As state’s daily cases hit highest mark in nearly 2 months, concerns rise over COVID-19 variants


With increased transmission and new variants detected in Wisconsin, the state’s chief medical officer warns of a new surge of COVID-19.

Wisconsin reports 1,046 cases today, the most cases in a single day since Feb. 11. This brings the seven-day average for daily confirmed cases to 733, the greatest average since mid-February. Today’s seven-day daily case average is nearly double that from a month ago.

“This is a real trend; we are in a new phase of the epidemic that is clearly worse than we were before,” said Dr. Ryan Westergaard in a health briefing today. He added that it’s primarily yo...

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