Fewer tests, fewer cases, fewer deaths


MADISON, Wis. (WBAY) – Thanksgiving continues to result in lower numbers in coronavirus testing in Wisconsin. On Monday, the Department of Health identified 2,534 new cases in the latest batch of tests.

TOTAL TESTS:

Positive: 2534 (28.99%)

Negative: 6,206

This is the lowest test result since Oct. 5, and apart from Friday’s 1,300-month two-month low, 2,534 new cases are the lowest since Oct. 12.

The 2534 new cases are well below the 7-day average of 4209 new cases per day.

The positivity rate – the percentage of tests was positive – was 28.99%, which is below the 7-day average of 34.59%.

New cases were reported in 68 of 72 counties in Wisconsin. In 19 of these counties, the new numbers were single digits.

An extraordinary week has passed on coronavirus numbers from the State Department of Health. With more study sites closed and fewer testing during the holiday break, coronavirus cases fell to a two-month low on Friday, followed by more than 5,000 new cases and a 53% positivity rate on Saturday, followed by 7-day averages falling on Sunday. Since last week, we have reported that after the reopening of test sites and the normalization of staff, the number of cases and deaths may increase for days to complete the test results and verify COVID-19 deaths.

DEATH: 3 313

The state reported a further 6 deaths on Monday, bringing the state’s death to 3,313.

Five counties reported deaths: Bayfield, Milwaukee, Rock, Waukesha (2), and Wood. County Winnebago has reported 2 more deaths and the city of Appleton has reported two deaths in Outagamie County, which will add to the state’s total in the coming days.

County case numbers are listed later in the article.

The 7-day average of deaths was the same as Sunday, 43 per day, but last week that average moved in the 1950s. The mortality rate remains 0.86% of all cases.

ACTIVE CASES: 17.8%

In Wisconsin, a total of 387,235 people tested the COVID-19 virus in less than 10 months.

The percentage of active cases dropped to 17.8% on Monday, with 68,774 people diagnosed in the past 30 days who were not treated. According to the state, 315,086 people are considered cured, or 81.4% of known coronavirus cases.

95 HOSPITALIZATIONS

For the third time in ten days, less than 100 people were hospitalized for severe COVID-19 symptoms. According to DHS, 96 people have been hospitalized in the past 24 hours, well below the 7-day average of 166 hospitalizations per day.

Since the outbreak, more than 17,000 people (17,095) have been hospitalized for COVID-19, representing 4.4% of all known cases.

According to new data on Monday, 1,845 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, 395 of whom are in the intensive care unit. This, according to the Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA), saw 21 more patients hospitalized than on Sunday, but 154 less than a week ago. Changes in hospital number take into account deaths and discharges.

Alternative care options at the state fairgrounde were reduced to seven patients on Monday. The purpose of the on-site hospital is to facilitate the release of hospital beds by bringing in patients who are close to being discharged from the hospital but are not yet ready, such as those who are outpatient but still need oxygen.

Hospital emergency

The WHA reports that 187 ICU beds are open among 134 hospitals in the state, indicating that 87.2% of the state’s ICU beds are occupied. Including intermediate care, medical surgery, and negative flow insulation, the state opens 1,690 beds, or 15.1% of all beds. This does not mean that they are all available unless the hospital does not have staff – doctors, nurses, food workers – who can care for one patient in them.

Thirteen hospitals in the Fox Valley region treat 106 COVID-19 patients, 21 patients in the intensive care unit. 15 ICU beds are open between them, i.e. 14.3%, 14% of the beds are open. Five hospitals in these 8 county regions report having less than a week of glasses, clothing, and paper masks.

10 hospitals in the Northeast region treat 175 COVID-19 patients, 43 in the intensive care unit. In the 7 county regions, 8.7% of ICU beds are open and 17.4% of beds in total. In the category of spectacles, N95 masks, gowns and paper medical masks, one hospital has less than 7 days of care.

Nationwide, 22 hospitals have short suits, 12 need a medical medical mask, 9 need glasses, and 7 need an N95 mask.

MONDAY COUNTY COMMENTS (Counties with new cases or deaths are listed in brave.) *

