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Worried About Traveling? These Are the 10 Safest Countries to Visit

Worried About Traveling? These Are the 10 Safest Countries to Visit

The world is a dangerous, scary, and volatile place. We all see the news stories from around the globe, hear about the heartbreak and hatred that occur on a regular basis, and worry about the wellbeing of ourselves, our friends, and our families.

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On the other hand, the world is also an enormous place. We have almost 200 countries in total, and most of them are beautiful, pleasant, and safe places to visit. We cannot and should not let the actions of people in a few places deter us from exploring some of the wonderful things this planet has to offer, especially when experiencing and understanding other cultures is the true key to ending violence once and for all.

One of the most comprehensive examinations of safety across the world is the Global Peace Index (GPI), which measures peace around the world according to 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators, including impact of terrorism, political instability, UN peacekeeping funding, and number of security officers and police rate. We used the GPI figures as the basis for this article’s ranking.

For the record, the United States did rather poorly, finishing with a rank of No. 103 out of the 163 countries included in the survey. This is disappointing, but it’s not nearly as bad as Russia at No. 151, or Syria, which finished dead last (no pun intended). Elsewhere, China is No. 120, the U.K. landed a spot at No. 47, France is No. 46, Australia is No. 15, and our pals in Sweden were No. 14.

Of course, tourists should be vigilant and use caution anytime they travel, especially when it comes to minor crimes like pickpocketing, which can be nuisance even in the safest countries. But as far as major dangers go, these 10 countries are your safest bets for worry-free travel.


Dr. Fauci Just Said He's Worried About This One State

"Those are real numbers, real people, and real deaths," Fauci says.

NBC News

Following the holidays, COVID-19 numbers are on the rise once again throughout the United States. However, the latest crop of new infections has hit certain areas of the country much harder than others—and Anthony Fauci, MD, one of the most prominent members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, says one state's rise in cases is cause for serious concern. Read to discover which state's COVID numbers have Dr. Fauci worried, and for the latest on the pandemic, Dr. Fauci Just Said These 5 Very Scary Words About COVID-19.

In a Jan. 3 interview with Meet the Press, Fauci admitted that California's recent surge in COVID cases may merit a new wave of lockdowns.

"In California, which is really being stressed with regard to the hospital beds and the personnel who are really getting exhausted with the number of cases that are coming in…they already have decided on some form of lockdown in specific areas of the state," Fauci said. While the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) said he "[hoped] we don't have to do the lockdown" nationwide, he said it's "not out of the question," either.

"We feel that if you adhere to the public health measures, you can turn things around short of a uniform lockdown," Fauci explained. He noted that, even with the new, more contagious COVID strain that's been recently identified in the U.S., sticking to mask wearing, social distancing, and hand washing guidelines established by public health authorities is the best course of action to stop its spread further. "You've got to adhere to the public health measures," said Fauci. "And that will stop the spread of any strain."

To those who have expressed disbelief over the rise in new infections and deaths, Fauci had one message: "We have well over 300,000 deaths. We're averaging 2,000 to 3,000 deaths per day… Those are real numbers, real people, and real deaths."

Also on Jan. 3, Fauci sat down with ABC News' This Week and added, "All you need to do is to go out into the trenches, go to the hospitals, see what the health care workers are dealing with. They are under very stressed situations in many areas of the country, the hospital beds are stretched. People are running out of beds, running out of trained personnel who are exhausted right now. That's real. That's not fake. That's real."

While California may be bearing some of the brunt of new infections in the U.S., it's not the only state that's currently in the red, according to data from COVID Act Now, as of Jan. 4. Read on to discover which states are currently experiencing the worst COVID outbreaks. And if you want to know if you could be sick, check out This Is the "Strongest, Most Consistent" Sign You Have COVID, Study Says.

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Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 76.9

Infection rate: 1.08

Positive test rate: 20 percent

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Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 79.3

Infection rate: 0.96

Positive test rate: 8 percent

And for insight into the new COVID strain that's cause for concern, check out The One Scary Thing All 3 Cases of the New COVID Variant Have in Common.

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Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 82.5

Infection rate: 1.06

Positive test rate: 13.7 percent

And for the latest COVID news delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 82.9

Infection rate: 1.01

Positive test rate: 23.4 percent

And for more updates from the nation's leading health agency, check out The CDC Just Confirmed This Disorder Could Put You at Risk of Severe COVID.

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Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 84.7

Infection rate: 1.04

Positive test rate: 16.4 percent

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 88

Infection rate: 1.05

Positive test rate: 14.2 percent

And if you're curious if you've silently battled the virus, check out If You Have This Subtle Symptom, You Might Have Already Had COVID.

