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State Supreme Court to Decide on Safer At Home Order

The State Supreme Court is expected to reveal its decision on whether the safer at home order is legal any time after hearing arguments in the case Tuesday. The legislature filed the lawsuit weeks ago arguing the DHS secretary exceeded her authority in extending the order and had asked for at least a 6 day window to come up with a replacement plan but the legislature said Tuesday that 10-12 days would be better, the safer at home order extension is set to end May 26th. 396 new cases of COVID 19 were reported by the DHS as of Tuesday afternoon with is roughly 8.6% of new tests, in total 8,675 have tested positive with 1,663 needing to be hospitalized, 353 people have died due to the virus and 4,131 have recovered. Rock county reported 301 positive cases and with 2 more deaths reported Tuesday the total is up to 9, Walworth county has 235 reported cases with 8 deaths and Jefferson County reported 46 positive cases. A 14 day downward trend in percentage of new tests that come back positive is among the main criteria that must be met as part of the Badger Bounce Back plan to reopen the state, there was a 1% decrease in positive cases from Monday to Tuesday.