'Nothing to be proud of': Wisconsin tops 7,000+ COVID cases for 3rd consecutive day
MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58/AP) -- Another record-setting day of COVID-19 numbers were reported by Wisconsin health officials on Thursday, Nov. 12.
A new daily high record of 7,497 positive cases were reported, and 58 more people died, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS).
"Nothing to be proud of," DHS said in part.
Another record-setting day in our state, but again, nothing to be proud of. Your #COVID19_WI update shows a new daily high 7,497 confirmed cases reported. Please, stay home if you can, stay 6' from others, and #MaskUpWisconsin. #YouStopTheSpread: https://t.co/azIna3TqRRpic.twitter.com/FBCjL8KWLe— WIDeptHealthServices (@DHSWI) November 12, 2020
Gov. Tony Evers said during a news conference that he plans to release a package of pandemic relief legislation next week. He declined to discuss any details.
It's unclear whether the bills will get any traction with Republicans who control the Legislature. The GOP and its allies have blocked every initiative Evers has enacted to stop the disease from spreading.