Rural Counties Report Record Number of Deaths for 6th Straight Week

Analyzes new COVID-19 infection rates of all U.S. counties between December 6-12, 2020, findings show rural counties reported a record number of new COVID-19 deaths for the sixth week in a row. Describes how the rate of increase in infections leveled off since mid-November, but a third of all counties have new infection rates of more than 500 new cases per week per 100,000.