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Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 90

Infection rate: 1.04

Positive test rate: 26.1 percent

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Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 92.2

Infection rate: 0.91

Positive test rate: 19.3 percent

And for more on what you don't need to do anymore to stay safe, check out The One Thing You Can Stop Doing to Avoid COVID, According to Doctors.

iStock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 96.4

Infection rate: 0.99

Positive test rate: 15.5 percent

iStock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 121.5

Infection rate: 1.09

Positive test rate: 22 percent

And for more insight into COVID numbers near you, This Is How Bad the COVID Outbreak Is in Your State.


Dr. Fauci Just Said He's Worried About This One State

"Those are real numbers, real people, and real deaths," Fauci says.

NBC News

Following the holidays, COVID-19 numbers are on the rise once again throughout the United States. However, the latest crop of new infections has hit certain areas of the country much harder than others—and Anthony Fauci, MD, one of the most prominent members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, says one state's rise in cases is cause for serious concern. Read to discover which state's COVID numbers have Dr. Fauci worried, and for the latest on the pandemic, Dr. Fauci Just Said These 5 Very Scary Words About COVID-19.

In a Jan. 3 interview with Meet the Press, Fauci admitted that California's recent surge in COVID cases may merit a new wave of lockdowns.

"In California, which is really being stressed with regard to the hospital beds and the personnel who are really getting exhausted with the number of cases that are coming in…they already have decided on some form of lockdown in specific areas of the state," Fauci said. While the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) said he "[hoped] we don't have to do the lockdown" nationwide, he said it's "not out of the question," either.

"We feel that if you adhere to the public health measures, you can turn things around short of a uniform lockdown," Fauci explained. He noted that, even with the new, more contagious COVID strain that's been recently identified in the U.S., sticking to mask wearing, social distancing, and hand washing guidelines established by public health authorities is the best course of action to stop its spread further. "You've got to adhere to the public health measures," said Fauci. "And that will stop the spread of any strain."

To those who have expressed disbelief over the rise in new infections and deaths, Fauci had one message: "We have well over 300,000 deaths. We're averaging 2,000 to 3,000 deaths per day… Those are real numbers, real people, and real deaths."

Also on Jan. 3, Fauci sat down with ABC News' This Week and added, "All you need to do is to go out into the trenches, go to the hospitals, see what the health care workers are dealing with. They are under very stressed situations in many areas of the country, the hospital beds are stretched. People are running out of beds, running out of trained personnel who are exhausted right now. That's real. That's not fake. That's real."

While California may be bearing some of the brunt of new infections in the U.S., it's not the only state that's currently in the red, according to data from COVID Act Now, as of Jan. 4. Read on to discover which states are currently experiencing the worst COVID outbreaks. And if you want to know if you could be sick, check out This Is the "Strongest, Most Consistent" Sign You Have COVID, Study Says.

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 76.9

Infection rate: 1.08

Positive test rate: 20 percent

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 79.3

Infection rate: 0.96

Positive test rate: 8 percent

And for insight into the new COVID strain that's cause for concern, check out The One Scary Thing All 3 Cases of the New COVID Variant Have in Common.

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 82.5

Infection rate: 1.06

Positive test rate: 13.7 percent

And for the latest COVID news delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 82.9

Infection rate: 1.01

Positive test rate: 23.4 percent

And for more updates from the nation's leading health agency, check out The CDC Just Confirmed This Disorder Could Put You at Risk of Severe COVID.

iStock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 84.7

Infection rate: 1.04

Positive test rate: 16.4 percent

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 88

Infection rate: 1.05

Positive test rate: 14.2 percent

And if you're curious if you've silently battled the virus, check out If You Have This Subtle Symptom, You Might Have Already Had COVID.

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 90

Infection rate: 1.04

Positive test rate: 26.1 percent

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 92.2

Infection rate: 0.91

Positive test rate: 19.3 percent

And for more on what you don't need to do anymore to stay safe, check out The One Thing You Can Stop Doing to Avoid COVID, According to Doctors.

iStock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 96.4

Infection rate: 0.99

Positive test rate: 15.5 percent

iStock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 121.5

Infection rate: 1.09

Positive test rate: 22 percent

And for more insight into COVID numbers near you, This Is How Bad the COVID Outbreak Is in Your State.


Dr. Fauci Just Said He's Worried About This One State

"Those are real numbers, real people, and real deaths," Fauci says.

NBC News

Following the holidays, COVID-19 numbers are on the rise once again throughout the United States. However, the latest crop of new infections has hit certain areas of the country much harder than others—and Anthony Fauci, MD, one of the most prominent members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, says one state's rise in cases is cause for serious concern. Read to discover which state's COVID numbers have Dr. Fauci worried, and for the latest on the pandemic, Dr. Fauci Just Said These 5 Very Scary Words About COVID-19.

In a Jan. 3 interview with Meet the Press, Fauci admitted that California's recent surge in COVID cases may merit a new wave of lockdowns.

