The Number of positive cases of COVID 19 rose to 2515 statewide according to the Wisconsin DHS
The Number of positive cases of COVID 19 rose to 2515 statewide according to the Wisconsin DHS with over 26 thousand negative tests and 668 positive patients needing hospitalization, the statewide death total also went up to 85. The DHS, despite requests, are not providing the number of recovered patients. Jefferson County has 14 positive cases, Waukesha county 160, Walworth county has 20 and Rock County went up to 34 with 3 deaths. Milwaukee county reported 1,256 positive cases with 40 deaths and Dane county reported 278 cases with 9 deaths. Gov Evers issued two emergency orders on Monday to help health care workers, Emergency order 21 will adjust requirements for training and license renewals, suspends staff orientations at home health agencies and hospices, adjusts nurse aide training hours, relaxes criteria for resident care staff at community based residential facilities and adult family homes and ensures nursing homes can’t discharge patients who are unable to pay. The Order also modifies requirements at opiate addiction treatment services to help staff continue to be responsive and accessible. Emergency Order 20 extends health care provider licenses that would have expired during the public health crisis to remain valid until 30 days after the crisis is over. The orders were put in place to provide flexibility for healthcare workers during the pandemic.