Policy Brief: Metropolitan/Nonmetropolitan COVID-19 Confirmed Cases and General and ICU Beds

Fred Ullrich, BA; and Keith Mueller, PhD

The spread of COVID-19 across rural areas has fueled concern about the availability of healthcare resources for dealing with the pandemic. This brief looks at a single measure of healthcare resources – hospital beds – and reports of current COVID-19 cases in a single week to assess the impact on rural facilities.

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