NewsCoronavirus

Actions

Wisconsin's Johnson says COVID-19 'is not a death sentence'

Sen. Johnson backs off 'secret society' claim
Posted at 11:29 AM, Oct 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-12 12:29:07-04

WISCONSIN — U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, of Wisconsin, says he never had any symptoms after testing positive Oct. 2 for the coronavirus, declaring that COVID-19 “is not a death sentence.”

More than 150,000 people in Wisconsin have tested positive for the virus, and 1,465 have died.

Wisconsin has seen a spike in cases in recent months, and has been one of the top five states in the country for new cases per-capita.

The Republican Johnson said Monday that while there have been “so many tragedies” for those who test positive, “at the same time COVID is not a death sentence.”

Report a typo or error // Submit a news tip

Coronavirus in Wisconsin

More data on Wisconsin's vaccination progress here.

Find a vaccination site here.

Check out county-by-county coronavirus case numbers here.

More information: COVID-19 on the Wisconsin DHS website

Latest news and headlines here.