|Non-metropolitan rate, per population of new corinavirus cases, June 13-July 12 |
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Rural counties with high infection rates tend to have prisons or meatpacking plants, Marema notes. Also, "Rural counties with high infection rates frequently have large proportions of residents who are African American, American Indian, or Hispanic/Latino."
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