"In California, which is really being stressed with regard to the hospital beds and the personnel who are really getting exhausted with the number of cases that are coming in…they already have decided on some form of lockdown in specific areas of the state," Fauci said. While the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) said he "[hoped] we don't have to do the lockdown" nationwide, he said it's "not out of the question," either.

"We feel that if you adhere to the public health measures, you can turn things around short of a uniform lockdown," Fauci explained. He noted that, even with the new, more contagious COVID strain that's been recently identified in the U.S., sticking to mask wearing, social distancing, and hand washing guidelines established by public health authorities is the best course of action to stop its spread further. "You've got to adhere to the public health measures," said Fauci. "And that will stop the spread of any strain."

To those who have expressed disbelief over the rise in new infections and deaths, Fauci had one message: "We have well over 300,000 deaths. We're averaging 2,000 to 3,000 deaths per day… Those are real numbers, real people, and real deaths."

Also on Jan. 3, Fauci sat down with ABC News' This Week and added, "All you need to do is to go out into the trenches, go to the hospitals, see what the health care workers are dealing with. They are under very stressed situations in many areas of the country, the hospital beds are stretched. People are running out of beds, running out of trained personnel who are exhausted right now. That's real. That's not fake. That's real."

While California may be bearing some of the brunt of new infections in the U.S., it's not the only state that's currently in the red, according to data from COVID Act Now, as of Jan. 4. Read on to discover which states are currently experiencing the worst COVID outbreaks. And if you want to know if you could be sick, check out This Is the "Strongest, Most Consistent" Sign You Have COVID, Study Says.

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 76.9

Infection rate: 1.08

Positive test rate: 20 percent

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 79.3

Infection rate: 0.96

Positive test rate: 8 percent

And for insight into the new COVID strain that's cause for concern, check out The One Scary Thing All 3 Cases of the New COVID Variant Have in Common.

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 82.5

Infection rate: 1.06

Positive test rate: 13.7 percent

And for the latest COVID news delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 82.9

Infection rate: 1.01

Positive test rate: 23.4 percent

And for more updates from the nation's leading health agency, check out The CDC Just Confirmed This Disorder Could Put You at Risk of Severe COVID.

iStock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 84.7

Infection rate: 1.04

Positive test rate: 16.4 percent

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 88

Infection rate: 1.05

Positive test rate: 14.2 percent

And if you're curious if you've silently battled the virus, check out If You Have This Subtle Symptom, You Might Have Already Had COVID.

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 90

Infection rate: 1.04

Positive test rate: 26.1 percent

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 92.2

Infection rate: 0.91

Positive test rate: 19.3 percent

And for more on what you don't need to do anymore to stay safe, check out The One Thing You Can Stop Doing to Avoid COVID, According to Doctors.

iStock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 96.4

Infection rate: 0.99

Positive test rate: 15.5 percent

iStock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 121.5

Infection rate: 1.09

Positive test rate: 22 percent

And for more insight into COVID numbers near you, This Is How Bad the COVID Outbreak Is in Your State.


Dr. Fauci Just Said He's Worried About This One State

"Those are real numbers, real people, and real deaths," Fauci says.

NBC News

Following the holidays, COVID-19 numbers are on the rise once again throughout the United States. However, the latest crop of new infections has hit certain areas of the country much harder than others—and Anthony Fauci, MD, one of the most prominent members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, says one state's rise in cases is cause for serious concern. Read to discover which state's COVID numbers have Dr. Fauci worried, and for the latest on the pandemic, Dr. Fauci Just Said These 5 Very Scary Words About COVID-19.

In a Jan. 3 interview with Meet the Press, Fauci admitted that California's recent surge in COVID cases may merit a new wave of lockdowns.

"In California, which is really being stressed with regard to the hospital beds and the personnel who are really getting exhausted with the number of cases that are coming in…they already have decided on some form of lockdown in specific areas of the state," Fauci said. While the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) said he "[hoped] we don't have to do the lockdown" nationwide, he said it's "not out of the question," either.

"We feel that if you adhere to the public health measures, you can turn things around short of a uniform lockdown," Fauci explained. He noted that, even with the new, more contagious COVID strain that's been recently identified in the U.S., sticking to mask wearing, social distancing, and hand washing guidelines established by public health authorities is the best course of action to stop its spread further. "You've got to adhere to the public health measures," said Fauci. "And that will stop the spread of any strain."

To those who have expressed disbelief over the rise in new infections and deaths, Fauci had one message: "We have well over 300,000 deaths. We're averaging 2,000 to 3,000 deaths per day… Those are real numbers, real people, and real deaths."

Also on Jan. 3, Fauci sat down with ABC News' This Week and added, "All you need to do is to go out into the trenches, go to the hospitals, see what the health care workers are dealing with. They are under very stressed situations in many areas of the country, the hospital beds are stretched. People are running out of beds, running out of trained personnel who are exhausted right now. That's real. That's not fake. That's real."

