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Owner of Q-Tea Premium Tea House and The Sense Spa + Wellness Center, Quan Hoang, pictured on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, at 124 S. Military Ave., Green Bay, Wis. “We have to be super careful,” he said. “Customers are required to wear a mask when they enter the building. They are asked to wash their hands once they enter the building and we have installed air ventilation systems which we hope can keep us safe.” (Photo: Ebony Cox/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin)

The region’s explosion of coronavirus cases doesn’t just threaten more lives but could reverse Wisconsin’s economic recovery as it infects more of the workforce and saps consumer demand. 

Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services is reporting more than 2,300 new, positive test results each day right now with the Green Bay, Appleton, Oshkosh, Fond du Lac and Marinette areas all in counties with very high case activity. They’re among the