While a lower percentage of rural residents have acquired COVID-19, the disease is spreading in rural America at about the same rate as urban counties. The most recent data from USAFacts.org shows the number of coronavirus cases in rural (or nonmetropolitan) counties increased by 16% in the last 24-hour period, from March 30 to 31. The nationwide rate of increase was 15% during the same period. Deaths in rural America grew by 40% (from 95 to 133) from March 30 to 31. While the rate of increase was sharp, those deaths still account for only a fraction of the national death toll of 3,506 as of March 31. Follow this link to learn more.
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