While California may be bearing some of the brunt of new infections in the U.S., it's not the only state that's currently in the red, according to data from COVID Act Now, as of Jan. 4. Read on to discover which states are currently experiencing the worst COVID outbreaks. And if you want to know if you could be sick, check out This Is the "Strongest, Most Consistent" Sign You Have COVID, Study Says.

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 76.9

Infection rate: 1.08

Positive test rate: 20 percent

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 79.3

Infection rate: 0.96

Positive test rate: 8 percent

And for insight into the new COVID strain that's cause for concern, check out The One Scary Thing All 3 Cases of the New COVID Variant Have in Common.

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 82.5

Infection rate: 1.06

Positive test rate: 13.7 percent

And for the latest COVID news delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 82.9

Infection rate: 1.01

Positive test rate: 23.4 percent

And for more updates from the nation's leading health agency, check out The CDC Just Confirmed This Disorder Could Put You at Risk of Severe COVID.

iStock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 84.7

Infection rate: 1.04

Positive test rate: 16.4 percent

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 88

Infection rate: 1.05

Positive test rate: 14.2 percent

And if you're curious if you've silently battled the virus, check out If You Have This Subtle Symptom, You Might Have Already Had COVID.

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 90

Infection rate: 1.04

Positive test rate: 26.1 percent

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 92.2

Infection rate: 0.91

Positive test rate: 19.3 percent

And for more on what you don't need to do anymore to stay safe, check out The One Thing You Can Stop Doing to Avoid COVID, According to Doctors.

iStock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 96.4

Infection rate: 0.99

Positive test rate: 15.5 percent

iStock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 121.5

Infection rate: 1.09

Positive test rate: 22 percent

And for more insight into COVID numbers near you, This Is How Bad the COVID Outbreak Is in Your State.


Dr. Fauci Just Said He's Worried About This One State

"Those are real numbers, real people, and real deaths," Fauci says.

NBC News

Following the holidays, COVID-19 numbers are on the rise once again throughout the United States. However, the latest crop of new infections has hit certain areas of the country much harder than others—and Anthony Fauci, MD, one of the most prominent members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, says one state's rise in cases is cause for serious concern. Read to discover which state's COVID numbers have Dr. Fauci worried, and for the latest on the pandemic, Dr. Fauci Just Said These 5 Very Scary Words About COVID-19.

In a Jan. 3 interview with Meet the Press, Fauci admitted that California's recent surge in COVID cases may merit a new wave of lockdowns.

"In California, which is really being stressed with regard to the hospital beds and the personnel who are really getting exhausted with the number of cases that are coming in…they already have decided on some form of lockdown in specific areas of the state," Fauci said. While the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) said he "[hoped] we don't have to do the lockdown" nationwide, he said it's "not out of the question," either.

"We feel that if you adhere to the public health measures, you can turn things around short of a uniform lockdown," Fauci explained. He noted that, even with the new, more contagious COVID strain that's been recently identified in the U.S., sticking to mask wearing, social distancing, and hand washing guidelines established by public health authorities is the best course of action to stop its spread further. "You've got to adhere to the public health measures," said Fauci. "And that will stop the spread of any strain."

To those who have expressed disbelief over the rise in new infections and deaths, Fauci had one message: "We have well over 300,000 deaths. We're averaging 2,000 to 3,000 deaths per day… Those are real numbers, real people, and real deaths."

Also on Jan. 3, Fauci sat down with ABC News' This Week and added, "All you need to do is to go out into the trenches, go to the hospitals, see what the health care workers are dealing with. They are under very stressed situations in many areas of the country, the hospital beds are stretched. People are running out of beds, running out of trained personnel who are exhausted right now. That's real. That's not fake. That's real."

While California may be bearing some of the brunt of new infections in the U.S., it's not the only state that's currently in the red, according to data from COVID Act Now, as of Jan. 4. Read on to discover which states are currently experiencing the worst COVID outbreaks. And if you want to know if you could be sick, check out This Is the "Strongest, Most Consistent" Sign You Have COVID, Study Says.

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 76.9

Infection rate: 1.08

Positive test rate: 20 percent

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 79.3

Infection rate: 0.96

Positive test rate: 8 percent

And for insight into the new COVID strain that's cause for concern, check out The One Scary Thing All 3 Cases of the New COVID Variant Have in Common.

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 82.5

Infection rate: 1.06

Positive test rate: 13.7 percent

And for the latest COVID news delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 82.9

Infection rate: 1.01

Positive test rate: 23.4 percent

And for more updates from the nation's leading health agency, check out The CDC Just Confirmed This Disorder Could Put You at Risk of Severe COVID.

iStock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 84.7

Infection rate: 1.04

Positive test rate: 16.4 percent

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 88

Infection rate: 1.05

Positive test rate: 14.2 percent

And if you're curious if you've silently battled the virus, check out If You Have This Subtle Symptom, You Might Have Already Had COVID.

