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Green Bay has worst COVID-19 outbreak of any NFL market, data shows

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Posted at 1:08 PM, Oct 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-05 14:08:43-04

GREEN BAY — According to data from the NFL Players Association (NFLPA), Green Bay currently has the worst COVID-19 outbreak of any NFL market.

The city has an average of 84.1 new cases daily per 100K people over the last two weeks, a substantial amount more than the Houston Texan's mark of 26.9 per 100k, second-worst in the league.

According to the NFLPA, Green Bay also has 3,818 cumulative cases per 100,000 people, which is compared to Wisconsin's 2,278 per 100K.

According to the New York Times, Green Bay is currently the fourth-worst metro area in the U.S. for COVID-19.

Even with this news, the Packers have not registered any positive COVID-19 cases since the team reported for training camp in late July and four players tested positive.

Back in September, Packers head coach Matt LaFleur discussed the rising cases in Brown County and Green Bay. He said, "I think we always have to be very, very mindful especially where we're at in our area right now. If one guy gets it, it can take down this whole operation. Our guys have done an outstanding job and we've got to continue to be that way."

To learn more about COVID-19 cases in NFL cities, click here.

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