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The state Department of Health Services announced March 27 that there are 842 positive cases of COVID-19 statewide, as well as 13,140 negative tests. However, the number continues to grow as counties announce more positive test results.
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For the 300,000 people across Wisconsin who are uninsured, and thousands more with near unaffordable insurance coverage, the COVID-19 pandemic is highlighting flaws in a system that already had people struggling to get health care.
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Eight of the state's 14 COVID-19 deaths have occurred in Milwaukee's African American community. On March 27, Gov. Tony Evers called the deaths in Milwaukee "a crisis within a crisis."
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The latest federal lawsuit seeking to postpone Wisconsin's April 7 election argues members of minority communities will be disenfranchised if it isn’t delayed.
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Iowa is the only Wisconsin border state that has not implemented a stay-at-home order, and that state's governor says the social distancing measures already in place obviates the need for one.
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The growing spread of COVID-19 in Wisconsin has first responders and health care professionals taking every precaution to prevent spreading the virus. But in rural areas of the state, concerns about supplies and staffing are paramount.
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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin is growing, but so is the number of people who test negative for the virus. For every one person who's tested positive in the state, about 16 people have tested negative. But that ratio is likely to change.
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State officials estimate 25 percent of Wisconsin's child care centers preemptively closed amid social restrictions aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19. That's left some 3,500 families working in jobs deemed essential struggling to find child care.
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Dentists are delaying non-essential procedures to reduce the spread of disease and to conserve personal protective equipment for frontline health care workers.
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The majority of Wisconsin's craft distillers are now making hand sanitizer in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.