Research Alert: April 6, 2020

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases, Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Counties

While the majority of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S. are found in urban centers, rural areas are not free of cases. As of April 1, 2020, there were 234,040 cases and 5,398 deaths identified in counties, with 8,866 cases and 206 deaths (about 3.8% of both) reported in nonmetropolitan counties. This data brief shows the current nonmetropolitan and metropolitan spread of the disease, and the associated map shows how the disease has spread over time. RUPRI is continuously updating this information.

Contact Information:

Fred Ullrich, BA
RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
Phone: 319.384.3834

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