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Greater than half one million confirmed coronavirus instances

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MADISON Wis. (WBAY) – Greater than half one million individuals in Wisconsin have examined constructive for the coronavirus within the 11 months and three days because the virus first appeared within the Badger State.

There have been 502,012 confirmed instances, after 3,474 new instances had been recognized Friday.

The Wisconsin Division of Well being Companies stories 10,602 outcomes got here again for individuals being examined or testing constructive for the primary time. About 1 in Three was constructive. It precipitated the 7-day common to leap to 2,715. The remaining 7,128 outcomes had been damaging. This was the second day in a row with greater than 10,000 check outcomes, which hadn’t occurred since December 18.

Cumulative coronavirus instances Date reached Days between
502,012 January 8, 2021 36
404,555 December 4, 2020 21
301,165 November 13, 2020 18
201,049 October 26, 2020 36
101,227 September 20, 2020 228
1 February 5, 2020

It was additionally the second day in a row with a tally of 40 deaths, elevating the dying toll to five,119. The state is averaging 36 deaths a day over the previous week. The dying price was regular at 1.02% for a 3rd day.

Deaths had been added in 22 counties: Brown, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Fond du Lac, Inexperienced Lake (3), Jefferson, Juneau, Kenosha (5), Manitowoc (3), Marquette (2), Polk (4), Portage, Value, Rock (3), Sawyer (2), St. Croix (4), Vernon, Walworth, Waukesha (3), Waupaca and Winnebago. The dying counts had been revised for Inexperienced and Shawano counties.

County-by-county instances and deaths are being up to date later on this article.

The 7-day averages for instances and deaths hit three-month lows up to now week or two however are actually rising.

Thus far, 2,892,550 individuals have been examined for the COVID-19 virus, which is the same as 49.7% of the state’s inhabitants.

The proportion of energetic instances continues to rise once more. It’s now 5.9% of all recognized instances since final February, or 29,688 individuals who had been recognized up to now 30 days and haven’t been medically cleared. The state says 93.1% of coronavirus sufferers, or 467,069 individuals, are thought-about recovered.

Hospitalizations

The DHS reported 136 extra COVID-19 hospitalizations since Thursday afternoon, inflicting the 7-day common to leap to 115 sufferers a day up to now week. A month in the past that common was round 164 a day.

The Wisconsin Hospital Affiliation (WHA) reported Friday there have been 1,054 COVID-19 sufferers hospitalized, together with 242 in intensive care. Each numbers are down from Thursday, taking deaths, discharges and new admissions under consideration. Hospitalizations had been up barely in our space.

Hospitalized 24-hr change ICU 24-hr change
Statewide 1,054 -23 242 -2
Fox Valley area
(Eight counties, 13 hospitals)
57 +2 7 +2
Northeast area
(7 counties, 10 hospitals)
102 +7 28 +6

On Friday, the alternate care facility at State Honest Park wasn’t dealing with any overflow sufferers for hospitals within the state however had Four individuals receiving outpatient Bamlanivimab infusion remedy. The sector hospital has handled 170 individuals because it was established in October to take sufferers who’re near discharge however nonetheless want some care, corresponding to oxygen therapies.

Hospital Readiness

In Thursday’s replace, the Wisconsin Hospital Affiliation (WHA) reported 230 ICU beds (15.7%) and 1,913 of all kinds of medical beds (17.1%) — ICU, intermediate care, medical surgical and damaging stream isolation — had been open within the state’s 134 hospitals. These beds are for all sufferers, not simply COVID-19, and whether or not a mattress will be crammed relies on whether or not the hospital has the mandatory medical and assist employees.

The Fox Valley area’s 13 hospitals had Eight ICU beds (7.7%) and 89 medical beds complete (10.4%) open amongst them for the eight counties they serve.

The Northeast area’s 10 hospitals had 16 ICU beds (7.8%) and 181 of all medical beds (18.9%) open for individuals in seven counties.

Testing

Along with the official day by day numbers, the DHS stories outcomes for individuals examined a number of occasions, corresponding to well being care employees or sufferers being handled for COVID-19. By these measures, the DHS acquired 22,552 outcomes Thursday, together with 1,847 that had been constructive, and the 7-day positivity price declined for a second day and is now 11.1%. These outcomes are very preliminary and at all times a minimum of a day behind the official DHS day by day abstract; they embrace damaging checks present process additional evaluation and take about two weeks to finalize. We emphasize that reporting one consequence per particular person reasonably than a number of checks is taken into account a greater indicator of the virus’s unfold locally and is how the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention compiles its personal stories.

Vaccinations

In a well being briefing Thursday, Well being Secretary-designee Andrea Palm mentioned about 105,000 individuals acquired their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 5,000 of these additionally acquired their second dose. The state is averaging about 4,773 vaccinations per day because the first pictures got on December 15.

