|Deaths related to Covid-19 in rural counties in 2020|
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Thursday, January 07, 2021
Covid death rate in December nearly double in rural areas compared to biggest cities; see county-level data
Last year, 51,221 rural Americans died from Covid-related causes, and all but 10 of the 100 counties with the highest cumulative death rates were rural. December was the deadliest month on record, accounting for one-third of all coronavirus deaths in 2020. "In nearly 700 counties, the number of Covid-19 deaths doubled or worse during the month," Murphy and Marema report.
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