Rural America’s Daily Rate of New Infections Climbs 150% in Last Month

July 17, 2020 by Christen Aldrich

Filed under COVID-19 for Employers, COVID-19 for the Workforce

Last modified July 20, 2020

As stated in this article by The Daily Yonder, the number of new COVID-19 cases reported each day in rural counties has more than doubled in the last month, and the increase shows no signs of abating.

In the last week, nonmetropolitan counties surpassed a record-breaking 7,000 new cases on three consecutive days. The seven-day average of new cases also hit an all-time high Monday, at 6,185 per day.

The number of new cases logged each day in nonmetropolitan counties is 150% higher now than it was a month ago.

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