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COVID-19 Wisconsin Update #116 (7-28-20)

Updated numbers from Monday July 27th, 2020

The Department of Health Services (DHS) released the following updated numbers for Monday July 27th, 2020:

  • Cumulatively there have been 873,322 COVID-19 tests in Wisconsin;
    • 49,417 positive tests and 823,905 negative tests in Wisconsin (5.7 % positive rate for the pandemic)
      • On Monday there were 590 positive tests reported on 6,946 tests (8.5% positive rate Monday)
  • Deaths from COVID-19 are at 893 in Wisconsin.
      • There was 1 death reported on Monday
  • 38,633 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are listed as having recovered (78%), 9,873 cases are still considered active (20%) and 893 patients have died (2%). (last updated by DHS on 7/27)



DHS COVID-19: County Data;

COVID-19 and Election 2020

On Monday, the presidential campaign of former Vice President Joe Biden released a television ad entitled “Didn’t Matter” featuring a Wisconsin woman who had lost her grandmother to COVID-19 and is critical of President Donald Trump’s handling of the pandemic. According to an article by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel the ad will run in several states including a Spanish language version which will run in Arizona and Florida.  According to an article in the Nevada Independent, this ad and another 15 second ad narrated by Vice President Biden targeted at seniors are part of a $14.5 million ad buy this week by the Biden campaign running in Nevada, Arizona, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

YouTube of the Ad

Wisconsin is going to be added to Chicago Quarantine Travel Order

According to CBS News in Chicago’s coverage of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Monday press conference, Wisconsin will be the next state added to Chicago’s mandatory travel quarantine order.

“We’re also seeing an increase in states around us. Wisconsin, for example, is going to go on our quarantine list later this week,” Lightfoot said. “And even in the suburban Cook County area, we have some concerns about what we’re seeing.”

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has done a helpful FAQ on the Chicago order. This order exempts essential workers and those flying through Chicago.

Mask Ordinances:

This list is constantly changing and we will effort to make sure it remains up to date and current. New additions will be bold & red.

Here are the communities with current community-wide mask ordinances:
Resolutions/Advisories in support of mask wearing:
Ordinances/Requirements for public/government buildings:
Mask ordinances actively being debated or considered:
Mask ordinances that have failed to move forward:

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