Wisconsin's latest COVID19 data snapshot is an ugly one: a daily record of 104 deaths were reported Tuesday, said the state on Wednesday:
State reports record amount of new COVID-19 deaths in a single day
Other key numbers in the daily updates on the state's COVID19 dashboard; the total reported COVID death toll is 3,115 and the positive case total is 363,973.
Here's another daily COVID19 data snapshot:
On May 13, the reported total state COVID death toll was 421 - far less than today's 3,115. The reported increase over the previous day's death count was 12 - not 104 - all charted, here - and the state's reported positive COVID case total stood at 10,902 - or about 3% of today's nearly 364,000, the data show.
Why look at May 13 COVID19 numbers?
Because that's the day on which a rightwing Wisconsin Supreme Court majority voted 4-3 to overturn Gov. Evers's 'Safer-at-Home' extension and restricted the administration's ability to control the pandemic, in a case brought by GOP legislative leaders Fitzgerald and Vos.
And by May 13, the GOP-run Legislature had been on fully-paid vacation for four weeks, had not offered the COVID19 control plan of their own they were purportedly working on - and still haven't - and may finally reconvene next month.
The Court, which continues to have a right-leaning majority, has yet to rule on whether Evers' can legally issue statewide masking orders.
Should the ruling go against him, and that would surprise no one, then neither should fresh continuing spikes in COVID19 disease and death spread further and faster statewide with boost of permission by the Supreme Court rightwing majority which had already sold off its reputation and ripped up its moral authority.
|Ruling expected soon|