Word from our sponsors: Twin Lakes Area Chamber hosting “Hidden Treasures Sale” outdoor garage sale event May 22

Note: This is a paid announcement from the Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association. — DH

Have some stuff you’d like to get rid of and make a little extra cash? How about the chance to browse many garage sale offerings at one location?

The Twin Lakes Area Chamber “Hidden Treasures Sale” outdoor garage sale event May 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. may be for you.

The event will take place rain or shine at the chamber parking lot, 349 E. Main St., Twin Lakes.

Registration for selling at the event is due by May 17. An application and additional information is available here. Selling spaces will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

The chamber will be selling food. Everyone is welcome!

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Local fire department responding for mutual aid to Richmond, Ill.

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At about 8:49 p.m., the Twin Lakes Fire Department is being requested to respond for mutual aid to the Richmond Township Fire Protection District for a structure fire in the 5700 block of Broadway in Richmond.

Twin Lakes is requested to respond with a truck and a chief.

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Units responding for crash in Twin Lakes

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At about 7 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue units and a Twin Lakes Police officer are responding to a report of a crash in the 1800 block of East Lakeshore Drive in Twin Lakes.

Per dispatch: This is being reported as a golf cart versus pedestrian crash.

UPDATE 7:10 p.m. — Incident was on private property, police officer reports.

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Agenda: Wheatland Plan Commission meeting May 10, 2021

The Wheatland Plan Commission is scheduled to hold a meeting Monday, starting at 7 p.m. at Town Hall in New Munster.

Among the agenda items are:

  • Concept plan for a 32-lot subdivision with a minimum lot size of five acres, submitted by Joe Glasder, J. Scott Builders, Inc., Crystal Lake, IL for property currently owned by Century Oaks Farm LLC, 4111 Dyer Lake Rd. Tax Parcel #95-4-219-304-0202 (198.93 A.) and #95-4-219-312-0100 (37 A.)

The full agenda is available here. Maps of the proposal are available here.

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Agenda: Bristol Village Board meeting May 9, 2021

The Bristol Village Board is scheduled to hold a regular meeting Monday, starting at 7 p.m. at Village Hall.

Agenda items include:

  • Discuss and consider for approval the request of (JR) Greg M Reesman – The Reesman Company 28815 Bushnell Road, Burlington, WI 53105 (Applicant) and Great Northern Development 21010 75th Street, Bristol, WI 53104 (Owner) for a Site Plan Review for a Nursery and Landscaping Retail Business on tax parcel #’s 37-4-121-063-0401; 37-4-121-063-0100 and 37-4-121-064-0220 on approximately 106.9 acres located at 21010 75th Street, Bristol.
  • Consider for approval the Liquor License Applications.

The full agenda is available here.

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Agenda: Wheatland Town Board meeting May 10, 2021

The Wheatland Town Board is scheduled to hold a regular meeting Monday starting at 6 p.m. at Town Hall in New Munster. Face coverings are optional, but encouraged.

Agenda items include:

  • Consider a request from ACTION 50 LLC, 420 W Westleigh Rd., Lake Forest, IL 53105 (Owner), Dustin Hein, Freedom Fireworks LLC, for a temporary use permit, to temporarily use an existing parking lot for the placement of a 30’ x 90’ sales tent, an 8’ x 40’ metal storage container and multiple signs to operate a temporary fireworks sales stand in the B-3 Highway Business Dist. on Tax Parcel #95-4-219-323-0305, 5675 392nd Ave., June 18-July 5, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Also an application for a Fireworks Seller Permit, Tax Parcel #95-4-219-323-0305, 5675 392nd Ave. – June 18 thru July 5,
    2021.
  • Make various appointments for town officials, such as town attorney and engineer, for the 2021-23 term.

The full agenda is available here.

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Agenda: Salem Lakes Village Board meeting May 10, 2021

The Salem Lakes Village Board is scheduled to hold a regular Village Board meeting Monday, starting at 6 p.m.

The meeting will be streamed live at this link on YouTube for public viewing. If you have any questions, please call the Clerk’s Office at 262-843-2313.

