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More testing finds 601 new coronavirus cases, most since May 29

The state received 12,781 test results, the most in 3 weeks
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Published: Jun. 29, 2020 at 2:11 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 30, 2020 at 1:51 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WBAY) - More than 600 new coronavirus cases (601) were diagnosed in the latest batch of tests reported to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the most new cases in a 24-hour period than any day since May 29.

The higher number could be attributed to the higher number of tests. The state received 12,781 results, the first time in three weeks that figure was above 12,000. The positive tests were 4.7% of that number, which is a decline from the past four days but otherwise is higher than any other of the other days this month.

Seven more deaths bring the state’s COVID-19 death toll to 784, after two days when no deaths were reported to the state. Barron County reported its first COVID-19 death. The state report also added deaths in Milwaukee (1), Outagamie (1), Racine (2), Rock and Waupaca (1) counties.

Thirty-nine more people were hospitalized for COVID-19 compared to yesterday.

The state’s hospitals report 22% of beds are available. There are 242 COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized, including 79 in intensive care. Both of those statistics have been on a gradual decline. There are 169 patients in hospitals suspected of having COVID-19 waiting for test results.

To date, 12% of people diagnosed with the coronavirus -- the virus that causes COVID-19 -- spent some time in the hospital for treatment. Seventy-nine percent of people confirmed to have the coronavirus are considered recovered, meaning 30 days passed since the onset of symptoms or diagnosis or their absence of symptoms or release from isolation was medically documented.

More cases of coronavirus were confirmed in 49 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties and three counties in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

County case numbers

Wisconsin

  • Adams - 19 cases (2 deaths)
  • Ashland - 3 cases
  • Barron - 34 cases (1 death)
  • Bayfield - 3 cases (1 death)
  • Brown - 2,873 cases (+48) (42 deaths)
  • Buffalo - 7 cases (2 deaths)
  • Burnett - 3 cases (1 death)
  • Calumet - 108 cases (+2) (2 deaths)
  • Chippewa - 85 cases (+1)
  • Clark - 72 cases (+2) (6 deaths)
  • Columbia - 85 cases (+2) (1 death)
  • Crawford - 33 cases
  • Dane - 1,873 cases (+146) (32 deaths)
  • Dodge - 459 cases (+3) (5 deaths)
  • Door - 44 cases (+1) (3 deaths)
  • Douglas - 25 cases (+1)
  • Dunn - 37 cases
  • Eau Claire - 229 cases (+11) (1 death)
  • Florence - 3 cases
  • Fond du Lac - 311 cases (+2) (6 deaths)
  • Forest - 39 cases (+1) (3 deaths)
  • Grant - 154 cases (+4) (13 deaths)
  • Green - 89 cases (+1) (1 death)
  • Green Lake - 32 cases
  • Iowa - 31 cases (+2)
  • Iron - 6 cases (+1) (1 death)
  • Jackson - 27 cases (+1) (1 death)
  • Jefferson - 236 cases (+1) (4 deaths)
  • Juneau - 36 cases (+1) (1 death)
  • Kenosha - 1,503 cases (+13) (43 deaths)
  • Kewaunee - 65 cases (+1) (1 death)
  • La Crosse - 432 cases (+28)
  • Lafayette - 74 cases (+4)
  • Langlade - 8 cases
  • Lincoln - 10 cases (+1)
  • Manitowoc - 94 cases (+2) (1 death)
  • Marathon - 168 cases (+10) (1 death)
  • Marinette - 56 cases (+3) (3 deaths)
  • Marquette - 13 cases (1 death)
  • Menominee - 7 cases (+1)
  • Milwaukee - 11,358 cases (+142) (390 deaths) (+1)
  • Monroe - 66 cases (+3) (1 death)
  • Oconto - 59 cases (+3)
  • Oneida - 19 cases
  • Outagamie - 476 cases (+13) (9 deaths) (+1)
  • Ozaukee - 229 cases (+6) (15 deaths)
  • Pepin - 1 case
  • Pierce - 68 cases
  • Polk - 48 cases (1 death)
  • Portage - 142 cases (+7)
  • Price - 2 cases
  • Racine - 2,171 cases (+16) (63 deaths) (+2)
  • Richland - 15 cases (4 deaths)
  • Rock - 864 cases (+11) (24 deaths) (+1)
  • Rusk - 11 cases
  • Sauk - 107 cases (+1) (3 deaths)
  • Sawyer - 12 cases
  • Shawano - 78 cases (+2)
  • Sheboygan - 208 cases (+7) (4 deaths)
  • St. Croix - 164 cases (+5) (1 death)
  • Taylor - 12 cases
  • Trempealeau - 116 cases (+5)
  • Vernon - 35 cases (+3)
  • Vilas - 10 cases
  • Walworth - 607 cases (+33) (18 deaths)
  • Washburn - 4 cases
  • Washington - 368 cases (+10) (15 deaths)
  • Waukesha - 1,175 cases (+24) (38 deaths)
  • Waupaca - 113 cases (+7) (7 deaths) (+1)
  • Waushara - 25 cases (+2)
  • Winnebago - 669 cases (+7) (11 deaths)
  • Wood - 51 cases (+2) (1 death)

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

  • Alger - 2 cases
  • Baraga - 5 cases
  • Chippewa - 9 cases (+5)
  • Delta - 20 cases (+3) (3 deaths)
  • Dickinson - 6 cases (2 deaths)
  • Gogebic - 7 cases (1 deaths)
  • Houghton - 11 cases
  • Iron - 5 cases (1 death)
  • Keeweenaw - 1 case
  • Luce - 3 cases
  • Mackinac - 9 cases (+1)
  • Marquette - 64 cases (11 deaths)
  • Menominee - 15 cases
  • Ontonagon - 0 cases
  • Schoolcraft - 4 cases

This month, the state released a tool that displays COVID-19 activity over the past 2 weeks for every county, including the number of cases per 100,000 residents and whether cases are on an upward, even, or downward trend. You can view it by clicking here.

Symptoms

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified these as possible symptoms of COVID-19:

  • Fever of 100.4 or higher
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

Symptoms that require immediate medical attention include:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to rouse
  • Bluish lips or face

The CDC says this is not an all-inclusive list. Consult a medical provider about any symptoms that are severe or concerning.

<b>Prevention</b>

The coronavirus is a new, or "novel," virus. Nobody has a natural immunity to it. Children and teens seem to recover best from the virus. Older people and those with underlying health conditions (heart disease, diabetes, lung disease) are considered at high risk, according to the CDC. Precautions are also needed around people with developing or weakened immune systems.

To help prevent the spread of the virus:

  • Stay at least six feet away from other people
  • Avoid close contact with people who are or appear sick
  • Stay at home as much as possible. Cancel events and avoid groups, gatherings, play dates and nonessential appointments
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care
  • Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a mask. At a minimum, use a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Clean frequently-touched surfaces and objects daily (e.g., tables, countertops, light switches, doorknobs, and cabinet handles).

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