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COVID-19 Wisconsin Update #150 (9-14-20 PM)

Updated numbers for Monday September 14th, 2020

  • 341 Current Hospital Admissions (98 patients in ICU)
    • Hospital admissions are up 28 (+28) since Sunday.
    • The total number of ICU patients reported increased by 5, (+5) since Sunday.
  • Cumulatively there have been 1,363,563 COVID-19 tests in Wisconsin;
    • 89,956 positive tests and 1,273,607 negative tests in Wisconsin (6.6% positive rate for the pandemic)
      • On Monday there were 771 positive tests reported on 3,920 tests (19.7% positive rate Monday)
        • The 7-day average for positive tests is now 1,142/day
  • Deaths from COVID-19 are at 1,210 in Wisconsin.
    • On Monday there were 0 deaths reported
  • 78,527 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are listed as having recovered (87.3%), 10,201 cases are still considered active (11.3%) and 1,210 patients have died (1.3%). (last updated by DHS on 9/14)


Gov. Evers Announces $8 Million TRAVEL Grants Program for Tourism Industry

Gov. Tony Evers and Tourism Secretary-designee Sara Meaney today announced the launch of the Tourism Relief to Accelerate Vitality and Economic Lift (TRAVEL) stimulus grant program. This $8 million effort is aimed at providing much-needed support to the tourism industry. Administered by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, TRAVEL grants will be distributed to Wisconsin’s tourism promotion and tourism development organizations for the purposes of resuming business operations and helping restore economic activity stemming from the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Two types of grant funding will be available through the TRAVEL grants: funds to support the continuation of operations due to impacts of COVID-19 and marketing funds to promote a safe and healthy experience for travelers and resident consumers amid the COIVD-19 public health emergency. Tourism promotion and tourism development organizations can apply for one or both types of grant funding. Long-term marketing campaigns unrelated to the COVID-19 pandemic are not eligible.

This effort is funded through the state’s discretionary Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act dollars. Full program details, eligibility standards, grant application, and program contact information are available here. The Department of Tourism is accepting applications now through 4:00 pm Central Time on September 28, 2020 and grants will be announced by late October.

Link to press release

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