Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Rural coronavirus infections jump 30% over the past week; see the latest county-level data

New coronavirus infection rates from Sept. 13-19. Daily Yonder map;
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"The number of new Covid-19 infections in rural America jumped by 30 percent last week last week, reversing a short-lived decline in new cases  Tim Murphy and Tim Marema report for The Daily Yonder. ""New deaths from covid-19 also grew last week, increasing by 20% and bringing the total number of rural Americans who have died as a result of the pandemic to 18,128." The Daily Yonder's analysis of new coronavirus infections and deaths covers Sept. 13-19. 

The jump put a record number of rural counties on the red-zone list."The number of rural counties on the red-zone list climbed to 909 last week. The previous record was set the first week of September, when 806 rural counties were on the list," Murphy and Marema report. The White House Coronavirus Task Force defines red zones as counties with 100 or more new cases per 100,000 in population. 

Click here for the latest county-level data on new coronavirus infections and deaths as well as more data breakdowns from the Yonder.

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