Secret White House Document Shows Port St. Lucie in COVID-19 ‘Red Zone’

BY LIZ ELSEY WHITE
JULY 17, 2020 | 1:47 P.M. |  PORT ST. LUCIE –An unpublished White House document  discloses that Port St. Lucie is considered a coronavirus  “Red Zone.”

The document prepared for the White House Coronavirus Task Force suggests more than a dozen states should revert to more stringent protective measures, limiting social gatherings to 10 people or fewer, closing bars and gyms and asking residents to wear masks at all times.

The document, dated July 14 and obtained by the Center for Public Integrity, says 18 states are in the “red zone” for COVID-19 cases, meaning they had more than 100 new cases per 100,000 population last week. Eleven states are in the “red zone” for test positivity, meaning more than 10 percent of diagnostic test results came back positive.

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