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Wisconsin reports 16 new COVID-19 deaths Friday, nearly 3,000 new cases

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Published: Oct. 9, 2020 at 2:03 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WBAY) - Wisconsin reported 16 new COVID-19 deaths Friday and nearly 3,000 new positive cases of the virus as state health and business leaders warn the population of a potential crisis.

The 16 new deaths reported Friday bring the statewide total to 1,440. That’s one percent of cases.

New deaths were reported in Marathon (3), Brown (2), Winnebago (2), Fond du Lac (1), Green Lake (1), Outagamie (1), Portage (1), Racine (1), Sauk (1), Shawano (1), Walworth (1), and Waukesha (1) counties.

Wisconsin added 2,988 new confirmed cases of the virus for a cumulative total of 144,818. The number of new cases was down slightly from Thursday when Wisconsin saw a record 3,132 tests come back positive.

The seven-day average of positive cases is 2,416.

The state reports 138 new hospitalizations for COVID-19.

The Wisconsin Hospital Association reported Thursday that 907 people are hospitalized with COVID-19. The number increased by 238 in seven days. The number of COVID-19 patients in the ICU is 228.

“Wisconsin is in a troubling and worsening place when it comes to COVID. A situation we need to take seriously and work together to turn around. The condition of our pandemic is visible in the alarming increase in COVID infections. And for the past month, daily new records in COVID hospitalizations. Reaching the 900 mark yesterday, tripling in the last 30 days, and so far, showing no signs of slowing down,” said Eric Borgerding, Wisconsin Hospital Association President and CEO.

On Friday, the Wisconsin reported 11,834 negative tests, bringing that total to 1,518,662.

Wisconsin reported 14,822 new tests Friday. A total of 1,663,480 people have been tested for COVID-19 in the state.

The seven-day average percent positive is at 17.4%.

The number of active cases is 26,774. That’s nearly 19 percent of cases. The state reports 113,596 recoveries, or 80.1%.

CLICK HERE for Wisconsin COVID-19 numbers by county.

FRIDAY’S COUNTY CASE NUMBERS (counties with additional cases and/or deaths are indicated in bold)