Among the agenda items are:

  • Presentation and approval of a Salem Lakes proclamation honoring Fire Chief David M. “Mike” Slover on his retirement.
  • Presentation and approval of a Salem Lakes proclamation honoring Captain Jason Witte for being selected as the
    State of Wisconsin 2020 Fire Fighter of the Year.
  • Discussion on a resolution regarding Village territory within the boundaries of a proposed public inland lake
    protection and rehabilitation district for Silver Lake.
  • Discussion and possible action on Ordinance 2021.05-33, an ordinance amending certain provisions of Chapter
    490 of the Municipal Code of the Village of Salem Lakes relating to temporary signs; accessory living unit
    requirements; accessory uses in A-3 Districts; swimming pool locations; and temporary storage containers.
  • Discussion and possible action on an agreement between SEWRPC and the Village of Salem Lakes to assist in a
    Comprehensive Plan and Map update.

The full agenda is available here.

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Agenda: Wilmot Union High School District Finance Committee meeting May 10, 2021

The Wilmot Union High School District is scheduled to hold a Finance Committee meeting on Monday, starting at 5 p.m. in the District Board Room.

Agenda items are:

  • 2021 – 2022 Preliminary Budget Review
  • Pupil Transportation Discussion

The full agenda is available here.

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A word from our sponsors: May 9, 2021 open houses from Bear Realty’s Glenda and Butch Dupons

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Note: Glenda and Butch Dupons, of Bear Realty, are westofthei.com sponsors. This is a paid announcement — DH

Here are open houses being hosted today by Glenda and Butch Dupons, of Bear Realty (click the links below for more information):

6423 237th Ave., Salem

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Deaths May 8, 2021: Ann E. Daniels

This post sponsored by Westosha Floral.

The following deaths of local residents and those with local connections are being reported by funeral homes today. Click on name to see obituary/service information:

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Units responding to burning in Salem Lakes

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At about 8:04 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding to a report of a burning in about the 10100 block of Highway W (Fox River Road) in Salem Lakes.

Per dispatch: Caller reported unattended burning in a front yard.

UPDATE 8:15 p.m. — Unit arriving on scene reports it is in the 10400 block.

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A word from our sponsors: May 8, 2021 open houses from Bear Realty’s Glenda and Butch Dupons

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Note: Glenda and Butch Dupons, of Bear Realty, are westofthei.com sponsors. This is a paid announcement — DH

Here are open houses being hosted today by Glenda and Butch Dupons, of Bear Realty (click the links below for more information):

6423 237th Ave, Salem

8943 278th Ave, Salem

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Garage sales page updated

West of the I’s garage sales page has been updated.

Be sure to check it out each week before you begin your bargain hunting.

If you’d like your sale added to the list, please drop us a line at darren@westofthei.com. Include your address, days, hours etc. We’ll even add a map to your info.

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Kenosha County COVID-19 update May 7, 2021: 15,569 positives

Kenosha County COVID-19 vaccination status /Kenosha County Division of Health


Note: All numbers are cumulative since data started being reported in early 2020, unless otherwise noted. — DH

Kenosha County Public Heath is reporting 15,587 total positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Friday. That’s 18 more than Thursday. There have been 305 COVID-19 deaths in Kenosha County. Kenosha County Public Health is reporting 77,837 negative test results.

Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reporting a positive rate of 9,276/100,000 people and a 2.0 percent case fatality rate in Kenosha County as of Friday.

In Kenosha County, 38.97 percent of the population has had at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccination and 32.86 percent are fully vaccinated as of Friday, reports Kenosha County Public Health.

Kenosha County Public Health is reporting the following total positive COVID-19 test results for Western Kenosha County as of Friday:

  • Bristol — 427 cases
  • Paddock Lake — 275 cases
  • Salem Lakes — 1,049 cases (3 more than Thursday)
  • Randall — 230 cases
  • Twin Lakes — 405 cases (1 more than Thursday)
  • Wheatland — 253 cases
  • Paris — 100 cases
  • Brighton — 114 cases

All other county cases reported above are from Kenosha, Somers and Pleasant Prairie.

Here are Kenosha County COVID-19 daily positives and negatives over time:

Here are Kenosha County COVID-19 positives as a percentage of daily tests over time along with a 14-day moving average (Note: Moving average has been paused due to adjustment of positives for March 5, 6 and 17– DH):

The Kenosha County Division of Health announced Kenosha County’s first case of COVID-19 coronavirus on March 16, 2020.

