From the Document: "Although New York State's rural counties have experienced lower rates of COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] infection and mortality thus far than their urban counterparts(thanks in large part to their lower population density), several of NY's rural counties are at risk of high COVID-19 fatality rates should infections start to spread. [...] As the state's regions continue to move through the various phases of reopening businesses and recreation activities, policymakers and residents should be mindful of the underlying health vulnerabilities and the higher COVID-19 mortality risk in several of NY's rural counties."
Lerner Center Data Slice No. 22
Syracuse University Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion
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