Coronavirus’ spread in GOP territory, explained in 6 charts

FILE - In this June 26, 2020, file photo lines of cars wait at a drive-through coronavirus testing site outside the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Fla. An Associated Press analysis of coronavirus case data shows the virus has moved, and is spreading quickly, into Republican areas, a new path with broad potential political ramifications. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Coronavirus first spread in the United States as a mostly coastal and big-city scourge, sparing many rural areas, small towns and even small cities. Translated into U.S. political geography: The virus hit Democratic areas first.