Daily COVID 19 Update With Numbers
The city of Janesville gave away more than 300 personal protective masks during an event on Thursday afternoon. The event allowed residents to get the masks via drive through behind the senior activity center, they ran out of masks in a half hour and the group called Sew Connected says they’ve out around 3500 masks to date. According to the DHS there were 382 new cases of COVID 19 in Wisconsin on Thursday bringing the total to 9,366 positive tests with more than 87 thousand people testing negative. 375 people have died from the virus while around 49% or 4,520 people have recovered so far, they consider someone recovered 30 days from the positive test and showing no symptoms for 14 days. Jefferson county had a slight uptick in positive cases bringing the total up to 50 with no reported deaths. Rock County reported 324 cases with 12 deaths and Walworth county reported 239 positive cases and 9 deaths. Gov Evers said Thursday that he wouldn’t rule out the possibility of reopening some parts of the state less affected by COVID 19 before others and discussed the idea with republican leaders on Monday. Evers expressed concern that cases in rural areas might be undercounted because of lack of testing and bringing more people to those areas especially the ones that rely on tourism could lead to a spike in cases. The Wisconsin Supreme Court is currently discussing a lawsuit brought by republicans to block the safer at home order that is due to expire on May 26th.