Brown County has highest COVID-19 infection rate in Wisconsin, surpassing Milwaukee County

Posted at 3:20 PM, Apr 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-26 16:50:27-04

WISCONSIN — Brown County now has the highest infection rate of COVID-19 in the entire state, surpassing Milwaukee County.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Brown County has 298.7 positive cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 people.

That number is higher than all counties across Wisconsin, including Milwaukee County which has a rate of 275.5 cases per 100,000 people. You can see the DHS' county-by-county data here.

Brown County currently has 776 positive cases of coronavirus, with 1,884 tests coming back negative. There have been two deaths within the county.

This higher rate comes after a beef production facility was shut down due to an outbreak of COVID-19. The Brown County Health department has linked 189 cases to the plant, according to WGBA.

JBS USA closed the plant Sunday in order to stop the spread.

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