COVID-19 in Wisconsin

COVID-19 rises again as rapidly spreading Delta mutation takes hold

Wisconsin’s daily count of new COVID-19 cases has nearly tripled in the last two weeks, and for state health officials, that trend added urgency...
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States with low vaccination rates hit worst in new surge of COVID-19

WASHINGTON — Amid a rise in infections and hospitalizations from the surging delta variant of COVID-19, the Biden administration is boosting money and other...
A Department of Health and Human Services employee holds a COVID-19 vaccine record card. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)

COVID-19 cases on the rise again amid concerns about vaccine misinformation

Positive tests for COVID-19 are continuing to increase, according to the latest data from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS). And while vaccinations...
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Early numbers show COVID-19 uptick as officials urge more people to get vaccinated

New COVID-19 cases appear to be climbing again, sparking concern that the spreading mutant versions of the coronavirus are making inroads in Wisconsin. As of...
Youth boy getting a vaccine looking at the shot.

The pandemic has gotten better. It’s still not over.

Sixteen months into the COVID-19 pandemic Wisconsin’s rates of infection, hospitalization and death are continuing to decline, half of the people in the state...
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COVID numbers in Wisconsin prisons at zero, says DOC

Active cases of COVID-19 have dropped to zero across all of the Department of Corrections’ (DOC) 37 facilities, including those for youth. Three active...
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Derrick Van Orden called COVID-19 relief a ‘disaster,’ but the group he works with...

Republican Derrick Van Orden was outspoken in his opposition of federal COVID-19 relief passed into law earlier this year. Yet that opposition did not...
Photo by Jimmy Emerson, DVM The Hodag, located in front of the Rhindelander, WI Visitors Bureau. The Hodag is a local legendary, mythical creature. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Evers unveils $140M in pandemic recovery grants for tourism industry

Wisconsin tourism organizations and businesses will share in $140 million in state grants funded by federal pandemic relief money, Gov. Tony Evers announced Thursday. Slightly...
students at desks in classroom wearing masks for COVID-19 coronavirus prevention teacher also wearing mask bending over to help student

State health agency offers schools support for COVID-19 testing when classes resume

Along with pop quizzes, math tests and English tests, Wisconsin schools will be equipped to give students another kind of test starting in the...
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The great mask conundrum

Recently Washington Post columnist Tamar Haspel tweeted: “My local supermarket has (a) sign saying they ‘strongly encourage’ everyone to wear a mask. Do you...

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).

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