Wisconsin *

  • Adams – 1040 cases (+6) (7 deaths)
  • Ashland – 669 cases (+6) (9 deaths)
  • Barron – 3619 cases (+39) (41 deaths)
  • Bayfield – 680 cases (+10) (13 deaths) (+1)
  • Brown – 22,543 cases (+7) (137 deaths)
  • Buffalo – 805 cases (+6) (4 deaths)
  • Burnett – 772 cases (+2) (12 deaths)
  • Calumet – 4,059 cases (+22) (25 deaths)
  • Chippewa – 4666 cases (+68) (51 deaths)
  • Clark – 2154 cases (+9) (38 deaths)
  • Columbia – 3480 cases (+19) (12 deaths)
  • Crawford – 1,222 cases (+15) (7 deaths)
  • Danish – 27,489 cases (+253) (80 deaths)
  • Dodge – 8,358 cases (+45) (71 deaths)
  • Door – 1597 case (+5) (11 deaths)
  • Douglas – 2,057 cases (+21) (1 death)
  • Dunn – 2812 cases (+22) (12 deaths)
  • Eau Claire – 7,790 cases (+34) (57 deaths)
  • Florence – 316 cases (+5) (11 deaths)
  • Fond du Lac – 8,451 cases (+69) (50 deaths)
  • Forest – 727 cases (+7) (17 deaths)
  • Support – 3462 cases (+18) (62 deaths)
  • Green – 1691 cases (+16) (5 deaths)
  • Green Lake – 1,184 cases (+1) (6 deaths)
  • Iowa – 1286 cases (5 deaths)
  • Iron – 351 cases (10 deaths)
  • Jackson – 1717 cases (+5) (4 deaths)
  • Jefferson – 5352 cases (+58) (39 deaths)
  • Juneau – 1915 cases (+20) (7 deaths)
  • Kenosha – 9,306 cases (+36) (142 deaths)
  • Kewaunee – 1689 cases (16 deaths)
  • La Crosse – 8087 cases (+76) (35 deaths)
  • Lafayette – 1,084 cases (+6) (3 deaths)
  • Langlade – 1531 cases (+16) (26 deaths)
  • Lincoln – 1951 cases (+17) (28 deaths)
  • Manitowoc – 4889 cases (+43) (37 deaths)
  • Marathon – 9,702 events (+37) (123 deaths)
  • Marinette – 2952 cases (+1) (28 deaths)
  • Marquette – 1026 cases (+4) (15 deaths)
  • Menominee – 557 cases (+1) (8 deaths)
  • Milwaukee – 68,219 (+388) (736 deaths) (+1)
  • Monroe – 2615 cases (+49) (13 deaths)
  • Oconto – 3139 cases (+14) (27 deaths)
  • Oneida – 2,309 cases (+18) (34 deaths)
  • Outagamie – 13,696 cases (+49) (126 deaths)
  • Ozaukee – 4711 cases (+19) (36 deaths)
  • Pepin – 473 cases (2 deaths)
  • Pierce – 2160 cases (+32) (17 deaths)
  • Polk – 2174 cases (+33) (9 deaths)
  • Portage – 4680 cases (+25) (36 deaths)
  • Price – 731 cases (+15) (4 deaths)
  • Racine – 14,099 cases (+81) (164 deaths)
  • Richland – 871 cases (+6) (13 deaths)
  • Rock – 9,440 cases (+74) (82 deaths) (+1)
  • Rusk – 872 cases (+3) (7 deaths)
  • Sauk – 3578 cases (+45) (18 deaths)
  • Sawyer – 906 cases (+16) (7 deaths)
  • Shawano – 3690 cases (+19) (47 deaths)
  • Sheboygan – 9125 cases (+67) (54 deaths)
  • St. Croix – 4327 cases (+31) (20 deaths)
  • Taylor – 1193 cases (+22) (10 deaths)
  • Trempealeau – 2390 cases (+13) (15 deaths)
  • Vernon – 1144 cases (+6) (11 deaths)
  • Vilas – 1251 cases (+11) (13 deaths)
  • Walworth – 5889 cases (+31) (48 deaths)
  • Washburn – 692 cases (+10) (3 deaths)
  • Washington – 8775 cases (+45) (70 deaths)
  • Waukesha – 26,238 cases (+294) (197 deaths) (+2)
  • Waupaca – 3677 cases (+13) (85 deaths)
  • Waushara – 1749 cases (+7) (10 deaths)
  • Winnebago – 13,154 cases (+55) (107 deaths)
  • Wood – 4,230 cases (+18) (27 deaths) (+1)

Upper Michigan Peninsula **

  • Algeria – 151 cases (1 death) (state reworked cases in -7)
  • Baraga – 407 cases (+1) (15 deaths)
  • Chippewa – 354 cases (6 deaths) (+1) (cases reviewed by state -6)
  • Delta – 2217 cases (+39) (49 deaths) (+1)
  • Dickinson – 1650 cases (+29) (40 deaths)
  • Gogebic – 580 cases (+13) (11 deaths)
  • Houghton – 1264 cases (+9) (11 deaths)
  • Vas – 691 tokens (+11) (29 deaths)
  • Keweenaw – 56 cases (1 death)
  • Luce – 118 cases (+1)
  • Mackinac – 215 cases (+9)
  • Marquette – 2567 cases (+60) (30 deaths) (+1)
  • Menominee – 1158 cases (+36) (18 deaths) (+2)
  • Ontonagon – 249 cases (13 deaths) (+1)
  • Schoolcraft – 164 cases (+3) (1 death)

* Viewers asked us why the state has different numbers than what some county health department websites report. DHS reports the case to all health departments within the county, including tribal, municipal, and county health departments; county websites do not. In addition, public health departments update their data at different times, while DHS freezes the numbers it receives for the same time each day to compile the afternoon report.

DHS reports deaths attributed to COVID-19 or in which COVID-19 contributed to their deaths. Most people severely affected by the coronavirus have diseases or conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, or obesity, that increase a person’s risk of death from COVID-19 but would have lived longer if not because of their infection. After further review, the state may review cases and deaths, such as the victim’s whereabouts, make copies of records, or correct laboratory results. Details can be found on the DHS website and in the Frequently Asked Questions.

** The state of Michigan does not update Sunday numbers. Monday’s figures include updates since Saturday’s reporting deadline.

Symptoms

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have identified these as possible symptoms of COVID-19:

  • Fever of 100.4 or higher
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with cold shaking
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or odor

Prevention

  • The coronavirus is a new or “novel” virus. No one has natural immunity to it. Children and teenagers seem to recover best from the virus. Older people and those with a medical condition (heart disease, diabetes, lung disease) are considered a high risk according to the CDC. Precautions are also needed among people with developing or weakened immune systems.
  • To prevent the virus from spreading:
  • Keep at least six feet away from other people
  • Avoid close contact with people who are ill or seemingly ill
  • Stay home as much as possible
  • Delete events and avoid groups, gatherings, game days, and unimportant appointments
  • Stay at home if you are ill, except for 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 the very least, use a cloth if you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

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