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The state Department of Health Services reported 464 new positive COVID-19 tests on Thursday, moving the state’s rate of positive tests slightly higher compared to previous days.
“Thursday’s positivity rate — 4.1% of all tests — still pales in comparison to early May’s double-digit totals. But epidemiologists consider the percent positive number to be a key indicator of changes in the disease’s spread, and it has recently increased throughout much of the U.S.,” reports Matt Piper for the USA Today Network-Wisconsin.
Wisconsin reports 464 more coronavirus cases as state is added to a list of those ‘trending poorly’ — USA Today Network — Wisconsin
Dane County has largest 5-day rise in COVID-19 cases, jeopardizing reopening — Wisconsin State Journal
A Briggs & Stratton employee who pushed for more coronavirus restrictions in the workplace died from the virus — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
‘Fall-off-a-cliff moment’: Covid-19 adds new dimension to farmers’ stress — Investigate Midwest
Stores losing customers by requiring face masks during coronavirus — Kenosha News
COVID-19 crisis curtails job gains In Wisconsin’s clean energy industry — WPR
Should you sign away your right to sue if you catch COVID-19? — WTMJ-TV
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Data to note
For every one COVID-19 case detected, 10 more likely go undetected, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield said at a press conference Thursday, according to USA Today.
“For the Fourth of July, which is a family event, we want to emphasize that it’s really important that we get back to being vigilant as our collective commitment … to protect vulnerable friends, family, community,” he said, according to the newspaper.
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