camp” (man camp). As this was a camp where migrant workers lived temporarily, he developed symptoms. He went home immediately, so he was not listed in the records of Lowen County.
According to Worldometer’s real-time statistics, as of about 6:30 on November 19, Beijing time , a total of 11,835,484 cases of Coronavirus were confirmed in the United States, and a total of 255,808 deaths . Compared with the data at 6:30 the previous day, there were 163,571 new confirmed cases and 1,807 new deaths in the United States.