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As COVID-19 cases trend upwards in parts of Wisconsin, we highlight a story by the Appleton Post Crescent examining why and how people in their 20s are increasingly fueling the trend.
“Wisconsin residents in their 20s are testing positive for the coronavirus nearly twice as often in the last 10 days as they were in the 50 days before that,” reports Madeline Heim, a former Wisconsin Watch intern. “Data from the Department of Health Services show that before June 22, this age group made up about 20% of the state’s total positive tests. Since then, they’ve made up 40%.”
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Emily Kopp, a reporter with CQ Roll Call, tweets:
Data to note
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Wednesday reported 540 new cases of COVID-19, with 4.3% of tests returning positive. The department also reported two new deaths, pushing the total to 786 confirmed during the pandemic.
DHS also added 14 counties to its list of those with “high” disease activity.
Click here for more details on how the agency is measuring COVID-19 activity levels. The agency plans to update its data by 2 p.m. each Wednesday.
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Local organization seeks to make COVID-19 testing more inclusive for communities of color — Wisconsin State Journal
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