CDC Data Confirms COVID-19 Case and Death Rates are Highest in Rural Areas 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed that COVID-19 cases and deaths are highest in small cities and rural communities. This trend is underscored by the ongoing rural hospital closure crisis and rural communities being ill-equipped to deal with surges. In a Politico newsletter outlining the caseload facing rural America, NRHA CEO Alan Morgan said he thought that by the time the virus hit rural areas the country would be better prepared for the surge. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case.