A Year After COVID-19’s Arrival, Sparsely Populated Communities Have Highest Case Rates

Analyzes COVID-19 cases across the U.S., finds the highest infection rates in rural communities, specifically the Native American Lands, LDS Enclaves, and Aging Farmlands. Early on in the pandemic, urban areas had higher rates of infection, discusses the factors that could have contributed to the increased infection rates in rural and sparsely populated areas.