Confirmed COVID-19 Cases, Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Counties

Fred Ullrich, BA; and Keith J. Mueller, PhD

While the majority of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States are found in urban centers, rural areas are not free of cases. As of April 1, 2020, there were a total of 234,040 cases and 5,398 deaths identified in counties (data provided by, with 8,866 cases and 206 deaths (about 3.8 percent of both) reported in non-metropolitan counties.

This RUPRI data brief shows the current nonmetropolitan and metropolitan spread of the disease, and the associated map shows how the disease has spread over time.

Click to down the updated maps, and the “progression” of cases throughout the country.