Rural COVID infections hit new record for third week in a row

Rural counties set a new record for COVID-19 infections for the third straight week. That is as nearly a million rural residents have contracted the virus.

Tim Marema, an editor for The Daily Yonder with the Center for Rural Strategies, speaks with RFD-TV’s own Tammi Arender on rural and urban COVID trends, rural deaths from COVID, and what regional variations he is seeing.

“Last week, we saw about 70,000 new infections of COVID-19 in rural counties... That was nearly 10,000 cases higher then the previous week’s record, and so, we’ve set a new record for two weeks in a row,” Marema states. “The virus is spreading at a faster rate in rural areas than it is in metropolitan ones, at this point.”

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