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Live coronavirus updates: Dane County records a second coronavirus death, bringing state total to 23

Updates on coronavirus and how it’s affecting life in Wisconsin from reporters from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the USA Today Network-Wisconsin. Blog Recap: Weekend coronavirus updates Daily Digest: What you need to know about coronavirus in Wisconsin More Coverage: Coronavirus in the U.S. and around the world   9:30 p.m.: Dane County records a second coronavirus death, bringing state […]

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20 Coronavirus Deaths Reported In Wisconsin; 1,221 Cases

MADISON, WI — There are now 1,221 confirmed coronavirus cases in Wisconsin, state health officials said, and Gov. Tony Evers said the state is heading into a critical stretch for the COVID-19 public health emergency. Officials in Fond du Lac County reported the state’s 20th coronavirus-related death, saying the man was being treated for coronavirus […]

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Wisconsin’s new COVID-19 cases dipped over weekend but may be due to reporting: Medical College CEO

By Rich Kirchen – Senior Reporter, Milwaukee Business Journal Mar 30, 2020, 6:24pm CDTUpdated Mar 30, 2020, 7:04pm CDT The number of officially tallied new COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin slowed the past few days, but that may be due to a lag in reporting test results, said Medical College of Wisconsin president and CEO Dr. John Raymond […]

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Milwaukee mayoral candidates held separate virtual forums but still clashed over coronavirus and the election

CLOSE State Sen. Lena Taylor, left, and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, right  (Photo: Submitted) Well, that certainly was different. With the coronavirus pandemic shutting down campaigning and the April 7 election fast approaching, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and challenger Lena Taylor sat for separate interviews Monday in a virtual event conducted by the Wisconsin Policy Forum. “It’s […]

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Wisconsin healthcare union: Workers are afraid

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) — The Wisconsin Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals represents a variety of healthcare employees across Milwaukee. They say equipment is in short supply. “Housekeepers are being sent in to clean COVID patients rooms without proper PPD,” WFNHP Executive Director Jamie Lucas said. “Nurses are already starting to store their masks in […]

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Legal Fight Over Wisconsin Primary Reaches State High Court

MADISON, Wis. (CN) – Officials from a liberal-leaning Wisconsin county accused state Republicans of playing politics Monday in response to a petition filed in the state’s highest court challenging the county clerk’s decision to waive photo ID requirements for absentee ballots in next week’s primary in light of Covid-19 disruptions. Mark Jefferson, executive director of […]

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Live coronavirus updates: Army engineers identify Milwaukee locations for virus response

Updates on coronavirus and how it’s affecting life in Wisconsin from reporters from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the USA Today Network-Wisconsin. Blog Recap: Weekend coronavirus updates Daily Digest: What you need to know about coronavirus in Wisconsin More Coverage: Coronavirus in the U.S. and around the world 2:35 p.m.: Bucks, Packers donate T-shirt proceeds to hunger relief The Green Bay Packers […]

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More than 1,200 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Wisconsin

March 30, 2020 2:05 PM Amanda Quintana Posted: March 30, 2020 2:05 PM MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has released updated numbers on the coronavirus cases in the state. There have been 1,236 positive tests and 19 deaths. This includes 183 cases in Dane County, 15 cases in Rock County and […]

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Wisconsin dairy farmers hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak

MILWAUKEE — The coronavirus has delivered a severe blow to Wisconsin dairy farmers who rely on selling milk to restaurants, schools and the hospitality industry. About one-third of Wisconsin dairy products, mainly cheese, are sold in the food service trade, the Journal Sentinel reported. “The coronavirus outbreak has caused milk prices to drop down to […]

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