Palm reiterated that everybody in Wisconsin who desires to be vaccinated will get the vaccine however it might take a number of months. Wisconsin continues to be in “Section 1A” of the vaccinations, specializing in well being care employees and the residents and employees at nursing houses and senior residing services. Some EMS crews and important frontline employees are additionally getting the vaccine. Palm emphasised the necessity to put on face masks and hold a social distance, saying, “It is going to be months earlier than we will return to regular habits.”

FRIDAY’S CASE UPDATES IN PROGRESS (Counties with new instances or deaths are indicated in daring)*

Wisconsin

  • Adams – 1,371 instances (+15) (11 deaths)
  • Ashland – 1,044 instances (+8) (16 deaths)
  • Barron – 4,679 instances (+50) (58 deaths)
  • Bayfield – 956 instances (+5) (18 deaths)
  • Brown – 27,311 instances (+163) (168 deaths) (+1)
  • Buffalo – 1,064 instances (+10) (7 deaths)
  • Burnett – 1,024 instances (+4) (21 deaths)
  • Calumet – 4,847 instances (+38) (36 deaths)
  • Chippewa – 6,176 instances (+83) (67 deaths)
  • Clark – 2,907 instances (+21) (54 deaths) (+1)
  • Columbia – 4,410 instances (+29) (33 deaths)
  • Crawford – 1,587 instances (+9) (13 deaths)
  • Dane – 35,008 instances (+285) (203 deaths)
  • Dodge – 10,637 instances (+39) (126 deaths)
  • Door – 2,144 instances (+10) (15 deaths)
  • Douglas – 3,231 instances (+22) (17 deaths)
  • Dunn – 3,688 instances (+36) (25 deaths) (+1)
  • Eau Claire – 9,682 instances (+52) (84 deaths) (+1)
  • Florence – 408 instances (+1) (12 deaths)
  • Fond du Lac – 10,822 instances (+55) (71 deaths) (+1)
  • Forest – 886 instances (+7) (22 deaths)
  • Grant – 4,238 instances (+11) (77 deaths)
  • Inexperienced – 2,423 instances (+18) (10 deaths) (deaths revised -1 by state)
  • Inexperienced Lake – 1,420 instances (+5) (13 deaths) (+3)
  • Iowa – 1,719 instances (+5) (Eight deaths)
  • Iron – 433 instances (+6) (18 deaths)
  • Jackson – 2,445 instances (+6) (18 deaths)
  • Jefferson – 6,968 instances (+108) (60 deaths) (+1)
  • Juneau – 2,631 instances (+41) (11 deaths) (+1)
  • Kenosha – 12,931 instances (+82) (237 deaths) (+5)
  • Kewaunee – 2,631 instances (+41) (24 deaths)
  • La Crosse – 10,593 instances (+48) (63 deaths)
  • Lafayette – 1,270 instances (+6) (5 deaths)
  • Langlade – 1,833 instances (+3) (30 deaths)
  • Lincoln – 2,592 instances (+23) (49 deaths)
  • Manitowoc – 6,368 instances (+68) (54 deaths) (+3)
  • Marathon – 12,404 instances (+55) (161 deaths)
  • Marinette – 3,633 instances (+12) (51 deaths)
  • Marquette – 1,190 instances (+2) (20 deaths) (+2)
  • Menominee – 747 instances (+6) (10 deaths)
  • Milwaukee – 88,244 (+508) (993 deaths)
  • Monroe – 3,645 instances (+24) (25 deaths)
  • Oconto – 3,920 instances (+20) (41 deaths)
  • Oneida – 2,909 instances (+31) (47 deaths)
  • Outagamie – 16,854 instances (+175) (164 deaths)
  • Ozaukee – 6,623 instances (+28) (58 deaths)
  • Pepin – 705 instances (+8) (6 deaths)
  • Pierce – 3,066 instances (+12) (30 deaths)
  • Polk – 3,238 instances (+51) (29 deaths) (+4)
  • Portage – 5,757 instances (+21) (54 deaths) (+1)
  • Value – 975 instances (+5) (6 deaths) (+1)
  • Racine – 18,438 instances (+119) (266 deaths)
  • Richland – 1,153 instances (+5) (13 deaths)
  • Rock – 12,670 instances (+97) (122 deaths) (+3)
  • Rusk – 1,147 instances (+4) (14 deaths)
  • Sauk – 4,677 instances (+51) (31 deaths)
  • Sawyer – 1,280 instances (+7) (16 deaths) (+2)
  • Shawano – 4,294 instances (+19) (58 deaths) (deaths revised -1 by state)
  • Sheboygan – 11,796 instances (+131) (96 deaths)
  • St. Croix – 5,640 instances (+32) (32 deaths) (+4)
  • Taylor – 1,635 instances (+9) (14 deaths)
  • Trempealeau – 3,083 instances (+9) (30 deaths)
  • Vernon – 1,613 instances (+6) (31 deaths) (+1)
  • Vilas – 1,679 instances (+12) (21 deaths)
  • Walworth – 8,018 instances (+73) (105 deaths) (+1)
  • Washburn – 1,082 instances (+12) (15 deaths)
  • Washington – 12,262 instances (+68) (102 deaths)
  • Waukesha – 36,041 instances (+263) (372 deaths) (+3)
  • Waupaca – 4,269 instances (+36) (100 deaths) (+1)
  • Waushara – 1,946 instances (+8) (19 deaths)
  • Winnebago – 15,601 instances (+130) (159 deaths) (+1)
  • Wooden – 5,876 instances (+36) (54 deaths)

