Wisconsin reports 92 deaths, 745 hospitalization related to coronavirus

Published: Apr. 7, 2020 at 1:58 PM CDT
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Wisconsin updated its numbers on April 8.

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The number of deaths related to the coronavirus outbreak in Wisconsin climbed to 92 on Tuesday, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

The death total rose from 77 on Monday.

DHS reported 2,578 positive test results, an increase from 2,440 on Monday.

Hospitalizations also increased. DHS said Tuesday that 745 people were in the hospital for treatment related to COVID-19 infections. That's up from 668 on Monday.

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On Tuesday, Appleton Public Health announced the city's first death from the coronavirus outbreak.

City officials say the man in his 80s had been hospitalized for COVID-19. He passed away on Monday. No other information was released about the patient.

The city says the health department is "monitoring the health" of four other residents who have tested positive for COVID-19.

"Those individuals have been educated about self-monitoring their health status by our health department nurses. They are required to do daily symptom and temperature checks; as well as quarantine themselves for 14 days as a precaution," reads a statement from the city.

On Monday, Winnebago County Public Health reported the county's first death from COVID-19. The department says patient was a man in his 60s who had been hospitalized with underlying medical conditions.

“We are saddened to report the county’s first COVID-19 related death. Our hearts go out to the family and friends of the individual who has passed,” said Doug Gieryn, director/health officer for the Winnebago County Health Department. “This tragic loss is a reminder of how important the Safer at Home order is in the protection of our most vulnerable residents.”

Below is a county breakdown of confirmed cases from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

County case numbers

Adams - 2 cases

Ashland - 1 case

Barron - 4 cases

Bayfield - 3 cases

Brown - 41 cases

Buffalo - 2 cases (1 death)

Calumet - 4 cases

16 cases

Clark - 7 cases

Columbia - 23 cases (1 death)

Crawford - 2 cases

Dane - 289 cases, 11 deaths

Dodge - 15 cases

Door - 7 cases

Douglas - 7 cases

Dunn - 5 cases

Eau Claire - 21 cases

Florence - 2 cases

Fond du Lac - 44 cases (2 deaths)

Grant - 3 cases

Green - 9 cases

Iowa - 4 cases

Iron - 1 case (1 death)

Jackson - 4 cases

Jefferson - 15 cases

Juneau - 5 cases

Kenosha - 112 cases, 1 death

Kewaunee - 1 case

La Crosse - 22 cases

Lafayette - 1 case

Manitowoc - 3 cases

Marathon - 12 cases

Marinette - 3 cases

Marquette - 2 cases

Menominee - 1 case

Milwaukee - 1,323 cases (49 deaths)

Monroe - 5 cases

Oconto - 1 case

Oneida - 5 cases

Outagamie - 25 cases (1 death)

Ozaukee - 66 cases (7 deaths)

Pierce - 7 cases

Portage - 4 cases

Racine - 66 cases (2 deaths)

Richland - 3 cases

Rock - 37 cases (2 deaths)

Rusk - 3 cases

Sauk - 20 cases (2 deaths)

Shawano - 3 cases

Sheboygan - 30 cases (2 deaths)

St. Croix - 7 cases

Trempealeau - 1 case

Vilas - 4 cases

Walworth - 21 cases

Washington - 59 cases (3 deaths)

Waukesha - 166 cases (5 deaths)

Waupaca - 2 cases (1 death)

Waushara - 1 case

Winnebago - 24 cases (1 death)

Wood - 2 cases

Spreading the disease

The coronavirus is spread when an infected person coughs, sneezes or breathes.

"These droplets can remain in the air and on surfaces for an extended period of time. When people breathe in (inhale) the droplets, or touch surfaces that have been contaminated and then touch 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.

COVID-19 symptoms and prevention

Symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.

Emergency signs include pain and pressure in the chest, confusion, trouble breathing, 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.

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has issued a Safer at Home order restricting large gatherings, non-essential business and travel in the state.

to find out what the order means for you.