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.

Rural Vaccinations

County-Level Map

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.

Our Latest Weekly Vaccination Report

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.

 21.5 million

Rural Americans Vaccinated Against Covid-19


Rural America's Covid-19 Vaccination Rate

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Last Updated: December 16, 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.

State-Level Data

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.

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.


Estimated Rural Covid-19 Cases
About 15.14% of all cases in the U.S.


Rural Covid-19 Deaths
About 16.72% of all Covid-19-related deaths in the U.S.

Source: USAFacts
Last Updated: October 16, 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

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