New from the RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis: 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 March 26, 2020, there were a total of 64,382 cases (data provided by, with 2,180 of those cases (about 3.4 percent of the total number) 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 download the brief: Confirmed COVID-19, Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Counties



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