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The first two fatalities in Wisconsin from the novel coronavirus were men in their 50s and 90s from Fond du Lac and Ozaukee Counties, respectively. The third was a 66-year-old Milwaukee man.
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A doctor at the Waupun Correctional Institution has contracted COVID-19. News of the infection comes as several groups are demanding Gov. Tony Evers release inmates who are at risk of getting the new coronavirus from jails and prisons across Wisconsin.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has upended Wisconsin's spring election. Absentee ballot requests are running at a record pace, and election clerks around the state are doing their best to keep up with demand.
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The early days of social distancing under the new coronavirus hit the state's workforce especially hard as more than 30,000 people filed initial unemployment claims in just four days.
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How does unemployment insurance work, and how do you apply for benefits? Caleb Frostman, Wisconsin Secretary of Workforce Development, and Amy Banicki, deputy administrator of the unemployment insurance division, explain.
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The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has confirmed community spread of COVID-19 in Brown, Dane, Kenosha and Milwaukee counties. The increase in cases comes at a time when the state has stepped up testing capacity, but is also experiencing a shortage of supplies.
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Manufacturing companies making products like canned foods and toilet paper are reporting increased demand as consumers stock up in response to the novel coronavirus.
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A new federal law that aims to address the COVID-19 crisis sailed through Congress with broad bipartisan votes, but Wisconsin's congressional delegation split along party lines.
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The state Department of Health Services announced on March 19 that 155 people have tested positive for COVID-19, up from 106 the day before.
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Wisconsin workers and businesses are reeling from the economic fallout of the new coronavirus, as many employers shut their doors under an order from the state that could last weeks or even longer.