Demonstrators protest the state's stay-at-home order at the state capitol on April 24. Photo: Kamil Krzaczynski/AFP via Getty Images

Wisconsin's Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled against the state's stay-at-home order, saying the state's health department exceeded its authority.

Flashback: The court last month blocked Gov. Tony Evers's executive order to delay in-person voting for the state's primary election, as other states have postponed primaries in an attempt to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Details: The stay-at-home order had called for schools to close for the rest of the academic year. The court blocked extensions to the safer stay-at-home order that went into effect on April 16, after being issued by the state's health department with the governor's blessing.

Where it stands: Wisconsin is reporting roughly 10,900 cases of the coronavirus and 421 deaths, per Johns Hopkins data as of Wednesday. Over 5,600 people have recovered from the virus in the state.

Go deeper: Wisconsin may be the start of the 2020 election wars

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New Jersey governor allows schools to reopen for in-person learning

Gov. Phil Murphy in December 2019. Phoot: Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) announced Wednesday he will sign an executive order allowing private and public K-12 schools and universities to reopen for in-person learning in September.

The big picture: New York and New Jersey have now authorized school districts to begin reopening. Both states and Connecticut ordered travelers from 31 states to quarantine before crossing their state borders after they were able to manage the pandemic.

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World coronavirus updates

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins; Map: Axios Visuals

New Zealand confirmed Thursday there are 13 local cases linked to the four who tested positive for COVID-19, ending 102 days of no community spread. Auckland locked down Wednesday for 72 hours and the rest of NZ is under lesser restrictions.

By the numbers: Over 751,000 people have died of the novel coronavirus globally and another 20.7 million have tested positive, per Johns Hopkins. More than 12.8 million have recovered from the virus.

Aug 13, 2020 - Health

Coronavirus cases are falling, but don't get too comfortable

Data: The COVID Tracking Project, state health departments; Map: Andrew Witherspoon, Danielle Alberti, Sara Wise/Axios

America's coronavirus outbreak is slowing down after a summer of explosive growth.

By the numbers: The U.S. is averaging roughly 52,000 new cases per day — still a lot of cases, but about 10.5% fewer than it was averaging last week.