American Indian COVID-19 numbers in Wisconsin stayed low until Sept. 1. 'Then all of a sudden, boom.'
COVID-19 cases among American Indians in Wisconsin have tripled since Sept. 1, an increase that dwarfs the growth rate among other races, state data shows. The state Department of Health Services daily tracking of COVID-19 Wednesday showed 59 new cases Wednesday and one additional death among American Indians in Wisconsin. That brings the total to 2,333 American Indians testing positive, or three times more than the 775 cases reported on Sept. 1.Twenty-three American Indians have died due to COVID this year, DHS said.