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More than 1,900 new cases confirmed Monday, percentage of active cases rising

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Published: Oct. 12, 2020 at 2:23 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WBAY) - Wisconsin health officials say nine new COVID-19 deaths were reported Monday, as well as more than 1,900 new positive cases of the coronavirus.

Wisconsin added 1,956 new confirmed cases of the virus for a cumulative total of 152,192 since testing began in February.

The nine new deaths reported Monday bring the statewide total to 1,474. The new deaths were reported in Winnebago (3), Calumet (1), Forest (1), Green Lake (1), Vilas (1), Waukesha (1) and Waupaca (1) counties.

Meanwhile, the City of Appleton reports Monday another four people have died due to COVID-19. City officials say all four people lived in the Outagamie County portion of the city. Officials say one person was in their 50′s, two were in their 70′s, and one was in their 80′s. So far, 15 Appleton residents have died from COVID-19. Those deaths were from the weekend.

The seven-day average percentage of positive cases is now at 19.1%.

The state is averaging 2,547 new cases a day throughout the past seven days. According to the DHS, the seven day average is at an all time high, and is up from 2,395 from a week ago.

The state reports 56 new hospitalizations for COVID-19 within the past 24 hours.

The Wisconsin Hospital Association reported Monday that 950 people are hospitalized with COVID-19. The number increased by 168 in seven days. The number of COVID-19 patients in the ICU is 240, an increase of 31 in seven days.

On Monday, the Wisconsin reported 7,815 negative tests, bringing that cumulative total to 1,545,692.

Wisconsin reported 9,771 new tests Monday. A total of 1,697,884 people have been tested for COVID-19 in the state.

The number of active cases is 29,478. That’s 19.4% of all confirmed cases, a slight increase from Sunday’s percentage of 19.3%. On Saturday, that percentage was at 19.1%. The state reports 121,204 recoveries, or 79.7%.

CLICK HERE for Wisconsin COVID-19 numbers by county.

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

Wisconsin

  • Adams - 313 cases (+8) (4 deaths)
  • Ashland - 197 cases (+3) (2 deaths)
  • Barron - 631 cases (+13) (6 deaths)
  • Bayfield - 150 cases (1 death)
  • Brown - 11,804 cases (+3) (75 deaths)
  • Buffalo - 177 cases (+3) (2 deaths)
  • Burnett - 246 cases (4 deaths)
  • Calumet - 1,928 cases (+42) (10 deaths)(+1)
  • Chippewa - 833 cases (+21)
  • Clark – 556 cases (+10) (9 deaths)
  • Columbia – 1,141 cases (+38) (3 deaths)
  • Crawford – 241 cases (+2)
  • Dane – 11,585 cases (+164) (43 deaths)
  • Dodge – 2,621 cases (+71) (19 deaths)
  • Door - 519 cases (+4) (4 deaths)
  • Douglas - 624 cases (+1)
  • Dunn - 787 cases (+8) (1 death)
  • Eau Claire - 2,400 cases (+7) (8 deaths)
  • Florence - 137 cases (+2) (3 deaths)
  • Fond du Lac – 3,007 cases (+119) (15 deaths)
  • Forest - 371 cases (+8) (8 deaths)(+1)
  • Grant – 1,419 cases (+19) (19 deaths)
  • Green - 704 cases (+20) (3 deaths)
  • Green Lake - 479 cases (+20) 2 deaths (+1)
  • Iowa - 302 cases (+26)
  • Iron - 153 cases (+1) (1 death)
  • Jackson - 210 cases (1 death)
  • Jefferson - 1,904 cases (+25) (8 deaths)
  • Juneau - 540 cases (+9) (2 deaths)
  • Kenosha – 4,000 cases (+33) (68 deaths)
  • Kewaunee - 821 cases (3 deaths)
  • La Crosse – 3,566 cases (+31) (10 deaths)
  • Lafayette - 403 cases (+3)
  • Langlade - 483 cases (+21) (2 deaths)
  • Lincoln - 439 cases (+17) (4 deaths)
  • Manitowoc – 1,788 cases (+26) (6 deaths)
  • Marathon - 2,646 cases (+96) (30 deaths)
  • Marinette - 1,286 cases (+13) (9 deaths)
  • Marquette - 417 cases (+11) (2 deaths)
  • Menominee - 170 cases (+3)
  • Milwaukee – 32,514 (+233) (549 deaths)
  • Monroe - 785 cases (+21) (3 deaths)
  • Oconto - 1,548 cases (+46) (4 deaths)
  • Oneida - 761 cases (+6) (5 deaths)
  • Outagamie – 6,621 cases (+59) (37 deaths)
  • Ozaukee - 1,635 cases (+4) (21 deaths)
  • Pepin – 79 cases
  • Pierce – 533 cases (+4) (7 deaths)
  • Polk – 338 cases (+7) (2 deaths)
  • Portage - 1,927 cases (+54) (14 deaths)
  • Price - 239 cases (+12)
  • Racine - 5,581 cases (+24) (100 deaths)
  • Richland - 303 cases (+3) (4 deaths)
  • Rock – 3,423 cases (+143) (36 deaths)
  • Rusk - 102 cases (+4) (1 death)
  • Sauk – 1,245 cases (+15) (6 deaths)
  • Sawyer - 284 cases (+2) (1 death)
  • Shawano – 1,616 cases (+28) (7 deaths)
  • Sheboygan - 2,560 cases (+25) (20 deaths)
  • St. Croix - 1,232 cases (+22) (9 deaths)
  • Taylor - 290 cases (+8) (4 deaths)
  • Trempealeau - 787 cases (2 deaths)
  • Vernon - 375 cases (+7) (1 death)
  • Vilas - 343 cases (+5) (2 deaths)(+1)
  • Walworth - 2,907 cases (+12) (36 deaths)
  • Washburn – 154 cases (+4) (2 deaths)
  • Washington - 3,296 cases (+12) (37 deaths)
  • Waukesha –9,033 cases (+70) (98 deaths) (+1)
  • Waupaca – 1,661 cases (+57) (24 deaths) (+1)
  • Waushara - 623 cases (+27) (3 deaths)
  • Winnebago – 6,297 cases (+124) (45 deaths)(+3)
  • Wood - 1,132 cases (+18) (7 deaths)

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula**

  • Alger - 38 cases (+2)
  • Baraga - 46 cases (3 deaths)
  • Chippewa - 57 cases
  • Delta – 730 cases (+18) (14 deaths) (+1)
  • Dickinson – 327 cases (+41) (4 deaths, -1, state updated number)
  • Gogebic - 178 cases (+2) (1 death)
  • Houghton – 669 cases (+15) (5 deaths)(+1)
  • Iron – 287 cases (+6) (10 deaths)
  • Keweenaw – 13 cases (+1)
  • Luce – 21 cases (+1)
  • Mackinac - 84 cases (+3)
  • Marquette - 442 cases (+14) (12 deaths)
  • Menominee - 478 cases (+11) (3 deaths)
  • Ontonagon – 54 cases (+4)
  • Schoolcraft - 40 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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