Friday, June 26, 2020

Rural counties set record over past week for new covid-19 cases; see the latest county-level data

New rural cases from June 17-24. (Daily Yonder map; click the image to enlarge it or click here for the interactive version.)
"For the second week in a row, rural counties have had the highest number of new cases of covid-19 in a seven-day period since the pandemic began. From June 17-24, rural (nonmetropolitan) counties had 23,366 new cases of covid-19," Tim Marema and Bill Bishop report for The Daily Yonder. "The most recent figure broke the previous rural record of 19,022 new cases, which was set the week of June 9-16. Rural America’s cumulative total of covid-19 cases climbed by 13 percent over the last week, from approximately 180,000 cases to 203,000 as of June 24, according to USA Facts. That’s faster than the national rate of growth, which was 9% during the same period.

The Yonder continues to do an outstanding job in tracking and mapping rural coronavirus cases and trends. Click here to read more, including an interactive county-level map, more figures, and charts showing the progression of the pandemic in non-metropolitan counties compared to other counties.

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