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Brown County exceeds 4,000 COVID case mark

BROWN COUNTY — COVID-19 cases in Brown County have exceeded 4,000 since the start of the pandemic 20 months ago.

Brown County Public Health reported 137 new labs confirmed cases of COVID in the last week and two additional deaths related to the virus, bringing the county’s death toll from the virus to 47.

The number of COVID deaths and an overall number of infections had been on the rise since late summer. June 2021 was the lowest month for COVID cases with only five cases across Brown County. Cases increased slightly in July with 18. August 2021 saw 184 cases. These numbers more than doubled in September 2021 with 394 cases. October 2021 currently has 350 cases, making it the fourth-highest month for new COVID infections. With an average of nearly 20 new COVID cases each day, this month could exceed 600 COVID cases.

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 71.2% of Brown County’s population over 18 has completed the vaccination series.

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