RACINE COUNTY– In its weekly COVID-19 upgrade launched Monday, Racine County officials reported that the case rate has now pressed the county into a “high risk” classification. Meanwhile, the City of Racine Common Council on Tuesday will think about a city regulation that requires people to use facial coverings beginning July 27.
“Mirroring patterns throughout the country, COVID-19 cases in Racine County have actually increased greatly in Jully, particularly amongst more youthful age,” the Racine County report specified. “We reiterate the immediate requirement to stay at home if sick, not hold or participate in big gatherings, use a face covering, keep social range, and practice good health.”
Racine County reported a verified 2,690 total verified COVID-19 cases because testing began in March. That was an increase of 305 cases considering that the July 13 report. Likewise, there were 370 likely COVID-19 cases and 32,798 unfavorable tests. Racine County has actually now recorded 69 COVID-19 deaths, a boost of 4 deaths from the previous week.
Around 62 percent of the validated COVID-19 cases in Racine County were from communities under the jurisdiction of the City of Racine Health Department (the City of Racine, Village of Elmwood Park, and the Village of Wind Point).
That constantly high infection rate is mentioned by Racine Mayor Cory Mason's workplace in a proposed mask regulation. The regulation requires everybody over age 4 to use a facial covering while in any indoor or outside public area or while riding on mass transit, taxi, private cars and truck service, or ride-sharing car within the City of Racine. The regulation would use to all companies, companies, and non-profit entities. The regulation does not include private house or private offices or work areas that are not open to consumers or personal visitors.
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The proposed mask ordinance will be discussed by the Council's Executive at 6 p.m. Tuesday and will be on the program for the Common Council meeting beginning at 7 p.m.
. The weekly Racine County COVID-19 upgrade specified that “COVID-19 testing is an essential part of boxing in the disease.” Testing at Ascension All Saints Health Care, Aurora Healthcare, and Froedtert Hospital are supplied by appointment.
The next complimentary, local community COVID-19 drive-through centers, performed the Wisconsin National Guard, are scheduled for Aug. 4-7 and Aug. 18-20 at Festival Hall, 5 Fifth St., Racine. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Racine County authorities will offer details about these and other future centers as details becomes available.