|New covid-19 cases from July 11-18. Daily Yonder map; click image to enlarge it or click here for interactive version.|
Thursday, July 23, 2020
One-third of rural counties in 'red zone' for covid-19 cases, according to White House task force; see county-level data
The task force's state-level map jibes with the Yonder map, which shows new case rates for all U.S. counties from July 11-18, calculated using data from USA Facts.
Bishop notes that "urban America was in worse shape" over the past week, and that a higher proportion of urban counties were in the red zone this week: "Just over 41 percent of urban counties were in the 'red zone' compared to 32.2% of rural counties. Also, 12% of rural counties reported no new cases in the week we studied. Only 1.6% of urban counties reported zero cases during this week."