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 90

Infection rate: 1.04

Positive test rate: 26.1 percent

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 92.2

Infection rate: 0.91

Positive test rate: 19.3 percent

And for more on what you don't need to do anymore to stay safe, check out The One Thing You Can Stop Doing to Avoid COVID, According to Doctors.

iStock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 96.4

Infection rate: 0.99

Positive test rate: 15.5 percent

iStock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 121.5

Infection rate: 1.09

Positive test rate: 22 percent

And for more insight into COVID numbers near you, This Is How Bad the COVID Outbreak Is in Your State.


Dr. Fauci Just Said He's Worried About This One State

"Those are real numbers, real people, and real deaths," Fauci says.

NBC News

Following the holidays, COVID-19 numbers are on the rise once again throughout the United States. However, the latest crop of new infections has hit certain areas of the country much harder than others—and Anthony Fauci, MD, one of the most prominent members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, says one state's rise in cases is cause for serious concern. Read to discover which state's COVID numbers have Dr. Fauci worried, and for the latest on the pandemic, Dr. Fauci Just Said These 5 Very Scary Words About COVID-19.

In a Jan. 3 interview with Meet the Press, Fauci admitted that California's recent surge in COVID cases may merit a new wave of lockdowns.

"In California, which is really being stressed with regard to the hospital beds and the personnel who are really getting exhausted with the number of cases that are coming in…they already have decided on some form of lockdown in specific areas of the state," Fauci said. While the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) said he "[hoped] we don't have to do the lockdown" nationwide, he said it's "not out of the question," either.

"We feel that if you adhere to the public health measures, you can turn things around short of a uniform lockdown," Fauci explained. He noted that, even with the new, more contagious COVID strain that's been recently identified in the U.S., sticking to mask wearing, social distancing, and hand washing guidelines established by public health authorities is the best course of action to stop its spread further. "You've got to adhere to the public health measures," said Fauci. "And that will stop the spread of any strain."

To those who have expressed disbelief over the rise in new infections and deaths, Fauci had one message: "We have well over 300,000 deaths. We're averaging 2,000 to 3,000 deaths per day… Those are real numbers, real people, and real deaths."

Also on Jan. 3, Fauci sat down with ABC News' This Week and added, "All you need to do is to go out into the trenches, go to the hospitals, see what the health care workers are dealing with. They are under very stressed situations in many areas of the country, the hospital beds are stretched. People are running out of beds, running out of trained personnel who are exhausted right now. That's real. That's not fake. That's real."

While California may be bearing some of the brunt of new infections in the U.S., it's not the only state that's currently in the red, according to data from COVID Act Now, as of Jan. 4. Read on to discover which states are currently experiencing the worst COVID outbreaks. And if you want to know if you could be sick, check out This Is the "Strongest, Most Consistent" Sign You Have COVID, Study Says.

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 76.9

Infection rate: 1.08

Positive test rate: 20 percent

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 79.3

Infection rate: 0.96

Positive test rate: 8 percent

And for insight into the new COVID strain that's cause for concern, check out The One Scary Thing All 3 Cases of the New COVID Variant Have in Common.

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 82.5

Infection rate: 1.06

Positive test rate: 13.7 percent

And for the latest COVID news delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 82.9

Infection rate: 1.01

Positive test rate: 23.4 percent

And for more updates from the nation's leading health agency, check out The CDC Just Confirmed This Disorder Could Put You at Risk of Severe COVID.

iStock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 84.7

Infection rate: 1.04

Positive test rate: 16.4 percent

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 88

Infection rate: 1.05

Positive test rate: 14.2 percent

And if you're curious if you've silently battled the virus, check out If You Have This Subtle Symptom, You Might Have Already Had COVID.

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 90

Infection rate: 1.04

Positive test rate: 26.1 percent

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 92.2

Infection rate: 0.91

Positive test rate: 19.3 percent

And for more on what you don't need to do anymore to stay safe, check out The One Thing You Can Stop Doing to Avoid COVID, According to Doctors.

iStock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 96.4

Infection rate: 0.99

Positive test rate: 15.5 percent

iStock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 121.5

Infection rate: 1.09

Positive test rate: 22 percent

And for more insight into COVID numbers near you, This Is How Bad the COVID Outbreak Is in Your State.


Dr. Fauci Just Said He's Worried About This One State

"Those are real numbers, real people, and real deaths," Fauci says.

NBC News

Following the holidays, COVID-19 numbers are on the rise once again throughout the United States. However, the latest crop of new infections has hit certain areas of the country much harder than others—and Anthony Fauci, MD, one of the most prominent members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, says one state's rise in cases is cause for serious concern. Read to discover which state's COVID numbers have Dr. Fauci worried, and for the latest on the pandemic, Dr. Fauci Just Said These 5 Very Scary Words About COVID-19.

