State sees drop in test results, confirms additional 703 new coronavirus cases

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State sees drop in test results, confirms additional 703 new coronavirus cases

MADISON, Wis. (WBAY) – The number of coronavirus test results released Monday is the lowest amount since exactly one week ago.

On Monday, the state released 6,992 test results. Out of those, 703 were positive for the coronavirus, which is 10.1% of all test results. Another 6,289 tests were negative for the virus.

On July 13, which was last Monday, the state released a total of 6,621 test results.

The percentage of positive tests is a slight drop from Sunday’s 10.3%, however it is still an upward trend. Last week, the percentage of positive tests was 5.9% on Wednesday, and climbed through Sunday.

49 out of Wisconsin’s 72 counties reported an increase in cases on Monday, while in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, seven out of the region’s 15 counties saw an increase in cases.

Since early February, 43,018 people in Wisconsin have tested positive for the coronavirus, and another 737,191 have tested negative.

The statewide death toll increased by two on Monday, bringing the number of deaths since testing began to 846.

The death toll represents 2% of known cases, a percentage that held steady since Saturday. On Friday, that percentage was 2.1%. That is in part the result of a growing number of younger adults being infected, who are less likely to suffer severe effects of the coronavirus and require hospitalization but may be asymptomatic carriers of the virus.

22 more COVID-19 patients were hospitalized within the past 24 hours. There are now 368 patients in hospitals, with 111 in intensive care units. On Sunday, there were 99 people in the ICU for the virus.

Out of those who tested positive since February, 4,129 people needed treatment in a hospital, or 9.6% of all confirmed cases.

The state says 9,037 patients’ cases are still active, meaning they haven’t been cleared from isolation. That’s 21%, a slight increase from Sunday’s percentage of 20.9%. That percentage is up from 18% on July 8.

Meanwhile, another 33,130 people are considered recovered, which is a total of 77% of all confirmed cases.

Wisconsin currently has 83 public and private labs with a capacity of completing 24,162 tests per day.

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.

County by county cases (counties listed in bold were reported to have new cases):

Wisconsin

  • Adams – 52 cases (+1) (2 deaths)
  • Ashland – 10 cases
  • Barron – 74 cases (+4) (1 death)
  • Bayfield – 13 cases (1 death)
  • Brown – 3,510 cases (+3) (46 deaths)
  • Buffalo – 25 cases (+3) (2 deaths)
  • Burnett – 5 cases (1 death)
  • Calumet – 188 cases (+2) (2 deaths)
  • Chippewa – 161 cases (+7)
  • Clark – 141 cases (+2) (7 deaths)
  • Columbia – 159 cases (+5) (1 death)
  • Crawford – 48 cases
  • Dane – 3,549 cases (+55) (33 deaths)
  • Dodge – 570 cases (+6) (6 deaths)(+1)
  • Door – 74 cases (+1) (3 deaths)
  • Douglas – 75 cases
  • Dunn – 68 cases (+3)
  • Eau Claire – 402 cases (+5) (2 death)
  • Florence – 5 cases
  • Fond du Lac – 441 cases (+8) (6 deaths)
  • Forest – 50 cases (3 deaths)
  • Grant – 250 cases (+2) (14 deaths)
  • Green – 117 cases (+1) (1 death)
  • Green Lake – 47 cases
  • Iowa – 50 cases
  • Iron – 28 cases (+2) (1 deaths)
  • Jackson – 37 cases (+1) (1 death)
  • Jefferson – 427 cases (+9) (4 deaths)
  • Juneau – 76 cases (+2) (1 death)
  • Kenosha – 2,027 cases (+41) (47 deaths)
  • Kewaunee – 92 cases (+1) (1 death)
  • La Crosse – 674 cases (+7) (1 death)
  • Lafayette – 86 cases
  • Langlade – 11 cases (1 death)
  • Lincoln – 37 cases (+2)
  • Manitowoc – 202 cases (+3) (1 death)
  • Marathon – 383 cases (+8) (3 deaths) (+1)
  • Marinette – 177 cases (+18) (3 deaths)
  • Marquette – 58 cases (+1) (1 death)
  • Menominee – 10 cases
  • Milwaukee – 16,275 cases (+290) (411 deaths)
  • Monroe – 165 cases (+4) (1 death)
  • Oconto – 121 cases (+1)
  • Oneida – 52 cases (+1)
  • Outagamie – 814 cases (+22) (10 deaths)
  • Ozaukee – 385 cases (+2) (16 deaths)
  • Pepin – 22 cases
  • Pierce – 128 cases
  • Polk – 81 cases (+2) (2 deaths)
  • Portage – 292 cases (+5)
  • Price – 13 cases (+1)
  • Racine – 2,624 cases (+35) (66 deaths)
  • Richland – 18 cases (4 deaths)
  • Rock – 1,171 cases (24 deaths)
  • Rusk – 13 cases (1 death)
  • Sauk – 230 cases (+12) (3 deaths)
  • Sawyer – 19 cases
  • Shawano – 113 cases (+3)
  • Sheboygan – 398 cases (+12) (4 deaths)
  • St. Croix – 333 cases (+4) (2 deaths)
  • Taylor – 33 cases (+1)
  • Trempealeau – 228 cases (+1) (1 death)
  • Vernon – 45 cases
  • Vilas – 21 cases
  • Walworth – 942 cases (+40) (18 deaths)
  • Washburn – 7 cases
  • Washington – 570 cases (19 deaths)
  • Waukesha – 2,221 cases (+36) (40 deaths)
  • Waupaca – 224 cases (+9) (13 deaths)
  • Waushara – 52 cases
  • Winnebago – 864 cases (+17) (14 deaths)
  • Wood – 135 cases (+2) (1 death)

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

  • Alger – 3 cases
  • Baraga – 5 cases
  • Chippewa – 21 cases (+1)
  • Delta – 39 cases (+2) (3 deaths)
  • Dickinson – 30 cases (2 deaths)
  • Gogebic – 34 cases (+1) (1 deaths)
  • Houghton – 28 cases
  • Iron – 10 cases (+1) (1 death)
  • Keweenaw – 2 cases
  • Luce – 3 cases
  • Mackinac – 10 cases (+1)
  • Marquette – 99 cases (+1) (11 deaths)
  • Menominee – 52 cases (+1)
  • Ontonagon – 1 case
  • Schoolcraft – 7 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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