Covid-19 deaths decreased in rural and urban areas last week while infection rates remained about the same, according to a Daily Yonder analysis. The rate of deaths was 29% higher this week in rural areas compared to metropolitan ones. The weekly rural death rate has been higher than the urban rate for seven consecutive weeks.

The graphs below are based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A complete overview of Covid-19 in rural America is available here

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