Wis. breaks COVID-19 case record 4 times in past week

FILE – In this Feb. 6, 2020, file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers holds a news conference in Madison, Wis. (Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)

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UPDATED 7:12 AM PT — Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Wisconsin shattered the state record for the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the past week. On Tuesday, health officials reported 964 new coronavirus cases. This marked more than 5,000 cases recorded in the last week.

Health officials clarified that the surge was not due to an increase in testing. They said they saw more positive cases over the weekend compared to last week, but only tested half as many people.

Gov. Tony Evers (D) urged residents to continue staying home, practice social distancing and wear a face mask.

“We need to get back to working together to flatten the curve, so our health care systems don’t become overwhelmed as we have seen in states across the nation,” he stated. “…Where doctors are making difficult life and death decisions for their patients.”

The Department of Homeland Security and the Wisconsin National Guard are reportedly launching an online registration to make the testing process more efficient.

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