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Wisconsin coronavirus deaths surpass 500, Brown and Outagamie County each report one new death

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Published: May. 23, 2020 at 2:09 PM CDT
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The state of Wisconsin has now seen more than 500 deaths due to the coronavirus.

New numbers from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) show the state’s death toll is now at 507, an increase from Friday’s count of 496.

Out of the 11 new deaths counted by the DHS, a death was reported in both Brown and Outagamie Counties.

So far, the DHS says Brown County has had a total of 32 deaths out of 2,238 confirmed cases, while Outagamie has had a total of 6 deaths out of 181 confirmed cases.

The confirmed case fatality percentage in Brown and Outagamie Counties, respectively, is currently at 1% and 3%.

No information about the patients was immediately provided to WBAY. We will update this story when and if we receive details about the patients.

In addition, the DHS says a total of 7,107 test results came back within the past 24 hours. This comes after nearly 9,976 tests came back on Friday, a record amount.

481 tests, which equals 6.8% of the total number of tests, came back positive Saturday, an increase from Friday’s amount of 5.12%.

Saturday’s total of new positive cases comes to 481, a decrease from Friday’s amount of 511 new cases.

There are now 14,877 total confirmed coronavirus cases since the first patient was diagnosed in Madison on February 5.

In addition, there are currently 388 patients hospitalized for COVID-19, which is caused by the coronavirus.

Out of those patients, 128 are in the ICU.

In all, 2,292 patients have been hospitalized for treatment, which equals 15%. That’s up from Friday’s report of 2,259 total hospitalizations.

Of the total cases, 58% (8,688 patients) have recovered, which means 30 days have passed since the onset of symptoms or their diagnosis, or the absence of symptoms or release from isolation were documented. That is up from Friday’s report of 8,362 recovered patients.

179,329 people have tested negative for the coronavirus, according to Saturday’s numbers.

County case numbers
Wisconsin

Adams - 4 cases (1 death)

Ashland - 2 cases

Barron - 12 cases (+1)

Bayfield - 3 cases (1 death)

Brown - 2,238 cases (+34) (32 deaths)(+1)

Buffalo - 5 cases (1 death)

Burnett - 1 cases (1 death)

Calumet - 69 cases (+2) (1 death)

Chippewa - 48 cases (+2)

Clark - 28 cases (4 deaths)

Columbia - 37 cases (1 death)

Crawford - 25 cases

Dane - 594 cases (+18) (26 deaths)

Dodge - 149 cases (+12) (1 death)

Door - 37 cases (+2) (3 deaths)

Douglas - 17 cases (+1)

Dunn - 21 cases

Eau Claire - 93 cases (+4)

Florence - 2 case

Fond du Lac - 158 cases (+3) (4 deaths)

Forest - 11 cases

Grant - 81 cases (10 deaths)

Green - 52 cases (+3)

Green Lake - 14 cases (+1)

Iowa - 11 cases

Iron - 2 cases (1 death)

Jackson - 15 cases (1 death)

Jefferson - 78 cases (+3) (3 deaths)

Juneau – 22 cases (1 death)

Kenosha - 983 cases (+35) (22 deaths)

Kewaunee - 33 cases (+1) (1 death)

La Crosse - 48 cases

Lafayette - 18 cases (+1)

Langlade - 1 case

Lincoln - 3 cases

Manitowoc - 28 cases (1 death)

Marathon - 38 cases (+2) (1 death)

Marinette - 31 cases (+1) (2 deaths)

Marquette - 3 cases (1 death)

Menominee - 2 cases

Milwaukee – 5,987 cases (+252) (276 deaths) (+6)

Monroe - 16 cases (1 death)

Oconto - 34 cases (+2)

Oneida - 7 cases

Outagamie - 181 cases (+7) (6 deaths) (+1)

Ozaukee - 134 cases (+1) (11 deaths)

Pepin - 1 case

Pierce - 36 cases (+2)

Polk - 15 cases (+2) (1 death)

Portage - 9 cases (+1)

Price - 2 cases

Racine - 1,311 cases (+42) (22 deaths)

Richland - 14 cases (4 deaths)

Rock - 529 cases (+9) (16 deaths)(+1)

Rusk - 4 cases

Sauk - 77 cases (3 deaths)

Sawyer - 7 cases

Shawano - 37 cases (+1)

Sheboygan - 82 cases (+4) (3 deaths)

St. Croix - 65 cases (+7)

Taylor - 1 case

Trempealeau - 14 cases (+1)

Vernon - 14 cases

Vilas - 6 cases

Walworth - 339 cases (+10) (12 deaths)(+1)

Washburn - 2 cases

Washington - 181 cases (+3) (4 deaths)

Waukesha - 553 cases (+16) (25 deaths)

Waupaca - 20 cases (1 death)

Waushara - 7 cases

Winnebago - 166 cases (+6) (1 death)

Wood - 9 cases (1 death) (+1)

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 - 2 cases

Iron - 0 cases

Keweenaw - 0 cases

Luce - 2 cases

Mackinac - 6 cases

Marquette - 52 cases (10 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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