Wisconsin reports zero new COVID-19 deaths for second straight day — 2/22/21

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Monday reported zero new COVID-19 deaths statewide, leaving the state’s death toll unmoved for the second consecutive day. 

Before Sunday, Nov. 22 was the most recent day when DHS reported no new deaths. “While #COVID19 is still here in #Wisconsin, we appreciate your efforts to #SlowTheSpread,” DHS tweeted Monday. “Please continue to #MaskUpWisconsin, keep 6′ from others, and wash your hands.” 

Wisconsin’s full COVID-19 death toll sits at 6,284. Wisconsin State Journal reporter David Wahlberg tells the stories of six of the residents we’ve lost.

President Joe Biden, Gov. Tony Evers tout COVID-19 relief plans — 2/17/21

Today we highlight stories about President Joe Biden’s town hall event in Milwaukee Tuesday night aimed at bolstering support for his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, which includes $1,400 checks for adults and up to $3,500 per child for families. The measures, while popular with the public, are facing strong opposition from Republicans in Congress.