Wisconsin*

  • Adams - 290 cases (+3) (4 deaths)
  • Ashland - 180 cases (+7) (2 deaths)
  • Barron - 575 cases (+22) (6 deaths)
  • Bayfield - 136 cases (+5) (1 death)
  • Brown - 11,386 cases (+213) (74 deaths) (+2)
  • Buffalo - 169 cases (+4) (2 deaths)
  • Burnett - 239 cases (+1) (4 deaths)
  • Calumet - 1,771 cases (+45) (6 deaths)
  • Chippewa - 763 cases (+33)
  • Clark – 524 cases (+14) (9 deaths)
  • Columbia – 1,019 cases (+33) (3 deaths)
  • Crawford – 227 cases (+7)
  • Dane – 11,035 cases (+194) (43 deaths)
  • Dodge – 2,428 cases (+59) (19 deaths)
  • Door - 491 cases (+29) (4 deaths)
  • Douglas - 604 cases (+17)
  • Dunn - 745 cases (+20) (1 death)
  • Eau Claire - 2,308 cases (State revised number) (8 deaths)
  • Florence - 122 cases (+1) (2 deaths)
  • Fond du Lac – 2,747 cases (+53) (15 deaths)(+1)
  • Forest - 358 cases (+4) (7 deaths)
  • Grant – 1,323 cases (+23) (19 deaths)
  • Green - 656 cases (+9) (3 deaths)
  • Green Lake - 419 cases (+16) 1 death (+1)
  • Iowa - 264 cases (+13)
  • Iron - 149 cases (State revised number) (1 death)
  • Jackson - 202 cases (+8) (1 death)
  • Jefferson - 1,803 cases (+51) (8 deaths)
  • Juneau - 500 cases (+18) (2 deaths)
  • Kenosha - 3,916 cases (+41) (68 deaths)
  • Kewaunee - 782 cases (+20) (2 deaths)
  • La Crosse – 3,486 cases (+45) (8 deaths)
  • Lafayette - 387 cases (+13)
  • Langlade - 401 cases (+42) (2 deaths)
  • Lincoln - 386 cases (+11) (3 deaths)
  • Manitowoc – 1,618 cases (+62) (5 deaths)
  • Marathon - 2,332 cases (+149) (27 deaths) (+3)
  • Marinette - 1,203 cases (+12) (9 deaths)
  • Marquette - 383 cases (+17) (1 death)
  • Menominee - 144 cases (+5)
  • Milwaukee – 31,647 (+371) (548 deaths)
  • Monroe - 733 cases (+21) (3 deaths)
  • Oconto - 1,435 cases (+62) (4 deaths)
  • Oneida - 694 cases (+23) (4 deaths)
  • Outagamie – 6,215 cases (+135) (36 deaths) (+1)
  • Ozaukee - 1,580 cases (+25) (21 deaths)
  • Pepin – 75 cases (+2)
  • Pierce – 511 cases (+13) (7 deaths)
  • Polk – 311 cases (+8) (2 deaths)
  • Portage - 1,797 cases (+32) (13 deaths) (+1)
  • Price - 219 cases (+12)
  • Racine - 5,486 cases (+52) (99 deaths) (+1)
  • Richland - 276 cases (+15) (4 deaths)
  • Rock – 3,109 cases (+104) (34 deaths)
  • Rusk - 86 cases (1 death)
  • Sauk – 1,151 cases (+12) (5 deaths) (+1)
  • Sawyer - 273 cases (+5) (1 death)
  • Shawano – 1,475 cases (+60) (7 deaths) (+1)
  • Sheboygan - 2,465 cases (+91) (20 deaths)
  • St. Croix - 1,155 cases (+29) (9 deaths)
  • Taylor - 273 cases (+14) (4 deaths)
  • Trempealeau - 774 cases (+10) (2 deaths)
  • Vernon - 332 cases (+10) (1 death)
  • Vilas - 328 cases (+9) (1 death)
  • Walworth - 2,850 cases (+25) (36 deaths) (+1)
  • Washburn – 144 cases (2 deaths)
  • Washington - 3,155 cases (+57) (37 deaths)
  • Waukesha – 8,775 cases (+178) (97 deaths) (+1)
  • Waupaca – 1, 185 cases (+23) (22 deaths)
  • Waushara - 561 cases (+37) (3 deaths)
  • Winnebago – 5,886 cases (+146) (40 deaths)(+2)
  • Wood - 1,058 cases (+13) (7 deaths)

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

  • Alger - 31 cases (+6)
  • Baraga - 43 cases (+1) (3 deaths)
  • Chippewa - 57 cases (+2)
  • Delta – 701 cases (+11) (13 deaths)
  • Dickinson – 258 cases (+2) (5 deaths) (+1)
  • Gogebic - 170 cases (+1) (1 death)
  • Houghton – 645 cases (+6) (4 deaths)
  • Iron – 278 cases (+15) (10 deaths)
  • Keweenaw – 12 cases
  • Luce – 21 cases (+3)
  • Mackinac - 74 cases (+9)
  • Marquette - 399 cases (+19) (12 deaths)
  • Menominee - 456 cases (+12) (3 deaths)
  • Ontonagon – 47 cases
  • Schoolcraft - 38 cases (+2)

*Viewers have asked us why the state has different numbers than what’s reported on some county health department websites. The DHS reports cases from all health departments within a county’s boundaries, including tribal, municipal and county health departments; county websites may not. Also, public health departments update their data at various times whereas the DHS freezes the numbers it receives by the same time every day to compile the afternoon report.

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

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.

Health experts say face masks are still the most effective way the general public can slow the spread of the coronavirus, but only if the masks are worn appropriately -- over the nose and chin. County and state health officials are reminding and urging people to stay home when they feel sick, avoid large gatherings, and distance yourself six feet from people who aren’t from your household.

To help people understand how their decisions affect their own health and others, the Department of Health Services has a decision tool at https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/decision.htm. The tool describes how choices matter and offers suggestions to make activities safer.

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