As of this morning, there have been over 8 million confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the United states, so when I read there are 3 counties that have not had a single case? I need to know, and know why.
Esmerelda County in Nevada, Loving County in Texas, and Alaska’s Skagway borough have all been untouched by the pandemic so far. It’s not a coincidence. Here is why:
Esmeralda, with 826 residents over nearly 3,600 square miles, and Loving, with 169 residents spread over 677 square miles, have the smallest population per area of any counties in the contiguous U.S.
Skagway is more densely populated with 1,095 residents concentrated on 20 blocks, but the port hamlet on the southeastern panhandle of Alaska – near the northern edge of British Columbia – is surrounded by mountains and reachable mostly by air or water.
So, bottom line, you can live somewhere that the virus hasn’t touched, but your life…pretty much all the time…is one of living remotely and social distanced…NATURALLY.