COVID-19 Cases Linked to Major Highways in CA, Southeast, East Coast

COVID-19 Cases Linked to Major Highways in CA, Southeast, East Coast

COVID-19 hotspots have been linked to major highways and interstate routes in the U.S, according to scientists, amid fears relaxed lockdown measures are helping the coronavirus spread.

Researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Policy Lab and the University of Pennsylvania have been tracking and forecasting the spread of COVID-19 across 384 U.S. counties with active outbreaks, and found cases appear to be spreading from the south to the north on major roads, CNN reported.

These include the I-5 (the West Coast’s main north–south Interstate Highway), the I-10 (stretching from Santa Monica, California, to Jacksonville, Florida), as well as the I-95 (the main Interstate on the East Coast), and the I-85 in the southeast (running from Montgomery, Alabama, to Petersburg, Virginia).