The Rural Covid-19 Death Rate is Highest it’s Been Since May – Daily Yonder

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Deaths

Covid-19 deaths in rural America totaled 625 last week. That’s 130 more reported deaths than two weeks ago and a 26.3% increase in the number of deaths. Last week, the rural death rate was 1.21 deaths per 100,000 residents.

Metropolitan counties, meanwhile, reported 2,700 deaths. The death rate in urban America was .83 deaths per 100,000 residents, a 1.4% increase from two weeks ago. 

The cumulative rural death rate was 389.99 deaths per 100,000 residents, while the cumulative urban death rate was 285.16 deaths per 100,000 residents.

Infections

Infection rates declined nationwide. Rural counties reported 109,374 new cases last week, a 2.89% drop from two weeks ago. The infection rate in rural America was 233.1 new infections per 100,000 residents, compared to 240 two weeks ago.

New infections in metropolitan counties totaled 664,195 last week, a 10.31% drop from two weeks ago. The metropolitan infection rate was 235.4 infections per 100,000 residents.

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