In March, we would have talked about NYC and New Jersey, and basically could have stopped there. Now, New Jersey has dropped off the top list while areas of Texas, Florida, Michigan, Arizona and California have replaced it.
Here’s the chart showing county, ranking and reported cases.
|1||Los Angeles (CA)||123,256|
|2||Cook (Chicago, IL)||93,496|
|3||Maricopa (Phoenix, AZ)||70,128|
|5||Kings (Brooklyn, NYC)||59,636|
|8||Nassau (Long Island, NY)||42,122|
|9||Suffolk (Long Island, NY)||41,799|
|10||Harris (Houston, TX)||40,012|
|13||New York (Manhattan)||27,191|
|16||Broward (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)||23,171|
Rounding out the top 20 are Wayne County (Detroit, MI), Orange County (CA), Riverside County (CA) and Clark County (Las Vegas, NV).
Bergen County, NJ, was once 5th in the US in terms of cases. However, NJ has been relatively successful in controlling the virus while much of the rest of the US has failed.
Love him or not, Governor Murphy deserves a lot of credit for taming the initial virus outbreak and keeping a lid on it.
Who knew that living in New Jersey would offer such profound health benefits?
To our incompetent national leadership, I offer the following song. This was a Broadway musical back on the day, based on a famous comic strip by Al Capp.