Wisconsin remains in the 'red zone' of COVID-19 spread, White House Task Force report finds

Posted at 8:00 PM, Dec 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-02 21:01:00-05

Wisconsin continues to see "extraordinarily high rates" of COVID-19 cases and percent of positivity, despite a "modest" drop in cases last week, the latest report from the White House Coronavirus Task Force concludes.

The report finds that hospitalizations and deaths remain greater than peaks in the spring and summer, and that Wisconsin is still in the "red zone" for cases, indicating 101 or more new cases per 100,000 people.

Wisconsin now has the 12th highest rate of infection in the country, according to the task force.

The task force acknowledges that the state has seen a decrease in new cases and in test positivity, though both measurements remain at high levels.

In their recommendations, the task force urges Wisconsin leaders and residents "must do everything possible to prepare for and limit a post-Thanksgiving resurgence." That includes residents abiding by social distancing, limiting travel over the holidays and the continued "personal" guidance from Gov. Tony Evers, which is "critical and is commended," according to the task force.

Read the task force's report filed on Nov. 29:

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