MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin has recorded 307 more coronavirus cases and four new deaths. The new cases reported Monday by the Department of Health Services raised Wisconsin’s total to 15,584 and its death toll to 510. The state reported 7,173 new negative tests for a cumulative total of 193,379. The percentage of positive tests dipped to 4.1%. Wisconsin reported 399 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized as of Monday, including 126 in intensive care. The statewide hospitalization rate for confirmed cases remains 15%, and 59% of confirmed cases in Wisconsin have recovered.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Police say a 17-year-old girl from Green Bay has been arrested for drunken driving after a crash on the Main Street Bridge flung her passenger into the river. WBAY-TV reports that video from a nearby weather camera shows a car turning onto Main Street at about 5:30 a.m., swerving and ultimately hitting a guardrail. It’s followed by a splash in the water. Police say a boater who happened to be nearby pulled the crash victim out of the water. She was also a 17-year-old from Green Bay. She’s expected to survive. The driver was arrested on suspicion of OWI causing injury.
PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) — Police in Portage say carbon monoxide poisoning sent a man and a police officer to the hospital. Police responded to some townhouses Sunday about 4 p.m. for a report of a 40-year-old man experiencing dizziness and slurring his words. The man was unresponsive by the time first responders arrived. Authorities say the carbon monoxide alarms the paramedics carry activated. The officer that helped evacuate the man was affected by the high level of carbon monoxide. Both were taken to the hospital. There’s no word on the condition of the man, but police say the officer was treated the released. Some residents were evacuated for a couple of hours. Authorities did not say what caused the high level of carbon monoxide.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources board is set to vote on tighter elk harvest limits in 2020. Hunters were allowed to kill up to 10 bulls during the state’s second elk season last year. DNR officials want to reduce the limit to six this year. They say state hunters should be allowed to kill three and Chippewa tribal hunters can take three. They say hunters are targeting older bulls and warn that practice will hurt hunting and elk viewing opportunities if it continues. The board is set to vote on the 2020 limits during a meeting Wednesday in Madison.
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