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DHS reports more than 2,700 new cases, 18 deaths in 24 hours

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Published: Oct. 10, 2020 at 2:05 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WBAY) - Wisconsin reported 18 new COVID-19 deaths Saturday and more than 2,700 new positive cases of the coronavirus.

The 18 new deaths reported Saturday bring the statewide total to 1,458. That’s 1% of cases.

New deaths were reported in Marathon (3), La Crosse (2), Rock (2), Brown (1), Calumet (1), Kewaunee (1), Marquette (1), Milwaukee (1), Oneida (1), Outagamie (1), Portage (1), Sauk (1), Waupaca (1) and Winnebago (1) counties.

Wisconsin added 2,742 new confirmed cases of the virus for a cumulative total of 147,560.

The seven-day average percentage of positive cases is 17.6%, an increase from Friday’s percentage of 17.4%.

The state reports 120 new hospitalizations for COVID-19.

The Wisconsin Hospital Association reported Saturday that 895 people are hospitalized with COVID-19. The number increased by 203 in seven days. The number of COVID-19 patients in the ICU is 232, an increase of 32 in seven days.

On Saturday, the Wisconsin reported 11,644 negative tests, bringing that total to 1,530,306.

Wisconsin reported 14,386 new tests Saturday. A total of 1,677,866 people have been tested for COVID-19 in the state.

The number of active cases is 28,201. That’s about 19.1% of cases. The state reports 117,865 recoveries, or 79.9%.

CLICK HERE for Wisconsin COVID-19 numbers by county.

SATURDAY’S COUNTY CASE NUMBERS ACCORDING TO THE Department of Health Services (counties with additional cases and/or deaths are indicated in bold)*

Wisconsin*

  • Adams - 297 cases (+7) (4 deaths)
  • Ashland - 188 cases (+8) (2 deaths)
  • Barron - 598 cases (+23) (6 deaths)
  • Bayfield - 147 cases (+11) (1 death)
  • Brown - 11,709 cases (+323) (75 deaths) (+1)
  • Buffalo - 174 cases (+5) (2 deaths)
  • Burnett - 242 cases (+3) (4 deaths)
  • Calumet - 1,813 cases (+42) (7 deaths)(+1)
  • Chippewa - 787 cases (+24)
  • Clark – 532 cases (+8) (9 deaths)
  • Columbia – 1,056 cases (+37) (3 deaths)
  • Crawford – 237 cases (+10)
  • Dane – 11,240 cases (+205) (43 deaths)
  • Dodge – 2,479 cases (+51) (19 deaths)
  • Door - 496 cases (+5) (4 deaths)
  • Douglas - 617 cases (+13)
  • Dunn - 767 cases (+22) (1 death)
  • Eau Claire - 2,341 cases (+33) (8 deaths)
  • Florence - 129 cases (+7) (2 deaths)
  • Fond du Lac – 2,798 cases (+51) (15 deaths)
  • Forest - 360 cases (+2) (7 deaths)
  • Grant – 1,386 cases (+63) (19 deaths)
  • Green - 666 cases (+10) (3 deaths)
  • Green Lake - 435 cases (+16) 1 death
  • Iowa - 276 cases (+12)
  • Iron - 150 cases (+1) (1 death)
  • Jackson - 204 cases (+2) (1 death)
  • Jefferson - 1,854 cases (+51) (8 deaths)
  • Juneau - 516 cases (+16) (2 deaths)
  • Kenosha - 3,944 cases (+28) (68 deaths)
  • Kewaunee - 790 cases (+8) (3 deaths)(+1)
  • La Crosse – 3,516 cases (+30) (10 deaths)(+2)
  • Lafayette - 395 cases (+8)
  • Langlade - 420 cases (+19) (2 deaths)
  • Lincoln - 402 cases (+16) (3 deaths)
  • Manitowoc – 1,678 cases (+60) (5 deaths)
  • Marathon - 2,435 cases (+103) (30 deaths) (+3)
  • Marinette - 1,247 cases (+44) (9 deaths)
  • Marquette - 389 cases (+6) (2 deaths)(+1)
  • Menominee - 158 cases (+14)
  • Milwaukee – 31,943 (+296) (549 deaths)(+1)
  • Monroe - 758 cases (+25) (3 deaths)
  • Oconto - 1,466 cases (+31) (4 deaths)
  • Oneida - 722 cases (+28) (5 deaths)(+1)
  • Outagamie – 6,371 cases (+156) (37 deaths) (+1)
  • Ozaukee - 1,600 cases (+20) (21 deaths)
  • Pepin – 78 cases (+3)
  • Pierce – 523 cases (+11) (7 deaths)
  • Polk – 319 cases (+8) (2 deaths)
  • Portage - 1,823 cases (+26) (14 deaths) (+1)
  • Price - 225 cases (+6)
  • Racine - 5,508 cases (+22) (99 deaths)
  • Richland - 287 cases (+11) (4 deaths)
  • Rock – 3,211 cases (+102) (36 deaths)(+2)
  • Rusk - 91 cases (+5) (1 death)
  • Sauk – 1,188 cases (+37) (6 deaths) (+1)
  • Sawyer - 279 cases (+6) (1 death)
  • Shawano – 1,512 cases (+37) (7 deaths)
  • Sheboygan - 2,496 cases (+31) (20 deaths)
  • St. Croix - 1,173 cases (+18) (9 deaths)
  • Taylor - 276 cases (+3) (4 deaths)
  • Trempealeau - 787 cases (+13) (2 deaths)
  • Vernon - 355 cases (+23) (1 death)
  • Vilas - 336 cases (+8) (1 death)
  • Walworth - 2,885 cases (+35) (36 deaths)
  • Washburn – 148 cases (+4) (2 deaths)
  • Washington - 3,198 cases (+43) (37 deaths)
  • Waukesha – 8,887 cases (+112) (97 deaths)
  • Waupaca – 1,560 cases (+42) (23 deaths)(+1)
  • Waushara - 576 cases (+15) (3 deaths)
  • Winnebago – 6,023 cases (+137) (41 deaths)(+1)
  • Wood - 1,088 cases (+30) (7 deaths)

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula**

  • Alger - 36 cases (+5)
  • Baraga - 46 cases (+3) (3 deaths)
  • Chippewa - 57 cases
  • Delta – 712 cases (+11) (13 deaths)
  • Dickinson – 286 cases (+28) (5 deaths)
  • Gogebic - 176 cases (+6) (1 death)
  • Houghton – 654 cases (+9) (4 deaths)
  • Iron – 281 cases (+3) (10 deaths)
  • Keweenaw – 12 cases
  • Luce – 20 cases (State adjusted number, -1)
  • Mackinac - 81 cases (+7)
  • Marquette - 428 cases (+29) (12 deaths)
  • Menominee - 467 cases (+11) (3 deaths)
  • Ontonagon – 50 cases (+3)
  • Schoolcraft - 39 cases (+1)

*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.

**The state of Michigan updates numbers Monday-Saturday.

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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