One of the rationales behind the lawsuit that ultimately overturned Governor Tony Evers’ Safer At Home policy. Initially the big outbreaks of COVID-19 were mainly in urban areas like Madison and Milwaukee, and the rural and upstate areas chafed under the restrictions because they had so few cases.

And then while Illinois remained locked down and Wisconsin didn’t, we saw the influx of Illini into border vacation and recreational areas…and knew what was going to happen in tourist dependent areas of Wisconsin.

Well, while the urban areas are starting to trend down, out state Wisconsin is continuing to see increases in active coronavirus cases…something that could have been prevented.

The state health department’s ratings of county COVID-19 activity were as follows during its once-per-week update Wednesday:

High: Adams, Barron, Bayfield, Brown, Buffalo, Burnett, Calumet, Chippewa, Clark, Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Florence, Fond du Lac, Forest, Green, Green Lake, Iowa, Iron, Jackson, Jefferson, Juneau, Kenosha, Kewaunee, La Crosse, Langlade, Manitowoc, Marathon, Marinette, Marquette (up), Menominee (up), Milwaukee, Monroe, Oconto, Oneida, Outagamie, Ozaukee, Pierce, Polk, Portage, Racine, Richland (up), Rock, Sauk, Sawyer, Shawano, Sheboygan, St. Croix, Taylor, Trempealeau, Vernon, Vilas, Walworth, Washburn, Washington, Waukesha, Waupaca, Waushara, Winnebago, Wood 

Medium: Ashland, Door (down), Grant (down), Lafayette (down), Lincoln, Pepin (down), Price, Rusk

Tracking coronavirus in Wisconsin

…sigh.

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