|Covid-19 red zones July 18-25. Daily Yonder map; click the image to enlarge it or click here for the interactive map.|
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
New coronavirus infections increased in rural counties July 18-25, declined in metro counties; see county-level data
The number of new cases increased in nonmetropolitan counties from July 18 to 25, while new cases declined in metro areas. Nearly half of all rural counties had higher rates of new cases July 18-25 than in the preceding week, especially in the South, Murphy and Marema report. Rural counties in the Midwest and Intermountain West with higher infection rates tend to have meatpacking plants, prisons, and/or a higher proportion of Native Americans.