|New coronavirus infections, in ranges by county, Sept. 26-Oct. 2|
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"For the first time since early June, both Covid-related deaths and new infections declined last week in rural counties, according to a Daily Yonder analysis. New infections in rural (nonmetropolitan) counties dropped by about 20%, to a total of 159,204. It’s the second consecutive week of declines in new infections," Tim Murphy and Tim Marema report for the Yonder. "Surprisingly, fewer Covid-related deaths were reported in rural counties last week. Deaths fell by a modest 3%, to 3,102. After previous surges, the number of Covid-related deaths continued to climb for several weeks after new infections had peaked."
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