(FOX 9) - The state of Wisconsin reported more than 1,000 new confirmed COVID-19 cases Thursday for the second time in three days.
A total of 1,052 new, positive COVID-19 cases were reported Thursday, making it the second highest single-day increase to date. The record was set Tuesday with 1,117 new cases.
Since the pandemic began, 45,899 Wisconsinities have tested positive for the virus. 35,502 have recovered from COVID-19 to date.
13 Wisconsin residents died from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the pandemic total to 878 in the state of Wisconsin.
Gov. Tony 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 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.