The New York Times: Nine of nation's top 20 coronavirus metros are in Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) --- The New York Times published an article providing a detailed picture of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, which stated nine of the nation's top 20 coronavirus metro areas are in Wisconsin. 

An article published by The New York Times on Saturday, Oct. 24, listed where the outbreak is the worst currently in the country. The metro areas with the greatest number of new cases, relative to their population, in the last two weeks, listed nine Wisconsin areas out of 20. 

The New York Times listed Oshkosh-Neenah as the third worst coronavirus outbreak in the United States. With a population of 171,907, The New York Times stated there were 2,436 recent cases and a 101.2 daily per 100,000. 

Sheboygan was listed by The New York Times as the fourth worst outbreak in the country. With a population of 115,340, the New York Times stated there are 1,599 recent cases with 99 daily per 100,000. 

Wausau-Weston was listed as the fifth worst outbreak area in the country. With a population of 237,974, the city has 3,075 new cases and 92.3 daily per 100,000.

The New York Times listed the following as the country's worst coronavirus outbreaks: Appleton was listed as the sixth, Beaver Dam was listed as the eighth, Fond du Lac as ninth, Manitowoc as eleventh, Green Bay as fourteenth, and Stevens Point as eighteenth. 

In the article, The New York Times said they limited the window of cases to those within the last two weeks, which scales those cases by the population of the area to help give a sense of the prevalence of the illness there. 


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