With an approved COVID-19 vaccine on the horizon, virus numbers have been heading in the right direction in recent days across Wisconsin.
“We’ve actually had decreasing numbers of new cases and decreasing hospitalizations,” said Medical College of Wisconsin President Dr. John Raymond on Wisconsin’s Afternoon News. “The deaths though still remain high because those typically lag four to five weeks behind new cases.”
Dr. Raymond says he’s still not sure what kind of surge may come after the Thanksgiving holiday.
“I know that other states–especially in the south and on the east coast–are experiencing the beginning of a surge that they’re attributing to the holidays over Thanksgiving,” he said.
Wisconsin reported 4,114 new positive cases of the virus on Tuesday.
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