Wisconsin health officials say Safer at Home is working

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Posted at 2:27 PM, Apr 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-14 15:27:22-04

Wisconsin's "Safer At Home" order has helped slow the spread of coronavirus in the state, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Wisconsin DHS stated in a Tuesday news release that a model showed Wisconsin was projected to have 22,000 infections by April 8, which would have ultimately resulted in somewhere between 440 and 1,500 deaths.

According to DHS, however, since the Safer at Home order, there has been a decrease in exponential growth in the number of cases. Wisconsin’s rate of doubling of infections was 3.4 days in early March and, over the past two weeks, the rate of doubling is now approximately 12 days.

"By staying Safer at Home, the people of Wisconsin are taking the steps needed to make a difference during this pandemic," the news release states. "Safer at Home is working, and it is saving lives."