State Steps Up COVID-19 Testing Capacity

Stepping up testing for
COVID-19 is now happening across Wisconsin.
And state Department of Health Services Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk
says along with that comes increased contact tracing, with a goal of one
thousand contact tracers. 

“We need to both
increase the number of people who are doing this, and we anticipate as we test
with much larger numbers, it will exceed the capacity of local health
departments. And that’s where the state stands ready to assist them in these

Wisconsin is currently able to conduct about 11,000 coronavirus tests
across 48 labs, but is not using all that capacity. That’s why clinics are now
being asked to test EVERY patient with coronavirus symptoms.