Coronavirus in Wisconsin: State reports 1,062 new cases and 13 deaths
(FOX 9) - Newly reported cases of coronavirus in Wisconsin again topped 1,000 on Saturday as the state reported 13 new deaths.
The new data, released by the state's Department of Health, brings total confirmed cases of COVID-19 to 54,002 with 1,062 new cases. The new deaths brings the total death toll in Wisconsin from COVID-19 to 947.
43,284 people have recovered from the virus and 4,681 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers announced Thursday an indoor mask mandate for people over the age of 5. Face coverings while indoors except at a private residence will be required starting Saturday, Aug. 1.
Evers extended the state's stay-at-home order until May 26, but on May 13, the state Supreme Court blocked the extension, effecively opening all establishments in the state. Hours later, images emerged of packed bars across the state, leading the Governor to call his state "The Wild West." Evers' original "Safer at Home" order went into effect on March 25.
On April 4, President Donald Trump approved a disaster declaration for Wisconsin due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This declaration allows for federal funding to be allocated to state, tribal and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations that were impacted by the virus.
If you have questions or immediate needs related to COVID-19, you can Text COVID19 to 211-211, visit 211Wisconsin.org or call 211. Call volumes are high, so officials are asking people to be patient and try to use the text or online options first.
If you are experiencing signs and symptoms of COVID-19, health officials advise you to call your health care provider.
To prevent illness, wash your hands often, cover coughs and sneezes, clean frequently touched surfaces every day and stay home when you are sick.