MADISON, Wis. (AP) – On the same day that Wisconsin broke new daily records for coronavirus cases and deaths, Gov. Tony Evers issued an advisory telling people they should stay home.
Evers warned in an address Tuesday evening announcing the advisory that deaths could double to 5,000 by January without action.
He says, “Each day this virus goes unchecked is a setback for our economic recovery.”
Evers issued a stay-at-home order in March but Republican lawmakers persuaded the state Supreme Court to strike it down in May.
Evers said in his address that decision has “hamstrung” his administration’s ability to control the virus.
State health officials reported 7,073 new confirmed infections and 64 deaths Tuesday, both records.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Tony Evers plans to livestream an address on the coronavirus pandemic.
The address will be streamed on the governor’s Facebook and YouTube pages at 6:05 p.m.
It comes after the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported a record 7,073 new confirmed cases and a record 66 deaths Tuesday.
The state has now seen 278,843 cases and 2,395 deaths related to the virus since the pandemic began.
It wasn’t immediately clear whether Evers planned to announce a new approach, demand GOP legislators pass a bill addressing the pandemic or simply remind state residents again to wear masks and socially distance.