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Today we highlight the latest installment of our Outbreak Wisconsin collaboration with WPR. Coburn Dukehart checks in with 85-year-old Beverly Blietz, a former recreational pilot, Uber driver, art gallery docent and community volunteer. She broke free from a Sister Bay nursing home during the coronavirus pandemic but still feels confined as she contemplates her future.
“What if this is to be my last summer on earth?” she asked. “Because if it is, should I be making decisions to redirect the life I have left? I’m safe and virus free, but at what cost?”
Indoor face mask mandate to start Monday in Dane County — Wisconsin State Journal
Some masks better than others in preventing COVID-19, UW video shows — Wisconsin State Journal
Wisconsin elected officials remain divided on Obamacare, even during the pandemic — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The heat is on: How the coronavirus will make it harder for vulnerable residents to keep cool this summer — Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
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Data to note
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Tuesday reported 495 new cases of COVID-19, with 3.9% of tests returning positive. The department reported nine new deaths in a pandemic that has reportedly killed 805.
Here’s the latest visualization of new cases from our partners at WisContext.
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When COVID struck, this Racine chef turned a job loss into a new pop-up BBQ — The Journal Times
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