Wisconsin Announces New Tool To Determine Covid-19 Risk
August 20, 2020 5:50AM CDT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — With more positive coronavirus cases in Wisconsin linked to parties and other gatherings, state health officials have released a new tool that people can use to measure risk levels of different activities.
Positive COVID-19 cases tied to mass gatherings grew from 7% of cases in May to 21% in June and 20% in July.
Overall, the state health department on Wednesday said nearly 67,500 people have tested positive in Wisconsin with 1,060 deaths. The new tool allows people to answer a series of questions to determine the risk of certain behaviors.
The health department also released guidelines for school districts to follow in preventing, investigation and controlling COVID-19 outbreaks.