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BREAKING: Wisconsin reports 425 coronavirus cases; nine new cases in Dane County


This story has been updated to contain additional information from Public Health Madison & Dane County.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services Sunday reported 416 total cases of coronavirus infection, but that count did not include nine new cases from Dane County. A total of 425 new cases is an increase of only 44 in the last 24 hours. That’s an 11.5 percent increase, considerably lower than yesterday’s 35 percent jump.

However, fewer tests were administered — about 1,700 people were tested between Saturday and Sunday, and just over 800 people were tested between Sunday and Monday. State officials declined to clarify the reason for that and how that might affect the reported number of cases.

Dane County initially had no new cases reported, but Public Health Madison & Dane County posted a total of 70 cases — up from 61 — to its website late Monday. “While we typically report the same number as what the Wisconsin Department of Health Services lists on their website, today we had more real-time information to share,” the PHMDC website says.

Milwaukee County has 204 total cases, up from 182 on Sunday.

One new death were reported Monday in Milwaukee County, bringing the statewide total to five.

Governor Tony Evers said Monday he would issue a stay-at-home order on Tuesday.

In a media briefing Monday, he said more details would be released Tuesday as to the date and time that it would begin and end, as well as what businesses would be deemed essential.

Ryan Nilsestuen, Evers’ chief legal counsel, said local police and sheriff’s offices would enforce the order, but that the Administration hopes people will comply voluntarily.

Evers said nothing specific had changed since Friday when he said he did not intend to issue a stay-at-home order, except that he had heard from many health professionals that it was the best thing to do.

“Science is important to me,” he said. “I follow the science.”

He also said business leaders were “insistent” that an order was necessary.

“It’s pretty simple,” Evers said. “This is a serious disease. We’re trying to control it. Stay at home.”

Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm urged people not to flock to grocery stores, as they will remain open during the stay-at-home order.