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COVID-19 Wisconsin Update #117 (7-29-20) 

Updated numbers from Tuesday July 28th, 2020

The Department of Health Services (DHS) released the following updated numbers for Tuesday July 28th, 2020:

  

  • Cumulatively there have been 887,746 COVID-19 tests in Wisconsin;
    • 50,179 positive tests and 837,567 negative tests in Wisconsin (5.7 % positive rate for the pandemic)
      • On Tuesday there were 762 positive tests reported on 14,424 tests (5.3% positive rate Tuesday)
  • Deaths from COVID-19 are at 906 in Wisconsin.
      • There were 13 deaths reported on Tuesday
  • 39,513 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are listed as having recovered (79%), 9,742 cases are still considered active (19%) and 906 patients have died (2%). (last updated by DHS on 7/28)

 

Source: DHS COVID-19: County Data; https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/county.htm 

Sen. Larson circulates petition calling for WI to implement a statewide mask mandate

Monday, July 27th, State Senator Chris Larson (D-Milwaukee), began circulating an online petition calling on members of the State Legislature, Governor Tony Evers and DHS Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to come together and implement a statewide mask mandate.

In the petition, Sen. Larson provides three reasons for the statewide mandate;

1) Numerous Wisconsin communities and businesses like Wal-Mart and Menard’s have already instituted mask orders. Unfortunately, the inconsistent rules have created confusion and made compliance and contact tracing extremely difficult. A statewide mandate eliminates this confusion

2) In the absence of a statewide mandate, cases and hospitalizations have been steadily increasing for weeks. As of 7/26/2020, Our average daily cases was 930 per day, 194 patients were currently hospitalized, and 892 Wisconsinites had died (46 deaths in just the prior 7 days)

3) A statewide mandate eliminates any competitive disadvantage for businesses who choose to implement a mandate while peer businesses do not, in areas where large numbers of residents prefer not to wear masks.

In a press release yesterday, Sen. Larson noted that in 24-hours the petition was signed by over 8,000 supporters.

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:
Communities that will not pursue mask mandates:

 

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