One Third of Rural Counties Report Coronavirus Cases
More than 100 rural counties reported their first coronavirus case Wednesday. Rural coronavirus cases grew 26% to 2,160.
An additional 101 rural counties reported cases of coronavirus Wednesday, March 26, 2020, bringing the total number of rural counties reporting cases of the virus to 606.
The number of deaths from the coronavirus in rural counties increased to 21, as three more rural residents died from the disease. The number of cases in rural counties grew from 1,713 on Tuesday to 2,160 on Wednesday, an increase of 26%.
There are 1,976 rural counties, so by the end of the day Wednesday, nearly a third had reported cases of the coronavirus.
Alabama and Texas had the largest increase in counties reporting cases of the virus. Each state had eight new counties reporting cases. Georgia and Oklahoma each had six counties report their first cases of the virus.
Most of these counties reported just one case. Thomas County, Georgia, however, reported five cases. You can see the counties and their reported cases below.