Wisconsin DHS is reporting 602,265 positive tests and 2,874,219 negative tests with 6,884 deaths statewide as of Friday.

In Lake County, Ill., where many people from Kenosha County work, there have been 60,347 positives as of Friday.

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Deaths May 7, 2021: Paula A. Gerlat, Janice Hellstern, Irene J. Myers, Eugene Frederick Baltazar

This post sponsored by Westosha Floral.

The following deaths of local residents and those with local connections are being reported by funeral homes today. Click on name to see obituary/service information:

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Units responding for crash in Bristol

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At about 4:31 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to the 12300 block of Highway 45 in Bristol for a crash.

Per dispatch: Bristol command already on scene says three vehicles involved and there are injuries.

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Kenosha County Administration Building to reopen Monday

Kenosha County has announced the reopening of the county Administration Building in Kenosha as of Monday.

From a news release issued Friday:

The Kenosha County Administration Building will reopen to the public on Monday, May 10, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

The facility has been closed to the public since late August, when its front doors and windows were damaged during the civil unrest in the community at that time.

Repairs, which have been delayed due to the historic nature of the building, are ongoing, and replacement of several large, first-floor display windows has not yet occurred. However, a temporary repair to the main entry doors will now allow for the public to safely enter and exit the building.

The building, located at 1010 56th St. in downtown Kenosha, houses the offices of the County Executive, County Clerk, Treasurer, and Register of Deeds, as well as other administrative functions. Building hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Visitors are asked to wear a mask while in the building and practice social distancing wherever possible.
Many services, which have been available online throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, will still be able to be accessed remotely.

Appointments for in-person services — including marriage license applications through the County Clerk’s Office and vital records requests and other real estate services from the Register of Deeds Office — are encouraged and in some cases required to promote social distancing. These may be scheduled online at https://kenoshacounty.timetap.com or by calling the office from which you are seeking services.

For the time being, County Clerk Regi Bachochin’s office will conduct marriage license applications by appointment only; passport application services remain suspended. For more information about services from County Clerk’s Office, please call 262-653-2552 or send an email to countyclerk@kenoshacounty.org. County Treasurer Teri Jacobson’s office is continuing to accept tax payments by mail or online at https://kenoshacounty.org/589/Treasurer or in person. For more information, please contact the office at 262-653-2542 or at TRBank@kenoshacounty.org.
 
Register of Deeds JoEllyn Storz’s office is continuing to record documents and handle applications submitted through the mail and online through VitalCheck. For more information about accessing records by mail or online, please call 262-653-2444 or visit https://www.kenoshacounty.org/522/Register-of-Deeds.

All in-person services may also be accessed at the Elected Officials’ Satellite Office in the Kenosha County Center at highways 45 and 50, which has remained open since last July.

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Kenosha County COVID-19 update May 6, 2021: 15,569 positives

Kenosha County COVID-19 vaccination status /Kenosha County Division of Health


Note: All numbers are cumulative since data started being reported in early 2020, unless otherwise noted. — DH

Kenosha County Public Heath is reporting 15,569 total positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Thursday. That’s 30 more than Wednesday. There have been 305 COVID-19 deaths in Kenosha County (1 more than Wednesday). Kenosha County Public Health is reporting 77,732 negative test results.

Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reporting a positive rate of 9,266/100,000 people and a 2.0 percent case fatality rate in Kenosha County as of Thursday.

In Kenosha County, 38.84 percent of the population has had at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccination and 32.54 percent are fully vaccinated as of Thursday, reports Kenosha County Public Health.

Kenosha County Public Health is reporting the following total positive COVID-19 test results for Western Kenosha County as of Thursday:

  • Bristol — 427 cases (1 more than Wednesday)
  • Paddock Lake — 275 cases
  • Salem Lakes — 1,046 cases (3 more than Wednesday)
  • Randall — 230 cases
  • Twin Lakes — 404 cases (1 more than Wednesday)
  • Wheatland — 253 cases (1 more than Wednesday)
  • Paris — 100 cases
  • Brighton — 114 cases

All other county cases reported above are from Kenosha, Somers and Pleasant Prairie.

