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3 Wisconsin metro areas near top of New York Times' list of nation's worst current COVID-19 outbreaks

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Posted at 11:06 AM, Oct 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-05 12:33:29-04

WISCONSIN — Three Wisconsin metro areas are among the top of the list of the worst current outbreaks of COVID-19, the New York Times says.

As a part of tracking the coronavirus pandemic, the New York Times has compiled an ongoing list of the worst current metro areas for COVID cases. Of the top five, three are in Wisconsin.

As of Monday, Oshkosh-Neenah, Green Bay, and Appleton are in the top 5 worst metro areas. Oshkosh-Neenah sits at No. 3 on the list with 93 new cases daily per 100K people.

In fourth place is Green Bay, with 85.4 new cases daily per 100K people. Finally, in fifth is Appleton with 80.4 new cases daily per 100K.

When looking at the top 20 worst metro areas, you will see seven Wisconsin cities. In addition to the three cities listed above, you'll also find Marinette, Manitowoc, Platteville, and Fond Du Lac.

The New York Times also created a list of metro areas that could soon be in trouble as they're seeing rapid increases in cases. Six Wisconsin cities made that list and they are Sheboygan, Manitowoc, Appleton, Beaver Dam, Oshkosh-Neenah, and Wausau.

Simply put, Wisconsin isn't doing well. To see what other cities made these lists, click here.

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