The Wisconsin Examiner is tracking daily developments in the spread of COVID-19 in Wisconsin, with data from the state Department of Health Services (DHS).

Officer Joseph Mensah (Screenshot taken from Mensah's Go Fund Me page)

Officer Mensah’s resignation raises questions, invigorates ongoing protests

Joseph Mensah is set to resign from the Wauwatosa Police Department (WPD), but the movement calling for the department to be held accountable for its policies continues to push for change. Mensah, who’s been...
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Washington at a standstill, as states face the loss of federal help amid ‘the worst part of the crisis’

WASHINGTON — The number of coronavirus infections across the country is swelling at a perilous time for state governments, just weeks before federal support rushed through Congress in the pandemic’s early stages is set...
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Biden promises ‘no national shutdown’ despite surge in COVID-19

WASHINGTON—President-elect Joe Biden pressed the urgent need for economic relief and a vaccine distribution plan for states and tribes after a video meeting Thursday with bipartisan leaders of the National Governors Association. But Biden in...
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Hospitals CEO urges governor and Legislature to act together quickly

Pleading with Gov. Tony Evers and leaders of the state Legislature to avert “a catastrophe” from the surge in COVID-19, the head of the Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) is calling on them to unite...
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Pocan blasts Evers, Vos and state Senate for COVID-19 train wreck

The picture Congressman Mark Pocan paints of the state of Wisconsin’s response to COVID-19 is bleak. “We pretty much saw two trains on one track — both had their lights on, both were blaring their...
Wisconsin State Capitol Police car in front of Wisconsin Capitol. (Photo: WI Department of Administration)

Wisconsin law enforcement is everywhere, how many agencies operate where you live?

People are familiar with their local police department but Wisconsinites live under the jurisdiction of far more law enforcement agencies than just the municipal police.  In total, there are nearly 600 local, state and federal...
"I voted" stickers in Primrose (Photo by Henry Redman)

Wisconsin’s divisive presidential recount begins

President Donald Trump’s campaign filed for a partial recount of Wisconsin’s presidential election results on Wednesday, focusing solely on the Democratic strongholds of Dane and Milwaukee counties, for which the campaign has already paid...
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Another brick in the Capitol wall?

Gov. Tony Evers had several messages directed at legislative Republicans during his news conference on Wednesday — and most were tied to his feeling that these elected officials are not taking the pandemic seriously...
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Seven members of Congress test positive for COVID-19 in one week, as U.S. cases surge

WASHINGTON — Seven members of the U.S. House and Senate announced during the past week that they have tested positive for COVID-19, marking a burst of infections on Capitol Hill as cases have surged...

Soaring COVID-19 cases leave contact tracing numbers far behind

As coronavirus infections continue to skyrocket in Wisconsin, the state’s contact tracing efforts have fallen further and further behind. Between local and state contact-tracing teams, the number of people involved in this critical element of...
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