As cases surge in US, rural areas seeing increases as well

The Associated Press - June 28, 2020 6:56 am

UNITED STATES (AP) — For many states and counties in the U.S., the dark days of the coronavirus pandemic in April unfolded on their television screens, not on their doorsteps. However now, some places that appeared to have avoided the worst are seeing surges of infections, as worries shift from major cities to rural areas.

Much of the focus of concerns that the United States is entering a dangerous new phase has been on big Sunbelt states that are reporting thousands of new cases a day. However the worrying trend is also happening in places like Kansas. In early June, Kansas looked to be bringing its outbreak under control, but its daily reported case numbers have more than doubled in recent weeks.

 

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