Rural Counties Face 5th Straight Week of Record Number of COVID-19 Deaths

Analysis of new COVID-19 infection rates from November 29-December 5, 2020 finds that more than 3,000 people from rural counties died from COVID-19-related causes in the one-week period, marking the fifth consecutive week of a record-setting number of fatalities. 94 percent of rural counties were identified as red zones, with infections of more than 100 new cases per 100,000 residents.