COVID-19 cases in Pennsylvania have been concentrated in eastern urban counties this far. However, the 14-day incident rate has recently begun increasing in several rural counties that have high prevalence of several chronic health conditions that increase risk of severe complications and death from COVID-19.
COVID-19, Coronavirus, mortality, rural health
Public Health | Rural Sociology
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Chandler, Raeven Faye; Monnat, Shannon M.; and Sun, Yue, "High COVID-19 Mortality Risk in Pennsylvania’s Rural Counties" (2020). Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion: Population Health Research Brief Series. 28.
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