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Wisconsin governor urges virus vaccinations amid new surge

Gov. Evers is urging anyone age 12 or older who will be attending school in the fall to get...
Gov. Evers is urging anyone age 12 or older who will be attending school in the fall to get vaccinated as soon as possible.(WMTV/Curt Lenz)
Published: Jul. 22, 2021 at 12:49 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers is urging anyone age 12 or older who will be attending school in the fall to get vaccinated as soon as possible for COVID-19, as cases surge in the state due to the more contagious delta variant.

The call from Evers and the state’s top health official on Thursday comes amid a growing concern in Wisconsin and nationally about growing numbers of COVID-19 cases.

In Wisconsin, the seven-day average of new confirmed cases was 242 as of Thursday, which was three times as high as two-and-a-half weeks ago. Only people 12 and older can get vaccinated.

A live stream of Thursday’s Wisconsin Department of Health Services briefing will be available here.

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