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Wisconsin DHS reports another 769 new cases of coronavirus

20% of all confirmed cases are active, 78% considered recovered
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Published: Jul. 12, 2020 at 2:06 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WBAY) -The Department of Health Services says another 769 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the past 24-hour period. This comes after a three day stretch of the state consecutively setting records for the number of tests which came back positive for the virus.

The new cases reported Sunday made up 10.1% of the tests that were completed (7,617 total tests). That percentage is a key indicator of a state’s progress in getting the spread of the coronavirus under control -- but it’s continuing on an upward trend.

There were new cases of the coronavirus recorded in 56 of the state’s 72 counties, while Michigan’s Upper Peninsula saw new cases in five of the region’s 15 counties.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services says 36,448 people have now tested positive for the coronavirus since February 5. Out of those cases, 20% (or 7,305 cases) are active, while another 78% (28,318 cases) are considered recovered.

State officials reported Sunday there was a death reported by error, causing the death toll to decrease to 820. The deaths make up 2.2% of all confirmed cases within the state. That percentage has been declining as more cases are diagnosed among younger people, who are more likely to recover from the virus or be asymptomatic.

The percentage of patients hospitalized due to COVID-19 fell another one-tenth of one percent to 10.5%, after Saturday’s report of 10.6%. 27 new people were hospitalized since Saturday afternoon. Out of the 264 people currently hospitalized, there are 74 in intensive care units. An additional 148 patients have pending test results for the coronavirus.

The percentage of hospital beds in the state that are available continues to hold steady at 23%. That number was at 21% earlier this week.

The state offers an online 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.

County by county cases: (Counties listed in bold were reported to have new cases or deaths reported on Saturday.)

Wisconsin

  • Adams 41 cases (+4) (2 deaths)
  • Ashland - 8 cases (+1)
  • Barron - 46 cases (+3) (1 death)
  • Bayfield - 6 cases (+2) (1 death)
  • Brown - 3,228 cases (+31) (44 deaths)
  • Buffalo - 14 cases (+1) (2 deaths)
  • Burnett - 5 cases (1 death)
  • Calumet - 154 cases (+3) (2 deaths)
  • Chippewa – 139 cases (+7)
  • Clark - 101 cases (+2) (7 deaths)
  • Columbia - 120 cases (+4) (1 death)
  • Crawford - 45 cases
  • Dane – 2,995 cases (+111) (33 deaths)
  • Dodge - 515 cases (+4) (5 deaths)
  • Door - 54 cases (+1) (3 deaths)
  • Douglas - 60 cases (+4)
  • Dunn - 57 cases (+3)
  • Eau Claire - 338 cases (+6) (1 death)
  • Florence - 4 cases
  • Fond du Lac - 396 cases (+22) (6 deaths)
  • Forest - 48 cases (3 deaths)
  • Grant - 204 cases (+6) (13 deaths)
  • Green - 110 cases (+4) (1 death)
  • Green Lake – 43 cases (+1)
  • Iowa - 45 cases
  • Iron - 16 cases (+6) (1 deaths)
  • Jackson - 35 cases (+1) (1 death)
  • Jefferson - 360 cases (+8) (4 deaths)
  • Juneau - 51 cases (+1) (1 death)
  • Kenosha - 1,734 cases (+37) (46 deaths)
  • Kewaunee - 77 cases (+2) (1 death)
  • La Crosse - 586 cases (+4)
  • Lafayette - 81 cases (+3)
  • Langlade - 11 cases (1 death)
  • Lincoln - 22 cases (+1)
  • Manitowoc - 152 cases (+5) (1 death)
  • Marathon - 278 cases (+10) (1 death)
  • Marinette - 95 cases (+6) (3 deaths)
  • Marquette - 49 cases (1 death)
  • Menominee - 9 cases
  • Milwaukee - 13,928 cases (+267) (398 deaths)
  • Monroe - 134 cases (+4) (1 death)
  • Oconto - 85 cases (+7)
  • Oneida - 28 cases
  • Outagamie - 654 cases (+21) (9 deaths)
  • Ozaukee – 315 cases (+12) (16 deaths)
  • Pepin - 15 cases (+1)
  • Pierce - 100 cases (+1)
  • Polk - 69 cases (+1) (2 deaths)
  • Portage - 250 cases (+16)
  • Price – 8 cases
  • Racine - 2,339 cases (+13) (65 deaths)
  • Richland - 17 cases (+1) (4 deaths)
  • Rock - 1,041 cases (+18) (24 deaths)
  • Rusk - 11 cases (1 death)
  • Sauk - 164 cases (+17) (3 deaths)
  • Sawyer - 15 cases
  • Shawano - 95 cases (+1)
  • Sheboygan – 287 cases (+4) (4 deaths)
  • St. Croix - 280 cases (+17) (2 deaths)
  • Taylor - 17 cases
  • Trempealeau - 180 cases (+2)
  • Vernon - 40 cases
  • Vilas - 17 cases (+1)
  • Walworth – 754 cases (+2) (18 deaths)
  • Washburn - 6 cases
  • Washington - 490 cases (+8) (19 deaths)
  • Waukesha - 1,680 cases (+50) (40 deaths)
  • Waupaca - 175 cases (+6) (13 deaths)
  • Waushara - 44 cases (+1)
  • Winnebago - 771 cases (+11) (13 deaths)
  • Wood - 107 cases (+4) (1 death)

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

  • Alger - 3 cases
  • Baraga - 5 cases
  • Chippewa - 17 cases
  • Delta - 27 cases (+1) (3 deaths)
  • Dickinson - 16 cases (2 deaths)
  • Gogebic - 12 cases (+1) (1 deaths)
  • Houghton – 25 cases
  • Iron - 7 cases (+1) (1 death)
  • Keweenaw - 1 case
  • Luce - 3 cases
  • Mackinac - 9 cases
  • Marquette - 86 cases (+1) (11 deaths)
  • Menominee - 41 cases (+3)
  • Ontonagon - 1 case
  • Schoolcraft - 7 cases

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.

Prevention

  • 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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