Rural America sees an increase in COVID-19 cases

This pandemic has been interesting and is not over yet, even though state governments are starting to lift stay-at-home orders. Conversations and action plans on how to reopen the nation and certain venues – beaches, gyms, restaurants, nail and hair salons, to name a few – have started. Even as we see a decline in COVID-19 cases in metropolitan areas and we look at reopening the country, rural America is seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases.

The Kaiser Family Foundation completed a two week analysis that ended on April 27, 2020. The analysis discovered that the growth rate of COVID-19 cases and deaths in rural America is not just higher than big cities and major urban areas; the number of cases and deaths are increasing. The population of rural America is older and the younger people that live there have high-risk health conditions. More concerning is that these areas have fewer intensive-care beds than metro counties.

The majority of these rural cases are in Georgia, Oklahoma and Montana, areas where social-distancing measures are easing. Are you prepared? If not, what do you need to be prepared for the additional patients?

Let's talk about the additional resources that are available to you to treat rural America's COVID-19 cases

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