|Covid-19 red zones, July 26-Aug. 1. Daily Yonder map; click the image to enlarge it or click here for the interactive version.|
"From July 16 to Aug. 1, the average number of rural residents who are dying each day from covid-19 climbed from 77 to 171. The number of rural deaths in July was 70 percent higher than the number of deaths in June," Tim Murphy, Bill Bishop and Tim Marema report for The Daily Yonder. "Rural deaths now constitute 6.7% of all deaths in the U.S. cumulatively, up by more than 2 points from July 1."