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State reaches a new record for COVID-19 cases

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November 10, 2020

Today's COVID-19 numbers reach a new record for new reported cases per day, at 7073 new cases in today's numbers. The new current 7-day rolling average of cases is 5825, also a new record. This is particularly surprising as Monday reported cases are generally low since they reflect activity over the weekend. 35% of today's reported tests were positive.

Governor Evers addresses the state on the pandemic, signs new order

Governor Tony Evers

Gov. Evers to Deliver Statewide Address on COVID-19 Pandemic

November 10, 2020

Governor Evers addressed the state on the topic of the COVID-19 pandemic this evening at 6:05 PM. The address was carried live on this page and in other media.

The text of the Governor's speech is below, and the new Executive Order 94 is also attached below.

Good evening, Wisconsin. Governor Tony Evers here. Thank you for tuning in tonight.

I know I don’t have to tell you that this year has been one of major challenges.

Virus growth in the Chippewa Valley continues unchecked

Daily and 7-day-average positive cases
November 9, 2020

The COVID-19 situation in the Chippewa Valley is quickly growing out of control. The graph above is the number of daily COVID-19 cases since the state started tracking the pandemic. We added the orange graph over the weekend, which is the number of cases averaged over the past 7 days, which is a cleaner indication of growth because it smooths over the daily spurts.

The pandemic continues - and there's a media call

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COVID-19 Media Briefing - 11/04/2020

November 4, 2020

Despite the continual claims to the contrary on social media, it is now Nov. 4, 2020, and the coronavirus is still here and still out of control. 

Wisconsin DHS is having its regular press conference at 1:30 PM today. You can watch here.


Wisconsin pandemic continues to grow out of control

Covid Cases per Day
October 31, 2020

The pandemic in Wisconsin continues to grow out of control. Today 5278 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the state, which is a new record, surpassing the previous one of 5268 four days ago. There is no good news elsewhere, as there are 374 new hospitalizations reported since yesterday and 59 more deaths.

Dunn County COVID-19 status update

Status Graphic
October 31, 2020

These are the numbers for this week's Dunn County status, and the weekly video update with KT Gallagher from the Dunn County Public Health Department. There are now 1130 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county. 225 of those cases are currently active and 8 are currently hospitalized in the county.

Eau Claire County COVID-19 status updates

Eau Claire County COVID-19 Update - October 29, 2020

October 30, 2020

This is the media briefing from yesterday outlining the criticality of the pandemic in Eau Claire. Eau Claire County's status is becoming very concerning (as with the other counties in the area). The current Eau Claire County status report is attached below.

What I Have Been Watching - Totally Under Control

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TOTALLY UNDER CONTROL Trailer (2020) Coronavirus, President Trump

October 30, 2020

As the pandemic has lingered on and on and on I find that like many of you, I have been watching a lot more TV than normal. I will be trying to point out a few of the shows that I have found interesting. 

DHS media briefing for 10/30/2020

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 10/30/2020

October 30, 2020


  • Governor Tony Evers
  • Secretary-designee Andrea Palm, Wisconsin Department of Health Services 
  • Dr. Ryan Westergaard, Chief Medical Officer, DHS Bureau of Communicable Diseases
  • Ryan Nilsestuen, Chief Legal Counsel, Office of the Governor

When: Thursday, October 30, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.            

Gov. Evers, DHS Secretary-designee Palm Announce Expansion of Wisconsin's COVID-19 Community Testing Efforts

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COVID-19 Media Briefing - 10/29/2020

October 29, 2020

The Department of Health Services held a media availability in conjunction with this announcement. It is displayed here.

Menomonie School District COVID-19 Report

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October 29, 2020

This is this week's COVID-19 report from Superintendent Joe Zydowsky. Also, according to a recent Twitter message from Zydowsky, an important part of the district's network infrastructure has failed this morning, so much of the district's networking will be not working until it can be replaced, probably sometime tomorrow.

Hello SDMA Families and Staff.

This update includes a lot of important information, so please be patient with the length of this message.

COVID-19 Media Briefing for 10/27/2020 - new record for cases and deaths

Death Graph

COVID-19 Media Briefing - 10/27/2020

October 27, 2020

The state today has reported a record number of COVID-19 deaths (64 new deaths reported today). Additionally, 5,262 new infections were reported today, which is also a new record.