COVID-19 Takes a Holiday? Rural Infection Rate Drops During Thanksgiving Week

Analyzes new COVID-19 infection rates between November 22-28, 2020, finds that for the first time in 10 weeks, rural counties saw a decrease in the number of new infections, with a drop of eight percent from the previous week. Discusses how the Thanksgiving holiday could have impacted reporting, as more than a third of U.S. states altered their reporting schedule.