77 dead from coronavirus in Wisconsin
New numbers were released by the state on April 7.
for that report.
Wisconsin has started the week with 77 deaths from coronavirus and 2,440 positive cases.
Both totals increased from Sunday to Monday. U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams has warned that this would be a difficult week for the country in terms of deaths from the COVID-19 outbreak. Death nationwide have topped 10,000.
“This is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment," says Adams.
Deaths have been reported in Buffalo County, Dane County, Fond du Lac County, Iron County, Kenosha County, Milwaukee County, Outagamie County, Racine County, Rock County, Sauk County, Sheboygan County, Washington County, Waukesha County and Winnebago County.
Two deaths were reported at Sunny Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sheboygan. The Wisconsin National Guard responded to the facility Sunday to help staff with testing.
The state Department of Health Services says 668 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Wisconsin. That number increased by 44 patients from Sunday to Monday.
DHS says 26,574 tests have come back negative for the virus.
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Adams - 2 positive
Ashland - 1 positive
Barron - 4 positive
Bayfield - 3 positive
Brown - 39 positive
Buffalo - 2 positive, 1 death
Calumet - 4 positive
Chippewa - 16 positive
Clark - 7 positive
Columbia - 21 positive
Crawford - 2 positive
Dane - 278 positive, 9 deaths
Door - 4 positive
Douglas - 7 positive
Dunn- 5 positive
Eau Claire -21 positive
Florence - 2 positive
Fond du Lac - 43 positive, 2 deaths
Grant - 3 positive
Green - 9 positive
Iowa - 3 positive
Iron - 1 positive, 1 death
Jackson - 4 positive
Juneau - 5 positive
Kenosha - 104 positive, 1 death
Kewaunee - 1 positive
La Crosse - 22 positive
Manitowoc - 3 positive
Marathon - 12 positive
Marinette - 3 positive
Marquette - 2 positive
Menominee - 1 positive
Milwaukee - 1,256 positive, 40 deaths
Monroe - 7 positive
Oconto - 1 positive
Oneida - 3 positive
Outagamie - 22, 1 death
Ozaukee - 62 positive; 6 deaths
Pierce - 7 positive
Portage - 3 positive
Racine - 57 positive, 3 deaths
Richland - 3 positive
Rock - 34 positive, 2 deaths
Rusk - 3 positive
Sauk - 18 positive, 2 deaths
Shawano - 2 positive
Sheboygan - 21 positive, (County reports 2 deaths)
St. Croix - 7 positive
Trempealeau - 1 positive
Vilas - 4 positive
Walworth - 20 positive
Washington - 57 positive, 3 deaths
Waukesha - 160 positive, 4 deaths
Waupaca - 2 positive, 1 death
Waushara - 1 positive
Winnebago - 24 positive; 1 death
Wood - 2 positive
The state has 12 labs doing coronavirus testing.
The coronavirus is spread when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
"The virus is found in droplets from the throat and nose. When someone coughs or sneezes, other people near them can breathe in those droplets. The virus can also spread when someone touches an object with the virus on it. If that person touches their mouth, face, or eyes the virus can make them sick," says the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
People infected with the virus can develop the respiratory disease named COVID-19.
Symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
Emergency signs include pain and pressure in the chest, confusion and bluish lips or face.
The CDC believes symptoms may appear between 2 and 14 days after contact with an infected person.
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DHS recommends taking these steps to help stop the spread of the virus:
--Stay at home
--Limit your physical interactions with people
--Keep at least six feet apart from others
--Frequent and thorough hand washing with soap and water
--Make essential trips no more than once a week
--Covering coughs and sneezes
--Avoid touching your face
Local and national health care providers are encouraging people to wear masks in public to avoid spreading the illness to others.