Tuesday, November 24, 2020

New rural coronavirus infections set record for ninth straight week; rural covid-19 deaths at high for third week in a row

Daily Yonder map; click the image to enlarge it or click here for the interactive version.
New coronavirus infections in rural counties set a record for the ninth straight week, with nine of every 10 rural counties now in the White House Coronavirus Task Force red zone, Tim Marema reports for The Daily Yonder. The zone is for counties averaging at least 100 new infections per 100,000 people over a week. Rural covid-19 deaths grew by 20 percent, setting a record for the third week in a row. 

"New covid-19 related deaths in rural counties totaled 2,448 last week," Marema reports. "In the past nine months, just under 32,000 covid-related deaths have been reported in rural counties. New infections in rural counties last week totaled 216,045, a 10% increase from the previous week."

Click here for more data and insights from the Yonder, including an interactive map with the latest county-level data.

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