Two weeks after ‘Safer at Home’ order ends Covid-19 cases and deaths hit record highs

Record Covid-19 testing with 10,330 tests being conducted on Wednesday

A record number of new Covid-19 cases and new deaths are reported in Wisconsin two weeks after the Safer at Home Order ends.


Coronavirus cases in Wisconsin climbed to 16,462 and the death toll reached 539 on Wednesday.
According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the state reported nearly 600 new infections on Wednesday, which is more than double the number reported on Tuesday.

It also recorded 22 new fatalities on Wednesday, the biggest jump in deaths reported on any day.

But to put this in perspective, there has also been more testing, in fact a record number of tests results were reported on Wednesday.
With 10,330 tests conducted, it was the first time the state conducted more than 10,000 Covid-19 tests in one day.

As far as looking at any trends in the state, there have been five days where positive cases spiked above 500 in one day.
On May 16th positive cases reported were 502, on May 20th cases hit 528, May 22nd it was 511 and yesterday, May 27th positive cases reported were 599. Thursday, May 28th 512 cases were reported.

It has been two weeks since Wisconsin’s Supreme Court struck down the state’s stay-at-home order on May 13th.
So far, Health officials are not linking the increase in positive cases to the lifting of that order.