Statewide, Wisconsin’s unemployment price final month reached 5.four%, down from 6.three% in August, in accordance with preliminary figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Trump’s go to to southern Wisconsin comes simply over two weeks after the president and First Girl Melania Trump examined constructive for COVID-19. Following his prognosis, Trump canceled marketing campaign occasions scheduled for Oct. three in Janesville and Inexperienced Bay. Trump has now visited the state six occasions, in contrast with Biden’s single go to.
On Friday, the state Division of Well being Companies reported three,861 new coronavirus instances in Wisconsin, breaking the earlier file set someday earlier of three,747. As of Friday, greater than 166,000 folks have examined constructive and 1,574 have died. The seven-day common for brand spanking new instances surpassed three,000 for the primary time because the pandemic started. Up to date numbers weren’t out there Saturday.
Hospitalizations additionally hit a brand new excessive of 1,101 sufferers.
State Democrats, together with Gov. Tony Evers, raised concern over the rally. The Democratic governor on Thursday inspired any politician visiting the state to implement the usage of face masks and social distancing — public well being precautions typically disregarded at Trump’s rallies.
“It’s the pinnacle of irresponsibility and callous negligence for Trump to come back to our metropolis and maintain a rally that would turn into a super-spreader occasion,” Rep. Deb Kolste, D-Janesville, stated Saturday.