More accurately, you stopped thinking. The article was replete with links to the sources of the info, none of which were Yahoo.
Current COVID-19 hot spots in the U.S. include Missouri, Arkansas, and Florida, according to the Mayo Clinic, highlighting Parekh's point. Florida now leads the U.S. in COVID cases, accounting for roughly 20% of all new infections in the country.
It would be easy enough to find info that contradicts what is asserted in the article, were such to exist.