That's the first time in 6 months that our 7-day average has hit 1,000 new cases. And it helps explain why workplace mask requirements and related mitigation measures are coming back in parts of the state. It's forced me to restart my monitoring of weekly numbers by county, to see who is getting the worst of the pandemic at this time (and who is not). You can see that Milwaukee County continues to have the most widespread breakout of cases, to the point that the Wisconsin Department of Health Services said Milwaukee County was the only one in the state that has now reached "Very High" levels, with more than 3 in 10 new cases coming from there.
Here is the today's snapshot of #COVID19 activity in Wisconsin. Remember, #YouStopTheSpread, so get vaccinated, wear a mask, and follow all the other precautions to avoid catching or spreading the virus. https://t.co/ygfKeqtYJS #COVID19_WI pic.twitter.com/oZGuPe5cch— WIDeptHealthServices (@DHSWI) August 5, 2021
Thursday, August 5, 2021
COVID keeps rising all over Wisconsin. Now at 1,000 cases a day
None of the COVID news is good in Wisconsin, as new cases per day have risen every day for the last month, and we hit a bad milestone today.
Posted by Jake formerly of the LP at 5:58:00 PM