Michigan’s Higher Peninsula **

  • Alger – 205 instances (+4) (1 dying)
  • Baraga – 476 instances (29 deaths)
  • Chippewa – 642 instances (+14) (13 deaths)
  • Delta – 2,538 instances (+6) (60 deaths)
  • Dickinson – 2,045 instances (+8) (56 deaths)
  • Gogebic – 731 instances (+6) (16 deaths)
  • Houghton – 1,713 instances (+26) (27 deaths)
  • Iron – 789 instances (+4) (32 deaths)
  • Keweenaw – 82 instances (+1) (1 dying)
  • Luce – 127 instances
  • Mackinac – 268 instances (+1) (Three deaths)
  • Marquette – 3,241 instances (+28) (51 deaths)
  • Menominee – 1,528 instances (+17) (27 deaths)
  • Ontonagon – 282 instances (+3) (15 deaths)
  • Schoolcraft – 219 instances (Three deaths)

* Circumstances and deaths are from the day by day DHS COVID-19 stories, which can differ from native well being division numbers. The DHS stories instances from all well being departments inside a county’s boundaries, together with tribal, municipal and county well being departments; county web sites could not. Additionally, public well being departments replace their information at varied occasions, whereas the DHS freezes the numbers it receives by the identical time each day to compile the afternoon report.

The DHS stories deaths attributed to COVID-19 or by which COVID-19 contributed to their dying. The general public severely affected by the coronavirus have underlying diseases or situations, corresponding to diabetes, coronary heart illness or weight problems, which raises an individual’s danger of dying from COVID-19. They’d’ve lived longer if not for his or her an infection. The state could revise case and dying numbers after additional evaluation, such because the sufferer’s residence, duplicated information, or a correction in lab outcomes. Particulars will be discovered on the DHS web site and Steadily Requested Questions.

**The state of Michigan doesn’t replace numbers on Sundays. Monday’s numbers embrace updates since Saturday’s reporting deadline.

COVID-19 Tracing App

Wisconsin’s COVID-19 tracing app, “Wisconsin Publicity Notification,” is obtainable for iOS and Android smartphones. No obtain is required for iPhones. The Android app is obtainable on Google Play. When two telephones with the app (and presumably their homeowners) are shut sufficient, for lengthy sufficient, they’ll anonymously share a random string of numbers through Bluetooth. If somebody checks constructive for the coronavirus, they’ll obtain a code to kind into the app. In case your telephones “pinged” one another within the final 14 days, you’ll obtain a push notification that you’re liable to publicity. The app doesn’t acquire private data or location data, so that you received’t know from whom or the place, however you may be instructed what day the publicity might need occurred so as to quarantine for the suitable period of time.

COVID-19 Residence Testing

Gov. Tony Evers introduced at-home COVID-19 testing kits will likely be made out there — without spending a dime — to anybody who desires them. An individual can check themselves or relations, even when they don’t have signs, then ship it to a lab for testing. The Vault Medical Companies equipment is the primary saliva check to get emergency-use authorization from the FDA and usually prices $119. CLICK HERE for particulars and a hyperlink to request a check equipment.

COVID-19 Vaccine

As of Tuesday, December 29, the state says 47,157 COVID-19 vaccines out of the 156,875 vaccines shipped have been administered. The state began giving out the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 14th, with 40,850 of them being administered thus far. Moderna vaccinations began Dec. 22nd, and 6,306 of them have been administered. As well as, 29,000 doses will likely be allotted to vaccinating residents and employees members at long-term care services. The state is updating vaccine data at dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/vaccine.htm.

RELATED: Wisconsin begins vaccinating residents, employees in long-term care services with assist of CVS Well being

Wisconsin has additionally launched a COVID-19 vaccine information web page that tracks the variety of pictures given out and shipped to the state. TRACK STATEWIDE VACCINE DATA HERE: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/vaccine-data.htm

RELATED: Wisconsin launches COVID vaccine information web page

Signs

The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention recognized these as doable signs of COVID-19:

  • Fever of 100.Four or greater
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle ache
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New lack of style or scent

Prevention

  • The coronavirus is a brand new, or “novel,” virus. No person has a pure immunity to it. Kids and youths appear to get better greatest from the virus. Older individuals and people with underlying well being situations (coronary heart illness, diabetes, lung illness) are thought-about at excessive danger, in keeping with the CDC. Precautions are additionally wanted round individuals with creating or weakened immune methods.
  • To assist forestall the unfold of the virus:
  • Keep a minimum of six toes away from different individuals
  • Keep away from shut contact with people who find themselves or seem sick
  • Keep at residence as a lot as doable
  • Cancel occasions and keep away from teams, gatherings, play dates and nonessential appointments

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