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91M+ people live in a county with high COVID-19 transmission


(CNN) -- More than 91 million Americans live in a county considered to have a "high" COVID-19 transmission. That's according to data published Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

That number is 18 million more than a day earlier.

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The health agency says a county has "high" transmission if it has 100 or more positive cases per hundred thousand residents.

The number of people living in a county with "low" community transmission has been cut in half since early June. About 15 million people live in those areas.

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