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Wisconsin Sets New Record for Coronavirus Deaths

Wisconsin has set another record for coronavirus deaths. The state Department of Health Services reported Tuesday that the virus was a factor in another 104 deaths. That breaks the old record of 92 daily deaths set on Nov. 17. The virus has now been a factor in 3,115 deaths since the pandemic began in March.

The DHS also reported another 6,202 confirmed cases.

The state has now seen 363,973 cases since March. The seven-day average of positive tests was 28.7% as of Monday,...

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Wisconsin has set another record for coronavirus deaths. 

The state Department of Health Services reported Tuesday that the virus was a factor in another 104 deaths. That breaks the old record of 92 daily deaths set on Nov. 17.

The virus has now been a factor in 3,115 deaths since the pandemic began in March.

The DHS also reported another 6,202 confirmed cases.

The state has now seen 363,973 cases since March. The seven-day average of positive tests was 28.7% as of Monday, down from 36.5% last week.

  • Virtual support available for those dealing with grief over the holiday season
  • Boulder Junction close to completing a 14-mile loop trail
  • Travel expected to be down this Thanksgiving 
  • Three arrested for an armed robbery in Vilas County

Wisconsin DNR

More people are hunting deer this season.

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Wisconsin nursing homes have seen a spike in COVID-19-related deaths, with nearly 300 reported during a recent four-week span.

Data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services show 294 residents died of the virus between Oct. 12 and Nov. 8.

The figure is more than 10 times the 28 deaths that were reported in the previous month. The number of cases in nursing homes has also surged.

In the latest reporting period, nursing homes reported 2,130 residents with new COVID-19 cases, up from 387 new cases in the preceding four-week period.

Vilas County Crash Data, 2021 Construction Update

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State information on crash data for Vilas County was presented to the county Traffic Safety

Committee showing a decrease in deer crashes and a decrease in fatal crashes, along with a summary of the planned road reconstruction for next year.

Total crashes in Vilas County up to Nov. 1 this year were 394 with 93 having injuries and with one fatality. Last year by this date there were five fatalities. Deer only crashes so far this year were 77 compared to 84 last year.

State fatalities so far this year stood at 525 which was an increase of 6.7% from the 492 last year.

WAOW Television

At Monday night's meeting, the Wausau School board discussed what could potentially trigger a return to virtual learning.

However, they said that transition would be based on staffing needs rather than rising COVID-19 cases.

"I know people have been asking about metrics. Is there some measure that would say this is when a school would close? Unfortunately those metrics don't exist," said Superintendent Keith Hilts.

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Many people look forward to the holidays as a time to get together with family and friends.

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A 14-mile long loop of paved bike trail that connects two major campgrounds to the Heart of Vilas County Trail. That’s the goal of the latest trail expansion project in Boulder Junction.

Vilas County Sheriff's Office

The Vilas County Sheriff’s Office said it’s arrested three people in connection to an armed robbery last week.

Police arrested Mile Krohn, 27, Devon Brown, 24, and Autumn Williams, 24.

COVID and Holidays Create Perfect Storm of Fraudsters

Nov 23, 2020
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With the spike in COVID cases and the upcoming holiday season, consumer groups are warning Michiganders that a proliferation of scam artists is emerging.

Mark Hornbeck, associate state director for communications at AARP Michigan, said folks should be on the lookout for the typical cons related to shopping, including bogus websites impersonating major brands, gift cards that already have been drained of their funds and porch pirates who steal packages. He said the pandemic also has fostered a huge number of scams.

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