New York Times: “Whitewater among top cities in country for new cases”; Banner seeking clarification on last week’s State reports

By Lynn Binnie
Whitewater Banner volunteer staff

Per this article on, “A new analysis by the New York Times shows seven Wisconsin cities are among the top 20 metro areas across the country where coronavirus cases are rising the fastest. The list includes all seven cities where there are University of Wisconsin campuses. One of them is Whitewater, where the number of cases is soaring.”

The table on the New York Times containing the listing for Whitewater is located at this link.

The Banner is currently not providing up-to-date statistics on the positivity rate or daily case incidence in the city, because there appears to be inconsistency in the number of positive test results vs. total tests administered in last week’s reporting on the website. We are in communication with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services as well as UW-W in an effort to resolve these questions.

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