Another 537 cases of COVID-19 confirmed by DHS, 3 new deaths reported Sunday – USA DAILY NEWS

Another 537 cases of COVID-19 confirmed by DHS, 3 new deaths reported Sunday

MADISON, Wis. (WBAY) – Wisconsin health officials say another 5,099 COVID-19 tests have come back Sunday, with 537 people testing positive. The state’s total confirmed case count now sits at 75,337 since testing began in February.

According to the Department of Health Services, 10.5% of the tests were positive for COVID-19, the illness brought on by the novel coronavirus.

Another 4,562 people tested negative, according to the DHS.

The disease’s death toll slightly increased, with health officials reporting an additional three deaths since Saturday. This brings the number of Wisconsinites who have died from the virus to 1,122. The state reports new deaths were reported in Kenosha, Outagamie and Sheboygan Counties.

The number of active cases is now at 7,498 people, a decrease of 90 from Saturday. Recovered cases rose to 66,699, an increase of 624. Although the death rate percentage has stayed at 1.5% for several days, the percentage of active cases dropped by .1% on Sunday to 10%, and the recovery percentage increased by .2% to 88.6%.

The state considers a person recovered if they survive 30 days from diagnosis or the onset of symptoms or had their release from isolation or absence of symptoms medically documented (see the list of symptoms at the end of this article).

55 out of Wisconsin’s 72 counties reported new cases on Sunday. In Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, no new cases were reported.

29 more patients were hospitalized for COVID-19. The number of current COVID-19 patients in hospitals decreased from 309 on Saturday to 268 on Sunday. The number of those patients in ICU decreased from 103 to 90 on Sunday. There are 157 patients in hospitals awaiting test results.

Since February, 5,804 people have been hospitalized for COVID treatment, or 7.7% of cases, a percentage that held steady from Saturday.

The percentage of licensed medical beds in Wisconsin decreased from 24% to 22% on Sunday.

The state has 86 public and private labs capable of processing 26,591 tests per day, but health experts have cited a lack of supplies and fewer people seeking out testing for the lower numbers. In addition, state officials say another 25 labs are planning to do testing.

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To help people understand how their decisions affect their own health and others, the Department of Health Services introduced a decision tool at https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/decision.htm. Going beyond reiterating best practices like social distancing and wearing masks, the tool describes how choices matter and offers suggestions to make activities safer.

County case numbers (counties with new cases or deaths are in bold) are as reported by the DHS. County health department numbers may be different:

Wisconsin

  • Adams – 110 cases (+2) (3 deaths)
  • Ashland – 34 cases (1 death)
  • Barron – 370 cases (Revised from Saturday’s DHS report of 371) (3 deaths)
  • Bayfield – 45 cases (+1) (1 death)
  • Brown – 5,370 cases (+51) (58 deaths)
  • Buffalo – 64 cases (+4) (2 deaths)
  • Burnett – 40 cases (2 deaths)
  • Calumet – 500 cases (+9) (2 deaths)
  • Chippewa – 345 cases (+3)
  • Clark – 240 cases (+1) (8 deaths)
  • Columbia – 351 case (+2) (2 deaths)
  • Crawford – 102 cases
  • Dane – 5,426 cases (+39) (40 deaths)
  • Dodge – 1,133 cases (+13) (5 deaths)
  • Door – 128 cases (3 deaths)
  • Douglas – 249 cases
  • Dunn – 176 cases (+3)
  • Eau Claire – 801 cases (+11) (6 deaths)
  • Florence – 25 cases (+1)
  • Fond du Lac – 1,093 cases (+12) (9 deaths)
  • Forest – 77 cases (4 deaths)
  • Grant – 435 cases (+3) (17 deaths)
  • Green – 268 cases (+3) (1 death)
  • Green Lake – 91 cases (+1)
  • Iowa – 120 cases (+2)
  • Iron – 122 cases (+1) (1 death)
  • Jackson – 76 cases (1 death)
  • Jefferson – 900 cases (+11) (6 deaths)
  • Juneau – 197 cases (+4) (1 death)
  • Kenosha – 2,961 cases (+22) (63 deaths) (+1)
  • Kewaunee – 171 cases (+2) (2 deaths)
  • La Crosse – 1,177 cases (+21) (1 death)
  • Lafayette – 185 cases
  • Langlade – 83 cases (Revised from Saturday’s DHS report of 84) (2 deaths)
  • Lincoln – 82 cases (1 death)
  • Manitowoc – 517 cases (+4) (2 deaths)
  • Marathon – 773 cases (+2) (13 deaths)
  • Marinette – 610 cases (+8) (6 deaths)
  • Marquette – 89 cases (1 death)
  • Menominee – 29 cases (+1)
  • Milwaukee – 24,040 (+63) (489 deaths)
  • Monroe – 281 cases (+1) (2 deaths)
  • Oconto – 424 cases (+5) (2 deaths)
  • Oneida – 210 cases
  • Outagamie – 1,845 cases (+46) (20 deaths) (+1)
  • Ozaukee – 909 cases (+12) (18 deaths)
  • Pepin – 46 cases
  • Pierce – 291 cases (+2) (5 deaths)
  • Polk – 171 cases (2 deaths)
  • Portage – 596 cases (+9) (1 death)
  • Price – 36 cases
  • Racine – 3,998 cases (+10) (89 deaths)
  • Richland – 49 cases (+2) (4 deaths)
  • Rock – 1,667 cases (26 deaths)
  • Rusk – 24 cases (1 death)
  • Sauk – 644 cases (+10) (3 deaths)
  • Sawyer – 159 cases (+2)
  • Shawano – 268 cases (+6)
  • Sheboygan – 1,032 cases (+10) (9 deaths) (+1)
  • St. Croix – 636 cases (+8) (7 deaths)
  • Taylor – 103 cases (+5) (3 deaths)
  • Trempealeau – 411 cases (2 deaths)
  • Vernon – 98 cases (+1)
  • Vilas – 104 cases (+2)
  • Walworth – 1,695 cases (+6) (27 deaths)
  • Washburn – 64 cases (+1)
  • Washington – 1,622 cases (+27) (29 deaths)
  • Waukesha – 5,565 cases (+40) (74 deaths)
  • Waupaca – 662 cases (+7) (17 deaths)
  • Waushara – 154 cases (+2) (2 deaths)
  • Winnebago – 1,512 cases (+19) (21 deaths)
  • Wood – 456 cases (+6) (2 deaths)

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

  • Alger – 16 cases
  • Baraga – 6 cases
  • Chippewa – 36 cases
  • Delta – 120 cases (3 deaths)
  • Dickinson – 64 cases (2 deaths)
  • Gogebic – 133 cases (1 death)
  • Houghton – 58 cases
  • Iron – 28 cases (1 death)
  • Keweenaw – 2 cases
  • Luce – 5 cases
  • Mackinac – 26 cases
  • Marquette – 207 cases (11 deaths)
  • Menominee – 213 cases
  • Ontonagon – 33 cases
  • Schoolcraft – 14 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.

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