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Gov. Evers bans evictions, foreclosures; COVID-19 cases exceed 800

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Gov. Tony Evers ordered a temporary halt to evictions and foreclosures in Wisconsin as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases increased again Friday.

The eviction and foreclosure halt will be in effect for the next 60 days. Evers announced the order on a press call Friday afternoon.

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state increased to 842, according to data from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS).

Health officials estimated that many infections are going undetected because they may have mild or no symptoms. The real number of cases could be 10 times higher than the amount testing has confirmed.

Thirteen Wisconsinites have died from the disease.

Dane County cases increased to 133, up from 114 the day before.

Evers said the disease's spread in Milwaukee County's black population is "a crisis within a crisis."

The number of negative tests increased to 13,

The governor called on organizations to donate personal protective equipment to health care providers.

(Our entire coronavirus coverage is available here.)

The new strain of the coronavirus causes the disease COVID-19. Symptoms include cough, fever and shortness of breath.

In severe cases, pneumonia can develop. Those most at risk include the elderly, people with heart or lung disease as well as anyone at greater risk of infection.

For most, the virus is mild, presenting similarly to a common cold or the flu.

Anyone who thinks they may have the disease should call ahead to a hospital or clinic before going in for a diagnosis. Doing so gives the staff time to take the proper precautions so the virus does not spread.

Those needing emergency medical services should continue to use 911.

(A timeline of the virus' spread in Wisconsin is available here.)

Wisconsin COVID-19 Test Results

Test ResultsNumber of People as of 3/27/2020
Negative13,140
Positive842
Deaths13
Wisconsin CountyTotal Cases as of 3/27/2020Total Deaths as of 3/27/2020
Bayfield20
Brown50
Calumet10
Chippewa30
Clark20
Columbia60
Dane1331
Dodge60
Douglas50
Dunn20
Eau Claire70
Fond du Lac181
Grant10
Green30
Iowa30
Iron11
Jefferson60
Juneau20
Kenosha230
La Crosse140
Marathon10
Marinette10
Milwaukee4116
Monroe10
Outagamie40
Ozaukee303
Pierce40
Portage10
Racine90
Richland20
Rock120
Sauk81
Sheboygan70
St. Croix40
Vilas20
Walworth50
Washington270
Waukesha610
Waupaca10
Winnebago60
Wood20
Total84213

JT Cestkowski

Social Media Content Producer/Desk Editor

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