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New COVID-19 cases under 200, percentage of positive tests still trending down

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Published: May. 11, 2020 at 1:51 PM CDT
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COVID-19 testing declined over the weekend, and so did the number of confirmed cases in the state. The good news, though, is the percentage of tests that were positive also stayed low.

The latest state numbers Monday show 3,069 test results came back since Sunday afternoon. They confirmed 199 new cases, bringing the state's total to 10,418. It's the first time the daily increase was under 200 since April 27.

6.48% of the tests were positive, a decline from Sunday and the lowest percentage since May 7. By our estimation, that metric has been on a downward trend for eight straight days.

The state also had 9 more deaths to report, raising the death toll to 409 in Wisconsin. Five of those deaths were in Brown County over the weekend -- two patients in their 90s, two in their 70s, and one in his 60s (

).

The state says it's trained more than 400 employees to be contact tracers and is interviewing more candidates to meet demand.

Cases by County
Wisconsin

Adams - 4 cases (1 death)

Ashland - 2 cases

Barron - 11 cases

Bayfield - 3 cases (1 death)

Brown - 1,924 cases (+27) (18 deaths)

Buffalo - 5 cases (1 death)

Burnett - 0 cases

Calumet - 41 cases (+1) (1 death)

Chippewa - 30 cases (+1)

Clark - 24 cases (4 deaths)

Columbia - 32 cases (1 death)

Crawford - 17 cases

Dane - 474 cases (+2) (22 deaths)

Dodge - 74 cases (+7) (1 death)

Door - 22 cases (+1) (3 deaths)

Douglas - 11 cases

Dunn - 14 cases

Eau Claire - 57 cases (+3)

Florence - 2 case

Fond du Lac - 101 cases (+8) (3 deaths)

Forest - 4 cases (+1)

Grant - 68 cases (9 deaths)(+2)

Green - 33 cases

Green Lake - 8 cases

Iowa - 10 cases

Iron - 2 cases (1 death)

Jackson - 14 cases (1 death)

Jefferson - 51 cases (+1) (2 deaths)

Juneau – 21 cases (1 death)

Kenosha - 693 cases (+11) (16 deaths) (+1)

Kewaunee - 29 cases (1 death)

La Crosse - 32 cases

Lafayette - 13 cases

Langlade - 0 cases

Lincoln - 1 case

Manitowoc - 19 cases (1 death)

Marathon - 25 cases (+1) (1 death)

Marinette - 21 cases (+5) (1 death)

Marquette - 3 cases (1 death)

Menominee - 2 cases

Milwaukee – 4022 cases (+70) (231 deaths) (+6)

Monroe - 15 cases (1 death)

Oconto - 28 cases (+1)

Oneida - 7 cases

Outagamie - 117 cases (+5) (2 deaths)

Ozaukee - 107 cases (+2) (9 deaths)

Pepin - 0 cases

Pierce - 13 cases (+1)

Polk - 5 cases

Portage - 7 cases

Price - 1 case

Racine - 724 cases (+20) (16 deaths)

Richland - 13 cases (2 deaths)

Rock - 361 cases (+7) (13 deaths)

Rusk - 4 cases

Sauk - 72 cases (+1) (3 deaths)

Sawyer - 4 cases

Shawano - 25 cases (+3)

Sheboygan - 66 cases (2 deaths)

St. Croix - 29 cases (+2)

Taylor - 0 cases

Trempealeau - 5 cases

Vernon - 3 cases

Vilas - 4 cases

Walworth - 240 cases (+5) (10 deaths)

Washburn - 1 case

Washington - 118 cases (+1) (4 deaths)

Waukesha - 409 cases (+13) (23 deaths)

Waupaca - 13 cases (1 death)

Waushara - 4 cases

Winnebago - 100 cases (+2)(1 death)

Wood - 4 cases (+2)

Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Alger - 0 cases

Baraga - 1 case

Chippewa - 2 case

Delta - 14 cases (2 deaths)

Dickinson - 5 cases (2 deaths)

Gogebic - 4 cases (1 death)

Houghton - 2 cases

Iron - 0 cases

Keweenaw - 0 cases

Luce - 1 case

Mackinac - 6 cases

Marquette - 51 cases (10 deaths)

Menominee - 6 cases

Ontonagon - 0 cases

Schoolcraft - 4 cases

Additional case information

The City of Appleton announced Monday the city's health department has confirmed five additional residents who tested positive for COVID-19 since Friday, May 8.

At this time, a total of 54 city residents have been confirmed to have COVID-19, which officials say is 5.4% of all tests. Of those 54, 36 residents are in isolation, while 17 have been released from isolation. Another resident passed away.

Out of the new cases in the city, officials say four residents live in the Calumet County portion of the city, while another person lives in the Outagamie County portion.

Officials add all five cases were acquired through contact with a person confirmed to have COVID-19.

Symptoms

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced six more possible symptoms of COVID-19:

  • Fever
  • 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.
  • Clean frequently-touched surfaces and objects daily (e.g., tables, countertops, light switches, doorknobs, and cabinet handles).