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Sunday's percent of new positive coronavirus tests drops below 3%, DHS announces new county feature

STILL UNTITLED: Coronavirus (Source: MGN)
STILL UNTITLED: Coronavirus (Source: MGN)(KMVT)
Published: May. 31, 2020 at 2:26 PM CDT
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The Department of Health Services says a total of 7,368 total test results were returned Sunday, which brings the amount of positive test results to 2.3%. Saturday’s percentage was 5.3%, after a total of 523 positive tests were returned from a total of 9,843 cases. That means the percentage of people who tested positive for the virus decreased by exactly three percent in one day.

The DHS says that is the lowest percent of positive test results returned within the past two weeks. The previous lowest amount was 2.9% on May 18.

The new report shows the state has confirmed an additional 173 cases since Saturday. This comes as testing continues to increase across the state. The state currently has a daily testing capacity of 14,753, with 56 labs currently doing testing.

This means there has been a cumulative total of 18,403 confirmed cases of coronavirus throughout the state of Wisconsin.

The DHS also announced Sunday they have created a feature which shows the number of reported COVID-19 cases by date of symptom onset or diagnosis by county.

to access the tool.

County case numbers
Wisconsin

Adams - 4 cases (1 death)

Ashland - 2 cases

Barron - 17 cases

Bayfield - 3 cases (1 death)

Brown - 2,319 cases (37 deaths)

Buffalo - 6 cases (1 death)

Burnett - 1 cases (1 death)

Calumet - 76 cases (1 death)

Chippewa - 56 cases

Clark - 32 cases (4 deaths)

Columbia - 44 cases (1 death)

Crawford - 26 cases

Dane - 730 cases (29 deaths)

Dodge - 221 cases (2 death)

Door - 38 cases (3 deaths)

Douglas - 19 cases

Dunn - 24 cases

Eau Claire - 108 cases

Florence - 2 cases

Fond du Lac - 213 cases (5 deaths)

Forest - 29 cases (2 deaths)

Grant - 95 cases (12 deaths)

Green - 66 cases

Green Lake - 20 cases

Iowa - 16 cases

Iron - 2 cases (1 death)

Jackson - 17 cases (1 death)

Jefferson - 106 cases (3 deaths)

Juneau – 23 cases (1 death)

Kenosha - 1,168 cases (30 deaths)

Kewaunee - 35 cases (1 death)

La Crosse - 53 cases

Lafayette - 27 cases

Langlade - 3 cases

Lincoln - 7 cases

Manitowoc - 36 cases (1 death)

Marathon - 50 cases (1 death)

Marinette - 33 cases (2 deaths)

Marquette - 4 cases (1 death)

Menominee - 3 cases

Milwaukee – 7,750 cases (299 deaths)

Monroe - 17 cases (1 death)

Oconto - 37 cases

Oneida - 9 cases

Outagamie - 227 cases (8 deaths)

Ozaukee - 162 cases (12 deaths)

Pepin - 1 case

Pierce - 45 cases

Polk - 19 cases (1 death)

Portage - 11 cases

Price - 2 cases

Racine - 1,722 cases (37 deaths)

Richland - 14 cases (4 deaths)

Rock - 636 cases (19 deaths)

Rusk - 5 cases

Sauk - 78 cases (3 deaths)

Sawyer - 8 cases

Shawano - 47 cases

Sheboygan - 90 cases (3 deaths)

St. Croix - 86 cases

Taylor - 2 cases

Trempealeau - 25 cases

Vernon - 21 cases

Vilas - 7 cases

Walworth - 395 cases (17 deaths)

Washburn - 2 cases

Washington - 252 cases (7 deaths)

Waukesha - 696 cases (30 deaths)

Waupaca - 41 cases (1 death)

Waushara - 8 cases

Winnebago - 244 cases (7 deaths)

Wood - 10 cases (1 death)

Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Alger - 0 cases

Baraga - 1 case

Chippewa - 2 case

Delta - 17 cases (2 deaths)

Dickinson - 5 cases (2 deaths)

Gogebic - 5 cases (1 death)

Houghton - 6 cases

Iron - 0 cases

Keweenaw - 0 cases

Luce - 3 cases

Mackinac - 8 cases

Marquette - 56 cases (11 deaths)

Menominee - 8 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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