Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers calls for unity as virus surges

Gov. Tony Evers plans for a COVID-19 evening address on Tuesday. Gov. Tony Evers plans for a COVID-19 evening address on Tuesday. |  Photo: State of Wisconsin

TODD RICHMOND, Associated Press
Updated: November 10, 2020 05:10 PM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - On the same day that Wisconsin broke new daily records for coronavirus cases and deaths, Gov. Tony Evers plans to to take the unusual step of delivering a live address to the state urging unity and cooperation to fight the virus.

Evers warns in excerpts of his speech released ahead of delivery Tuesday that deaths could double to 5,000 by January without action. He says, “Each day this virus goes unchecked is a setback for our economic recovery.”

The excerpts don’t offer hints as to what actions Evers wants to take. His most significant attempts to reduce the virus' spread have been fought by Republican lawmakers, business owners and others. 

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported a record 7,073 new confirmed cases and a record 66 deaths Tuesday. The state has now seen 278,843 cases and 2,395 deaths related to the virus since the pandemic began.


TODD RICHMOND, Associated Press

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