Here are Kenosha County COVID-19 daily positives and negatives over time:

Here are Kenosha County COVID-19 positives as a percentage of daily tests over time along with a 14-day moving average (Note: Moving average has been paused due to adjustment of positives for March 5, 6 and 17– DH):

The Kenosha County Division of Health announced Kenosha County’s first case of COVID-19 coronavirus on March 16, 2020.

Wisconsin DHS is reporting 601,603 positive tests and 2,868,723 negative tests with 6,877 deaths statewide as of Thursday.

In Lake County, Ill., where many people from Kenosha County work, there have been 60,254 positives as of Thursday.

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2021 Salem Lakes Clean-up is May 15

The annual resident-organized Salem Lakes Clean-up will be back in its customary spring date for 2021.

The 9th annual event will take place May 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers are asked to meet at Fox River County Park, in the first parking lot.

In the previous 8 years, volunteers have cleaned up over 32 tons of trash from the village. The event was started and continues to be organized by Silver Lake resident Allen Dunski.

Covid-19 caused the event to be postponed until the fall and last year’s attendance dropped significantly, causing less areas to be cleaned.

In an effort to show appreciation to the volunteers, organizers are bringing back “Treasure In Trash” to the cleanup. Prior to the cleanup, colored plastic eggs will be placed in the areas targeted for clean up. If you find an egg, you win a prize donated from local businesses.

More information is available here.

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Deaths May 6, 2021: Ronald Leonard Jones, Jeri Lynn Predny-Kamm

This post sponsored by Westosha Floral.

The following deaths of local residents and those with local connections are being reported by funeral homes today. Click on name to see obituary/service information:

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Units responding for alarm in Twin Lakes

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At about 3:48 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units are responding to an alarm in the 800 block of Lake Street in Twin Lakes.

Per dispatch: This is a residential alarm.

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A word from our sponsors: Boy Scout Troop 385 to host brat, hot dog feed Saturday

Note: This is a paid announcement from Boy Scout Troop 385. –DH

Boy Scouts of America Troop 385 will host a Brats & Hot Dogs Feed on Saturday, May 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the parking lot of Lakeside Foods, northeast corner of Highway 50 and Highway 75 in Paddock Lake.

Get a Klements brat or hot dog, chips and water. Hot dog meal is $5, brat meal is $6. Two meals is $10.

This is a fundraiser to benefit Scout Troop 385

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Units responding for alarm at Trevor-Wilmot School

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At about 1:05 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units are responding to an alarm at Trevor-Wilmot School.

Per dispatch: This is a genera fire alarm.

UPDATE 1:06 p.m. — Salem Lakes command arriving on scene reports no signs of fire visible from exterior and evacuation underway.

UPDATE 1:22 p.m. — Salem Lakes command reports alarm reset and all units clearing the scene.

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Kenosha County COVID-19 update May 5, 2021: 15,539 positives

Kenosha County COVID-19 vaccination status /Kenosha County Division of Health


Note: All numbers are cumulative since data started being reported in early 2020, unless otherwise noted. — DH

Kenosha County Public Heath is reporting 15,539 total positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Wednesday. That’s 16 more than Tuesday. There have been 304 COVID-19 deaths in Kenosha County. Kenosha County Public Health is reporting 77,597 negative test results.

Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reporting a positive rate of 9,249/100,000 people and a 2.0 percent case fatality rate in Kenosha County as of Wednesday.

In Kenosha County, 38.71 percent of the population has had at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccination and 32.17 percent are fully vaccinated as of Wednesday, reports Kenosha County Public Health.

Kenosha County Public Health is reporting the following total positive COVID-19 test results for Western Kenosha County as of Wednesday:

  • Bristol — 426 cases
  • Paddock Lake — 275 cases
  • Salem Lakes — 1,043 cases (3 more than Tuesday)
  • Randall — 230 cases
  • Twin Lakes — 403 cases
  • Wheatland — 252 cases
  • Paris — 100 cases
  • Brighton — 114 cases

All other county cases reported above are from Kenosha, Somers and Pleasant Prairie.

Here are Kenosha County COVID-19 daily positives and negatives over time:

Here are Kenosha County COVID-19 positives as a percentage of daily tests over time along with a 14-day moving average (Note: Moving average has been paused due to adjustment of positives for March 5, 6 and 17– DH):

The Kenosha County Division of Health announced Kenosha County’s first case of COVID-19 coronavirus on March 16, 2020.

