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DHS: Another 1,059 test positive for coronavirus, active case percentage drops

Published: Jul. 30, 2020 at 2:20 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WBAY) -- On Thursday, the State of Wisconsin saw another day of more than 1,000 new people who have tested positive for the coronavirus.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported another 1,059 new cases, or 6.1% of the 17,270 test results it received in the last 24-hour period. Wisconsin now has a total 52,108 people who’ve tested positive since testing began in February.

Out of Wisconsin’s 72 counties, 61 reported an increase of cases. Meanwhile, seven of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula’s 15 counties reported an increase of cases.

There are 9,852 cases still active, which is 18.9% of the confirmed cases. On Wednesday, that percentage was 19%. This percentage is notable, because the percentage of active cases was rising.

The state says 41,319 people are considered recovered, which is 79.3% of all confirmed cases.

The DHS says eight more people died, bringing the death toll to 919. The new deaths were reported in Jefferson and Marathon Counties, with one each, while Waukesha County reported two new deaths, and Milwaukee County reported four new deaths.

The percentage of deaths remains at 1.8% of known cases; that’s plateaued for four days after a slow but steady decline.

Wisconsin has now tested more than 919,710 people for the coronavirus over the course of almost six months.

State officials say 51 more people were hospitalized for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. There are now 295 COVID-19 patients hospitalized, with 101 of them in intensive care, the state Department of Health Services reports. The percentage of coronavirus patients hospitalized for COVID-19 is down to 8.8%, down one-tenth of a percent from Wednesday.

State health officials say there are another 122 people in hospitals suspected of having COVID-19 waiting for their test results.

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):

Wisconsin

  • Adams - 66 cases (+1) (2 deaths)
  • Ashland - 15 cases
  • Barron - 207 cases (+62) (3 deaths)
  • Bayfield - 18 cases (1 death)
  • Brown - 3,896 cases (+41) (50 deaths)
  • Buffalo – 41 cases (+1) (2 deaths)
  • Burnett - 13 cases (1 death)
  • Calumet - 230 cases (+6) (2 deaths)
  • Chippewa – 203 cases (+5)
  • Clark - 167 cases (+1) (7 deaths)
  • Columbia - 210 cases (+6) (1 death)
  • Crawford – 55 cases (+1)
  • Dane – 4,007 cases (+37) (35 deaths)
  • Dodge - 642 cases (+8) (5 deaths)
  • Door - 84 cases (+2) (3 deaths)
  • Douglas - 110 cases (+8)
  • Dunn - 101 cases (+3)
  • Eau Claire - 462 cases (+14) (3 deaths)
  • Florence - 7 cases (+2)
  • Fond du Lac - 522 cases (+9) (6 deaths)
  • Forest - 57 cases (4 deaths)
  • Grant - 313 cases (+10) (14 deaths)
  • Green - 121 cases (1 death)
  • Green Lake - 50 cases
  • Iowa – 62 cases (+6)
  • Iron - 69 cases (+1) (1 death)
  • Jackson - 45 cases (+2) (1 death)
  • Jefferson - 542 cases (+7) (5 deaths) (+1)
  • Juneau - 117 cases (+3) (1 death)
  • Kenosha – 2,374 cases (+33) (51 deaths)
  • Kewaunee - 109 cases (+3) (2 deaths)
  • La Crosse - 775 cases (+13) (1 death)
  • Lafayette - 102 cases (+1)
  • Langlade - 42 cases (+4) (1 death)
  • Lincoln - 60 cases (+4)
  • Manitowoc - 281 cases (+9) (1 death)
  • Marathon - 532 cases (+14) (5 deaths) (+1)
  • Marinette - 272 cases (+15) (3 deaths)
  • Marquette - 67 cases (1 death)
  • Menominee - 18 cases
  • Milwaukee – 19,069 cases (+300) (433 deaths) (+4)
  • Monroe - 200 cases (+8) (1 death)
  • Oconto - 164 cases (+10)
  • Oneida - 79 cases (+5)
  • Outagamie - 1,037 cases (+29) (12 deaths)
  • Ozaukee – 514 cases (+20) (16 deaths)
  • Pepin - 40 cases (revised from Wednesday’s state report of 41)
  • Pierce - 160 cases (+1)
  • Polk - 108 cases (+3) (2 deaths)
  • Portage - 330 cases (+3)
  • Price – 18 cases
  • Racine - 3,058 cases (+47) (75 deaths)
  • Richland - 25 cases (+3) (4 deaths)
  • Rock - 1,330 cases (+5) (26 deaths)
  • Rusk - 13 cases (1 death)
  • Sauk – 338 cases (+19) (3 deaths)
  • Sawyer - 31 cases (+4)
  • Shawano - 143 cases (+4)
  • Sheboygan – 573 cases (+15) (5 deaths)
  • St. Croix - 433 cases (+9) (2 deaths)
  • Taylor - 44 cases (+2)
  • Trempealeau - 285 cases (+4) (1 death)
  • Vernon - 54 cases (+3)
  • Vilas - 28 cases (+3)
  • Walworth – 1,142 cases (+39) (21 deaths)
  • Washburn - 17 cases (+3)
  • Washington - 791 cases (+44) (22 deaths)
  • Waukesha – 3,380 cases (+96) (51 deaths) (+2)
  • Waupaca - 344 cases (+10) (14 deaths)
  • Waushara - 95 cases (+6)
  • Winnebago - 997 cases (+19) (16 deaths)
  • Wood - 204 cases (+15) (1 death)

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

  • Alger - 4 cases (+1)
  • Baraga - 5 cases
  • Chippewa - 20 cases
  • Delta - 51 cases (+1) (3 deaths)
  • Dickinson - 43 cases (+1) (2 deaths)
  • Gogebic - 72 cases (+11) (1 deaths)
  • Houghton – 40 cases
  • Iron - 16 cases (+1) (1 death)
  • Keweenaw - 2 cases
  • Luce - 3 cases
  • Mackinac - 16 cases
  • Marquette - 112 cases (11 deaths)
  • Menominee - 81 cases (+9)
  • Ontonagon - 3 cases (+1)
  • Schoolcraft - 8 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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