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Kenosha County COVID-19 Dashboard

KENOSHA COUNTY – Staying up-to-date on how the COVID-19 virus is spreading is important with the advent of the Omicron variant. As public health officials encourage residents to get vaccinated, wear masks properly and practice social distancing, having local information will help us all to minimize the impact. Officials with Kenosha County are reporting out […]

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Department of Health Services Reminds Citizens of COVID-19 Testing Options

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reminding citizens of the various ways to get tested for COVID-19. Wisconsinites can take advantage of going to local health departments and pharmacies to get tested as well as using over-the-counter rapid tests including free tests provided by the department.  “We have to keep working together to fight […]

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Flu Vaccine: To Prevent Illness throughout Holiday Season

Want to stay healthy during the holiday season? The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) encourages Wisconsinites to get a flu vaccine to help them stay healthy throughout the holiday season. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and the New Year are fast approaching. When visiting with family and friends, the flu vaccine is a great tool to protect […]

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COVID-19 vaccines help people against the variant, even though there are breakthrough cases, health officials say

With cases on the rise and COVID-19 vaccines stagnant, public health officials want state residents to mask up and get vaccinated to protect themselves from the COVID-19 Delta variant. Dr. Michael O. Frank The reason: The Delta variant has a higher transmission rate than COVID and the majority of people hospitalized are among those who have not […]

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‘We aren’t a bunch of lazy people’: Rejoining workforce isn’t easy for some who lost jobs to COVID-19

By Bram Sable-Smith, WPR/Wisconsin Watch Karen Miller wants to work. Ideally, the 65-year-old would return to her old job of digitizing government documents for Data Dimensions in Janesville, Wisconsin. But she can’t. The company laid her off in March 2020 — temporarily at first — when COVID-19 struck. The layoff became permanent last summer after the […]

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DHS Adds COVID-19 Vaccination Data to Existing Racial and Ethnic Disparities Dashboard

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced that the COVID-19 Racial and Ethnic Disparities page has been updated to include vaccination data, in addition to existing data on COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths by group. The data underscore health inequities disproportionately affecting communities of color in Wisconsin. “This pandemic has highlighted existing gaps in […]

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Racine County COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 cases United States: 32,244,617 cases, 577,224 deaths Wisconsin: 595,049 confirmed, 2,831,052 negative, 6,756 deaths  Central Racine County Health Department: 13,062 (combined confirmed and probable; +106 from last week), 68,003 negative (+879), 210 deaths (+0) City of Racine Public Health Department: 9,808 cases (combined confirmed and probable; +121 from last week), 48,914 negative (+536), 118 […]

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As 48.9 percent of eligible residents receive at least one dose, cases grow by over 50 percent for past two weeks

By Stephanie Díaz de León Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported a net increase of 51 new COVID cases this morning. Though lower than the past few days late last week and yesterday, cases overall have grown by 54.1 percent in the past two weeks. Today’s update brings the county’s cumulative total to […]

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Center for Ethnic Studies to host Mini-Conference focusing on Health Impact of COVID-19 on Communities of Color

SOMERS, Wis. – The UW-Parkside Center for Ethnic Studies will host the virtual mini-conference titled, “The Health Impact of COVID-19 on Communities of Color.” This event will take place on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 beginning at 3:30 p.m. CST. This conference features two-panel discussions with local leaders in healthcare and community-based organizations and a keynote […]

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Report: Pandemic Accelerated Health Care Workforce Challenges

MADISON – The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated Wisconsin health care workforce trends and served as a testing ground for how the state’s hospitals could better deliver health care, according to a new Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) report released Wednesday. The WHA’s 2020 Health Care Workforce report included a detailed analysis of the pipeline of workers in […]

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A Year in Review: COVID-19 Impact

A year ago this was our last week living our normal lives and no one knew it. However, the COVID-19 pandemic changed our county. This virus impacted our lives in every way imaginable. From entertainment to education, our lives were drastically altered. Racine County Eye readers weighed in to share how their lives were impacted […]