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Oneida County Health Department reports highest number of COVID cases in a single week since beginning of pandemic

Oneida County Health Department

The Oneida County Health Department says more people in the county tested positive for COVID-19 last week than any other week during the pandemic.

Last week, 394 people tested positive. 200 tested positive this weekend alone. That’s not including self-reported at-home tests.

Case numbers have more than tripled since mid-December.

Oneida County is not the only one to see increases like this.

In Vilas County, the health department reported 61 new cases the week of December 21.

The next week it more than doubled to 176 cases.

Forest, Langlade, and Lincoln counties are seeing similar jumps in cases.

At the state level, the 7-day average for new cases is more than 9,000. That’s a 150% increase over two weeks.

Health officials are asking people help to stop the spread of the virus by getting vaccinated, properly masking, and staying home when sick.

Katie Thoresen is WXPR's News Director/Vice President.
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