In a Jan. 3 interview with Meet the Press, Fauci admitted that California's recent surge in COVID cases may merit a new wave of lockdowns.

"In California, which is really being stressed with regard to the hospital beds and the personnel who are really getting exhausted with the number of cases that are coming in…they already have decided on some form of lockdown in specific areas of the state," Fauci said. While the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) said he "[hoped] we don't have to do the lockdown" nationwide, he said it's "not out of the question," either.

"We feel that if you adhere to the public health measures, you can turn things around short of a uniform lockdown," Fauci explained. He noted that, even with the new, more contagious COVID strain that's been recently identified in the U.S., sticking to mask wearing, social distancing, and hand washing guidelines established by public health authorities is the best course of action to stop its spread further. "You've got to adhere to the public health measures," said Fauci. "And that will stop the spread of any strain."

To those who have expressed disbelief over the rise in new infections and deaths, Fauci had one message: "We have well over 300,000 deaths. We're averaging 2,000 to 3,000 deaths per day… Those are real numbers, real people, and real deaths."

Also on Jan. 3, Fauci sat down with ABC News' This Week and added, "All you need to do is to go out into the trenches, go to the hospitals, see what the health care workers are dealing with. They are under very stressed situations in many areas of the country, the hospital beds are stretched. People are running out of beds, running out of trained personnel who are exhausted right now. That's real. That's not fake. That's real."

While California may be bearing some of the brunt of new infections in the U.S., it's not the only state that's currently in the red, according to data from COVID Act Now, as of Jan. 4. Read on to discover which states are currently experiencing the worst COVID outbreaks. And if you want to know if you could be sick, check out This Is the "Strongest, Most Consistent" Sign You Have COVID, Study Says.

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Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 76.9

Infection rate: 1.08

Positive test rate: 20 percent

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Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 79.3

Infection rate: 0.96

Positive test rate: 8 percent

And for insight into the new COVID strain that's cause for concern, check out The One Scary Thing All 3 Cases of the New COVID Variant Have in Common.

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Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 82.5

Infection rate: 1.06

Positive test rate: 13.7 percent

And for the latest COVID news delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.

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Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 82.9

Infection rate: 1.01

Positive test rate: 23.4 percent

And for more updates from the nation's leading health agency, check out The CDC Just Confirmed This Disorder Could Put You at Risk of Severe COVID.

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Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 84.7

Infection rate: 1.04

Positive test rate: 16.4 percent

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Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 88

Infection rate: 1.05

Positive test rate: 14.2 percent

And if you're curious if you've silently battled the virus, check out If You Have This Subtle Symptom, You Might Have Already Had COVID.

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Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 90

Infection rate: 1.04

Positive test rate: 26.1 percent

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Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 92.2

Infection rate: 0.91

Positive test rate: 19.3 percent

And for more on what you don't need to do anymore to stay safe, check out The One Thing You Can Stop Doing to Avoid COVID, According to Doctors.

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Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 96.4

Infection rate: 0.99

Positive test rate: 15.5 percent

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Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 121.5

Infection rate: 1.09

Positive test rate: 22 percent

And for more insight into COVID numbers near you, This Is How Bad the COVID Outbreak Is in Your State.


Dr. Fauci Just Said He's Worried About This One State

"Those are real numbers, real people, and real deaths," Fauci says.

NBC News

Following the holidays, COVID-19 numbers are on the rise once again throughout the United States. However, the latest crop of new infections has hit certain areas of the country much harder than others—and Anthony Fauci, MD, one of the most prominent members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, says one state's rise in cases is cause for serious concern. Read to discover which state's COVID numbers have Dr. Fauci worried, and for the latest on the pandemic, Dr. Fauci Just Said These 5 Very Scary Words About COVID-19.

In a Jan. 3 interview with Meet the Press, Fauci admitted that California's recent surge in COVID cases may merit a new wave of lockdowns.

"In California, which is really being stressed with regard to the hospital beds and the personnel who are really getting exhausted with the number of cases that are coming in…they already have decided on some form of lockdown in specific areas of the state," Fauci said. While the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) said he "[hoped] we don't have to do the lockdown" nationwide, he said it's "not out of the question," either.

"We feel that if you adhere to the public health measures, you can turn things around short of a uniform lockdown," Fauci explained. He noted that, even with the new, more contagious COVID strain that's been recently identified in the U.S., sticking to mask wearing, social distancing, and hand washing guidelines established by public health authorities is the best course of action to stop its spread further. "You've got to adhere to the public health measures," said Fauci. "And that will stop the spread of any strain."

To those who have expressed disbelief over the rise in new infections and deaths, Fauci had one message: "We have well over 300,000 deaths. We're averaging 2,000 to 3,000 deaths per day… Those are real numbers, real people, and real deaths."

