Wednesday, April 28, 2021

New rural coronavirus infections down 15% last week

Rate of new coronavirus infections, by county, April 18-24
Daily Yonder map; click the image to enlarge it or click here for the interactive version

New rural coronavirus infections fell from almost 51,000 two weeks ago to 44,620 last week, a nearly 15 percent drop. Rural Covid-19 deaths fell by more than 10% in the same period, from 711 to 65, the lowest death toll since mid-July, Tim Murphy and Tim Marema report for The Daily Yonder.

Though nearly 900,000 rural residents were newly vaccinated April 18-24, rural vaccination rates are still about 10% lower than those in metro counties. About a quarter of rural residents are fully vaccinated. Click here for more data and regional analysis on coronavirus infections, deaths, and vaccinations, including graphs and an interactive map with county-level data.

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