COVID 19 Update and Numbers
The DHS is reporting that the number of new positive COVID 19 tests rose by a little over 2% Tuesday after the number hit an all time low on Monday. 5% of new cases came back positive for a total of 13.029 with 2,110 people needing hospitalization and 7,371 or 57% of patients have recovered. 8 more people died of the virus Tuesday bringing the total to 468 deaths in the state with Jefferson county reporting 62 total cases with 2 deaths, Walworth county reported 288 cases with 11 deaths and Rock County reported 438 positive cases with 14 deaths. State health officials are still tracking the criteria for the badger bounce back program even though the safer at home order was struck down in order to track the progress the state is making and as of Tuesday four of the six criteria have been met with Downward trend in COVID cases in healthcare workers and a Downward trajectory of COVID like cases reported in a 14 day period. Gov Evers announced his plan Tuesday for the 1.7 billion in federal aid from CARES Act, allocating 260 million for testing efforts, 75 million for contact tracing, 202 million for test collection kits to hospitals and other healthcare facilities, 45 million for a testing pilot program, about 150 million in PPE and 40 million toward additional ventilators. With 75 million allocated to small businesses Gove Evers still has around 600 million in federal funding left to spend.