Also on Jan. 3, Fauci sat down with ABC News' This Week and added, "All you need to do is to go out into the trenches, go to the hospitals, see what the health care workers are dealing with. They are under very stressed situations in many areas of the country, the hospital beds are stretched. People are running out of beds, running out of trained personnel who are exhausted right now. That's real. That's not fake. That's real."

While California may be bearing some of the brunt of new infections in the U.S., it's not the only state that's currently in the red, according to data from COVID Act Now, as of Jan. 4. Read on to discover which states are currently experiencing the worst COVID outbreaks. And if you want to know if you could be sick, check out This Is the "Strongest, Most Consistent" Sign You Have COVID, Study Says.

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 76.9

Infection rate: 1.08

Positive test rate: 20 percent

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 79.3

Infection rate: 0.96

Positive test rate: 8 percent

And for insight into the new COVID strain that's cause for concern, check out The One Scary Thing All 3 Cases of the New COVID Variant Have in Common.

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 82.5

Infection rate: 1.06

Positive test rate: 13.7 percent

And for the latest COVID news delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 82.9

Infection rate: 1.01

Positive test rate: 23.4 percent

And for more updates from the nation's leading health agency, check out The CDC Just Confirmed This Disorder Could Put You at Risk of Severe COVID.

iStock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 84.7

Infection rate: 1.04

Positive test rate: 16.4 percent

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 88

Infection rate: 1.05

Positive test rate: 14.2 percent

And if you're curious if you've silently battled the virus, check out If You Have This Subtle Symptom, You Might Have Already Had COVID.

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 90

Infection rate: 1.04

Positive test rate: 26.1 percent

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Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 92.2

Infection rate: 0.91

Positive test rate: 19.3 percent

And for more on what you don't need to do anymore to stay safe, check out The One Thing You Can Stop Doing to Avoid COVID, According to Doctors.

iStock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 96.4

Infection rate: 0.99

Positive test rate: 15.5 percent

iStock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 121.5

Infection rate: 1.09

Positive test rate: 22 percent

And for more insight into COVID numbers near you, This Is How Bad the COVID Outbreak Is in Your State.


Dr. Fauci Just Said He's Worried About This One State

"Those are real numbers, real people, and real deaths," Fauci says.

NBC News

Following the holidays, COVID-19 numbers are on the rise once again throughout the United States. However, the latest crop of new infections has hit certain areas of the country much harder than others—and Anthony Fauci, MD, one of the most prominent members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, says one state's rise in cases is cause for serious concern. Read to discover which state's COVID numbers have Dr. Fauci worried, and for the latest on the pandemic, Dr. Fauci Just Said These 5 Very Scary Words About COVID-19.

In a Jan. 3 interview with Meet the Press, Fauci admitted that California's recent surge in COVID cases may merit a new wave of lockdowns.

"In California, which is really being stressed with regard to the hospital beds and the personnel who are really getting exhausted with the number of cases that are coming in…they already have decided on some form of lockdown in specific areas of the state," Fauci said. While the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) said he "[hoped] we don't have to do the lockdown" nationwide, he said it's "not out of the question," either.

"We feel that if you adhere to the public health measures, you can turn things around short of a uniform lockdown," Fauci explained. He noted that, even with the new, more contagious COVID strain that's been recently identified in the U.S., sticking to mask wearing, social distancing, and hand washing guidelines established by public health authorities is the best course of action to stop its spread further. "You've got to adhere to the public health measures," said Fauci. "And that will stop the spread of any strain."

To those who have expressed disbelief over the rise in new infections and deaths, Fauci had one message: "We have well over 300,000 deaths. We're averaging 2,000 to 3,000 deaths per day… Those are real numbers, real people, and real deaths."

Also on Jan. 3, Fauci sat down with ABC News' This Week and added, "All you need to do is to go out into the trenches, go to the hospitals, see what the health care workers are dealing with. They are under very stressed situations in many areas of the country, the hospital beds are stretched. People are running out of beds, running out of trained personnel who are exhausted right now. That's real. That's not fake. That's real."

While California may be bearing some of the brunt of new infections in the U.S., it's not the only state that's currently in the red, according to data from COVID Act Now, as of Jan. 4. Read on to discover which states are currently experiencing the worst COVID outbreaks. And if you want to know if you could be sick, check out This Is the "Strongest, Most Consistent" Sign You Have COVID, Study Says.

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 76.9

Infection rate: 1.08

Positive test rate: 20 percent

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 79.3

Infection rate: 0.96

Positive test rate: 8 percent

And for insight into the new COVID strain that's cause for concern, check out The One Scary Thing All 3 Cases of the New COVID Variant Have in Common.

