MARINETTE, Wis. (WBAY) – Marinette County officials say they are experiencing an increase in the number of coronavirus cases in the area.
According to county officials, during the first few months of the epidemic, there was an average of one or two cases per week, although in the last month, the number has increased from three to four cases a day, and then to seven or eight a day Case.
The county said a record height of 22 new cases was announced on a single day on July 13.
As of Tuesday’s DHS report, 121 cases of coronovirus have been confirmed in Marinette County to date, with 21 new cases reported on Tuesday.
County officials remind everyone that if someone tests positive, there will be a contact tracer who contacts you, although they warn to beware of those who pose as contact and Let’s try out of money. The contact will not ask for your credit card, bank account number, social security number, or to send you the link via text message.
Cases have also increased in Menominee County, across the river in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
On Tuesday, health officials say the increase was, though not as large, as the increase in Marinette County.
To date, there have been 46 confirmed cases in Menominee County, Michigan.
County officials say testing has increased since the onset of the epidemic, which is not the only reason for the increase in cases, and adds to the lack of social disturbances and larger gatherings have also increased the prevalence of COVID-19 .
Although officials did not cite President Trump’s stay at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine in his announcement, the increase in cases came about two-and-a-half weeks after he spoke at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine on June 25.
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