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Wisconsin: Another COVID record, Evers prepares bills, holiday adjustments

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MADISON, WI -- Wisconsin health officials have reported another day of jaw-dropping COVID-19 numbers.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) reported a record 7,497 new confirmed COVID cases on Thursday, outdoing the previous record of 7,065 set Saturday.

The department reports the virus contributed to another 58 deaths, bringing the death toll to 2,515.

Gov. Tony Evers said in his news conference he plans to release a package of pandemic relief legislation next week.

He did not go into detail.

The GOP and its allies have blocked every initiative Evers has enacted to stop the disease from spreading.

It is obvious that state leaders are cracking down as we get closer to Thanksgiving and family gatherings.

Health officials are asking people to avoid in-person gatherings with those outside your household.

With that, the Wisconsin DHS is asking residents to adjust their holiday plans in order to stop the spread of COVID-19.

“I know this upcoming holiday season is going to be especially tough,” said Governor Tony Evers. “But the actions we take now will ensure that we can celebrate together once this pandemic is over. Folks, I am asking everyone to come together and take the steps needed to slow the spread of this virus. In doing so, we can protect our loved ones and save lives.”

Associated Press contributed to this story.

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