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State confirms UK variant of coronavirus has reached Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services and laboratory partners identified a UK variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in Wisconsin, according to a press release. The particular variant, referred to as B.1.1.7, was first discovered circulating widely in England during November and December of 2020. Based on epidemiologic and modeling studies, researchers believe that […]

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Evers’ order limits public gatherings

MADISON — As the number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and ventilator use continues to climb, state health officials want to limit public gatherings. Today, Gov. Tony Evers directed the Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to issue an order limiting public gatherings to no more than 25 percent of a room or building’s […]

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Report: COVID-19 disproportionately harms people of color

People of color are more likely to test positive for COVID-19. They also require a higher level of care at the time of diagnosis compared to white patients, according to a new analysis from Verona-based Epic Health Research Network (EHRN) and Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF). They also were more likely to be hospitalized and die from the […]

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Coronavirus cases soar, but not in Racine County

For the third consecutive day, the number of new confirmed coronavirus cases in Wisconsin set a record, as 926 new cases were confirmed Saturday, breaking yesterday’s record of 854, which in turn broke Thursday’s record of 754. But Racine County isn’t following the trend. That may be because the Wisconsin National Guard hasn’t conducted community-based […]

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Wisconsin COVID-19 cases: Here’s where we stand

The number of Wisconsin COVID-19 cases increased slightly from Sunday, June 14, compared to Monday, June 15. But the number of people still battling the virus has decreased, according to officials with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. The percentage of coronavirus tests coming back positive went up slightly to 2.8 percent as 174 new […]

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Evers rolls out ‘Badger Bounce Back’ plan to reopen state

Governor Tony Evers announced the ‘Badger Bounce Back’ plan, a three-phase program to allow businesses to reopen and people to get back to work and social life. “As we’ve learned over the past month, in the most difficult of circumstances, Wisconsinites will rise to the occasion, helping each other and working together to do what’s best […]