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Wisconsin coronavirus statistics decline from Tuesday

The percentage of positive cases is down since Sunday, but the 14-day trend still points upwards
Published: Jul. 1, 2020 at 2:10 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 1, 2020 at 2:51 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WBAY) - The number and percentage of positive coronavirus tests in Wisconsin moved downward Wednesday, but the 14-day trend for positive tests still points upwards.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services received a total of 12,608 test results in the past 24-hour period, comparable to Tuesday. The percentage of positive tests was 4.3%, down from Tuesday’s percentage of 4.7%. That’s 540 new patients being monitored, less than the 601 cases identified on Tuesday.

Two weeks ago, the percentages were down in the 2 and 3% range.

New cases were identified in 48 Wisconsin counties. County numbers are listed below.

The state was notified of 2 more deaths -- one each in Washington and Waukesha counties. The state’s death toll from COVID-19 is 786.

The cumulative number of patients hospitalized for COVID-19 is 3,482 since the first patient was hospitalized in Madison on February 5. That’s 36 more patients than were hospitalized Tuesday, but the number of patients currently hospitalized went down from 242 to 237, with 77 of them in ICU. There are 147 hospitalized patients with COVID-19 tests pending.

The percentage of cases resulting in hospitalization has been steady at 12%, while the percentage of deaths of known cases remains at 3%.

People in their 20s represent the largest percentage of coronavirus cases (23%) but one of the smallest percentages of hospitalizations (3%). Adults in their 30s make up the next largest percentage of coronavirus cases (18%) but the third-smallest percentage of hospitalizations (6%).

That’s one reason health experts have singled out these age groups as a concern because they might carry the virus without serious health risks to themselves but can spread it to others who are vulnerable.

Age group% of 29,199 cases% of 3,482 hospitalizations% of 786 deaths
0-93%3%0%
10-198%2%0%
20-2923%3%0%
30-3918%3%0%
40-4915%9%1%
50-5914%14%1%
60-699%26%5%
70-795%42%14%
80-893%45%21%
90%2%35%34%

Source: Wisconsin Department of Health Services

County case numbers

Wisconsin

  • Adams - 19 cases (2 deaths)
  • Ashland - 3 cases
  • Barron - 34 cases (1 death)
  • Bayfield - 3 cases (1 death)
  • Brown - 2,916 cases (+43) (42 deaths)
  • Buffalo - 8 cases (+1) (2 deaths)
  • Burnett - 3 cases (1 death)
  • Calumet - 111 cases (+3) (2 deaths)
  • Chippewa - 88 cases (+3)
  • Clark - 77 cases (+5) (6 deaths)
  • Columbia - 88 cases (+3) (1 death)
  • Crawford - 34 cases (+1)
  • Dane - 1,953 cases (+80) (32 deaths)
  • Dodge - 461 cases (+2) (5 deaths)
  • Door - 43 cases (3 deaths)
  • Douglas - 30 cases (+5)
  • Dunn - 38 cases (+1)
  • Eau Claire - 240 cases (+11) (1 death)
  • Florence - 3 cases
  • Fond du Lac - 313 cases (+2) (6 deaths)
  • Forest - 39 cases (3 deaths)
  • Grant - 161 cases (+7) (13 deaths)
  • Green - 89 cases (+1) (1 death)
  • Green Lake - 33 cases (+1)
  • Iowa - 32 cases (+1)
  • Iron - 7 cases (+1) (1 death)
  • Jackson - 27 cases (1 death)
  • Jefferson - 242 cases (+6) (4 deaths)
  • Juneau - 39 cases (+3) (1 death)
  • Kenosha - 1,522 cases (+19) (43 deaths)
  • Kewaunee - 59 cases (1 death)
  • La Crosse - 455 cases (+18)
  • Lafayette - 74 cases (+4)
  • Langlade - 10 cases (+2)
  • Lincoln - 10 cases
  • Manitowoc - 99 cases (+5) (1 death)
  • Marathon - 174 cases (+6) (1 death)
  • Marinette - 60 cases (+4) (3 deaths)
  • Marquette - 16 cases (+3) (1 death)
  • Menominee - 7 cases
  • Milwaukee - 11,510 cases (+152) (390 deaths)
  • Monroe - 65 cases (1 death)
  • Oconto - 61 cases (+2)
  • Oneida - 20 cases (+1)
  • Outagamie - 491 cases (+15) (9 deaths)
  • Ozaukee - 238 cases (+9) (15 deaths)
  • Pepin - 1 case
  • Pierce - 68 cases
  • Polk - 52 cases (+4) (1 death)
  • Portage - 147 cases (+5)
  • Price - 2 cases
  • Racine - 2,176 cases (+5) (63 deaths)
  • Richland - 15 cases (4 deaths)
  • Rock - 873 cases (+9) (24 deaths)
  • Rusk - 11 cases
  • Sauk - 108 cases (+1) (3 deaths)
  • Sawyer - 12 cases
  • Shawano - 78 cases
  • Sheboygan - 208 cases (4 deaths)
  • St. Croix - 171 cases (+7) (1 death)
  • Taylor - 13 cases (+1)
  • Trempealeau - 118 cases (+2)
  • Vernon - 36 cases (+1)
  • Vilas - 10 cases
  • Walworth - 612 cases (+5) (18 deaths)
  • Washburn - 4 cases
  • Washington - 380 cases (16 deaths) (+1)
  • Waukesha - 1,210 cases (+35) (39 deaths) (+1)
  • Waupaca - 116 cases (+3) (7 deaths)
  • Waushara - 29 cases (+4)
  • Winnebago - 683 cases (+14) (11 deaths)
  • Wood - 61 cases (+10) (1 death)

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

  • Alger - 3 cases (+1)
  • Baraga - 5 cases
  • Chippewa - 10 cases (+1)
  • Delta - 21 cases (+1) (3 deaths)
  • Dickinson - 6 cases (2 deaths)
  • Gogebic - 7 cases (1 deaths)
  • Houghton - 11 cases
  • Iron - 5 cases (1 death)
  • Keeweenaw - 1 case
  • Luce - 3 cases
  • Mackinac - 9 cases
  • Marquette - 65 cases (+1) (11 deaths)
  • Menominee - 15 cases
  • Ontonagon - 0 cases
  • Schoolcraft - 4 cases

The state offers an online a tool that displays COVID-19 activity over the past 2 weeks for every county, including the number of cases per 100,000 residents and whether cases are on an upward, even, or downward trend. You can view it by clicking here.

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.

<b>Prevention</b>

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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