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Wisconsin nears 1,000 COVID-19 deaths; more than 60,000 confirmed cases – WKOW

http://wkow.com/2020/08/09/sunday-covid-statistics-2/

MADISON (WKOW) — Wisconsin nears 1,000 confirmed deaths from COVID-19 on Sunday.

This milestone comes just over six months after the Wisconsin Department of Health confirmed the state’s first case of the COVID-19.

The Department of Health Services reported 7,418 new test results, of which 621–or 8.4 percent–came back positive, according to the numbers released today.

The remaining tests, 91.6 percent returned negative results. However, a negative test only means the person tested did not have the disease at the time. They could still contract COVID-19.

Measuring the percentage of new cases returned in tests each day helps differentiate if increases in cases are due to greater spread or more testing, according to DHS.

The seven-day average decreased to 804 new cases per day, up from 847 yesterday.

DHS also listed 2 new deaths, for a total of 998 people (1.6 percent of positive cases) killed by the disease.

The state reported 20 new hospitalizations. Wisconsin hospitals are currently treating 355 patients with COVID-19. Of those, 94 people are in intensive care units.

The state reported 6,797 new negative test results.

Of all positive cases reported since the pandemic began, 49,283, or 82 percent, are considered recovered.

DHS now has a county-level dashboard to assess the COVID-19 activity level in counties and Healthcare Emergency Readiness Coalition regions that measure what DHS calls the burden in each county. View the dashboard HERE.

Percentage of positive cases

Date Percentage
Aug 8 8.4
Aug. 8 8.9
Aug. 7 7
Aug. 6 4.7
Aug. 5 5.2
Aug. 4 4.0
Aug. 3 5.6
Aug. 2 9.1
Aug. 1 7.1

Deaths, hospitalizations due to COVID-19

Date New
deaths
New
hospitalizations
Total
deaths
Total
hosp.
Aug. 9 2 20 998 5,000
Aug. 8 6 50 996 4,980
Aug. 7 12 49 990 4930
Aug. 6 8 55 978 4881
Aug. 5 9 43 970 4826
Aug. 4 12 51 961 4783
Aug. 3 1 15 949 4732
Aug. 2 1 36 948 4717
Aug. 1 13 44 947 4681

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services updates the statistics each day on its website around 2 p.m.

(Our entire coronavirus coverage is available here.)

The new strain of the coronavirus causes the disease COVID-19. Symptoms include cough, fever and shortness of breath. A full list of symptoms is available on the Centers for Disease Control website.

In severe cases, pneumonia can develop. Those most at risk include the elderly, people with heart or lung disease as well as anyone at greater risk of infection.

For most, the virus is mild, presenting similarly to a common cold or the flu.

Anyone who thinks they may have the disease should call ahead to a hospital or clinic before going in for a diagnosis. Doing so gives the staff time to take the proper precautions so the virus does not spread.

Those needing emergency medical services should continue to use 911.

Number of positive cases and deaths by county

Wisconsin County Positive as of 8/9/2020 Negative as of 8/9/2020 Deaths as of 8/9/2020 Rate (positive cases per 100,000 people) as of 8/9/2020 Case fatality percentage (percent of cases who died) as of 8/9/2020
Adams 85 2,591 2 423.5 2%
Ashland 25 1,741 1 159.1 4%
Barron 293 6,110 3 647.5 1%
Bayfield 27 1,877 1 180.1 4%
Brown 4,264 50,383 54 1641.4 1%
Buffalo 43 1,698 2 326.6 5%
Burnett 22 1,628 1 144.2 5%
Calumet 320 6,099 2 642.5 1%
Chippewa 230 10,416 0 361.4 0%
Clark 184 3,763 7 533.5 4%
Columbia 248 9,850 1 435.4 0%
Crawford 75 3,414 0 460.5 0%
Dane 4,536 136,795 39 856.1 1%
Dodge 819 16,613 5 933.1 1%
Door 106 4,475 3 386.3 3%
Douglas 173 4,979 0 398.6 0%
Dunn 123 5,738 0 276.4 0%
Eau Claire 588 14,814 4 570.9 1%
Florence 8 636 0 184.5 0%
Fond du Lac 657 15,007 7 642.1 1%
Forest 59 996 4 654.2 7%
Grant 356 9,023 15 686.9 4%
Green 162 4,932 1 439.5 1%
Green Lake 56 2,552 0 298.6 0%
Iowa 80 3,689 0 338.7 0%
Iron 75 1,184 1 1312.3 1%
Jackson 58 5,418 1 282.8 2%
Jefferson 631 13,410 5 745.4 1%
Juneau 137 6,220 1 518.6 1%
Kenosha 2,667 29,341 60 1584.4 2%
Kewaunee 131 2,574 2 643.4 2%
La Crosse 908 17,892 1 770.5 0%
Lafayette 139 2,350 0 830.6 0%
Langlade 65 2,283 1 339.2 2%
Lincoln 68 3,353 0 244.2 0%
Manitowoc 337 10,671 1 424.4 0%
Marathon 646 13,658 9 477.6 1%
Marinette 395 7,317 3 974.4 1%
Marquette 80 2,102 1 526.1 1%
Menominee 22 1,743 0 480.5 0%
Milwaukee 21,062 194,005 456 2207.3 2%
Monroe 243 7,359 2 534.0 1%
Oconto 248 6,046 0 660.3 0%
Oneida 131 4,879 0 370.6 0%
Outagamie 1,252 26,248 14 677.7 1%
Ozaukee 692 13,055 17 783.8 2%
Pepin 42 1,010 0 578.4 0%
Pierce 222 4,903 2 533.6 1%
Polk 132 6,125 2 304.5 2%
Portage 411 9,130 0 582.2 0%
Price 32 1,877 0 237.2 0%
Racine 3,514 46,279 78 1798.4 2%
Richland 37 2,920 4 211.0 11%
Rock 1,432 25,081 26 885.2 2%
Rusk 20 1,353 1 141.0 5%
Sauk 444 12,973 3 698.2 1%
Sawyer 67 2,747 0 409.3 0%
Shawano 196 6,458 0 477.9 0%
Sheboygan 746 16,275 9 647.5 1%
St. Croix 493 10,920 5 560.8 1%
Taylor 69 1,916 1 339.0 1%
Trempealeau 336 4,978 2 1141.4 1%
Vernon 64 4,037 0 209.7 0%
Vilas 53 2,476 0 245.4 0%
Walworth 1,335 16,943 23 1296.0 2%
Washburn 47 2,039 0 299.6 0%
Washington 1,066 17,098 22 792.4 2%
Waukesha 4,234 54,814 58 1061.5 1%
Waupaca 453 7,977 15 880.6 3%
Waushara 116 5,357 1 481.0 1%
Winnebago 1,176 27,565 18 692.1 2%
Wood 291 9,564 1 397.1 0%
Total 60,554 993,742 998 1047.9 2%

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