STATE HOSPITAL CHIEF SAYS IT'S TIME TO "TRIPLE DOWN"

posted Nov 12, 2020, 10:17 AM by News Room
Thursday, November 12 -- With Wisconsin recording more than 7,000 new COVID-19 cases for the third day in the past five, Dr. Mark Kaufman, chief medical officer of the Wisconsin Hospital Association, says the only way to stem the tide is to "triple down" with universal masking, social distancing and avoiding all but very small gatherings. In the last week, the state has averaged nearly 6,000 new cases per day, and the positive-test rate has now reached nearly 36%. Pepin County, which for months had been the only county of the state's 72 which had not recorded a COVID-related death, now has its first. Barron County recorded 62 new cases yesterday, bringing its total to 2,053, which is nearly double the rate for neighboring Polk County. Barron's positive test rate is at 13.3%.
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