Some States Postpone Primaries as COVID-19 Concerns Rise

The number of known coronavirus cases in the United States has just crossed 4,000. As the number of cases increase, some states have also postponed their democratic primaries for the upcoming 2020 election.

Kentucky, Louisiana, and Georgia have all postponed their democratic primaries until later in the year in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Officials in Ohio are uncertain on whether the primary will go ahead as planned on March 17.

Additionally, in New York officials are debating on postponing their primary in April.

As this graphic from Vox demonstrates, the U.S. is still yet to reach its peak number of cases. According to Vox, the U.S. is more “in line” with Iran and Italy regarding the number of cases diagnosed since the 100th confirmed case.

49 states and three U.S. territories have been confirmed to be infected with the virus. So far, only West Virginia has had no confirmed cases of the 50 states.

Here is an interactive map showing which states have postponed or cancelled their respective primary elections.

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