MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin has broken a record for confirmed new COVID-19 cases for the fourth out of six days.
Gov. Tony Evers and state health leaders on Tuesday implored people to wear masks and take precautions to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
The state Department of Health Services reported 964 confirmed new cases Tuesday, breaking a previous high of 926 cases on Saturday. Health Services Secretary-Designee Andrea Palm says that the positive rate of tests spiked over the weekend.
Evers says he anticipates that K-12 schools will reopen in September, despite the recent spike in cases. He says that the usual advice of hand washing, social distancing, and mask wearing are key to keeping the economy open.
He largely discounted a Republican proposal to tap federal money to pay state unemployment claims as a “political stunt.”