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 82.5

Infection rate: 1.06

Positive test rate: 13.7 percent

And for the latest COVID news delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 82.9

Infection rate: 1.01

Positive test rate: 23.4 percent

And for more updates from the nation's leading health agency, check out The CDC Just Confirmed This Disorder Could Put You at Risk of Severe COVID.

iStock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 84.7

Infection rate: 1.04

Positive test rate: 16.4 percent

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 88

Infection rate: 1.05

Positive test rate: 14.2 percent

And if you're curious if you've silently battled the virus, check out If You Have This Subtle Symptom, You Might Have Already Had COVID.

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 90

Infection rate: 1.04

Positive test rate: 26.1 percent

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Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 92.2

Infection rate: 0.91

Positive test rate: 19.3 percent

And for more on what you don't need to do anymore to stay safe, check out The One Thing You Can Stop Doing to Avoid COVID, According to Doctors.

iStock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 96.4

Infection rate: 0.99

Positive test rate: 15.5 percent

iStock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 121.5

Infection rate: 1.09

Positive test rate: 22 percent

And for more insight into COVID numbers near you, This Is How Bad the COVID Outbreak Is in Your State.


Dr. Fauci Just Said He's Worried About This One State

"Those are real numbers, real people, and real deaths," Fauci says.

NBC News

Following the holidays, COVID-19 numbers are on the rise once again throughout the United States. However, the latest crop of new infections has hit certain areas of the country much harder than others—and Anthony Fauci, MD, one of the most prominent members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, says one state's rise in cases is cause for serious concern. Read to discover which state's COVID numbers have Dr. Fauci worried, and for the latest on the pandemic, Dr. Fauci Just Said These 5 Very Scary Words About COVID-19.

In a Jan. 3 interview with Meet the Press, Fauci admitted that California's recent surge in COVID cases may merit a new wave of lockdowns.

"In California, which is really being stressed with regard to the hospital beds and the personnel who are really getting exhausted with the number of cases that are coming in…they already have decided on some form of lockdown in specific areas of the state," Fauci said. While the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) said he "[hoped] we don't have to do the lockdown" nationwide, he said it's "not out of the question," either.

"We feel that if you adhere to the public health measures, you can turn things around short of a uniform lockdown," Fauci explained. He noted that, even with the new, more contagious COVID strain that's been recently identified in the U.S., sticking to mask wearing, social distancing, and hand washing guidelines established by public health authorities is the best course of action to stop its spread further. "You've got to adhere to the public health measures," said Fauci. "And that will stop the spread of any strain."

To those who have expressed disbelief over the rise in new infections and deaths, Fauci had one message: "We have well over 300,000 deaths. We're averaging 2,000 to 3,000 deaths per day… Those are real numbers, real people, and real deaths."

Also on Jan. 3, Fauci sat down with ABC News' This Week and added, "All you need to do is to go out into the trenches, go to the hospitals, see what the health care workers are dealing with. They are under very stressed situations in many areas of the country, the hospital beds are stretched. People are running out of beds, running out of trained personnel who are exhausted right now. That's real. That's not fake. That's real."

While California may be bearing some of the brunt of new infections in the U.S., it's not the only state that's currently in the red, according to data from COVID Act Now, as of Jan. 4. Read on to discover which states are currently experiencing the worst COVID outbreaks. And if you want to know if you could be sick, check out This Is the "Strongest, Most Consistent" Sign You Have COVID, Study Says.

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 76.9

Infection rate: 1.08

Positive test rate: 20 percent

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 79.3

Infection rate: 0.96

Positive test rate: 8 percent

And for insight into the new COVID strain that's cause for concern, check out The One Scary Thing All 3 Cases of the New COVID Variant Have in Common.

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 82.5

Infection rate: 1.06

Positive test rate: 13.7 percent

And for the latest COVID news delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 82.9

Infection rate: 1.01

Positive test rate: 23.4 percent

And for more updates from the nation's leading health agency, check out The CDC Just Confirmed This Disorder Could Put You at Risk of Severe COVID.

iStock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 84.7

Infection rate: 1.04

Positive test rate: 16.4 percent

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 88

Infection rate: 1.05

Positive test rate: 14.2 percent

And if you're curious if you've silently battled the virus, check out If You Have This Subtle Symptom, You Might Have Already Had COVID.

Shutterstock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 90

Infection rate: 1.04

Positive test rate: 26.1 percent

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Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 92.2

Infection rate: 0.91

Positive test rate: 19.3 percent

And for more on what you don't need to do anymore to stay safe, check out The One Thing You Can Stop Doing to Avoid COVID, According to Doctors.

iStock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 96.4

Infection rate: 0.99

Positive test rate: 15.5 percent

iStock

Daily new cases per 100,00 people: 121.5

Infection rate: 1.09

Positive test rate: 22 percent

And for more insight into COVID numbers near you, This Is How Bad the COVID Outbreak Is in Your State.