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The new coronavirus pandemic is testing health systems already running lean. Hospitals are short on beds, protective gear and staff, though some see reason for hope.
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Here are the latest updates about COVID-19 in Wisconsin.
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As Wisconsin enters a time of unprecedented social restrictions aimed at containing the spread of the new coronavirus, some Wisconsinites are heading outdoors to avoid going "stir crazy."
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On March 21, state health officials confirmed that there were 281 cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin, including four deaths.
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While shoppers may see some empty shelves in their grocery stores, the head of the grocery industry association in Wisconsin is confident that suppliers and retailers will weather this crisis, with help from consumers.
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The spread of COVID-19 continues in Wisconsin. On March 20, the state Department of Health Services announced 206 positive cases of COVID-19 statewide, as well as 3,455 negative tests. However, the number continues to grow as counties announce positive cases.
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As COVID-19 continues to spread in Wisconsin, and health care workers begin to test positive along with their patients, medical providers are expressing concern about supplies of protective equipment needed to stay healthy.
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Hospitals around Wisconsin are preparing for a possible surge in COVID-19 patients by increasing the bed capacity at their facilities.
Over the course of a single historic week, daily life in Wisconsin and across much of the United States ground to a halt as a dangerous new virus arrived in communities across the nation. A flurry of shutdowns raced to keep up with the spread of COVID-19 and the growing realization of its looming human impact.
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One of the nation's top public health officials leading the fight against the new coronavirus said Friday that recent comments from Wisconsin Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson were "way out."