UW Health, Wisconsin DHS recommend wearing face coverings

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Madison, WI- With more than 500 new cases in Dane County over the last week, UW Health experts are concerned about the trend and urge the public to avoid behavior that leads to the spread of the virus.

“The increased cases cannot be explained solely by increased testing. The significant increase in COVID-19 cases is a result of our behaviors and decisions,” said Dr. Jeff Pothof, UW Health chief quality officer. “Although we have not yet seen an increase in patient hospitalization for COVID-19, hospital admissions often lag behind a rise in cases.”

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