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DHS report shows sharp increase of test results from Monday, state death toll now more than 700

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Published: Jun. 16, 2020 at 2:28 PM CDT
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Wisconsin now has more than 700 deaths due to the coronavirus.

The Department of Health Services reported an additional nine deaths since Monday, bringing the total to 703.

According to the DHS, one of the new deaths was in Waupaca County.

The state reported 11,149 new test results Tuesday, with 266 of those being positive.

The percentage of positive results on Tuesday -- 2.4% -- is in line with the past two weeks. The percentage has been under 3% for 12 of the last 14 days.

There have been a total of 23,198 cases since testing began earlier this year, while more than 414,000 people have tested negative.

The number of recoveries has grown to 17,122, or 74% of confirmed cases.

The state also reported a decrease of those hospitalized for COVID-19 within the past 24 hours. There are currently 275 patients hospitalized with 100 in ICU. On Monday, there were 284 patients hospitalized overall, a decrease of nine patients.

The number of new test results is a sharp increase from Monday, which was 6,255. The state has partnered with 68 public and private labs capable of processing more than 16,000 tests per day.

County case numbers:

Counties in bold marks an increase in cases.
Wisconsin

Adams - 8 cases (2 deaths)

Ashland - 3 cases

Barron - 26 cases (+1)

Bayfield - 3 cases (1 death)

Brown - 2,492 cases (+23) (38 deaths)

Buffalo - 7 cases (2 death)

Burnett - 3 cases (+1) (1 death)
Calumet - 87 cases (+1) (2 deaths)
Chippewa - 63 cases (+1)

Clark - 51 cases (4 deaths)

Columbia - 58 cases (+2) (1 death)

Crawford - 27 cases

Dane - 980 cases (+12) (30 deaths)

Dodge - 424 cases (4 deaths)

Door - 39 cases (3 deaths)

Douglas - 20 cases

Dunn - 29 cases

Eau Claire - 138 cases (+1)

Florence - 2 cases

Fond du Lac - 272 cases (+3) (6 deaths)

Forest - 34 cases (2 deaths)

Grant - 107 cases (12 deaths)

Green - 77 cases (+2) (1 death)

Green Lake - 24 cases

Iowa - 17 cases

Iron - 2 cases (1 death)

Jackson - 21 cases (1 death)

Jefferson - 161 cases (+1) (4 deaths)

Juneau – 25 cases (1 death)

Kenosha - 1,374 cases (+17) (37 deaths)(+1)

Kewaunee - 39 cases (+2)(1 death)

La Crosse - 132 cases (+9)

Lafayette - 43 cases

Langlade - 6 cases

Lincoln - 7 cases

Manitowoc - 48 cases (+1) (1 death)
Marathon - 83 cases (+1) (1 death)

Marinette - 40 cases (3 deaths)

Marquette - 9 cases (1 death)

Menominee - 4 cases

Milwaukee – 9,658 cases (+70) (352 deaths)(+2)
Monroe - 36 cases (+3) (1 death)

Oconto - 45 cases

Oneida - 17 cases (+1)
Outagamie - 345 cases (+2) (8 deaths)
Ozaukee - 199 cases (+6)(15 deaths)(+2)

Pepin - 1 case

Pierce - 57 cases

Polk - 36 cases (1 death)

Portage - 82 cases (+3)

Price - 2 cases

Racine - 2,033 cases (+42) (55 deaths)(+1)

Richland - 14 cases (4 deaths)

Rock - 761 cases (+7) (22 deaths)(+1)

Rusk - 10 cases

Sauk - 87 cases (+2) (3 deaths)

Sawyer - 9 cases

Shawano - 64 cases

Sheboygan - 166 cases (+8) (4 deaths)
St. Croix - 116 cases (+5)

Taylor - 5 cases

Trempealeau - 64 cases (+7)

Vernon - 24 cases

Vilas - 8 cases

Walworth - 480 cases (+9) (17 deaths)

Washburn - 3 cases

Washington - 296 cases (+2) (11 deaths)
Waukesha - 928 cases (+13) (35 deaths)
Waupaca - 80 cases (+1) (4 deaths)(+1)
Waushara - 20 cases (+4)
Winnebago - 537 cases (+5) (9 deaths)

Wood - 23 cases (1 death)

Michigan

Alger - 1 case

Baraga - 1 case

Chippewa - 2 cases

Delta - 18 cases, 2 deaths

Dickinson - 6 cases, 2 deaths

Gogebic - 5 cases, 1 death

Houghton - 8 cases

Iron - 3 cases

Keeweenaw - 1 case

Luce - 3 cases

Mackinac - 8 cases

Marquette - 59 cases, 11 deaths

Menominee - 9 cases

Ontonagon - 0 cases

Schoolcraft - 4 cases

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

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).

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