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COVID-19 is slowing in Milwaukee County according to the latest activity report from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, but the spread continues to accelerate across the rest of the state.
Milwaukee County has recorded 3,398 cases of the disease in the past two weeks and a per capita rate of 359.8 cases per 100,000 residents down from over 400 last week (29.4 percent drop) according to data released Wednesday afternoon. Meanwhile, the entire state has seen its 14-day per-capita total grow from 200 to 209.2 in the past week.
Could it be the city’s mask mandate, in effect since July 16th? Maybe. Public health officials have been