The Daily Yonder regularly updates this page tracking the impact of Covid-19 on rural America. Scroll down, or click the quick access buttons, to see county-level maps on infections and deaths, national rural infection and death rates, and other data and reporting on the pandemic in rural America.
We’re also tracking the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines. Our county-level maps show how rural areas stack up and our charts and tables track the rate of rural vaccinations at the state and national level.
The Daily Yonder’s weekly vaccine update compares county-level rates of Covid-19 vaccination with the national adjusted rate. Counties are classified on a three-color scale, showing whether they are above the national average, below the national average, or far below the national average. Hover and click on the map to explore data for each U.S. county.
The Rural Vaccination Rate
The dashboard numbers below track the raw number of rural Americans who have completed their Covid-19 vaccination and the vaccination rate for rural America at large.
Rural Americans Vaccinated Against Covid-19
Rural America's Covid-19 Vaccination Rate
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Last Updated: June 7, 2021.
How Rural Compares
The graph below follows progress of the vaccine rollout for metro counties and rural counties, showing the percentage of the population getting vaccinated for Covid-19 over time.
Use the map below to track how your state is currently faring on vaccine rollout. The data compares rural vaccination rates to metropolitan rates and overall statewide rates. Hover and click to see the numbers for your state.
The Rural Red-Zone
The Daily Yonder's weekly red-zone report shows counties where Covid-19 is spreading at more than 500 and 100 new cases per 100,000 people over a one-week period. Click on the map to explore data for each U.S. county.
Track THE RURAL Spread - Previous ReD-Zone Reports
Cases and Deaths - Running Rural Totals
The dashboard numbers below track the raw number of Covid-19 cases and deaths to-date occurring in rural counties.
Rural Covid-19 Cases
14.04% of all cases in the U.S.
Rural Covid-19 Deaths
15.77% of all Covid-19-related deaths in the U.S.
Source: USAFacts. Last Updated: June 5, 2021.
The Pandemic's Reach in Rural America
These graphs show the rate of new infections and new deaths in rural (nonmetropolitan) counties and metropolitan counties. The rate is based on total new cases and deaths over one week (Sunday to Saturday) expressed as a total per 100,000 residents.
The Rural Stories of Covid-19
Numbers alone don't tell the whole story. We're collecting our most vital reporting on coronavirus here, so you can see the people and places of the pandemic.
Quality News and Information is Essential - Don't Miss A Story
Sign up for our email newsletter to get these important stories and more rural reporting in your inbox.
The REPORT FROM Rural Hospitals
Connecting COMMUNITY DESPITE DISTANCE
Back to SCHOOL? Rural Education in the Covid-19 ERA
Support this Critical Coverage - Donate to the Yonder
LOCAL LEaders RESPOND
Keeping SPirits UP - Some Momentary Diversions
View our full Coronavirus Archives to review all of our reporting throughout the pandemic.