Wisconsin Struggles to Explain Sudden Spike in Covid-19 Cases

Returning college students were first suspected to be cause of surge in cases, but now the spread to older residents has health officials uncertain

A surge of Covid-19 cases in Wisconsin as students returned to universities in major cities like Milwaukee and Madison left many believing college parties and lax social distancing were responsible for what is now the state’s worst case spike since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

But health officials soon noticed that cases were also rising in cities and towns without a college campus, leading them to question what else might be driving the increase.

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SOURCE: Wall Street Journal