Transcript for Is Wisconsin becoming the new COVID-19 hot spot?
some of the major covid numbers that we're getting out of Johns Hopkins university right now, nearly a million deaths worldwide and cases are on the rise here in the U.S. That's right. Dr. Jen is with us as always. Those cases are up and Dr. Jen, this is a pretty alarming number, up 24% over the past 14-day average, according to "The New York timesas we get closer to the election, there's increasing focus on the state of Wisconsin. Tell us why. Some concerning covid trends coming out of the midwest, and particularly in Wisconsin, and people wondering if that will become a U.S. Hotspot, what we know about this point, cases and hospitalizations are increasing and these case numbers, you guys, are rising in all age groups ironically except those in the college age group, 18 to 24 years of age, hospitalizations have doubled over the last month, and to complicate matters, it's hard to get a good grasp on this, because the state is reporting fewer tests per day than they were in late July and they're hovering around a 22% test positivity rate, as we have spoken here about many times not a good number to be at. We turn now to ABC's Kyra
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