COVID-19 Cases, Deaths Highest in Regions with Greatest Income Inequality

January 20, 2021

(UPI) – Regions of the United States with greater levels of income inequality have higher rates of COVID-19 infections and deaths, according to an analysis published Wednesday by JAMA Network Open. Based on data from 3,141 of the 3,142 counties across the country, researchers linked income inequality to 2% to 4% higher coronavirus infection rates and 7% higher death rates.