June 29, 2020 -- As states in the South and West, such as Arizona, Texas, and Florida set daily records for new coronavirus cases, rural towns are recording higher numbers as well, according to the Associated Press.

At the beginning of the pandemic, New York City and other large urban areas emerged as hotspots due to the large populations and frequent interactions between people that enabled the coronavirus to spread easily. Now states such as Kansas, Idaho and Oklahoma are seeing increases.

The numbers are still low, but they are climbing higher, the news outlet reported. In early June, the seven-day average in Kansas was about 96 per day. Now it has doubled.

Also in early June, the seven-day average for Oklahoma was around 81 per day. Now the state is reporting more than four times that, with 376 new cases on Friday. During that same time, Idaho also quadrupled from 40 to 160 daily cases.

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