The state Department of Health Services announced March 31 that there are 1,351 positive cases of COVID-19 statewide. However, the number continues to grow as counties announce more positive test results.
Hate crimes and incidents of aggression against Asian Americans have increased amid pandemic fears. Some Wisconsinites of Asian descent say they feel like they have to be on alert when they go out in public.
The state Department of Health Services says there are 457 positive cases of COVID-19 statewide as of March 24, as well as 8,237 negative tests. However, the number continues to grow as counties announce more positive test results.
Many aid organizations in Wisconsin are staying open to help people through the COVID-19 pandemic, but not without changes. Food pantries are turning into drive-thrus and shelters are expanding their hours and cleaning routines.
As the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin rises, the more life seems to come to a standstill. In response, Wisconsinites are trying to help their employees and neighbors through the uncertainty.
With Gov. Tony Evers declaring a public health emergency due to COVID-19, Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm explains what it means, and discusses other preparations the state is making to test for the virus and prevent its further spread.