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Wisconsin reports 8 new COVID-19 deaths; percent of positive cases dips under 5%

Wisconsin recorded eight new deaths among COVID-19 patients Thursday as the state’s death total climbed to 978
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Published: Aug. 6, 2020 at 2:00 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WBAY) - Wisconsin recorded eight new deaths among COVID-19 patients Thursday as the state’s death total climbed to 978, according to data released by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

The percent of positive cases dropped under 5 percent Thursday. The state reported a 4.7 percent positive rate. That’s down from 5.2 percent positive on Wednesday.

The state reported 17,706 new tests Thursday, for a total of 1,019,630.

Of those tests, there were 839 new positive confirmed cases of the virus. The overall confirmed cases number grew to 57,779.

DHS reported 16,867 new negative tests for an all-time total of 961,851.

HOW TO GET A COVID-19 TEST: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/community-testing.htm

There are 9,562 active cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin. That’s 16.6 percent. The number of recoveries is 47,221, or 81.8 percent.

The Wisconsin Hospital Association lists 330 hospital admissions with 121 of those COVID-19 patients in the ICU.

DHS reported 55 new patients admitted to hospitals Thursday.

PERCENT POSITIVE OVER LAST SEVEN DAYS

  • 8/6: 4.7%
  • 8/5: 5.2%
  • 8/4: 4%
  • 8/3: 5.6%
  • 8/2: 9.6%
  • 8/1: 7.1%
  • 7/31: 5.4%

Action 2 News will update this story with county-by-county stats and more.

CLICK HERE to track statewide COVID-19 data.

CLICK HERE for Wisconsin Hospital Association data.

WISCONSIN COUNTY-BY-COUNTY CASES, DEATHS (counties listed in bold were reported to have new cases):

  • Adams - 82 cases (+3) (2 deaths)
  • Ashland - 22 cases (+1) (1 death)
  • Barron - 276 cases (+3) (3 deaths)
  • Bayfield - 21 cases (1 death)
  • Brown - 4,151 cases (+51) (52 deaths)
  • Buffalo - 42 cases (2 deaths)
  • Burnett - 22 cases (+1) (1 death)
  • Calumet - 288 cases (+11) (2 deaths)
  • Chippewa - 218 cases (+5)
  • Clark - 180 cases (+1) (7 deaths)
  • Columbia - 238 cases (+5) (1 death)
  • Crawford - 70 cases (+1)
  • Dane - 4,376 cases (+36) (37 deaths)
  • Dodge - 757 cases (+13) (5 deaths)
  • Door - 101 cases (+3) (3 deaths)
  • Douglas - 149 cases (+4)
  • Dunn - 112 cases
  • Eau Claire - 541 cases (+10) (4 deaths)
  • Florence - 6 cases
  • Fond du Lac - 598 cases (+14) (6 deaths)
  • Forest - 59 cases (4 deaths)
  • Grant - 341 cases (+9) (14 deaths)
  • Green - 137 cases (+2) (1 death)
  • Green Lake - 54 cases
  • Iowa - 70 cases (+2)
  • Iron - 73 cases (1 death)
  • Jackson - 52 cases (+2) (1 death)
  • Jefferson - 596 cases (+15) (5 deaths)
  • Juneau - 135 cases (+2) (1 death)
  • Kenosha - 2,597 cases (+36) (58 deaths)
  • Kewaunee - 122 cases (+7) (2 deaths)
  • La Crosse - 881 cases(+27) (1 death)
  • Lafayette - 116 cases (+2)
  • Langlade - 57 cases (+6) (1 death)
  • Lincoln - 65 cases (+1)
  • Manitowoc - 321 cases (+3) (1 death)
  • Marathon - 612 cases (+7) (8 deaths) (+1)
  • Marinette - 356 cases (+6) (3 deaths)
  • Marquette - 76 cases (+1) (1 death)
  • Menominee - 20 cases
  • Milwaukee - 20,389 cases (+214) (452 deaths) (+2)
  • Monroe - 241 cases (+7) (2 deaths)
  • Oconto - 207 cases (+7)
  • Oneida - 102 cases (+5)
  • Outagamie - 1,180 (+22) (14 deaths) (+1)
  • Ozaukee - 624 cases (+19) (17 deaths)
  • Pepin - 42 cases
  • Pierce - 197 cases (+14)
  • Polk - 126 cases (2 deaths)
  • Portage - 377 cases (+10)
  • Price - 26 cases (+1)
  • Racine - 3,364 cases (+21) (78 deaths)
  • Richland - 34 cases (4 deaths)
  • Rock - 1,395 cases (+7) (26 deaths)
  • Rusk - 17 cases (+1) (1 death)
  • Sauk - 423 cases (+12) (3 deaths)
  • Sawyer - 52 cases (+2)
  • Shawano - 173 cases (+5)
  • Sheboygan - 720 cases (+38) (9 deaths) (+1)
  • St. Croix - 476 cases (+6) (4 deaths) (+2)
  • Taylor - 61 cases (+2)
  • Trempealeau - 329 cases (+7) (2 deaths)
  • Vernon - 59 cases
  • Vilas - 45 cases (+5)
  • Walworth - 1,284 cases (+7) (22 deaths) (+1)
  • Washburn - 41 cases (+2)
  • Washington - 967 cases (+22) (22 deaths)
  • Waukesha - 3,930 cases (+89) (57 deaths)
  • Waupaca - 417 cases (+9) (15 deaths)
  • Waushara - 112 cases
  • Winnebago - 1,111 cases (+17) (18 deaths)
  • Wood - 268 cases (+5) (1 death)

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.

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