Evers says he will ‘absolutely’ take COVID vaccine

Gov. Tony Evers says he will “absolutely” take a COVID-19 vaccine when his turn comes.

The governor said during a news conference Tuesday that he and his wife, Kathy, will get inoculated as soon as they’re allowed.

Federal officials are set to meet Thursday to discuss emergency authorization for a vaccine developed by Pfizer.

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Meanwhile, the number of infections and deaths in Wisconsin continues to climb.

State health officials reported 4,114 newly confirmed cases and 68 more deaths on Tuesday.

The state has now seen 418,446 cases and 3,806 deaths since the pandemic began in March.

COVID-19 in Wisconsin: 68 new deaths, 4,114 new cases