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Today we highlight a story by Kent Tempus of the Green Bay Press Gazette about two of Wisconsin’s biggest hotspots for COVID-19: Marinette and Oconto counties.
“Through Tuesday, Marinette County had by far the highest rate statewide of new cases per 100,000 residents over the past seven days and over the past 14 days,” Tempus reports. “On its southern border, Oconto County was not far behind, with the fourth highest per-capita rate in the seven-day period and seventh highest in a two-week period. The county also reported its first death from COVID-19 this week.”
Local officials attribute the spike in cases to a range of gatherings, including graduations, wedding showers, birthday parties and camping get-togethers, Tempus reports.
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