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Today we highlight the Appleton Post-Crescent’s profile of Dan Garber, a man with Type 2 diabetes who recently tested positive for COVID-19 after failing to take the fast-spreading virus seriously.
Duke Behnke reports that the 53-year-old Harrison man now suffers a high fever, cough, headache, body aches and diarrhea — alongside regrets that he failed to heed public health experts’ recommendations to wear a mask and keep a safe distance from others in public.
“Immediately after his diagnosis, Garber felt guilty, anxious and depressed for putting his family at risk,” Behnke reports. “Now a few days removed, with the help of his family, friends and Calumet County resources, he’s been able to put it in perspective.”
‘Now there’s a price to pay’: Harrison man regrets not taking coronavirus precautions seriously — Appleton Post-Crescent
Twenty percent of all virus cases in Wisconsin reported in last two weeks as younger people drive surge — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Tribal educators talk e-learning curve, prepare for fall pandemic learning — Green Bay Press Gazette
Dane County bar owners reeling from yet another blow as COVID-19 restrictions tighten again — Wisconsin State Journal
State projects school aid estimates for next year, but questions linger over COVID-19’s impact — Wisconsin State Journal
Who has to report COVID-19 cases in restaurants? No one. — Appleton Post-Crescent
Data to note
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Thursday reported 539 new cases of COVID-19, with 4.2% of tests returning positive. The department also reported seven new deaths, pushing the total to 793 confirmed during the pandemic.
Here’s the latest visualization of trends in cases from our partners at WisContext.
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