Wisconsin DHS is reporting 600,936 positive tests and 2,864,060 negative tests with 6,863 deaths statewide as of Wednesday.

In Lake County, Ill., where many people from Kenosha County work, there have been 60,110 positives as of Wednesday.

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Units responding for crash in Wheatland

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At about 7:19 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to a crash in the 6400 block of 328th Avenue in Wheatland.

Per dispatch: Deputies already on the scene. This is a single motorcycle crash with an injury.

UPDATE 7:29 p.m. — Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue requested to respond as mutual aid.

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Deaths May 5, 2021: Kalinda Marie Pederson, Jean Marie Nelson

This post sponsored by Westosha Floral.

The following deaths of local residents and those with local connections are being reported by funeral homes today. Click on name to see obituary/service information:

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Units responding for investigation in Bristol

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At about 3:37 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units are responding to a report of a burning smell in the area of Highway 45 and Highway JS.

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Word from our sponsors: Twin Lakes Area Chamber hosting “Hidden Treasures Sale” outdoor garage sale event May 22

Note: This is a paid announcement from the Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association. — DH

Have some stuff you’d like to get rid of and make a little extra cash? How about the chance to browse many garage sale offerings at one location?

The Twin Lakes Area Chamber “Hidden Treasures Sale” outdoor garage sale event May 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. may be for you.

The event will take place rain or shine at the chamber parking lot, 349 E. Main St., Twin Lakes.

Registration for selling at the event is due by May 17. An application and additional information is available here. Selling spaces will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

The chamber will be selling food. Everyone is welcome!

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Agenda: Lilly Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District Board of Commissioners meeting May 6, 2021

The Board of Commissioners of the Lilly Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District is scheduled to hold a meeting on May 6 starting at 6 p.m., at Wheatland Town Hall in New Munster.

The commissioners are the same people as the Town Board members.

Among the agenda items are:

  • DNR funded Lilly Lake Aquatic Plant Management Plan – readiness for presentation and method to present aquatic plant management plan to the public.
  • Spot treatment for aquatic weeds for 2021.
  • Report – outlet completed – loan received – temporary loan from town repaid.

The full agenda is available here.

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Kenosha County COVID-19 update May 4, 2021: 15,523 positives

Kenosha County COVID-19 vaccination status /Kenosha County Division of Health


Note: All numbers are cumulative since data started being reported in early 2020, unless otherwise noted. — DH

Kenosha County Public Heath is reporting 15,523 total positive COVID-19 test results in Kenosha County as of Tuesday. That’s 41 more than Monday. There have been 304 COVID-19 deaths in Kenosha County (1 more than Monday). Kenosha County Public Health is reporting 77,455 negative test results.

Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reporting a positive rate of 9,239/100,000 people and a 2.0 percent case fatality rate in Kenosha County as of Tuesday.

In Kenosha County, 38.56 percent of the population has had at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccination and 31.81 percent are fully vaccinated as of Tuesday, reports Kenosha County Public Health.

Kenosha County Public Health is reporting the following total positive COVID-19 test results for Western Kenosha County as of Tuesday:

  • Bristol — 426 cases
  • Paddock Lake — 275 cases (3 more than Monday)
  • Salem Lakes — 1,040 cases (4 more than Monday)
  • Randall — 230 cases (2 more than Monday)
  • Twin Lakes — 403 cases (2 more than Monday)
  • Wheatland — 252 cases (1 more than Monday)
  • Paris — 100 cases
  • Brighton — 114 cases

All other county cases reported above are from Kenosha, Somers and Pleasant Prairie.

Here are Kenosha County COVID-19 daily positives and negatives over time:

Here are Kenosha County COVID-19 positives as a percentage of daily tests over time along with a 14-day moving average (Note: Moving average has been paused due to adjustment of positives for March 5, 6 and 17– DH):

The Kenosha County Division of Health announced Kenosha County’s first case of COVID-19 coronavirus on March 16, 2020.

Wisconsin DHS is reporting 600,297 positive tests and 2,859,673 negative tests with 6,850 deaths statewide as of Tuesday.

In Lake County, Ill., where many people from Kenosha County work, there have been 60,042 positives as of Tuesday.

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